Our promoters tooks us to dinner last night with the band at Gon Pa Chi, the three story restaurant which was the model for the restaurant in Kill Bill Vol. 1. It is a beautiful place on a busy corner outside of the Roppongi area; we were seated on the third floor which has an open courtyard in the center but was tented and filled with space heaters. There were no sword fights but a few were discussed by members of the crew.

The food was wonderful and the company was great. It so often happens as a tour is ending that the last show finishes, the load out starts and then it’s off to the airport without saying thank you or good bye to anyone. At least this dinner gave us the chance to hang out away from the stage and share some very non-catering food. Tonight is the last show of the tour, the last show of the year; the lasts just keep on coming.