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Tokyo Nightlife: Japanese ParaPara Dancing

Tokyo Nightlife: Japanese ParaPara Dancing

Published on Mar. 4, 2019 by

To witness Dave Rodgers perform the songs Deja Vu and Space Boy live in Tokyo was a true dream come true. In this video and article I summarize our annual ParaPara International get together in Japan, basically our Road to the Agefarre Festival.

Tips & Advice
  • What: Agefarre 2018 (アゲファーレ)
  • Why: World's most popular ParaPara event
  • Artists: Dave Rodgers, Rank 1 & Johan Gielen
  • Where: Ageha Nightclub, Tokyo [Map]
  • When: October 7th - 9pm until 5am
  • Price: ¥4,500 Yen ($40 USD)
  • Age: 18+
  • Tickets: Ageha
  • Tips: Try to learn a little bit of Japanese prior.
  • Related: Agefarre 2017 and my ParaPara list.

dinner at Sumire in Shibuya with the ParaPara crew in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanDave Rodgers Live @ Agefarre 2018 in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanAgefarre 2018 in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanJapanese girls at Agefarre 2018 in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

This was my third time at the Agefarre festival at Ageha Nightclub in Tokyo, one of my favorite events in the world where you can dance "ParaPara" to super fast Eurobeat and Hyper Techno music. Japanese ParaPara dancing can be compared to American Line Dancing but on steriods. Agefarre has a very unique atmosphere that is unmatched in the world.

ParaPara warmup in Yoyogi park in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanParaPara warmup in Yoyogi park in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japandinner at Sumire in Shibuya, Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japandinner at Sumire in Shibuya, Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Many ParaPara fanatics fly down to Tokyo from all over the world, namely USA, Brazil, Hong Kong, England and the Netherlands to join the festivities. We started the day with a practice warm-up at Yoyogi park in central Tokyo. After which we headed for Sumire in the fashion district of Tokyo; Shibuya for an epic Izakaya dinner party to feast on some of my favorite Japanese dishes, Eihire (Grilled Stingray).

our ParaPara international crew ready for Agefarre 2018 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanour ParaPara international crew ready for Agefarre 2018

Luckily, the izakaya (Sumire) had enough seating space since our ParaPara friends from Hong Kong showed up to the dinner party as well. Have you ever heard of the Wasabi Maki Challenge? Apparently, it is a common practice here in Japan which will give you a well needed wake-up boost after a long night of drinking. It was so much fun seeing and chatting with everyone again that we always end up departing too late for the festival resulting in losing many valuable hours of ParaPara.

dancing ParaPara at Agefarre 2018 in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanwith friends at Agefarre 2018 in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanwith friends at Agefarre 2018 in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanParaPara meetup in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanParaPara on the train in Tokyo 2018 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japandinner with the lovely ladies at Sumire in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanAgefarre 2018 with Team Hong Kong in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanDave Rodgers on stage at Agefarre 2018 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

We ran into even more friends at Shin-kiba train station to have yet, another warm-up routine. Since Dave Rodgers was performing live we chose his song; Kingdom of Rock. The most hilarious routine was on the subway, dancing to Derreck Simons - Station to Station, a true classic!

Agefarre 2018 ParaPara crew in Tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanAgefarre 2018 ParaPara crew in Tokyo

Agefarre never ceases to amaze me, the venue is absolutely packed with some of the nicest people I've ever met at a party. The energy, music and people are the primary reasons I keep returning to Japan every year.

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In conclusion, Agefarre will remain my most favorite event in the world and I look forward to attend in 2019 but hopefully I can avoid any business calls in the next edition, the calls ended up consuming 2 hours of glorious dance time, gotta love those time zones... NOT! If you want to know more about ParaPara dancing than check out all my ParaPara videos & articles.

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