Last month, I received a phone call from the fader magazine asking me if I wanted to join Little Dragon, a Swedish band on their tour in China and cover it from documentary point of view ( no performance photos ). A couple of days later and I was in the train towards nanjing – just has the band landed on chinese soils. As soon as I arrived, the mood was down. Most of foreign bands have just been canceled from the festival for some very unclear reasons. But very fast, Dan Shapiro, shanghai based musician and writer took on him the duty to find another venue to allow those bands to perform. And here we were , on an improvised tour date, trying to document this as best as I could.
Around 7pm, in a basement of a small bar in downtown nanjing, the stage was finally set up for an incredible festival side show. Most of the other bands were also very happy to find an opportunity to play for their nanjing fans and the show was a great success.