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Cyndi Lauper – She Bop

An evening pause: Performed live in Japan, around 1986.

Hat tip Judd Clark, who describes this accurately as “appealingly bizarre.” To me it simply shows how Cyndi Lauper had a humble sense of humor.

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  • judd

    This was at the Budokan. The Nippon Budokan (Japanese: 日本武道館, Hepburn: Nippon Budōkan, lit. ’Japan Martial Arts Hall’), often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It was originally built for the inaugural Olympic judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics. While its primary purpose is to host martial arts contests, the arena has gained additional fame as one of the world’s most outstanding musical performance venues.[1] . (from wiki)

    The hall can seat almost 15,000, although some seats would be displaced by the stage. Audience would be seated 360 degrees around the stage, explaining her running all over.

  • wayne

    Cheap Trick –
    Live from Budokan, 1978

  • Allan

    Terrible. I couldn’t watch it all.

  • pzatchok

    I have always liked her.

    She put out a pretty good Christmas album.

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