Frenzied Japanese teen-agers climb up to the stage amidst the squeals, howls and whistles to kiss and hug the rock-a-billy music singers performing at a first rate Tokyo theater.
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Background: Frenzied Japanese teen-agers climb up to the stage amidst the squeals, howls and whistles to kiss and hug the rock-a-billy music singers performing at a first rate Tokyo theater.
Such a phenonmenon was unheard of during pre-war days. The teen-agers of present day Japan are no different from teen-agers in the U.S. and other European countries who have been carried away by mambos, rock n' rolls, rock-a-billis, etc.
The scenes in the footage were shot at the Koma theater in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where all the leading rock-a-billy singers of Tokyo performed one day this week.
One teen-ager girl got so carried away with the wild screaming and general bedlam that she climbed up on stage with flowers, dashed over to the singer and planted a kiss on his cheek before the astonished and embarrassed singer knew what was happening.
The stage is filled with bent microphone stands and paper streamers thrown at the performers by the almost lunatic tee-age fans.
To the rock-abilly fans, the question of whether or not their idol can sing is beside the point - most of them would barely qualify in an amateur hour show. The fans don't understand music themselves in the first place and only find in rock-a-billy something in which they can release their youthful energies.