It would seem that being a Japanese expat in New York has perks. And over Labor Day weekend, the arrival of Japan's equivalent to the Spice Girls at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom was added to the list. Two shows by the pop trio Perfume – a group that routinely sells out 37,000-seat super arenas in its native country – were performed in the considerably more intimate 2,200-seat venue.
The opportunity wasn't lost on the mostly Japanese audience – dressed in an assortment of Sacai, selvedge denim, and fan merchandise – who sang and danced in unison with the group, comprised of Ayano Ōmoto ("Nocchi"), Yuka Kashino ("Kashiyuka") and Ayaka Nishiwaki ("A-chan").
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