Dexter Holland from The Offspring with Mac from Maction Planet

This Week in Tokyo – 23 August 2022

It’s been a very special celebrity-filled week on Maction Planet!

I spent a large part of the week working with The Offspring, one of the world’s biggest bands.

On Wednesday, I went hiking with band frontman Dexter Holland (featured image), arranged in conjunction with our trekking partners. A fun time was had by all, despite some topsy-turvy weather!

The next day I took the band’s crew on a food and drink tour of an off-the-beaten-track neighbourhood of Tokyo before we joined band members Noodles and Todd for a couple of drinks.

Noodles from The Offspring with Mac from Maction Planet

The Offspring were in town for the music festival Summer Sonic, back after a three-year pandemic-related hiatus, and they very kindly put me on the guest list for it!

It was a great day. I got to see bands such as The Linda Lindas, Maximum The Hormone, The Cromagnons, Band-Maid and more!

Rina Sawayama at Summer Sonic 2022

Rina Sawayama played her first gig in Japan, which was fantastic!

The Offspring at Summer Sonic 2022 in Tokyo

Of course, my personal highlight was seeing The Offspring play a cracking one-hour set which included some of my favourites. A devastatingly good time was had by all!

PewDiePie, world's biggest YouTuber and Mac from Kanpai Planet

PewDiePie x Maction Planet: On Monday, I filmed a video with PewDiePie, the world’s biggest YouTuber, who currently stands at 111 million subscribers! I can’t say too much about it – there are a couple of clues in this photo for the detectives out there – but you’ll be seeing it on your screen of choice soon.

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