Virgin Megastores Japan Tribute

September 2014 is the 24th anniversary of the opening of the first Virgin Megastore Japan in Marui department store, Shinjuku Tokyo – so we’re having a reunion party!!

ヴァージン・メガストアーズ・ジャパン 24周年記念同窓会パーティー!!

All former Virgin Megastore / Virgin Group staff, friends and customers are invited to join the reunion party.

Thursday 9/18
7-10pm
Brew Dog craft beer pub Roppongi www.brewdogbar.jp
Free entry.
Cash bar and full food menu.

Virgin Megastore DJ’s Guy Perryman and Sayoko Kamei DJ at the party!!

Open to public and everyone welcome!!

Please bring something from your Virgin days – a photo, T-shirt, original goods – let’s share some great times!!

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1980年9月、ヴァージン・メガストアーズ・ジャパンが新宿マルイにオープンしてから24年。
かつてヴァージン・メガストアで共に働いていたスタッフ、お客さん。そしてヴァージン・アトランティック航空、ヴァージン・シネマズ、ヴァージン・コーラなど、すべてのVirginグループに関わりのある皆さんのご来場、心よりお待ちしています。

日時:9/18(木)19:00〜22:00
場所:六本木Brew Dog Bar www.brewdogbar.jp

入場料無料/ドリンク代別
誰でも歓迎!!

DJ’s
ガイペリマン
亀井佐代子

Virgin時代の思い出グッズ(写真、Tシャツなど)、ご持参頂ければ幸いです。
思い出をシェアしましょう!!

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In September 1990 I was brought to Japan for the launch of the first Virgin Megastore in Marui department store Shinjuku, Tokyo. I came on a three month contract but was still DJ’ing for Virgin Megastores Japan when the last store was rebranded Tsutaya in December 2008. I started out as Virgin Megastore DJ in Sydney in 1988, so I was a Virgin for 20 years (yeah OK I had to make one virgin joke).

I had some brilliant experiences in those 20 years, including creating the UK Night at Milk Club in Ebisu in the Brit Pop boom of the early 90′s, producing the Virgin Atlantic Airways in-flight J-pop channel, starting Virgin Mega Station cable/satellite radio network in 1997, setting up Virgin club tents and chillout zones at Fuji Rock Festivals, and interviewing hundreds of inspiring artists. I would like to say a huge thank you to DJ Sayoko Kamei, producer Dennis Oliver and my former boss Mike Inman who made it all possible.

Click on the play button below and listen to a few bits and pieces I dug up out of my DJ archive vault..


Oh so young!! Virgin Megastore Shinjuku opening magazine 1990.


Virgin Mega Station flyer 1997.


UK Night At Milk club flyer 1997.


Virgin Mega Station flyer.


Virgin Mega Station page in CAN (Cable Audio Network) magazine.


Virgin club tent at Fuji Rock Festival 1998 flyer.


Gainer magazine DJ article 1996.


Virgin Megastore collaboration event Club Rocket flyers.


Club Rocket membership card.


radio:on DJ’s and Dennis at Virgin chillout zone at Fuji Rock Festival.


Sayoko and Guy say sayonara to Virgin Megastores 2008.


With the boss!!

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