Last night, we attended a preview of Contiki's Robots Unrivaled show, which is running for three days in Sydney this week. The live performance is based on Tokyo's infamous Robot Restaurant and includes many of the same dancers and robot performers that made the show a raging success in Japan. This 60-second highlights reel will give you an idea of the kind of insanity you can expect to encounter onstage. (Plus photos!)
To celebrate the launch of its 13-day Japan Unrivalled trip, youth travel brand Contiki is hosting a frantic rendition of Tokyo's Robot Restaurant in Darlinghurst, Sydney. It's an experience like no other, with sword-wielding robots, giant sea serpents, twerking pandas and pole-dancing fembots all boogieing to ear-melting J-Pop in front of a reeling auidence. It's kind of like having scary/sexy rainbows shot directly into your eyeballs for 30 minutes straight — and it totally rocks!
Tickets went on sale last month and sold out in approximately seven minutes. If you were lucky enough to snag a ticket (or just want to see what all the fuss us about) feast your eyes on our video!
Weird and wacky stuff, eh? Contiki is running three sessions each evening at 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The $40 admission includes two alcoholic drinks and a deconstructed bento box. As mentioned, the show is unfortunately sold out, but there are a few punters selling tickets online with prices starting at $110 for two tickets. The last show is on Wednesday.
Robots Unrivaled: In Pictures
Thirsty to see more? Here's a bunch of photos from last night's event:
Guests are initially greeted by waitresses serving Asahi, sushi and other Japanese delicacies. The 1980s cyberpunk shades are a nice touch.
Yes, that's totally a Star Wars stormtrooper wiping down a stripper pole: a portent of the decidedly non-robotic antics to come.
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