It was two days after Buck-Tick had played at the PIT. Toll and U-ta came backstage to hang out.
"On our days off, we like to come see our friends' bands," U-ta said, with his usual friendly smile.
The bands playing today were Super Bad, Der Zibet, Kinniku Shoujotai, La-Ppisch, Bo Gumbos, Rogue, etc.
Toll had his hair down and gathered back into a ponytail. When I remarked on how long it was, he said, "I've just been growing it out like this, and now it's 40 centimeters but I can still make it stand up totally straight, so at this point, it's like a challenge. I'm just going to see how long I can grow it!
What a characteristically Toll-like answer.
Meanwhile, Der Zibet's vocalist Issay was having some trouble getting his hair to stand up.
"Why don't I give him some of my Helene Super Hard spray?" Toll suggested.
It turned out Toll had two bottles of his beloved hairspray tucked into the band's equipment van. I was surprised enough that the band was coming to the venue on their days off in their equipment van, but I was even more surprised that they always had a box of hairspray bottles in there, too!