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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Sonic Mania gets Punk'd
Cristoph Mark / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
Despite a weeks-old announcement it had sold out, extra tickets have appeared for this weekend's inaugural Punkspring in Tokyo and Osaka. But sold out or not, promoter Creativeman's gamble to start two new large-scale events in a previously festival-free season has definitely paid off--at least for the rockers.
While some young tartan-clad punkers, fresh with New Year's cash in their hands, could afford to buy up tickets for the now-defunct Sonic Mania rock festival previously held in February, most punk or rock …