seasons Kind of a funny related story: There was a similar video - I can’t remember who made it - about five or six years ago, with a similar concept of Swery showing off his favourite bars. After watching the video, I just happened to have the opportunity to travel to Osaka, and so on Christmas Eve of 2015, some friends and I wandered into the Owl’s Nest, a hockey-themed bar run by a Japanese-Canadian friend of Swery’s. I’m Canadian, and I like hockey, so my interest was piqued. Anyway, lo and behold, I walked in to find Swery sitting right there, just him and his wife as the only people in the bar. (It was a small bar in a basement, without much of a sign outside.)
I was so nervous that I almost died, and for some reason pretended not to recognize him. He started talking to us, and I revealed that I had come after watching his video, and that Deadly Premonition was my favourite game of all time, to which he responded by saying something like, “That’s rare! You must be a strange guy.” Anyway I remember very little of the rest of the night because I was incredibly nervous and was trying to speak in a second language to one of my personal heroes, so I’m sure I embarrassed myself immensely. I do remember that he bought us Christmas chicken! It was very nice.
A few years later, when Swery tweeted about the bar going out of business, I replied talking about how I had gone there, and he described our encounter thusly: “Yes! It was suddenly bump. You were so surprised.”