“The difference is that before, we had to go to the government and beg,” says Fu. “Now, there is this mandate. We might as well take advantage of it.”
■ The Formoz Festival will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4 in the parks near Taipei’s Yuanshan MRT Station (圓山站). Three-day passes are NT$3,600 in advance or NT$3,900 at the venue. Single day tickets are NT$2,500 in advance or NT$2,800 at the door. For details, check www.formoz.com.