hello everyone, finally back from my trip. gonna post up the concert reports that i had to rack my memory so hard for.. not very good at remembering everything, so this is all i have eh? :) and they DID sing P.A.C.E. for 30th n 31st.. these reports are basically what i wrote in my lj, so haha, it really is cut and paste. sorry to those who already have read what i wrote there 30th December
After a 6 year wait, I finally got to watch KinKi Kids 'live'! We went to Kasuga station and walked to Tokyo Dome at 10.20am and thought that hey, there's no crowd. No one's here yet? What a mistake. They were all queued up at the other end, and the line already looped around once! So we stood in line for about 2 hours, and the cold wind was SO terrible. My fingers and feet lost their feeling, and I really wanted to run into some place warm. Took us till 12.35pm to get the queue officially moving and we were done in 10 minutes!
Loaded up on too many gorgeous goods.. even though I initially thought I'd just get the pamphlet and keitai strap, I ended up with that, the clear files, keitai case, necklace and tshirt! Garrr. Even the uchiwas - because they were different from the usual ones. Met up with Susie, Bex and Lisa for a while - nice meeting you girls (Susie, like finally!) and I was so envious of Bex and Lisa having Yoko and Maru do happy things for them!
The concert started almost promptly at 5.40pm. The set list and my comments are as follows (set list taken from usami-chan):
真冬のパンセ (Mafuyu no Panse) - excellent starting piece, but because of my very bad seat, I wasn't quite into the concert just yet.
雨のMelody (Ame no Melody) - with this familiar song, I did get into the flow of things, even though poor Chihiro had a spoilt pen light, we were waving around like nutters.
ビロードの闇 (Biirodo no Yami) - one of my favourite songs from them, too bad we really were so far that the binoculars didn't hel
Harmony of December
MC - Tsuyoshi and Koichi tried not talking, but the audience still laughed and Tsuyoshi was amused at that. He commented that Michael Jackson just breathed heavily into the microphone and people STILL screamed. Tsuyoshi called Koichi a natural idiot because even though the things that he says aren't meant to be funny, it comes out really funny. Koichi saw spilt water and was like, was it Akiyama who spilt it!? Koichi did a quick dance and mentioned that in Osaka Dome, the stage was so bouncy that when he danced, it looked like he was jerking randomly.
iD -the World of Gimmicks-
藍色の夜風 (Aoiro no Kaze)
星のロマンティカ (Hoshi no Romantica) - didnt know this song so I was a tad out of it..
Get in on - dance was choreographed by Yara (from MA) and Koichi looked REALLY good dancing, and the song sounded better live.
Parental Advisory Explicit Content - another song that I grew to like in 'i album' - very nice!
百年ノ恋 (100nen no Koi) - Koichi disturbed Tsuyo during this song and Tsuyo ruffled his hair while pushing Koichi away! For the first part of this song, I thought MA was Koichi before I realised Koichi was on the stage. Can you tell how far away I was!?
-so young blues-
FRIENDS - Chihiro got quite excited telling me about it being such an old song..
99%LIBERTY (メンバー紹介) (Member Introduction)
MC - this MC was 1/2 an hour long!! even tsuyoshi sighed and said that he realised they rambled too much.. in this MC, Tsuyo talked about his car troubles, that he had a difficult time starting up. Koichi asked if it were ok for him to talk about the reasons and of course he went on to explain why. Koichi was so lazy that he would drive 40m to the convenience store and KinKi stood a rough distance of 40m to show the laughing crowd. Tsuyoshi said that Koichi looked so young but in his heart, he is an uncle. According to Koichi, Johnny expressed surprise when Koichi said he was already 28. Tsuyoshi remarked about how Nagase came into a rehearsal onstage while on the phone and saying 'Yes yes, I'm at a rehearsal now'. TOKIO are like animals, so genki. Tsuyo first came to Tokyo and LEARNT japanese because Kansai people don't use subjects in their speech. Tsuyo's friends saw someone who looked like a celeb and had to control their laughter. Koichi pointed out that Tsuyo had a vest on, and when Tsuyo took it off, he saw his name on it. 'Looks like what my mother would do' he said.
孤独の街角(Kodoku no Machikado)
Love is the mirage... - with his weird blue fuzzy hat, tsuyoshi kinda shushed up the entire dome for his voice alone
futari - the song ended with black and white photos of their past, really apt
硝子の少年 (Garasu no Shonen) - it was SO fun to dance to, and Koichi actually kept playing around with Akiyama for the previous songs
僕の背中には羽根がある (Boku no senaka ni wa hane ga aru)
Love is... ～いつもそこに君がいたから～ (~itsumo soko ni kimi ga ita kara~) - they had a touching 'Thank You' speech each, and by the time this song played, and reading the lyrics, I teared like an idiot.
Night+Flight - a typical KinKi pop song, we were bopping around haha!
雪白の月 (Seppaku no Tsuki) - Koichi couldn't reach the high parts but it was such an awesome song!
買い物ブギ～たよりにしてまっせ (Kaimono bugi~tayori ni shitemasse) - Koichi was on the roll cart shimmying with Akiyama and another MA member that I couldn't see.
Harmony of December - excellent end to a very excellent show.
We sat at third base in the Tokyo Dome BUT we were RIGHT at the top. Some obaasan kept shouting in her hoarse voice 'KOOOOUCHAAAN' until my sister asked, 'Who's MaChan?' LOL! Didn't expect the seats to be so bad.. but man, this concert rocked SO MUCH. Audrey even said it was way better than what we experienced at K8 and at that concert we were quite near the stage.. I think after it all, I really am so much more into KinKi love than anything else. Tsuyoshi, Koichi, you guys are too good. 31st December
When my friend told me the seats were awesome, I didn't know just how much. There were three glass rolling stages, and our seats tonight were just 5 rows behind the horizontal moving ones and left of centrestage! I waved like a nut as usual whenever the guys came by - hopefully Tsuyo saw the recycled uchiwa.
Gonna start rambling about the concert (mostly their antics because the songs were the same), if I forget anything, maybe Mel wld have more in her update.
The opening talk was longer than yesterday's, and Tsuyo was in a hyper mood and couldn't stop talking. He asked why KinKi never did do the "People in the arena, are you genki?" kinda things. And KinKi tried that individually. Tsuyo called out to the arena, the stands and the third tier. Koichi was like, arena, stands, sono ue, sono ue no hen because he couldn't really differentiate the levels. Koichi also wanted to put his foot up on the sound system, like a real rock star. Tsuyo then said, those things are alive (and later on in the show, when Koichi tries to step on a light, it really moved and he was surprised!) He yammered on and on and in the end, kept plugging in his ear piece and unplugging it, explaining that maybe he shouldn't talk so much. Koichi was like, yeah, so stop talking if not we'll never start. Tsuyoshi didn't take off his fuzzy rabbit-fur hat today, even though he took it off after the 2nd or 3rd song last night. Tsuyoshi showed us his tights - comic characters on it - and he was wearing orange sweatpants and adidas shoes. Koichi decided to look at what he had on under his pants, and when he bent down, he forgot that he was holding a bottle of water and it spilt ON THE MIC! Tsuyo hollered for the staff, and Koichi's like, no no, don't! Tsuyo kept on about how expensive the mics were, and when Koichi looked backstage, he got a shock because 10 staff members were waiting for him there! LOL! Tsuyo tried to mime how Koichi would be after the last song of the concert: Koichi goes backstage, and gets beaten up by the staff. However, while miming that, Tsuyo's hat flies off and he panics to stuff it back on his head. Koichi laughed so hard upon seeing that.
When I say Tsuyo's hyper, he really was! He jumped off the stage where the drumset was - four times in total! Tsuyo was really 自由すぎaccording to a disgruntled Koichi who was trying to host the MC parts. Tsuyo kept walking around the instruments. He played the piano, and the drums! Amusing himself, what a funny guy.. To match up to Tsuyo, while Tsuyo was talking, Koichi suddenly headbutted him! Out of no where!! Tsuyo was so tickled, and during Tsuyo's solo (百年の恋), Koichi came up to him and stroked his fuzzy hat and Tsuyo just smiled - this continued till the end of the verse where Koichi does a 'ta-tara-ta' tap to Tsuyo's hat.
Akiyama was playing with Koichi again, and they were dancing together, and Akiyama took off his jacket partially - but a pity Koichi already walked away laughing. Yara's hair wasn't that nice to see, but MA's Tsuyoshi's hair was very funky! I really, really loved 'Get it on' when it was performed live, and closer this time! Most of the time, Tsuyo was really just focusing on singing, whereas the ever-ready to smile Koichi was bouncing from place to place. AND! Tsuyo did some breakdancing instead of sliding under Koichi's legs, because Koichi slid under his legs for a bit when they were dancing. We were ALL stunned to say the least. And later, Tsuyo complained about his back LOL. Koichi then asked him to DO MORE EXERCISE. Man, when I looked at the PV for Anniversary, I loved Tsuyo so much in there! Tsuyo also said that when he went back to his room, he saw a hugeass blister and asked "どちら様ですか?" to it. LOL!
Koichi also tried to show Tsuyo what Higashiyama asked him to do - turn his arm muscles without waving his hand. Tsuyo couldn't do it, and Koichi took Tsuyo's hand to show him. The girls started screaming at that. The guys were like 'URUSAI!!' haha. In the end, Koichi was like, man, your muscles are too hard! 'futari' and 'Love is..' were so beautifully sung. Koichi managed to sing the high parts in 'Seppaku no Tsuki' so YAY for the guy!! At the end of 'Taiyori shittemasse' song, Koichi grabbed Tsuyo's hand and they headed to the drumset stage and both jumped off together! WOOT!
I enjoyed today more because Tsuyo talked so much. Well, maybe also because the seats were f**king fantastic!! Of course if I could get the front blocks, I'd be like WOO LUCK!! but it's really fantastic enough! It was wonderful meeting Mel, and seeing Samantha for a short bit. Poor girl was frozen because of idiotic people who buy everything at a go.. hehe. KinKi Kids forever!!