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23 August 2010 @ 04:09 am
"Scene" Concert Report for Sunday, August 22nd  
"Scene" Concert Report for Sunday, August 22nd

First of all, I want to say thanks for all the comments. I enjoy getting excited all over again with everyone and I do read each and every one of them, (but replying to all of them would take me forever. Sorry!)

My seat today was RIGHT NEXT to the stage. I could see backstage a bit too, but nothing exciting. Let me just say that my section was extremely enthusiastic the whole concert, which made it more fun. It's probably cuz we were close enough to see Arashi properly.

The show started on time tonight and I found out that the mini fireworks that had been shot off yesterday were meant to go at the beginning of "Yurase". I was really surprised how close the moving stage was and when Jun came over to our side during the song, you could actually see his expression without looking at the monitors! "Troublemaker" had Sho and Ohno doing their heart mark again.

Their opening greetings didn't much from yesterday. Jun shouted, "We'll make the best memories this summer!" and Ohno asked, "Should we have a festival?It'll be a Kokuritsu matsuri!"

Now that I've heard Nino's solo twice in concert, I can say that I definitely prefer the concert version. (Maybe it's because the girls' voices in the background are too strong for me on the CD) He also does a great job of acting very cute while he sings the story. The juniors got lots of screams when they turned around to make the red heart again. I realized the balloons they let off were actually heart-shaped too.

"Kitto Daijoubu" had Sho and Aiba right in front of us. Aiba was pretty hyper towards the end and started jumping really high. When Sho saw that, he couldn't help but join in. They looked like they were having a ton of fun.

Last night in "A day in our life" there was a cute Jun/Ohno moment, but tonight, Nino decided he'd sneak up behind them and intrude. Jun and Ohno had funny startled looks on their faces when they noticed Nino was standing so close behind them. ^_^ Later in the song, Nino plopped down on the edge of the moving platform to sing to the crowd below, but instead of getting up, he just rolled over and laid there. Ohno noticed and watched Nino until he got up. Nino did a silly jumping dance when he got to his feet, which Ohno copied, and then the two of them continued taking turns attempting it.

Sho rea~lly enjoys yelling "Summer Splash!" I can't blame him either. It's such a fun song in concert! I noticed tonight that the dancers for Ohno's solo came out during "Summer Splash," so I was looking forward to watching "Shizuka na yoru ni" again. It was still fantastic. The track is slightly different from the CD version too. There's a part towards the end when the music stops and everyone freezes, then Ohno continues singing. All the girls around me kept saying how cool he was. =^_^=

The orange jumpsuits made me smile. Sho took off his jacket tonight, same as Jun. It was around this time that I realized the guys do a ton of costume changes, because a few songs later, Sho's solo came up and he had to change again. "T.A.B.O.O." was great. >_<  There were mini red fireworks tonight too. Sho's dance isn't really suggestive of  anything, but it sure is fun to watch. Same with the dances for "Let me down" and "Kagerou", "Let me down" more so.

After another three songs, they got to the MC. Sho commented that today was already a lot of fun, even though it was so hot that afternoon. "I was next to Aiba, you know. And during, eh, "Happiness" I think, Aiba got really excited and was jumping around. Then somehow I got wrapped up into it too." Then the pair demonstrated just how they'd been jumping. XD Still on the topic of Aiba, Ohno told them about a strange incident when he'd been standing behind Aiba and for some reason, Aiba was the only one squatting. Everyone (i.e. the juniors) was standing, but he didn't move and Aiba explained, "I didn't know what timing to get up so I just stayed there." Jun laughed, "You'll stand out more that way!" Nino couldn't pass up the opportunity to tell everyone about Aiba's dance screw ups. A junior had seen it and was laughing, so Aiba made the "shhh" gesture with his finger at him. Apparently he'd gotten his position messed up. Aiba had been dancing kind of off by himself instead and when he noticed, he scooted over. During the explanation, Sho had put on of the blue hood towels on his head and tried to rejoin the conversation, but Jun laughed and said, "Surprisingly, you don't look that good in it." Sho replied, "It's not my fault I have sloping shoulders!" Returning to the talk about Aiba, they said he had tried really hard to learn the dances perfectly and checked them many times. Then Nino also put on a blue hood towel, but he didn't wear it for long. Jun, always the one to point out the weather, commented he'd thought the sun went down kinda slow today and directed everyone's attention to the moon. Aiba said it seemed like it was close to a full moon. Ohno made us all laugh with, "Yesterday during the concert, I saw the moon on the screen over there (one of the higher up ones) and I thought it was the real thing." Nino told him to turn around cuz the staff had changed all the screens to the moon and Ohno said, "There's a ton of them!"

Next, Nino talked about a story that he'd heard from someone that "T.A.B.O.O" had been played as the background music at an airport restaurant. We all cracked up when Nino said, "It'd be like, 'One curry, please,' then-" and he started humming the melody for "T.A.B.O.O." Sho joined him in humming too. They thought that an employee at the restaurant bought the CD and liked listening to Sho's song.

The guys asked Leader what he'd been doing with their kouhais recently and Ohno said he'd been hanging out with Shige Kato from NEWS, or "Shige-chan" as he called him. It seems that Shige has been introduced to "the world of fishing" and has gone on about ten trips with Ohno already. Sho wanted to know how Ohno invited Shige, like, "Let's go fishing, Kato-chan!" But Ohno shook his head. "No, there were a couple people that wanted to go fishing, so we went together." Sho wondered what they would talk about, but Nino was more concerned with, "Shige doesn't have a sunburn... so why are you so burned?" Ohno just shrugged.

Jun had a funny story about being on the set of his drama. He asked if the members had been watching the show and Nino said, "I do. I even went there." Jun told us that Nino had been filming at a nearby studio and dropped by for a visit... but that Jun hadn't heard anything about it until he came out of the staff kitchen and suddenly saw Nino standing there all dressed up in a suit. Nino is a huge Takeuchi fan, so it wasn't a surprise that he'd been by to say hello to her. Jun asked if he had time to chat, but Nino said, "No, it's okay. I already met Takeuchi-san," and left. XD  Jun wanted to know if Aiba had been watching "Natsu Niji" too and what scene was his favorite. Aiba paused and answered, "The skydiving part." Jun nodded in understand. "So you haven't seen episode 2 and on." We all laughed as Aiba tried to say he'd recorded all of the episodes, but he just hadn't had time to watch them. Sho replied, "You come to rehearsal, eat curry, and go home. You had plenty of time!" Aiba gave the excuse that he'd been on a journey to find himself. ^_^ They also promoted 24 HR TV a bit, telling everyone to watch Sho's part when he went to Russia.

I was really happy after I noticed Ohno was missing again. Aiba got us all hyped up with his "Yeah!"s and then Ohno's "Urusai!" cut him off. "Yukai Tsuukai" was still adorable, as was "Kaibutsu-kun." Tonight, I was surprised see Nino come out, saying "Eh? Are you...", then Sho and Aiba, and lastly, Jun. They acted all excited that they'd got to meet "Kaibutsu-kun." Someone called him an "Onii-san" (probably in reference to his other drama) and Leader said, "I'm not an Onii-san!" Aiba pretended to get the lyrics wrong, singing something like "Da~i, dai, dai" and Kaibutsu-kun got mad again. "That was 'Ka~i, kai, kai'!" Jun couldn't keep a straight face at Ohno's acting and started giggling in the back. Nino commented, "You... got darker." Kaibutsu-kun was glaring at him, so Nino asked, "Are you mad?" and with his cute annoyed expression, Ohno said, "No, I'm not." Nino told him Leader had gone missing and asked him to go look for him. Kaibutsu-kun shuffled away, muttering, "I just have to look for him, right? But I don't even know him." The other members were laughing so Ohno told them to shut up and then ordered, "You guys, do your best." After Leader left, Nino said, "That surprised me." Sho repeated, "And he said he wasn't angry." Nino responded, "After all, he's a childhood superhero. And speaking of childhood superheroes... Why isn't Yattaman here?!" Sho climbed a few steps and sorta struck a pose, but in the end he said, "It's impossible! I can't do it! There's no enemies and there's no music, so I can't transform." Nino shot back, "So what you're saying is if we set up the music, you'll do it?" Sho continued to tell them it was impossible. ^o^

Nino led into the game section with, "It's Aiba-san's favorite one. We did it on TV and he had a lot of fun." Jun teased Aiba that, "Yesterday, you couldn't do it, right?" Aiba said, "I answered, but it was wrong. Those were really hard last night. That's why this time, we should do Arashi songs." They set up the table in a slightly different spot, so that the guys were just running across the main stage to get the flag. Nino complained, "Where's the starting line?" Aiba gave a vague answer and introduced, "Okay, this is the Johnny's- No, wait- Arashi's Short Introduction Quiz!" I'm sad to say that I recognized all the songs, but that I couldn't answer them before the guys did. *sigh* The first one was "Spiral" and Jun got it, but Aiba was like, "That was an Arashi song?" Sho laughed, "Jun seems like he's strong at this." Jun agreed, "Yeah, so I'll start from behind you guys." He scooted back and Aiba moved forward. "Okay, then I'll start from here." The second one, Nino grabbed the flag, but he had his eyes closed as he was thinking. "It's that one... The thing we did in a medley before. The first song." Nino stared to sing the line "Boku ni chikara wo~", but on the "oh" he trailed off and made this funny noise like that was where he'd gotten stuck. Jun answered that it was "The Bubble." Leader came back and the members were all like, "Who?!" Then they stuck Ohno at the front for the last round. Sho got the flag first and guessed "Love So Sweet," but it was wrong. Jun guessed "Thank you for my days," but it was wrong too. He covered his face, saying it was too embarrassing to have missed. Nino gave the answer "Yume de ii kara," explaining that he'd been trying to think of which songs began with Sho's rap part. Sho shouted, "Ah! It was my solo!" They put the table away and Sho remarked that Arashi is a lot of fun, but confusing sometimes. Before they could start the second half, they had to pause for a second so Jun could find his dangling ear piece that had gotten lost in his shirt.

For Jun's solo, he wasn't wearing a hat today and they still used Nino's face in the game. I was excited to watch Aiba's solo again, since the glowing suit was pretty cool. (On his sunglasses with the red letters, it was scrolling "Magical Song" across it.) Everyone got into yelling the "Yeah"s in his song.

Before "Circus," I listened really carefully to Sho's introduction and I was pleased to say I could understand his English really well. "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls. Thank you again for joining us this evening. And next, we have an amazing performance coming up. Now, I'll guide you to the other world." Tonight, when he changed into the rainbow outfit, he put on a clown mask as well. And I was so proud that Aiba and Jun pulled off their stunts perfectly tonight! Jun did his upside down MJ walk too.

The remix was still as awesome as ever. I'll never get tired of watching the combination of the dances. Seeing the guys "rewind" along with the music and then start marching forward again is serious cool. "Monster"  was great along with the fireworks!

The speeches didn't change much from the other night, Sho's especially. 

Starting from Ohno's: "It seems like all of a sudden 3 hours have passed. Through the concert, I could see everyone's faces... And there were a lot of faces here... But your expressions were great. It made me happy, so I want to keep doing this, for however long we can. We'll make a big storm."

Aiba: "Every second that passed, I want to remember it all. I was thinking about it and everyone here now IS Arashi. It's because of you that we are here. Please look after us."

Nino: (Thanks to several peoples comments, I now know why he was talking about AKB48. He had continued from Aiba's speech about the fans being apart of Arashi and that the combined number of people overcame the number of girls in AKB48. XD) "The entertaining world is hard to succeed in, but I know we can do it. I'm doing my best too. You can tell, of course. Today, I was thinking that this concert reminded me a little of our older concerts. It was a good concert too. We even have our songs playing in airport restaurants. And dancing is fun too... It's great seeing your happy expressions. I want to enjoy this again. Now I can think that the difficult entertaining world has some good things. Thank you."

Jun: "Why did that suddenly become about the difficult entertaining world? Anyway, we were able to release a new album recently. This time, I wondered what kind of tour this would be, but I couldn't imagine it. Now, everyone has bought the album, listened to it, and we were all able to create this concert together. How is this landscape that your seeing? Is it fun? I'll keep doing my best tomorrow too. And this is something I thought about yesterday, but I don't want to forget your expressions. Please, look after us."

"Sora Takaku" tonight was fantastic. When they let the balloons off, the wind carried them toward the guys, so Ohno was batting the balloons away and Nino reached out to catch one. He did manage to grab a yellow one, but he'd been so surprised that he got the balloon that he forgot to start to sing his solo line. He jumped when he realized it was his turn and began to sing, but he replaced the end of his lyrics with" Sugokunai?", which means "Wasn't that amazing (that I caught the balloon?)" During Sho's rap part in the song, Nino hurried backstage and tucked it away somewhere.

Sho also had fun changing his solo part in "Fight Song" at the beginning to "Summer Splash!" and he repeated it again at the end. "Beautiful Days" was perfect tonight. As soon as the guys sang "Kanashii hodo kirei da ne," the fireworks went off at the exact moment they finished that line. Jun told us they were a present for us. XD Then Nino couldn't help but change his solo line to "Hanabi ga kirei da ne."

"Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi" showed the guys in high spirits cuz Aiba, Nino, and Sho had fun goofing around. Aiba laid down on the moving stage and Nino tried to pull him up but collapsed instead as Aiba stood up. Aiba patted his back when Nino sat up to get him going again. Sho and Aiba started jumping around after that.

For the second encore, Nino came out with a white towel around his head, which had Sho laughing at him. Aiba asked Nino if he was already finished since he had the towel on and Nino went, "Eh?! You're one to talk. Just look at your t-shirt!" Aiba turned around to show off the slits in the back. Nino looked to the side and asked, "Why are you standing away from us, Leader?" Ohno didn't really have a reason, so he made up, "Because I was really happy just now." Nino directed his attention at Sho and said in English, "Sho. Please." Trying to think of something to say back, Sho paused until he replied, "Alright," in English. Switching back to Japanese, "I wanna sing." Nino was like, "You wanna sing?" Sho nodded. "I wanna sing." Jun and Nino told him he should go do "T.A.B.O.O." then. Sho shouted at them, "Idiots! No. I wanna sing a new song. The one coming out in September..." Jun showed the rainbow on his shirt again and they preformed "Love Rainbow." Afterwards, Ohno, Jun, and Aiba said it was a nice song to sing, that it made them feel good. I agree with them. It's a good song to end the concert with.

Now, although the concert ended just after 9:00, I couldn't even get out of the stadium until around 9:25 cuz of the annoying system they use to clear out the people according to certain sections. We were almost the last ones to go. Which is why this is a little later than I wanted it to be. Now it's after 4 and I'm finally gonna go to bed. -_-;  Good thing tomorrow is an off day...


  <- My seat next to the stage

  <- My view

i_k_a_hi_k_a_h on August 22nd, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for sharing! ♥
i_k_a_hi_k_a_h on August 22nd, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, you really had great time and amazing seat! You are so lucky that you could have been close to Arashi. ^^
I don´t know if it was caused only by my mood, but I have feeling that you enjoyed this day more. ^^''

I would like to see jumping Aiba and Sho! :D
I love the moments of Kitto Daijoubu. ♥

MC is absolutely great! A lot of fun. ^^ Ah, Ohno-kun and the moon. XDDD New friends? XDD Ah, that is right, Shige doesn´t have sunburn. O.o

Poor Aiba-chan. XD But he had to know that Jun would ask him about Natsu Niji. XDD

I like Kaibutsu-kun´s concert appearance a lot. :))

It almost looked that Arashi didn´t know their own songs. XDDDDDDD

I have to agree too ^^ - Love Rainbow is excellent choice for the ending. ^^

Thank you very much for your detailed report! ♥
なんでもない - yarukizero on August 22nd, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
なんでもない - i_k_a_h on August 22nd, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
mykachumyka551 on August 22nd, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
first? XD

JEALOUS~ Can't wait till the DVD comes out!!! :)

t h a n k . y o u forwritingthereport XP
Catyarukizero on August 22nd, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)

You're welcome. <3
mintceresmintceres on August 22nd, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
wow, again so detailed^^

I really like reading your report, it seems as if you give us an overall view of what happend + littel details, which make me smile.

I am still bitter that I cant go (well, how can I possibly XD) but still, I am happy for everyone that can go!

thank you for sharing!
Josephinejosylovesjun on August 22nd, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing!!!
spdfblocksspdfblocks on August 22nd, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing! I'd die to see Nino's solo.
triciaciachan on August 22nd, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this! bet this was such an awesome con :D
mj0830genickph on August 22nd, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
thank you! so much for sharing wow! you had an amazing seat so happy for you esp since you got to see jun upclose :) :) :) that would have made my year :) i do hope that they would release a dvd for this bec. it sounds amazing esp ohno's solo i have always been a fan of his solos :) i also love love rainbow :) thank you! again take care! :) **hugs**
kaitousesshakaitousessha on August 22nd, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you again for sharing. I really wish I could go to one of their concerts. Hopefully they'll put multiple MCs on the DVD again like they did with 5x10. I would like to see them, they sound like fun.
peaches in the creases of a plastic bag: je: yama pairphrenk on August 22nd, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Again, thank you so much! ♥
glos10 on August 22nd, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!
the fact that Ohno sung yukai tsukai kaibutsu-kun this second day too makes me happy because he'll probably do that in other concerts and we'll probably have it in the dvd??
I love the Aimiya interaction, those 2 are great :D
and Aiba really seems to always be THE topic :D
owwww i love them
and you, for taking the time to write such detailed report even if you're dead tired :)

did u notice if there were more camera filming than yesterday?
Catyarukizero on August 22nd, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
I think it's probably safe to say that. ^_^

That's because Aiba always has awesome stories!

Honestly, I don't think there were. I wonder if they were working out the kinks in the first two concerts and will film the other two for Kokuritsu?
なんでもない - glos10 on August 22nd, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
なんでもない - yarukizero on August 22nd, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
madongakumadongaku on August 22nd, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
i really wonder about nino's speech on akb & the showbiz world...?

thanks again for the 2nd day report, have a great rest!
mahatty on August 22nd, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reporting ^^
jugatsu15jugatsu15 on August 22nd, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your con report :)
clara_mariaclara_maria on August 22nd, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, very nice again!! I really love reading your reports ^O^
cherry1989cherry1989 on August 22nd, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
OMG you lucky girl! I wish I could have gone to the concert as well T.T But thanks so much for reporting! <3 It made feel so much better! <3