THE CONCERT WAS AMAZING!
Could have been even better without my boing neighbours! Read more about it below haha
Please don't mind my English, I tried my best!XD
And sorry it turned out SOOO long (took me about 5 hours!o.O)! I included the 'before the concert' part as well...which means making the uchiwa and hanging out with shelketuesti
!<3Uchiwa making ♥
First I had to make templates by myself because they didn't sell any at Tokyu Hands
. We asked two obasans where TH was and they led us there...but they kinda got lost too!XD
That's how the Uchiwa corner in TH Shibuya looks like:
Very nice, ne?:D There were some Korean fangirls , guess they were going to the Arashi concert as well.
This was the material I bought! I should have bought some bling bling as well, but it was already quite expensive, so I went without it.
And those were my templates haha:
This was my completed uchiwa!:D I know the victory sign one looks quite boring...but I didn't use this side even once, so I could have left it blank as well!XD But the Arashi Kanji turned out pretty well!<3 It took me about 4 hours to finish this uchiwa...stayed up until 4am!><" Before the concert ♥shelketuesti
and I were supposed to meet up at 9am at the Tokyo Dome exit for buying the goods, but we both were waiting at a different exit!XD So after phoning and waiting we finally met around 9.30am!
So we headed to Tokyo Dome and WTH. The line was looooooong! But somehow we managed to make it to the goods in 1.5h 'only'! We were quite lucky actually, as the line got even longer later on and I'm sure you had to wait AT LEAST 3h!o__O
UTA NO ONIISAN COSPLAY! This girl was really popular, everyone wanted to take a picture with her! Yes, that's how you get everyone's attention!<3
I waited at the Suidobashi East? Exit with shelketuesti
, who wanted to get a ticket as well. There were like 30!! girls waiting and begging for a ticket! Of course the scalpers were there too, but the cheapest ticket was 70'000Yen!^^" Honestly, I gave up that we'll ever get a ticket so I said goodbye to Vanessa and headed for Tokyo Dome around 5pm. BUUUT
, I got to know later on that 40 minutes before the concert start, Vanessa actually managed to get a ticket for the original price!o______O THE concert ♥
My seat was pretty nice! I had a great view of the 'side stage'...and lucky lucky me could see Aiba-chan A LOT because he and Sho were the ones to be at the right side stage the most!♥ The girls behind me were all Aiba fangirls so they were screaming every time he came over!:D Oh, about my neighbours: To my right there was a woman about 25 years old and she was SO BORING! She was sitting at least during the whole first half of the concert!o____O How is that possible?! And I was hoping to have some fangirls besides me so I could 'dance' with them...To my left there was a family...so not really fangirs! So I was kinda left alone; this kinda sucked as I felt pretty stupid so be the only one being all excited!^^" Vanessa, you should have come over!T_T Ah, I even hit the women in front of me with my penlight during Lucky Man!XDD I guess I was too exicted (as I LOVE this song)...I apologized 'Gomenasai, gomenasai' all the time; hope she wasn't too angry!^^°
...The concert started out at 18:05 with "Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi"
! Arashi was up in the air, hanging on a really huge ballon! It looked really cool! Shouting their greetings, they finally landed on the back stage!<3 By the way, I was really glad they showed the lyrics of each song...otherwise I would have been so lost!XD
The second song was "Lucky Man"
, one of my favorite Arashi songs!<3 They had those really cool cartwheels with a big screen for a close up! So every time one of those wagons passed by, you were able to see the face of the certain member! Again, I was lucky and got a lot of the green cartwheel, which was Aibas'!:D During Sho's rap I was just waiting for his 'Lucky' so the audience screamed 'Maaan'!:D So much fun!♥ As I mentioned before, during this 'Maan' part I hit the woman in front of me with the penlight!^^°°
Then we heard "Kaze no Mukou e"
, a really catchy song! Arashi 'divided' on the back stage: On the first base were Nino/Ohno/Sho and on the third base were MatsuJun/Aiba!:) Anyway, the next song was "We can make it!"
which is such a cheerful song!<3 I think it was during this song when we got to see the water fountain for the first time...they started to perform it at the back stage and headed for the main stage!:D "Crazy Moon"
, the next song, was performed on the center stage.
The Juniors had a pretty cool drum performance when Aiba suddenly popped out! His solo was next!♥ He performed "PIKA☆NCHI"
and this performance was HOT!*_* Maybe some thought his dance was kinda funny, but for me it was pretty sexy!XD Red pants really suit him!<3 He was already sweaty while jumping around ON OUR SIDE! Again, I was so lucky! Later on he headed for the center stage and seemed to enjoy himself!^^
[The next 3 songs I had to look up, as I wasn't sure about them....]
Song number 7 was "HORIZON"
, Ohno was at the third base, while Sho and Aiba? were on the left side of the main stage. During "Danger-Liner"
, Ohno returned to the back stage with those funny rail car the staff pushes.
And the next song was "Allergy"
, which was a cute performance on the back stage. Arashi had inflated vegetables and they played with them during the song!<3 I think it was MatsuJun who shouted 'Junioooors' and out of nowhere hundreds of Jr. appeared with yellow flags! It was cute how the two Jr. on my side totally failed at the 'easy' dance!XD Anyway, song number 10 was "Kokoro Chirari"
performed on the infamous moving stage from the back to the main stage! MatsuJun shouted: "Heey Tokyo! Are you heated up by now?!" Now it was time for the super fun song "Carnival Nights 2"
!:D Ohno made the 力こぶ-Pose, showing off his muslces!XD Overall the members were all hyper during this song! I have to say that MatsuJun was rather 'cute' than 'sexy' during the whole concert. Remember his lip licking or kissing scenes he used to do? During the Dome concert I often saw him making the V-sign, giving winks and smiling...Don't mind this change though!♥
Song number 12 was Nino's solo, "Kotoba Yori"
. I loved the intro with the piano playing. For a moment I thought it would be Nino playing Niji, but he then appeared with rockish clothes onand an E-guitar!:D He also let us sing some parts, though I didn't really know this song!^^"
After that Arashi introduced the band members!
Next song was "Everything"
, still on the main stage, from the left side. We also got to see the Tokyo Dome and 5x10 bus on the monitor! Then we heard "Hitomi no Naka no Galaxy"
, also one of my favorite songs!<33 Just like the PV we got to see stars on the high ceiling, really nice! ARashi was again divided into two groups, Ohmiya on the right side and the others on the left. This song contained some Ohmiya love!♥ Nino was gently touching Ohno's face, even though he was still singing!:D Ohno had to laugh during the performance, so cute! Nino was quite in a lovely/affective mood that day...there were some Nino-MatsuJun moments as well!♥
Song number 15 was "Aozora Pedal"
with Sho on the left side! I think this was the first time I saw Sho on our side!:D And he gave some fanservice! He made a BALLERINA pose! Aww, that was funny!XD I wonder if a fan asked him to do so or if he did it for no reason?:D Next song was Arashi's 2nd single, "Typhoon Generation"
! After saying their phrases (the audience screamed after Nino's "Matta aeru kara"!XD) Sho headed for the center stage with Aiba I think!
Now it was time for Ohno's solo "Kumorinochi, Kaisei"
, dressed as Uta no Oniisan!♥ They had huge cloud ballons (and one cute sun) and it was such a fun performance! He asked the audience to clap hands *yay* Coz he was returning to the main stage by the moving stage, I still got to see Oniisan a few meters away!XD Song number 18 was "A day in our life"
! I LOVE this song! I was listening to it on my way home later on because it was stuck in my head!lol Somehow the singing part of the other members during Sho's rap reminds me of Sailor Moon songs, dunno why!XD Anyway, Sho's "Say OH YEAH" and "Say ARASHI!" totally heated up the audience!:D So when Sho sang "Shitanohou (lower part), come on everybody say Oh Yeah" we all shouted OH YEAAAH!<3
The next song was "Hadashi no Mirai"
, for which they headed to the back stage with the cartwheels. As I'm still not very familiar with Arashi's old songs, I didn't know about the hand movements during the chorus, so when everyone started to 'dance' along I was so clueless!XD But I immediately learned the movement, so I'm prepared for the next time!:D
Next song was "Oh Yeah"
, performed on the cartwheels! During the 'JUMP!' parts the audience jumped for real, so a few girls in front of me were shocked and all 'Bikkuri shitaaa'!lol Seems like I wasn't the only one who went there for the first time haha.
The next song we heard was "Step and Go"
; they performed in on the moving stage. We gotta step and go～～ I have to say I wasn't really paying attention as I saw three little girls dressed like Mario dancing just a few rows in front of me! *Kawaii* The last song before the MC was "Beautiful Day"
! Remember Taka-san from Utaban making fun of this song? Actually some fans were singing it just like Taka-san did (including me): Namida Chorori~♪♪♪!XDMC talk ♥
MC talk was actually one of my favorite moments of the concert!<3
I'll write down what I remember...
What I remember clearly was Jun's naked upper body scene!XD Aiba was talking about sweating a lot and how he could turn into a air damper (or how you call it), when the audience suddenly started to scream! Aiba first didn't get it, but Nino pointed out that they were only screaming because of Jun undressing and not about Aiba's talk. LOL It was SO cute how Ohno tried to be a 'wardrobe' for Jun, standing close to him and trying to cover!<33
Then they were talking about Aiba's drama 'My girl' and Nino asked him if it's true that he cried. Aiba was kinda embarrassed so he denied it at first, but Nino made him say the truth anyway. It was funny when Ohno asked him directly "Did you cry?", Aiba just replied "Yes" (as in, 'Yes' Sir).
Apparently Aiba even cried during others' crank up...Nino: What are you?! XD It was also Nino who wanted Aiba to cry in front of everyone, so we could see how Aiba cries. Nino was really funny during the MC!<3
After that it was about Sho's apperance in episode 10 and seems like Aiba & Sho had a lot of fun together! They made their VS Arashi pose for a magazine shot (or sth) and the other members wondered what this pose it about...Apparently Sho even got a bouquet in the end, even though he only filmed for an hour! All members, especially Nino, were like 'What?! You even got a bouquet?!' XDD Sho said that for the 'last group photo' he was in the center! So the whole audience went 'Ehhhh!'XD And when Sho mentioned that his name was 'Sato' in My girl, the audience started to laugh. Sho: Why are you laughing? Don't I look Sato-ish? LOL
Anyway, later on they talked about their drama together and we got to see Baka Aiba!*yay* I wasn't sure what he said, but he mistook something for a toilet and Nino was joking about 'taking a shit'!lol I gotta check what this part was about, because everyone was almost crying from laughter and I couldn't understand everything!XD Arashi talked about each member's activities and when it was Ohno's turn he replied: I'll appear on VS Arashi...Himitsu no Arashi and Shukudai-kun. Nino: And you're going to fish a huge tuna? Ohno: Yes, I'll fish a 400kg tuna!<3
Nino also apologized that Arashi won't appear on the Baseball tourment and Aiba climbed to be a good pitcher, which lead MatsuJun to say 'I never saw you hitting a ball!' lol THe members got to know about the news in the newspaper by the way!^^
Oh, and when Nino was promoting Gantz he mentioned that MatsuKen (Matsuyama Kenichi) is starring in this movie, he said "You like MatsuKen, don't you?" and the audience actually kept silent but I screamed Yeeees!XDDSecond half of the concert ♥
Wow, already song number 23!:D Which was Sho's solo "Tomadoinagara"
! He wore a white-green glitter jacket and looked really cool with the hood on! He should do that more often, makes him look like a real bad boy!;D THis was also the first time we got to see green lasers! SO COOL!♥ The concert continued on the main stage with "Wish"
, which was Jun's solo (lol, wish and which..ha..ha). I have to say that Jun sung very well that day!<3 It was a jazz version of 'Wish', also quite fast-pasted! Jun was wearing black/white clothes by the way, old-time-style!:) I loved the illumination during the performance: It was very colorful, but not exaggerated, and the water fountains were lighted by rainbow colors!♥ Next song was "Bokuga boku no subete"
, I went all 'awww' because this is another lovely song!<3 We all waved and the atmosphere was really nice! Aiba was smiling every time he was shown on the main monitor!:D Moving on to the next song, which was "Attack it!"
. Daaamn this is what I call a moriage song!*_* Even though it's still a bit weird to hear any other member than Sho rapping! I honestly had to laugh during Nino's rap...it was too cute!XD ♪'Five Live Move' and 'JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP'♪!<3 Ok, let me continue...Song number 26 was "Truth"
, which was another awesome performance on the center stage! Maji kakkoi!:D The green lasers were used again in the reddish light and it just fit perfectly to the song! They even did fire fireworks, amazing! Of course there were a lot of Ohno close-ups!<3 The next song was "Ashita no Kioku"
, where we got to see childhood pictures of Arashi!♥ Aiba was such a cute baby (He still is haha)! I loved how they showed the baby picture besides the current look; Jun hasn't really changed!XD Then we got to see a video of Arashi's history, narrated by each member. It was quite touching, I'm sure the fans who support Arashi since their debut must have cried during this video!<3 Of course I was pretty sure that the next song would be after seeing this video...What else if not "A.RA.SHI"
?!♥ Dressed in a transparent overall, just like during their first appearance on Mste, they popped out from the main stage! This is the only song I can sing without looking at the lyrics!LOL Our side got to see Ohno *yay*! Looks like he had a lot of fun wearing this costume and was not embarrassed at all (unlike Jun, who actually looked like he wants to run away haha). After changing their clothes again, they started to sing their medley: "Sunrise Nippon"
...I think this was when they headed to the back stage and Ohno was doing the V-sigh aaall the time! What I like about Ohno's fanservice is, that he first points at the person who wants a V-sign and then does the sign! It's more personal that way, right?:D Anyway, the next song was from 8 years ago, "Kimi no tameni boku ga iru"
! Another catchy song!<3 MatsuJun looked really happy during this performance, he smiled a lot! And there was another hand movement during the chorus; luckily I got this one after seeing it once!:D Next song was "Jidai",I'm not sure whether it was during this song they got on their cartwheels again, but I remember that the used a lot of firework, it looked really awesome! Next song in the medley was "Nice na kokoroiki"
, which always reminds me of their rainbow-afro-performance!XD This song was followed by "Kotoba Yori Taisetsu na Mono"
, the theme song of Stand Up!<33 I remember this was one of the first Arashi songs I've ever heard!:) This time we got quite a lot of Nino close-ups. Since this is quite a fast-paced songs, the members were running around like crazy! I had to laugh when Sho sang 'Everyone stand up' and a girl in front of me shouted 'Mou shiteru!' (We already do)!XD Anyway, we got to hear "Hero"
next!<3 I always remember Arashi's 24h when I hear this song! And you know what? We got to see Aiba again on our side, what a coincidence!=) But he was only there to get on the cartwheels for "Sakura Sake"
, my favorite song of Arashi!♥ Of course we all did the hand-shaking-move (and I almost let go of my penlight haha) and I was super excited to hear this song live!! This time Jun was on our side and he was jumping around on his cartwheel, I was scared he may fall down!XD Next was, again, "Wish"
, but this time all members sang it and not only MatsuJun. I was already missing the next song, "Kitto Daijoubu"
! Raki raki beibu~♪ But I went all kyaa for the next song, "Love so sweet"
. Ahh, yes...I remembered my Hana Yori Dango obsession! Adjusted to the song, the lighting was all read!<3 Then another genki song, "Happiness"
! I totally joined the 'Hashiridase' move haha. The members were all goofy, loved it...!<3 Nino shouted: "And now the laaaast!" and "Believe"
started! WOW, this was the most impressive performance in my opinion! They used everything they got: Fireworks, water fountains, lasers and a lot of lighting!<3 I was paying more attention to the surrounding than the song itself!^^"...Now the speeches:
Sho's speech was pretty meaningful, comparing their career with climbing up a mountain on detours. When he said that the view he has from here was amazing (He meant the audience :D), everyone was really happy!^^ Ohno's speech was rather normal and cute, thanking the audience for coming and supporting Arashi. Aiba was thanking A LOT and that he's really happy to be here...BUT he wouldn't be Aiba if he wouldn't misspeak himself: 'Bokutachi...Watashitachi wa-' This actually means the same (We), so everyone started to laugh!<3 He also said that he may not be able to sleep because of all the excitement! After that Nino joked: "He would be just a pervert to be excited at night, if he wouldn't be in Arashi"!XDD Of course Nino promoted all Arashi related products in the end, the corn, the AU cellphone and the Super Mario game!lol MatsuJun was last and I think his speech was the most normal one, just as you expect from him. He said that he will never forget this day and want to see our cheerful faces again!<3
I forgot to add the most beautiful song "5x10"
, they sang it right after the speeces!! I got teary when I heard them singing this song with such honest and straightforward facial expression and some girls were actually crying!! Sho was really passionate during his rap part, loved that!<3 Encores! ♥
The first encore we could hear was "PIKA☆NCHI DOUBLE"
The perfect song to get the audience heated up again!:D Now the members were wearing tank tops (or at least Sho did, who came to our side hehe). The encore continued with "Ashita Ni Mukatte"
, a SUPER MORIAGE SONG! Of course everyone danced like crazy during this song!:D I have to admit that my legs/feet hurt really badly, but I didn't want to sit down during the most exciting part of the concert!^-^" They were using the cartwheels again btw! Next song was "Dekiru dake"
, a really nice song I haven't heard of before! *oops* But it was fun, as we could see quite a lot of close ups!:D So the next song was "One Love"
, solo by MatsuJun! As I mentioned before his singing was awesome that night, so I was really satisfied with his performance!;D The girls behind me were screaming 'Doumyouji' during the whole song...got some hardcore HYD fans behind me lol! Naa, it was really nice!<3 I couldn't keep up with the hand movement though...^^"
The Arena people were lucky to get those glittering ties, which burst out!
"Oncooru, Oncooru, Oncooru" was shouted from each part of Tokyo Dome, and TADAAA!
Arashi appeared on the main stage again and we got the "Fight song"
! Guess they saved all the energetic songs for the encore haha! Actually they didn't sing the beginning of the song, instead they just read out the phrases!=) So Nino was saying 'Itsumo doori no kimi de i' ("I'm ok with the usual you" or sth) with a pretty deep voice, so the audience went KYAAA!XD Arashi seemed to enjoy that haha!8D They were so hyper and sweating a lot during the 'Hey Hey Hey' part!:D The last song of the second encore was "Gori Muchuu"
! They were walking around and gave some final fan-services!:D And at the end of the song there is THAT last jump, but because the ending was repeated over and over again, they jumped a couple of times instead!XD Arashi said goodbye and some people were leaving already! BUT
then they appeared again and sung "My Girl"
! I loved how they ended the concert with this beautiful song!<3 And it was a perfect promotion for Aiba's drama haha! In the end they told us not to forget watching My Girl, not to catch a cold and to come again!=)
[Btw. My Girl episode 9 got 10.1%, that's 2.6% more than the last episode!LoL]My interaction with Nino ♥
OK, this is embarrassing but I forgot during which song this was...that's why I'm writing this down separately!=^^"= I think it was during their medley! Anyway, Nino was rarely on our side; as I mentioned above, we mostly got Aiba or Sho!:) In total Nino was on our side for 2 times only; BUT during one of those times I had a asdhjksdf¦@#° time!♥ Everytime Aiba wasn't on our side, I was holding my 'Switzerland ♥ Arashi'-Uchiwa and hid my Aiba uchiwa behind it!;) So I was doing the same thing when Nino came and I dunno why but the girls in front of me suddenly looked much smaller [I know this sounds weird, but actually I could look straight to Nino; no head in my way!XD]! So obviously I was waving like crazy with my Uchiwa and HE SAW IT!*__* He opened his mouth, making a shocking face and formed 'Majide' with his lips (which was easy to read lol)!<33 I nodded and nodded, he then made a gu-sign:
with the cutest smile ever! This made me fall for him 'a bit'!
It was funny how the front rows turned around to see who he did that to!XD The girls behind me were saying 'Anata dayo! Anata dayo!' and I was like 'Hai hai, wakatteru, wakatteru!'!<3 Yes, that was an unforgettable moment! ♥
...Yes, that's it!*___* Ahh, I wanna go again!<3 The concert offically ended at 21:22, so you should have been able to watch My Girl! I didn't make it, as I got lost in the area and ended up somewhere in Kasuga area!XD But finally at 22:30 I got home and immediately went to sleep!
♥ Btw. It's true that Arashi looks even better in real life!:D Especially Nino...I was really pleased hehe!<3 Next time I wanna sit in the Arena area, they got so much fan-service!:D
Oki, next I'll write about my adventure in Harajuku where I went to the AU store with the bathtub Arashi used in their CM!<3