Ok. Time to fill in the missing days.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
- Rina said she would be changing her hairstyle. She wanted to keep the same hair until they reached Budokan.
- The intro video to the concert was as if Scandal were going to for a real boxing match with footage of them training and being hounded by reporters.
- Thanks for the info about the prank theme camouflage. Should have been obvious with them coming out dressed like biker gangs. My main beef was them spending 30 minutes on skits and talking but it turned out ok cause it was a 2 1/2 hour concert.
- The concert I went to last year was 2 hours and that 30 minutes of talking and skits felt like padding and time wasting.
- Some of the earlier songs in the concert actually had their own music videos which I`m assuming were made for the concert..
- You can get the Scandal goods here. Dunno if they ship overseas. Would`nt mind the black hoodie.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Random thoughts on concert
- They`ve got huge shooting flames on the set. Awesome.
- There are three big combined screens above the stage and two big screens on each side. Something that live houses don`t have. However, you can actually see the girl`s faces at live houses.
- Rina does a pretty awesome 10 minute drum solo. By the jpop gods, how can a drummer chick be so kawaii, kakoii and manic at the same time. She`s like the Michishige Sayumi of Scandal. She knows she`s the cutest now that Mami looks like a slut. (More Scandal fanboys and girls are going to after my head now.)
- Then the 3 other girls come out for Rina to change and they do some stupid dancing song from the 3rd album while miming their instruments. WTF??????!!!!! Its like before Zone could play their instruments well. Did I mention Scandal`s 3rd album is boring. They peaked with their 1st album IMO.
- A lot of boring songs from 3rd album but they`ve been remixed with more rock so they sound slightly better.
- Stupid 20 minute skit. Felt like 30 minutes. Stop wasting my time!
- Haruna says they are going to play the songs from the best album!!! Yes!!!!!
- They`ve saved all the best songs for the end! The 2nd half of the concert rocked!Sakura Goodbye! Taiyo to Kimi Egaku Story! And fittingly the last song was Doll, which is the ultimate twirl the muffler song. Three of the best Scandal songs. The new song Harukaze is pretty good as well so there`s still hope.
- Don`t think they played Namida no Regret.
- Huge thanks to Bframe for getting me the tickets. Too bad he couldn`t make it because of work.
- I think house show is still better. More personal. I don`t want to go to a 60k seat stadium and look at the huge screens.
- The Scandal crowd is pretty young. You even have milfs and their daughters attending. Ojisans really stand out.
- If I kidnapped Mami, the first thing I would do is undye her hair.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
On an unrelated note, just read that Ishiguro Noboru the director of Macross and Legend of Galactic Heroes has passed away. Macross is probably the most influential anime for me and LoGH is to me the greatest anime series ever.