Let me just preface this blog post by saying that this was completely a last minute impulse thing. Did I want tickets to see the show? Of course! But I missed out since they sell out so fast. On my way and back from work on Wednesday I saw so many fans… I was feeling down that I wouldn’t be able to go this year. The envy was real. I decided to look through yahoo auctions just to see what was out there. Basically after a little headache I successfully purchased an electronic ticket from someone who couldn’t make it due to work.
Yay goods =D goodbye money…
I was on the fence with Mendy’s train pass holder thing but refrained.. turns out it was sold out anyway.
I went to the second show of the tour. 9/4 at the Kyocera dome. It was a slightly rainy and cloudy day and thankfully there wasn’t a huge line at all for the goods area. It seems like most people got theirs in advance from the day before. After buying the goods I found my gate and lined up at 2:40. The gates were supposed to open at 3 but opened around 3:30……. The qr code ticket thankfully scanned in fine and it came with a CD.
I knew where my seats were by looking on line. Basically in the middle section of the whole dome. It wrapped around in a big circle.
On to the start of the concert.
I wanted the yellow/gold flag since yellow was the color for Osaka but I couldn’t choose. I got lucky and got it anyway.
The show didn’t start until around 5:30 and there was a pretty loooong intro video with all the heroes.. Finally Victory started up and everyone went crazy. I’m not gonna front, vocals were sort of iffy on the first couple of songs. I think they were too hype and excited haha. I don’t know if it was mic volume or what was going on. Won’t be long was a lot of fun as usual. VERBAL came out of nowhere and was rapping =D
There was a short 3jsb section where they only did like 2 songs. Ryusei and Sakura. Vocals were much better. I’d say Ryuji & Hiroomi got an equal amount of cheer when they were on screen. After 3jsb was The Second. OMFG… the second was on point. Their songs are so hype!!! Nesmith’s hair was pretty cool =D it suits him more than a plain old buzz cut, or that disastrous Sisqo hair he had going on at one point. Basically, he had dreads but the sides of his head were shaved. Shokichi’s hair was flawless too. Their songs are my favorite.. reminds me of 2jsb. They were followed by Generations and I don’t know what song they sang because I don’t really listen to gene. Right after gene 3jsb came back with only the vocalists… suddenly Matsu showed up with this super serious face and when he started dancing the crowd was like “aahhhh!!!” They brought up two couples that were about to get married and sang wedding bell… lucky. I think maybe sometime after Shokichi did his solo stuff or Takahiro did, my memory might be off. Takahiro’s performances were great. Nice vocals. He did GLORIA and it was hilarious because at the beginning of the song he sang the first part and then there was silence. He basically said “Oops, I forgot the words a little.” Adorable. He said something in Kansaiben during the show too.
There was the dance performance part where everyone got a turn. Sekai… got some moves. He is a beast.
Then suddenly E-Girls! They did a dance number and then sang RYDEEN dance all night. I like E-girls but the high vocals don’t do it for me. Gomen nasai no kissing you… I’m still completely baffled as to how this song was green lit. The whole time my knee jerk reaction was pinching my eyebrows.. it’s like bizarre happy circus clown music… I… just… it makes me confused and not in a good way.
Suddenly DJ Makidai. His parts were great~
I was really happy when they played Think about it by The second because I love that song and know the lyrics by heart. Shokichi did back to the future with the rampage. The anthem was hilarious, awesome, and suspect all at the same time. Akira was amazing.
Skip ahead to let’s party! They were on the moving platforms so close enough were I could see their faces even with my not so perfect vision. I left before the encore because I was exhausted from the little work that I did in the morning and lack of sleep… also wanted to beat the thousands of people rushing to the train. I’m a terrible fan =(
This has been my 4th LDH live and it’s always been fun. I wish I could go with someone next time… that would be nice but the ticket prices sort of make that impossible.
Lack of Atsushi was a bummer. There were a few low points vocal wise but the majority of the time it was where it needed to be. Energy for days from the performers. Grade: “A” would go again =D
I’m back with another update! On Friday I saw EXILE at the Kyocera Dome. I got there about an hour before it started and made a beeline straight to the goods section. I knew I wasn’t going to buy a lot of stuff. I only ended up getting the long towel and hat. I forgot to buy the flag. TERRIBLE. Every one had one except me.. I was waving around my towel instead.
Wore my sandaime shirt! and my old EXILE TRIBE TOWER OF WISH bag.
My seats were pretty decent but I’ve decided to not renew my fanclub membership. For the J Soul Brothers concert I won the first fanclub lottery for tickets… same with this time around and it seems to have nothing to do with your seats. I was pretty far in the back for the JSB concert.. you’d think it would be first come first serve but it’s not. What’s the point of the fanclub? I have no idea.
On to the show itself! Basically, it was another flawless show. Like what does that statement even mean? There’s not much I can write on here to persuade anyone into the fandom. It seems like EXILE has very few international fans. I didn’t see any obvious foreigners again. I don’t get it. *shrug* During the concert there were people hanging from the ceiling, giant floating beach ball things that the whole stadium passed around, and for the encore a GIGANTIC action figure came out from the stage The members moved throughout the arena on their own platforms. Seriously! Not a dip in the energy from these guys!
This was basically the setlist.
THE SECOND was awesooooome! Only two songs but it was fun!
See, the reason why I like EXILE is because they go hard! They have the vocals, personality, and can dance in sync. Mmmmmkay?
Yeah, that’s all I have to say. Freaking perfect. Next time I’ll definitely be going with a friend.
In other news I’m thinking of going to Korea later this year.
& finally bought an N2 study book!
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