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27 September 2014 @ 03:58 pm

Arashi’s Entrance:

Arashi arrived in a helicopter, which was exciting and such an EPIC entrance.  Ever since I bought the tickets, it hadn’t really hit me that OMG I WILL SEE THEM PERFORM WITH MY OWN EYES—like it didn’t feel real yet.  But when I saw them in that helicopter and the video feed was showing them inside waving at the audience—that’s when it felt real to me.  I was there in the same place as Arashi—a group that I have followed for a long time just watching their concert DVDs, their dramas and variety shows.  I have come to know their personalities, what makes them laugh, what makes them cry.  Now, they are right in front of my eyes.  It made me a little emotional.  Seeing them in concert was a dream I always had and I couldn’t believe that it was actually coming true.

The Songs:

Sorry, I don’t remember all of the songs that they performed but I’m pretty sure they were singles that they have released throughout the years since it is their anniversary concert after all.  The only one that wasn’t a single that I remember them performing was “Energy Song,” which is one of my absolute favorite songs from them.  So when Riida did the little intro, I FREAKED OUT LIKE THAT’S MY JAM.  I totally did not expect them to perform it so I was totally happy.  I am convinced that they performed this song just for me because there is no other explanation for it lol.  I love it when Sho gets so into the song that he starts twirling around.  It looked like he was really enjoying himself and it was adorable to watch.

Their Outfits:

Surprisingly, I loved all of their costumes/outfits.  There was nothing too weird or out there.  They did not wear their clear, debut, raincoat jumper outfits during A.RA.SHI lol.  The guys looked kakkoii in everything they wore.

Favorite Performances:

My favorite part of the concert was when the guys dressed up in Hawaiian-style outfits (in their colors too!) and sang “My Girl” and “Everything” with a Hawaiian band—complete with ukuleles and all.  The sun set during their performance and the view was breathtaking.  I just can’t express how beautiful it was.  I love it when Arashi takes the songs that we know so well and performs them in a different way. It gives us a chance to enjoy these songs that we already love in a brand new way.  There were also fire dancers during the performance of “Monster.” It was incredible to watch. The performance was amazing!

There weren’t any solos, which made me disappointed at first, but you know, it is their anniversary concert so they probably just wanted to perform everything together.  When I think about it that way, it gives me feels.

Arashi Through My Eyes:

I had feels during the entire concert.  My section was in E3 and at various times, I got a really good view of all of the members throughout the concert.  The first member that got close was Riida when he was on the moving stage. Riida was smiling and he looked so happy just looking into the audience while he was singing.  He was surveying the crowd and took time to read uchiwas and perform the requested fan service.  It made me love him so much more.

Sho is an amazing entertainer.  I think he interacts with the audience the most, he has so much energy and he really knows how to pump up the crowd.  I already knew this though from watching Arashi’s concert DVDs but seeing it in person is just AMAZING.  Sho kept saying Tokyo instead of Hawaii though which was kinda funny.  I’m sure he is just not used to performing outside of Japan but I really hope that Johnny lets them come back.

I heard that Nino was feeling sick earlier that day but during the concert he had a lot of energy— I would have never had guessed that he was not feeling well.  I really appreciated that he still gave all his energy in the concert to make the fans happy.  There was a moment during the MC when Nino went backstage and then came back really quick.  I don’t speak Japanese so I couldn’t really understand the MC part but I think Nino got something on his fingers and before they started to perform again, Nino wiped his hands on Riida.  I got to see a typical bratty Nino moment and I loved it. My sister wore her “I LOVE NINOMIYA” shirt and when Nino passed by our section in the moving cart, we both waved like crazy.  We were both pointing at her shirt and Nino looked at Mel and he smiled and waved his cute, little hamburger hands.  It was adorable.  Nino is my sister’s ichiban so it totally made her day.

I forgot which song it was but Jun had one of those water blasters and sprayed our section with water.  It was refreshing because it was so damn hot and humid.  Jun looked like he was having the most fun at the concert, which is great because I know how he works hard to make these concerts amazing.  Also, Jun looks incredibly GORGEOUS in person.  I mean, Jun already looks gorgeous in pictures and on video but actually seeing him in person?  OMG there should be statues of Jun’s face in museums to immortalize his perfect bone structure.

Actually, all the guys look pretty flawless in person.  The pictures and videos that you see online of the members just don’t do it justice.  And as for my ichiban, Aiba looks like a real-life manga prince character with his perfect face.  AND THAT SMILE.  OMG his smile is a beautiful thing to behold.  And when they were doing their thank you speeches at the end, all the members got teary but Aiba was the only one who got so emotional that he cried. It was so endearing.  I have always liked that he is so honest with his feelings.  I just wanted to give him a hug!

The Storm:

It started pouring during the concert.  Everyone was soaked.  It rained during their anniversary 5x10 concert and the fact that it also rained during their anniversary 5x15 concert is just surreal.  The rain didn’t stop anyone from having a good time.  The fans still clapped their hands, waved their penlights, jumped around and danced.  And Arashi still had fun.  They gave their best and their energy was still high.  Even Aiba was sliding around on the wet stage—typical silly Aiba.  And OMG watching them perform P.A.R.A.D.O.X. in the rain is just… THERE ARE NO WORDS.

Conclusion:

Overall, it was the best concert experience I ever had.  The venue looks much smaller compared to the big dome arenas they usually do in Japan so it felt very personal.  No matter where you sat, you were able to get a good glimpse of each member due to the moving stages and the moving carts. The whole experience really felt like a dream.  Everything happened so fast. I couldn’t believe that I was really there with Arashi.  It was awesome, wonderful, incredible, amazing, phenomenal, extraordinary, unforgettable—it was EVERYTHING.  I didn’t want the concert to ever end.  I can’t wait until Johnny makes the concert DVD so I can re-live this experience over and over again.

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Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Arashi - "Ai Wo Utaou"
 
 
amnos_staygold
30 August 2014 @ 11:00 pm
I  BOUGHT CONCERT TICKETS TO SEE ARASHI IN HAWAII!! I can't believe that this happening and that I will actually see them perform live!  I'm so happy and excited!  
 
 
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Arashi - Energy Song Zekkouchou Chou
 
 
amnos_staygold
02 August 2014 @ 04:22 pm
One day I will move out of this place and never look back.
 
 
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Current Music: Fall Out Boy - "Young Volcanoes"
 
 
amnos_staygold
27 February 2014 @ 05:56 pm
I'm on episode 7 now! I absolutely love the drama. Matsujun is amazing! I think the plot is so interesting. I do not like Saeko-san at all. I think that Souta likes her just because she is pretty, which is such a shallow reason. I really hope that Erena and Souta get together though. I think they are so perfect for each other because they understand each other's feelings. I feel like I'm the only one who does not like Kaoruko-san though. Everyone seems to feel bad for her but I don't. She doesn't make any effort to show Souta that she is interested in him and yet she somehow wants him to understand her feelings. It doesn't make any sense to me. Olivier is such a sweetheart. I hope that Matsuri-chan really does love him and is not forcing herself so that she can get over that other guy. This drama is very different from other past japanese dramas. There are actually emotions being put in the kissing scenes. The female lead is a real bitch. And I'm rooting for the sex friends to end up together lol. 
 
 
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: Ken Arai - Talk 2 Me
 
 
amnos_staygold
23 March 2013 @ 04:42 pm
So, I had a dream that I finally received my Arashi DVDs that I ordered.  When I woke up, my DVDs arrived in the mail.  I also had a dream that I fell in love with some guy at a party.  Um, okay let's just see what happens.
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: MercyMe - "You Reign"
 
 
 
amnos_staygold
13 November 2012 @ 07:29 pm
Hiii~ It`s been a while since I updated on this thing but I`ve been really busy with school.  Anyway, I am totally in love with Arashi's Popcorn album!  It is my new favorite album from them (Boku no Miteiru Fukei used to be my favorite).  I love all of the songs!  I think they are all catchy and love how upbeat and happy the songs are.  If I had to choose a favorite song, it would probably be Sho's solo "Fly on Friday."  I can't stop listening to it.  Also, I am impressed with Ohno and how he can sing those high notes.  He is such an amazing singer!  I love his voice so much that I can probably listen to him sing to practically anything.  Overall, I think the album is just phenomenal.  I like how there are songs like "Akashi" that motivates you and then there are songs like "Welcome to our Party" and "Up to You" that puts you in a happy, optimistic mood.  I think it totally suits Arashi.  
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Sakurai Sho - "Fly On Friday"
 
 
amnos_staygold
23 August 2012 @ 10:25 pm
Everyone pissed me off so much and things did not go in my favor today no matter what I did.  I couldn't believe it.  Nothing went right at all.
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Arashi - "Cry For You"
 
 
amnos_staygold
24 July 2012 @ 02:11 am
I know that I won't be able to see them perform these songs live but I think that it is still fun to participate and choose the songs.  I hope that there will be a concert DVD that will come out for AraFes!  Anyway, here are my votes:


Singles:
-  Love So Sweet:  I know that everyone is saying that the HanaDan songs are overrated but whatever, I love this song.  It is the song that introduced me to Arashi so it will always be special to me. 
-  Wild At Heart: I love the choreography!  It's so cute, I can never get tired of watching them perform to this song.
-  Face Down:  Love this song.  Love the choreography.  This is one of my all-time favorite songs from Arashi.

B-sides:
-  Tokei Jikake no Umbrella:  This song is amazing and yet it has never been performed live.  Why, Arashi, why?  I would be so happy to finally see them perform to this!
-  Fight Song:  I love that this song was written and composed by Arashi.   I've always loved how the members are always so happy, positive and encouraging all the time.  This song reflects that.
-  Boku ga Boku no Subete:  This song is inspiring.  Out of all of the Arashi songs, I think I can relate to this one the most.

Album Songs:
-  Mada Ue Wo: There is no special reason why I chose this.  It's just one of my favorites and would love to see them perform it.
-  Energy Song~ Zekkouchou chou~:  Every time I listen to this song, it makes me wanna dance and jump around.  I think that it is the perfect song to perform to at a concert.
-  5x10:  This song is beautiful.  It is full of Arashi's feelings for their fans, how can anyone not love it?  It deserves to be performed at every concert!

Request:
-  Wow, I completely missed this at the end.  I would probably choose "Take Me Faraway" by Ohno Satoshi.  It's my favorite solo song.  Ohno's voice makes me melt and the way he dances is just perfection.  
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Fairies - "Sparkle"
 
 
amnos_staygold
08 July 2012 @ 02:38 pm
Summer vacation has been great so far.  I've been making the most of it because when school starts up, I'll be crazy busy again.  After I got back from the Philippines, the first thing I did was hang out with Joe, of course.  Mel, Tomo chan and I slept over at his place.  He made us watch "My Little Pony," which may sound weird since it's a kids show but it turned out to be really funny.  Pinkie Pie is my favorite!   We also went to New York.  When we got there, some of the streets were closed off because there were a lot of vendors selling a lot of random stuff.  I ended up buying a really cute bag and a Marilyn Monroe poster.  We had lunch at the park too, it was a really nice afternoon.  We also went to the Kinokuniya Bookstore and I ended up buying Perfume's JPN cd, an Arashi DVD and two magazines.  One of the magazines was Ohno's AnAn!  It was the last one too, I was so happy! 

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We spent the 4th of July at Ateh Min's place.   Kuya John grilled burgers and hot dogs for us while some of the cousins swam in the pool.  It was fun and it was nice to be able to spend time with Devin.  

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Tomo chan slept over for a few days!  We watched one of my favorite Japanese dramas, Kaibutsu kun<3  I don't think I can ever get tired of watching it, it still makes me laugh and cry.  We also went to visit Steph since I haven't seen her in forever.  We hung out at her place for a while and then shopped at Jersey Gardens.  

 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: Yamashita Tomohisa - "Love Chase"
 
 
amnos_staygold
18 June 2012 @ 06:08 pm
Spent almost the whole day yesterday doing Nino-related things since it was his birthday!  For instance, Mel, Tomo chan and I wore yellow to church.

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It was also Father`s Day!  Ate Myranne invited the family and I to eat at her place.  Tita Corazon and Tito Romy were there too, they just arrived from the Philippines.  Ate Myranne is close to the baby's delivery date so her parents want to be there when she gives birth to her second baby girl.  Here is a picture of my niece!  She is getting so big!  

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When we got home, Mel and I continued on with Nino Day!  We watched Nino movies while eating Nino`s favorite food: hamburgers.  Too bad our PS3 isn`t working anymore.  Nino Day would have been more complete if we carried out his favorite hobby: playing video games.  It was still a fun day though.  Happy Birthday again to our beloved brat!

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Current Location: Home
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Ninomiya Kazunari - "Doko ni Demo Aru Uta"