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Takuya Kimura reads more than 1000 messages on fans in concerts

11:54 JST September 9, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Colourful lettering, hearts, stars, photos, glitter, the fans Johnny’s fans wave around in concerts are clearly seen by SMAP, Takuya Kimura (37) had revealed on his radio show on September 3.

example of fan message (thanks to http://spokabe.shop-pro.jp/?mode=grp&gid=77061)

The group are in the middle of their “We are SMAP! Tour 2010” concerts, with upcoming performances in Tokyo next week, and Shanghai next month.

Kimura said on his radio show “WHAT’S UP SMAP!” that he spends a lot of time reading each of the fan messages from the stage.

“Fans have become a part of SMAP concerts now.  A lot of fans write messages on the back of the fans, but I always read them, even while I’m singing.

“There are so may kinds of messages, like ‘give me a peace sign!’ or ‘shoot me!’, and sometimes ‘cover me!’

“I always take a moment to think ‘cover you with what?’  Maybe they’re talking about the water we drink on stage, I think.

“I always want to answer to as many as possible, but the reality is is that it’s quite embarrassing.  I mean, in terms of getting it right on rhythm, or making it work with what I’m singing.

“When I’m doing nothing and I read a message and go “bang bang!” on the spot, that is really embarrassing.

“It’s easier for me to do requests while I’m singing I guess.  If I don’t react to your request, please don’t get upset.  I’m singing, dancing, and thinking of several things in my head while I answer the requests so even if I don’t react, I generally read all of them.

“My eyesight is really good because I don’t read books.  In a 4-hour concert I think I’ll read 1000 to 2000 fans.

“Mind you, sometimes I’ll think ‘Oh what, it’s for Goro, not me’ (laughs).”

Kimura’s group member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (36) also said on radio he read messages on fans too.

“I’ve got good eyesight so I can clearly read the messages on the second and third floors,” he said.

Kusanagi also talked about his most memorable fan message: “Once I saw one with ‘Nakai’ written in Korean.  I thought to myself, ‘why?  Nakai can’t read it’.”

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  1. Reiko Cha
    02:28 JST September 12, 2010 at 2:28 AM

    We want to see SMAP in Honolulu for concert. Make it a first for U.S. We love you

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