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Koichi says sorry for cancelling SHOCK by greeting every fan

22:57 JST March 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fans read notices on the doors of the Teikoku Gekijo explaining the last minute cancellations (photo thanks to Daily Sports Online)

Koichi Domoto (32) shook hands with 1800 fans as he apologized for the last minute decision to cancel Sunday’s SHOCK stage show performances, reports Chunichi Sports and Daily Sports Online.

Following on from Saturday, Sunday’s March 13 matinee and evening shows were cancelled due to stage prop safety concerns.  It has been reported the decision was made 30 minutes before the show’s 1pm start.  Before a full house crowd, Koichi made his way on stage in his black training gear and greeted the audience.

“Thanks to all of you for coming here today.  The entire cast was ready for today’s show.  The staff have carried out checks on every set and every piece of equipment we use to make this stage.  However, because of the large number of different devices we use on stage, and taking into consideration that we are still experiencing a number of aftershocks, we have decided to cancel  today’s show.  I feel extremely frustrated at this cancellation.  I hope that you can all understand.”

It has been reported that several fans started clapping their hands to let Koichi know it was alright.

The entire cast joined Koichi on stage as they bowed to the audience to apologize for the upset.

“I know that many of you have traveled a long way to come here.  Please accept my sincere apologies for this inconvenience.  I hope that you can join us on this stage again in the future,” Koichi said.

Afterwards, Koichi made the decision to personally see off every fan and shook hands with each of them in the theatre’s lobby.  It has been reported the singer put his hands around each fan’s hand, shook it, and apologized for the show being called off.

One fan who had come from Kyoto had said it was a shame the show was cancelled but she did not think it was Koichi’s fault.  Another fan had said she was surprised because the show’s website had said it would run on Saturday, but she was touched by how Koichi responsibly took to the stage to apologize.

SHOCK shows were also cancelled today, but are currently still scheduled to run from March 16.

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  1. Yan
    13:14 JST March 15, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    That’s really sweet 🙂

    • 21:10 JST March 16, 2011 at 9:10 PM

      @Yan:

      It’s sad they had to cancel, but it was really nice of Koichi to do that eh 🙂

      Momo xoxo

  2. chompuca17
    20:30 JST March 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    ….put his hands around each fan’s hand, shook it, and apologized ….

    yasashiii Koichi

    Thnks for ur trans ne momo-chan

    Are u ok?

    • 21:11 JST March 16, 2011 at 9:11 PM

      @chompuca17:

      Yashii ne 😀

      You’re welcome!

      I’m so busy at work arrrrrrrrgh!!! But staying happy and really thankful I’m not affected by the blackouts in Tokyo because I live a walking distance from work

      Momo xoxo

  3. ryo
    21:33 JST March 15, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Thank you for the translation, Momo-san.

    There’s nothing he can do..
    is the show for the rest day cancelled? source: http://www.toho.co.jp/stage/

    • 21:12 JST March 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM

      @ryo:

      You’re welcome 😀

      Yes 😦 SHOCK is cancelled for the rest of March.
      Fair call I guess because I would hate to see Koichi injure himself because there was an aftershock or something. There aren’t many aftershocks now, but every now and then we’ll get a decent shake 😦

      Momo xoxo

      • ryo
        21:26 JST March 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM

        Yeah, the fact that the first earthquake to happened minutes before act 2..is kinda relieved. I can’t imagine the otherwise..

        Take care, Momo-san~

      • 21:57 JST March 17, 2011 at 9:57 PM

        @ryo:

        Thanks!!!

        Momo xoxo

  4. 09:46 JST October 12, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Oh god, I love this man.
    He’s so sweet. ♥

    • 16:58 JST October 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM

      @okuribidreams:

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

      I love Koichi too! He was one of the first Johnny’s talents that I liked.

      Momo xoxo

  1. 11:37 JST March 30, 2011 at 11:37 AM

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