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My report: Tomohisa Yamashita Super good Super bad concert

What: Tomohisa Yamashita’s solo concert tour Super good Super bad

When: 13:00 – 15:00 Sunday, May 8 2011

Where: Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium, Harajuku, Tokyo

Other notes: Sunny with blue skies and white clouds and a hot 27C.  In shorts and t-shirt and I’m still sweating, why!?

Fans lining up to cross over the walkway towards Yoyogi

Around lunch time at the Yoyogi National Stadium on May 8

Arriving at JR Harajuku station just before noon, I noticed a number of fans heading to Yoyogi stadium wearing red.  Red dresses, red T-shirts, girl friends with matching red hats or coats.  Otherwise a lot people were dressed like me (shorts and T-shirt) with shorts, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, and thing cardigans.

It was my first time in the Yoyogi stadium, and I must say it was totally cool.  My seat was in the south side of the stadium on the first floor stands.  Looking up, Yoyogi stadium looks like you’re inside a giant tent.

The inside had a very Asian theme.  Red lighting in the background and banners with Yamapi’s concert tour logo on it hanging everywhere.

A group of fans sitting around the stage on the ground floor started chanting, “Yamapi” after 1pm.  As soon as the lights went black, the stadium erupted in screams and there were red flashlights (and a small number of blues and greens and yellows from other flashlights) everywhere.

Yamapi appeared on the centre stage with his semi-long hair, which was dyed a nice shade of brown.  He sang, danced, walked and waved at fans around the stadium.

Johnny’s band FiVe were jamming on stage, there were string instrument players (violins, violas, cellos), and Johnny’s Jr. dancers.  Two fans sitting in front of me were really happy to see A.B.C-Z dance close by, and I thought it was awesome to see fans cheering them on too.

I’ve said before, but it was very hot today, and after one song Yamapi clearly said, “暑い・・・ (Atsui…, It’s hot…)”.

In the MC section, NEWS didn’t come (waaah…) but instead, Yamapi asked each A.B.C-Z member to introduce themselves and talk a bit.  Fumito Kawai did a cute impression of Jun Matsumoto (Arashi) singing and dancing to “WISH” and Takahisa Masuda (NEWS) singing and waving his hands to “Miso soup”.  Kawai…you just earned a good place in my books (>v<)/

Then, Yamapi said he wanted to talk to fans!

A.B.C-Z members started running around the ground floor around the stage looking for fans with a question for Yamapi.  Here’s what I could note down:

Q: “When is NEWS going to release a new single?” (11-year-old girl)

A: “Ummmmm, how do I say this.  I don’t know.  I’m sorry but there are things that even I don’t know.  When we know we’ll let you know okay.”

Q: “What’s your favourite thing to eat?”

A: “Ummmmm…strawberries.”

Q: “What kind of hairstyle do you like on a girl?”

A: “I get asked that a lot.  Ummm, but say if Matsuko Deluxe got smooth, straight hair, I still wouldn’t like her.  But if the pretty ladies here today had smooth, straight hair, then maybe, yes…It’s your birthday?  Oh, then I’ll give you my towel.”

Yes, Yamapi gave this lucky fan the towel he had wrapped around his neck during the MC!

Q: “Which member of NEWS do you like the most?”

A: “This is such a popular question.  Even yesterday, someone asked me to rank the members of NEWS in the order that I liked them.  (But I guess it would be) Nishikido.  Just because we’ve been friends for so long.  Thank you for your wonderful question.”

Q: “Could you give me a hug?”

A: “…Come here.  Oh, you’re really little (8-years-old).”

When the whole crowd went “ehhhh!” in envy, Yamapi said, “don’t get jealous of this small girl.”

After giving the girl a hug, he told the crowd, “you do know what a question is right?”

Q: “Today’s Mother’s Day but did you do something for your mother?”

A: “Well, I took her out for dinner last night.”

Q: “Could you wipe your sweat using our towel?” (two fans…looked about 18 or so)

A: “You do know what a question is right…?”

Q: “What colour underwear do you like a girl to wear?” (same two fans as above)

A: “So now you’re asking me a dirty question…what am I supposed to say?  Um, any!”

Later on, Yamapi said that he hopes when he turns 30 years-old he’ll be able to answer questions about underwear more easily.

Q: “I want to get into Johnny’s & Associates, will you let me in?” (little boy with white T-shirt with “Yamapi” written on it)

A: “Uhh, well, practice your dancing, your singing, send in your application form to Johnny’s and get your parents support.  I think if you work hard at what you want, eventually you’ll get it.”

Q: “What was your favourite thing to do when you were at kindergarten?” (little girl fan)

A: “Ummm, I did forward flips on the bars a lot.”

In the second half, Johnny’s Jr. got to sing and perform songs like Arashi’s “Monster”.

As the concert drew towards an end and Yamapi introduced the entire band/dancers/string instrument players/backing vocalists and said goodbye.  Then, the crowd started chanting “Yamapi”.  Soon, for the encore Yamapi appeared on the second floor wearing a silver suit which turned into several colours in the spotlight.  Standing in a movable stage, staff members pushed him all around the stadium and lucky fans in the front row of the second floor got to high-five or shake Yamapi’s hand.

I decided to go home straight after the encore, so I’m not sure whether Yamapi came out again…but I bought a pamphlet and got some concert tape 😀

Tape from the concert and my pamphlet

All in all, it was a cool concert and fans were definitely satisfied with the time they had spent with Yamapi during his concert.

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  1. hchaengbok
    23:34 JST May 8, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Q: “Could you give me a hug?”

    A: “…Come here. Oh, you’re really little (8-years-old).”

    When the whole crowd went “ehhhh!” in envy, Yamapi said, “don’t get jealous of this small girl.”
    ^
    ^
    ^So Cuteeee >///<
    thank you for your report
    I wanna see Yamapi concert again and again
    he so lovely ^^

    • 01:08 JST May 9, 2011 at 1:08 AM

      @hchaengbok:

      Even though Yamapi told everyone not to be jealous of a small girl, I was still jealous! The camera zoomed in on Yamapi giving the little girl a real hug. Like, he wrapped his arms completely around here and stayed there for a second.
      Jealous!

      Momo xoxo

  2. Aninochi
    23:41 JST May 8, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    You’re so lucky! I really wish I could go on a Yamapi concert too, but it’s so hard to get tickets when you live on the other side of the globe.
    I guess being able to read about what it was like is the closest I’ll ever get. Thank you very much for sharing!

    • 01:09 JST May 9, 2011 at 1:09 AM

      @Aninochi:

      Ahhhh, but I think the talents really appreciate that they have fans overseas that still support them even if they can’t go abroad much!

      You’re welcome too 🙂

      Momo xoxo

  3. Maraam
    23:51 JST May 8, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Thank you for sharing your experience ^^y

    • 01:09 JST May 9, 2011 at 1:09 AM

      @Maraam:

      No worries 🙂 Thanks for reading!

      Momo xoxo

  4. 00:33 JST May 9, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    kya!!! Wish I could have been there too… reading your experience at his concert is second best ne?! Thank you so much for sharing…

    Otsukaresamadeshita!

    • 01:09 JST May 9, 2011 at 1:09 AM

      @Althea:

      You’re welcome!!
      Glad you liked it 😀

      Momo xoxo

  5. Natalie
    04:29 JST May 9, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    You are so lucky to see him! For those who can’t be at his conserts, fan reports are the only opportunity to know what it feels like to see him, to hear his voice, to feel his energy. Thank you so much for delivering your experience to us!

    • 12:44 JST May 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM

      @Natalie:

      You’re welcome!
      I know what it feels like to not be able to go to concerts. It’s only recently I’ve been able to start going to concerts :s
      Happy to report about it though if it makes people feel better!

      Thanks for your comment!

      Momo xoxo

  6. joan
    11:08 JST May 9, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    why’d you have to update when i wasn’t online? T.T lol.
    awww. i’m pretty sure you had fun on the concert! too bad you didn’t see massu, oh well, there’s always a next time 😀

    yamapi is so adorable *squish* *squish*
    and i hate to admit it but i feel jealous for the towel (what? it’s still from yamapi. lol) and the hug. :3

    thanks for writing an article about it sweethearts. ❤
    btw, shirota yuu (i don't know if you're familiar with him though) came to the concert too. he showed a picture of his hand with that tape thingy. he said that the concert was really fun~ 😀 i'm totally random. sorry. lol

    • 12:50 JST May 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM

      @joan:

      Sorrieeeeeeeeeee!!! m(_ _)m

      The fan that got the towel looked so shocked! They asked her to come forward to get the towel from him and she just looked really dazed!
      Couldn’t help but feel that Yamapi fans were so lucky he was doing so much for them…
      If that were Massu…………………………. (@_@) (in my dreams, lol)

      Yuu Shirota as in the actor? Really?
      There were a few guys there at the concert. I remember Yamapi heard one guy yell out, and he said, “Oh thanks. Cool, there are guys in the audience”.
      Does he have a blog??????

      Momo xoxo

      • joan
        00:06 JST May 10, 2011 at 12:06 AM

        i saw a video of it actually, the one in my journal entry. she really looks dazzled and shocked. i’m sure even now she still can’t believe that happened. lol.

        if that was massu then i’m sure you’ll be dazzled just like that fan. XD why not? that’ll be totally awesome if massu would do something like that *winks*

        yup. the actor and singer shirota. lol. oh cool! it still surprise me though. i mean boys in the concerts 😀 i don’t know if u can consider his twitter account as a blog though. his twitter is U_and_YOU ;D

      • 22:12 JST May 10, 2011 at 10:12 PM

        @joan:

        Lol, yes totally…same as for you with Kame 😉

        Momo xoxo

  7. hanadhanna
    11:32 JST May 9, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    kyaaa!! thanks for the fanreport!! 🙂 you’re so lucky you got to watcht the concert!! 🙂 the 8 year old girl was so lucky… ❤

    • 12:52 JST May 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM

      @hanadhanna:

      She was SO lucky!!! But she looked so cute walking up to the stage, and then Yamapi jumped down to hug her (>v<)/

      Momo xoxo

  8. Lyan
    13:51 JST May 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Thanks for your report :)))
    Wow.. I would love to go to one of yamapi’s concert!

    xoxo

    • 13:56 JST May 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM

      @Lyan:

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      I’m sure there’ll be more concerts to come in the future 😀
      Although I do find it better if he’s with NEWS…just cos there are more people and not all of the pressure is on one person.

      Momo xoxo

  9. nuhas
    14:06 JST May 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    hi… I always read your blog…Thank you for your report.
    I know you are Massu’s fan, me too. I read another fan report Massu went to Yamapi’s concert yesterday, maybe the second one.

    • 15:02 JST May 9, 2011 at 3:02 PM

      @nuhas:

      Thanks for always coming by!!

      Yay, another Massu fan! 😀
      Shhhh…don’t remind me about Massu at the night concert (T_T)
      Just kidding. It’s cool to hear he did go though.

      Momo xoxo

  10. Nara
    03:50 JST May 10, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    kyaaaa *-*
    you went there
    waaa you’re so lucky
    thanks for sharing this

    • 22:13 JST May 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM

      @Nara:

      Lol, no worries 🙂

      Momo xoxo

  11. chompuca17
    14:45 JST May 10, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    So jealousssss that small girl hahahaha

    thanks for sharing ur momories nee – momochan

  12. frutas
    00:57 JST January 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    can you tell me what the real yamapi’s twitter is?
    please
    i’m peruvian

    • 17:26 JST January 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM

      @frutas:

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

      Unfortunately, I’m not sure whether Yamapi has a twitter account 😦

      His little sister Rina does though, it’s at: https://twitter.com/#!/rinayamashita

      Hope that helps for now. I’ll keep my eyes open!

      Momo xoxo

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