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13 October 2014 @ 10:47 pm
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Sheesh, everything went crazy while I was away for the weekend.

About the Sexy Zone news, snow kindly already translated the Oricon article, and since we have no news from the agency, I'm not going to comment on it as of right now. As soon as the agency releases information on it, I'll translate it and post it here.

Setting the bad aside, this weekend was amazing. JUMP was really amazing, and seeing them twice in one day was amazing, too. That group has really come so far in such a short time… things were so bad this time two years ago, and yet now, they're all so even, and all get so much stage time, and they just all seem so happy together, and to genuinely love and respect one another. I'm going to write a full report for both shows, but for now… they were really amazing, all nine of them, and the show really showed how much they've grown in the past two years.

Also, I'll talk more about the guys who came to watch later, but one exciting thing that happened that wasn't really relevant to the show is that I walked behind Nagata Jiei and 3 other random juniors that I didn't recognize from about halfway between the venue and the station until we got to the station. XD The guys just sort of sauntered up from the direction of the venue; there's an above-ground walkway and then the ground level regular sidwalks. Mostly, fans use the above-ground walkway, so the boys met up with us in the crowd right as we walked off the walkway. I couldn't tell who they were from behind right away, but eventually, I caught a glance of Nagata's face and I knew it was them. I don't really know who they are, but it was still exciting. XD;

I'll get to more later, but right now, I have to be at work bright and early tomorrow, typhoon or no, so good night!
 
 
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arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 13th, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC)
lucky~! i will make my way to a concert one day xD hopefully next summer haha~

omg, Jiei~! he's a cutie xD that's exciting that you were so close to them haha. but i guess Jrs just take public transport to get home after shows, huh?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: captivatedfaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Good luck ^^

Yeah, it was pretty silly, but we were excited |D; I was like, breathing the same air as juniors! But yeah, I don't know about the kids performing, but since these guys were just audience members, especially, they left and took the train. When more famous talents are there, like members of other groups who are too young to drive, they often wait for all the girls to leave the area before taking the train home.
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 14th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
ohh i thought they were back dancing for that concert haha, so they went to watch it and study, huh? xD

what about "demachi"? when do they do those? i only learned about that from Hakucchan and one of my friends from Japan on twitter that you can directly hand them letters and stuff during "demachi". does JUMP do that?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, when kouhai come to watch shows, they call it "kengaku" but I don't know how much of it is really studying. It mostly just seems like they're enjoying the show, haha XD;;;

Demachi is strictly a theatre-only event. The rules of demachi completely prohibit writing about demachi on the internet, but just to talk about it vaguely, after theatre shows (so basically limited to venues like Teikoku Gekijou, Nissay Gekijou, Aoyama Gekijou, Theater Crea, and those types of places), girls line up, and each line has different rules, but basically the designated leaders of the line uphold the rules. If you watched the documentary "top of the J-pops," which aired in other countries besides Japan, demachi is NOTHING like that. That was completely staged for the camera and is nothing like what demachi is in real life. If you have questions about demachi, I'd be happy to answer by PM, but since it's really against the rules I don't want to write more here. Sorry!
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 14th, 2014 02:32 am (UTC)
ah~, i see. i'd like to know more about how it works haha, it's no wonder i didn't know anything about it. i don't think i saw the top of the J-Pops...or was that the one where Johnny-san himself went in for an interview? i don't remember haha. but i'll send you a PM about it xD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's the one where Johnny interviewed, but they didn't show his face. It was all dubbed in English. XD Did you see it? At any rate, the demachi that they showed in that was totally fake.
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 14th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
i did, but i don't remember the demachi part lol
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
XD They brought a bunch of girls into the theatre and they sat down, listened to JUMP talk, and asked them questions. Totally staged XD
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 14th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
that's...more like a Q&A xD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Exactly XD
beach_bum1303beach_bum1303 on October 13th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
Everything you've said. Yes. I was watching Inoo the whole time (of course) and he was looking so hard for people with his uchiwa. I saw TONS of Inoo fans- maybe not in comparison to the Yamada, Yuto, and Daiki fans but he really had a lot! I was surprised! And he didn't notice them at all. Or me. =_=; I think he's a special type of fail; the type that looks so hard that he doesn't see. But he waved SO HARD at the kids section. He kept coming over (in the last show) grinning from ear to ear waving at all the kids. I love him.

To answer your reply to my other comment: Yes! I had a wonderful time. There was a lot of tragedy for me surrounding this concert (not going to bore you with details, it's a bit personal anyway) but Jump are honestly the best thing to have happened to me; getting to see them working so hard and actually having it pay off- that was amazing. I mean I saw Live With Me, too, but Yokohama is so much smaller it's a different feeling.

We had center (!) seats for the first Monday show (I hit for them!!!) and Yamada saw my friend and I and smiled at us. HE IS AN ANGEL. More than that. I don't know. I felt like something amazing and pure and like.. better than life had just looked at me. XD I always say Yamada is the perfect person but he really is. He just really is.

I was a bit disappointed that all 3 shows we went to, during Yes, when they're doing the hip rolls on stage, that the cameras weren't set up to show all of them. They had 3 slots on the screen... but showed Yamada on all of them. Of course I was looking at him anyway (niban) but Takaki is REALLY good at that sexy guy stuff.

Come Back was my favorite performance, I think, but... School Girl and Oh! Idol and Super Super Night and Forever and and and.. everything. o_o just everything.

Sorry for the novel. XD; I started getting sick (long time coming, am a kindergarten teacher now =_=) during the last show and woke up an hour ago with a fever so I may be a bit delusional right now. XD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Inoo&Hikaru: upwardfaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
Awww, that's adorable XD He waved a lot at Sou and the other kengaku guys during our second show (Sunday evening), which was really cute, too ♥ He's a flake sometimes but he's such a sweet guy. XD

I'm really sorry that bad things happened for you, but I'm glad that JUMP could at least make you feel a little better. I have a lot of trouble enjoying concerts in Tokyo Dome except from certain seats, so I actually didn't get that into Live with Me, but this concert was really amazing.

That's awesome! We had center for the first show, and then A-block right in front of one of the side stages 15 rows back for the second, so it was actually a perfect overall view. Both of them were tickets my friend and I hit for, so we were incredibly lucky too! And Yamada saw me too, actually. He's such a sweet guy. He just works so hard to make everything perfect for the fans. I went through a really rough patch with him about two years ago that lasted about a year, for a variety of reasons, but I love him so much now. He's grown up so much and he's such a wonderful person.

That's annoying >__< in my opinion Takaki has a nicer body than Yamada (me personally, not trying to put down Yamada or anything), anyway, so the world deserves to see it :x

omg School Girl and Oh! Idol were amazing. Super Super Night just killed me |D;;; And I really enjoyed Yes! too, and Super Delicate, and Ride with Me, and Kamona… and… everything XD;;; Yes. It was a really good performance!

No, don't be sorry XD I love this stuff. I hope you feel better though D: Teaching little kids is the germiest >__<
beach_bum1303beach_bum1303 on October 14th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
I totally went through the same thing with Yamada! I used to HATE him. I thought he was a prick. And then when I started to realize he's not... it made me hate him even more. XD Like, I want to hate you but I have no reason to so now I hate you! It took me a while to get over that, too, and then somehow my nibans until then (Keito got replaced with Daiki who got replaced with Chii) were all bumpeddown by his stupid wonder. -_-
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 11:08 am (UTC)
Wow, that's coincidental! XD I personally genuinely think he was pretty douchey for a while there in 2012~early 2013, but he learned so much about himself and became so much better. He's such a sweetheart now, I love him a lot. ♥
S: Yamachii: it's loveyomimashou on October 14th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC)
JUMP ;~~~; They really have come so far in the last couple years, and they always just look like they love what they do so much ♥ And getting to see them in YokoAri was really amazing, too.

And I still can't believe we walked behind juniors! So crazy XD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Inoo&Hikaru: upwardfaded_lace on October 14th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, all of this ;___; They've just grown up and reached such a good place. And seeing them in such a great venue was awesome, too. Our seats were amazing!

I know XDD I'm so glad I finally had that experience XD
britkit27: genki sweetiebritkit27 on October 17th, 2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
I still can't believe we saw Juniors XD;; Now if only they had been ones we gave two shits about...
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on October 19th, 2014 04:48 am (UTC)
Ahahah I know, right? Still, it was a fun experience. XD