Akasaka BLITZ is an amazing venue. I understand now why so many artists like it. It was big, but not too big. They had flashy awesome lights (although I kind of blinded by them sometimes when I watched Yo and Sono…), they had smoke/fog machines, they had firecrackers, they had FIRE, and then they had streamers!!
A thin white curtain hid the stage, when the show started, we could see Sono’s standing figure, while four dancers moved around him.
Those dancers were all dressed in and painted black…They were kind of distracting at times, especially when they decided to jump around. They were only there for the first song though.
Yo’s bass is still awesome with it’s lighted neck.
Anzi still does that awesome guitar spin/throw around himself, plus the whole playing it behind his head business. haha
I was completely blown away by Sono though. During the last song before the encore, Kizuna, Sono dropped the microphone; his voice rang throughout the venue…and I was standing near the back.
At the beginning of the first encore, Ayame accidentally turned something on/played a recording when he leaned onto his keyboard. Everyone looked rather confused, and then Ayame put his hands together in apology. After that, they all continued with their long and hearfelt MC’s about the success of the tour, how far they’ve come, how much farther they plan to go. It was adorable. Also, Ayame and Sono were wearing the tour shirts with one shoulder bared, haha. I wish I could have gotten one but they were all sold out! T___T
Once they finished, Anzi took half his jacket off…he tried waving to the audience with the arm that still had the jacket on it, but he just ended up hitting himself in the face. (笑)
At the end of the first encore (which was two songs), Yo TOOK OFF HIS SHIRT AND THREW IT INTO THE AUDIENCE.
The crowd demanded a second encore, to which this request was obliged. They came out to play one more song. I think Sono commented that they hadn’t done a double encore during the tour before. Oh and also, Yuki decided to come out shirtless too.
Surprisingly, some people shouted for yet another encore! Of course, the show was over, but by that time, it had already run about 2 1/2 hours!