Becky (becky_49) wrote,
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Taipei con (1st show, Oct 11, 2008)

Just got back from the concert, and it was AMAZING!

Setlist:

Love So Sweet (1/2 song)
Oh Yeah!
Kotoba Yori Taisetsu Na Mono
Life Goes On
Step & Go (1/2 song)
Members introduce themselves in Mandarin
Hip Hop Boogie
Jidai
Yes? No?
Carnival Night Part 2
Niji
Take Me Faraway
La Tormenta 2004
Lucky Man
Hadashi no Mirai (1/2 song)
Happiness
MC
Kaze no Mukou e
Kimi no tame ni boku ga iru (sung by Johnny's Juniors)
Re(mark)able
Truth (1/2 song)
A Day in our Life
Yabai Yabai Yabai
?? edited Oct 12: Ichioku no Hoshi thanks to tk3104 and mabechid
Sirius
Hello Goodbye
Introduction of Johnny's Juniors
Introduction of Arashi members
A.RA.SHI
PikaNchi Double
Asu ni Mukatte Hoeru
Members' thank you speeches in Mandarin
One Love

1st encore:
We Can Make It (1/2 song)
Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi (in Mandarin and Japanese)
Sakura Sake

2nd encore:
Beautiful Days

Random thoughts:

There's one song that I don't know. If anyone knows, could you please tell me? It's Ichioku no Hoshi, thanks to tk3104 and mabechid. Edited in the setlist.

Ohno has the best voice in Johnny's  Arashi, but is it just me, or does the echo make his voice sound weird?

Didn't pick up much of the MC. The translator was overlapping Arashi, and my Mandarin sucks. Apparently the first thing Aiba wanted to eat when he landed in Taipei was xiao long bao. And something about Matsujun playing Domyouji and Sho playing Makino.

At one point Aiba mentioned he wished there were fans from England. He said there were fans from other places, such as the Phillipines, etc. and I swear he said イギリス   (British / English), so I took it to mean that he wished there were fans from England. Hello, we came all the way from Canada to see you guys.

Love the rising stage during Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi. That gave people sitting in the 3rd floor a good view of them. Too bad we sat in section 3C, which was to the side, but we still got a good view of them nonetheless. If we sat in section 3E/F, it would've been perfect, since that would've been dead centre.

Glad that Matsujun chose Yabai x3 as his solo instead of Tell Me What You Wanna Be or Naked, otherwise I would've died laughing.  Also loved seeing the MJ walk live. How fitting I chose Yabai x3 as the time for a bathroom break. I went after the MJ walk, and I could still hear him quack sing in there. He's not the best singer, but I can see he tries hard.

The lyrics to the 2nd verse of A.RA.SHI was changed, but wasn't sure if they were in Mandarin or Japanese.

After the 1st encore, there was an announcement that the concert has ended and please leave the arena, blah, blah, blah, but I had a feeling that there had to be a 2nd encore. Somehow, it won't be satisfying if it ended with Sakura Sake. It'll be different if it ended with Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi, A.RA.SHI, Hero, or Kaze. The last song is just me being biased, I figured they won't sing it since it's not the end of summer anymore.

Aiba telling the audience "Please stand up" in English was cute.

Ohno asked the audience if they were happy, in Mandarin (開心  嗎 ?), and they replied "happy", in Japanese (樂しい).

I'm somewhat dreading tomorrow's concert because once that's over, I'll probably never see them live again. I don't speak Japanese, and I don't know anyone who lives in Japan who can join the fanclub for me. I'm not the type of person who'll buy tickets online from people I don't know, and I can't handle the stress of ticket wars for concerts in other parts of Asia. This was hard enough, although it was nothing compared to what people in Shanghai had to go through, and all I managed were 1500NT tickets for today and 1000NT tickets for tomorrow. But I'm glad I get to watch them live, just once. Hopefully they'll have an AAA (Arashi Around AMERICA) tour sometime in the future. 
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