3939 Budokan Concert Sharing!
by midori.westwood, first posted on Mashaplus Forums on June 8, 2009
My dears, sorry for my late report and sharing. Coz I just find no way to get on internet when I was in Tokyo. Actually, there are quite a lot I would like to share. Hope that what I write would not confuse u all.
As I said, I had a crazy night for the Budokan concert. I just can’t take my eyes off Masha!!! Masha is super handsome and cute!!!
When the show started and Masha entered the stage, almost all the audience stood at once to welcome Masha, and there were full of screaming and applause in the hall. (I haven’t seen this in any concerts in HK!)
After few old songs, Masha started to ask where the fans come from. When Masha asked if there are fans come from “Gaikoku” (overseas), I did shout out with “Hai” (yes). And I can hear that there were some other overseas fans for the show too. But the most interesting part was, when Masha asked about the overseas fans, the camera did zoom in to certain westerners who sat in the arena area, and all other fans can see them clearly from the big TV.
Masha also asked if there were male audience, and the camera zoom to the male fans as well. When those guys saw themselves on the big TV, they did give us a big wave too. (From my observation, over 95% of the audience was female!!!) Of coz, their companions were much more excited!
U all may know already that the stage was in the centre of the hall and there were four roads pointed to “E, S, W, N” the four directions. South should be the front stage (my seat was in South area!), but u know Masha is very considerate of everyone, he just takes turns to sing to South and North when he was on the centre stage. And sometimes he would walk thru the roads and to sing to all four directions. Thus, all the people in either direction could see Masha clearly!!!
Masha really cared for all the fans. When he sang “Tsuioku no Ame no Naka”, Masha tried to throw the paper cup to the 2/F!!! Though the stage is nearer to the audience in Budokan, there is still a distant to the 2/F. But Masha just let us know he won’t forget us. And u know what, Masha made it!!! He succeeded to throw the paper cups to the 2/F!!!
And there was one funny thing, before “Tsuioku no Ame no Naka” started, Masha would throw few cups to the audience first. For one try to the 1/F, the paper cup hits the big TV and dropped back to the stage. Masha then squatted and used his hand to cover his face. At the same time, the musicians played some funny background music at once. It was just like a tease on Masha!
Budokan was still hot though it may be already better than the first night. Masha and us just sweated and kept using the pink towel. Some may think that the towel was used for Keshin only, but it was not!!! There were many towel movements during the concert. Keshin, Kiss shite, Heaven… we did have towel movements for the fast songs and rock music! Of coz, we all did a great towel movement for Keshin since we did have practice before. For the other songs, Masha even took the lead of the towel movement. We all followed him what to do!
For Peach! We all followed Masha to clap and sang “tu… tu…tu…” together! The silver ribbons were emitted during Peach! However, only the fans in arena area can get the silver ribbon…. When singing Sou~new world, new love~, the white balloons were emitted too!
Indeed, all the audience just stood and waved and screamed for all the fast songs! When Masha sang Heaven, he walked to the 4 directions and made that movement (Gals, u must know what I am talking about!). All of us were really high and just kept screaming!!!
Masha also had solo guitar performance of VS.~知覚と快楽の螺旋~ in the 4 directions. Masha used to close his eyes when he had solo guitar performance, which means that he really enjoys at the moment. I love all Masha’s solo guitar performance!!! What a pity that there was no 99 this time. But again, the live performance of Red x Blue still drive me crazy!!!
There were several videos shown in the concert. Apart from the one showing Masha’s history (performed by Amuse new actor and actress), there are interviews with Masha’s secondary teachers, schoolmates, the boss of the wooden shop and his colleague in the wooden shop. The boss of the wooden shop has three daughters and they are said to be “美人三姉妹” (The three beautiful sisters!). They showed up in the interviews too. Be honest, when u watching the video performed by Amuse staff, u would wonder whether there was any romance between Masha and the three sisters. At least I had that curious!
That top secret video of Masha’s interview in Amuse… well…. I just can’t stop laughing when watching it! Masha was really funny in the video, and he looks really cute! The song he sang in the interview was quite rock and he was “反白眼” (can anyone help to translate this term?) when he sang the chorus part. And he had to speak out a script too. When he read it out, there were some words he doesn’t know. Masha just stopped suddenly and said “eh???”. There was a funny facial expression on his face. He looks really cute, cute, cute!!!
About the photos, baby Masha is kawaii ne~
Masha did not tie up his hair that night. Maybe the staff always come on the stage to tidy up his hair for him, the hair was not that messy as the first show. As I said Budokan was hot, all of us were sweating. And when Masha sang Keshin, his sweat went into his eyes and I saw him using his hands to rub his eyes. Poor Masha~
Masha didn’t have much make-up I think. I am sure his makeup would be melted under those spot lights and Masha keeps looking good throughout the concert. (Well, actually I can’t think of a time he doesn’t look good~) His skin quality is very good I can say…
About the clothing, Masha first appeared on the stage with a grey coat and a T-shirt inside. But when singing Saiai, he changed to a long coat that in shinny dark green color. I think it is quite splendid and Masha even looks taller with this coat! But he wears that coat for only one song. Haha, he must be very hot and just can’t put the coat on.
He then changed to the white T-shirt during the encore part. I just wonder if he also wears the underpants at the same time…heeeee… (OMG! What I was thinking of ?!)
U gals may already see the cover of the new album. When Masha introduced this album and the souvenir, he tried to use that little fan to blow his hair. He wanted to show us how the pic of the album cover was taken. But can that little fan blow up his hair??? Masha is just so funny~
And one more thing, after Michishirube, we all knew that the concert came to the end. However, as for the last show, most of us just want to have more. We all keep shouting “Masha, Masha” to keep him stay. However, Masha teased us and saying that the ticket prices only Yen 3,939, how can we request that much? Of coz, it is only kidding. Masha would definitely want to sing more for us. But I think it is the Budokan not allow to do so. U know, Budokan is not allowed to throw anything in the hall, but Masha throws the paper cup and the souvenir. I think he just cannot break any other rules again.
I really addicted to his live solo play. It’s incredible!!!
I do like the song “18″ too! When I first heard it, it feels like “Ashita no show”. The melody is soft and it is really encouraging! Kiss And there was lyrics shown on the TV when Masha sang it. It is quite easy to follow the melody and some of us did sing together!
In the video, the young Masha always secretly look at the three sisters and smile when they have supper together. The young Masha seems to like them a lot.
The big sister is still single, but the 2nd sister already got married and has a little daughter. Be honest, I think they looks good too and they give me a feeling that they are quite a traditional Japanese women.
And here are some pics for sharing:
Actually, I totally forgot that it is not allowed to take photos inside the Budokan. When I entered the hall seeing Masha’s posters, I immediately took out my DC to take photos. And two staff come to me at once and said a lot to me in Japanese (of coz, I dun know what they are talking about. But it should be with my DC!) When I told them “I dun know” in Eng, they realized that I am not a Japanese and then bring me to another staff (who knows Eng). I was quite scared that time since I am just afraid that they will take my DC. Luckily, they only marked down my seat no. and told me that they will keep check on me to see if I will take photos during the concert. If so, they would then keep my DC.
Flowers sent to Masha for support:
Souvenir for the night:
I got these two CDs in a book shop and they costs only Yen 400 each! The following are all I got during the trip. What a trip of Bankruptcy!!!
By the way, in a CD shop in Narita Airport, Keshin and Suspect X ranked the 4th of the charts. Masha is really popular everywhere!!!
This concert report was cross-posted from MashaPlus Forums, Masaharu Fukuyama International Community, with permission from the author. (Registration required to enter.)