Inasayama Live Report Supplement: 2009.08.30
Further to our reports on the first day, we’ve heard that they’ve added a few more touches to the second day to make it even more special. Here is a summary of the extras on 2009.08.30:
1. On both days, Souguchi Akihisa-san was MC at the Big N stadium. The camera today followed Masha and his staff all the way through to the helipad. Fans who got the news were there to see him off. When the helicopter reached Inasayama, it actually hovered low over the outdoor stage, so that we could see Masha wave to us from the cockpit. Of course, we didn’t stop flinging our towels at them either, from the moment the helicopter got into our sight.
2. The RV that Masha took from the helicopter to the stage, was parked all through the show on the right side of the audience. At the end, Masha went backstage after he told us there was going to be fireworks, and the RV very quickly drove off. He probably left without even changing his clothes (afraid that we might surround him??….)
3. There was a very touching part during “18-eighteen”. The big screen in Inasayama was showing the Big N stadium, when suddenly an enormous banner slowly rolled down over the heads of the audience there. It said “<ましゃ、でっかい愛をありがとう、おいも長崎のために動けやん＞" （It was in Nagasaki ben, and the approximate meaning was "Masha, thanks for your great love for us, we will also do something for Nagasaki too". I believe Masha had no idea this was coming, he looked stunned for a while at the big screen, then had such a sweet smile on his face.
4. During “Sai Ai”, even the grass fields of the Big N were lighted up, it was beautiful.
5. After the show, we had to wait our turn to go out. The farthest blocks were to exit first, so because the front blocks had a long time to wait, they actually replayed the WOWOW telecast for us. Some fans inadvertently started the dance moves as they were watching.
Overall, the papers today were all talking about the 1.5 billion yen economic boost, but (I’m sure) they had also spent a fortune on the entire live, from the stage effects to the shuttle buses (for the audience up and down the hill), even the goods stalls were so professionally done. This event had a bigger impact in Nagasaki than the local elections there (The Japan elections were held on the same day). Everywhere we went, people were talking about Masha / Inasayama live / the JR station festival settings. Traffic control in the areas around Inasayama; the crowds in the hotel lobby; the never-shortening queues outside (Masha’s favourite ramen shop) in Shianbashi 思案橋 * (it was so long we couldn’t get in…..), they all gave me the impression that this “summer fest” was not simply Masha’s own concert but a big festival for the whole of Nagasaki……
~Translated from mashamasha’s post on the unofficial Fukuyama Masaharu Fans Club blog (#538)~
The reported (unconfirmed) run-down for these 2 days
1. 約束の丘 (Yakusoku no Oka)
4. それがすべてさ (Sore ga Subetesa)
5. It’s Only Love
6. Milk Tea
9. 幸福論 (Koufukuron)
~ Nagasaki Inasayama Special Medley ~
11. 蜜柑色の夏休み (Mikan Iro no Natsuyasumi)
12. Good Luck
13. 遠くへ (Tooku e)
14. 旅人 (Tabibito)
15. vs. ～知覚と快楽の螺旋～ (vs. ~Chikaku to Kairaku no Rasen~)
16. Peach - with fireworks
18. HEAVEN (not on 30/8)
20. 追憶の雨の中 (Tsuioku no Ame no Naka)
21. 化身 (Keshin) - with fire
22. 想 ~new love new world~ (Sou ~new love new world~)
23. 明日のSHOW (Ashita no Show)
24. 道標 (Michishirube)
~ Encore ~
Nagasaki Dragon Dance
25. KISSして (Kiss Shite)
27. 最愛 (Sai Ai) - with lights
* Shianbashi is a narrow stretch of road in Nagasaki. It’s name is synonymous to the word “gourmet”, as it is lined with many restaurants, most of which are quite affordable. Home Page
The walls of Masha favourite ramen shop are covered with his caricatures and autographs.
This English translation was first posted on MashaPlus [dot] Info Forums. (Registration required to enter.)