We’re Bros Tour 2009 Michishirube Report - Yoyogi (09.27)
by midori.westwood, first posted on Mashaplus Forums on October 2, 2009
Minna-san, a very rough report for 9/27.
Be honest, I was a bit heavy-laden when I entered the concert hall on 9/27. The 4-month National Tour finally came to an end. It was the last night that we can share with Masha this year. After taking pictures for the flowers and changing my concert tee, I immediately went for my seat. This night, I sat on the South J Block 2/F. Though I was on the 2/F, the view was not that bad. Since J Block was just on the side of the stage.
When the band came out from the backstage, everyone in the hall started to shout and clap. We all expected Masha and just kept shouting and jumping for joy. When Masha came out, you can’t hear anything except “Masha, Masha, Masha!!!”.
Everyone was in a very high spirit tonight. When Masha said “Hi~” to us, each block replied with a great shout and some may wave the Keshin Towel as well. SS seats were particularly high. They all shouted and jumped when Masha face to them. (I was afraid that the temporary seating for the SS seats would be collapsed if the fans non-stop jumping! Haha.).
Masha did ask where the fans come from this night. However, due to the time limit, he asked in a broad way with Hokkaido, Kyushu, Honshu, Shikoku and Okinawa only. Actually when Masha started to ask where we came from, I got ready to shout out once he asked about Kaigai. However, Masha disappointed me this time. He didn’t ask about the overseas fans.
Yea, everyone was high that night. We all clapped and waved for all the songs. The run down was just the same as the show on 9/26. But I can say, the songs arrangement just drove me crazy. The emotional “Milk Tea” followed by “Survivor”; awesome “Phantom” followed by sweet “Koufukuron” and then came back to ”流れ星”… my feelings just go up and down! And up and down!
As you may knew already, the Inasayama medley was added for Yoyogi. This part was really touching. As I can feel how Masha feels about his hometown… how much he missed his family, his friends and his hometown. But, well, the last song of the medley “旅人” brought us back to the exciting moment.
For Peach!, the pink O-back came back again!!! Same as the concerts before, naughty Masha kept playing with it. The word “千秋楽” was printed on the peach. (This slang refers to the “Final day” in the performance that does the same repertoire for two or more days.) A bell was added to the Peach! after the song was finished and there was a massage inside the bell. The massage for 9/27 was different from the one for 9/26 and which was “You are the Best ! / You are so Great !” for this night.
“Saiai” was included in the encore part. The live version of “Saiai” was even better than the CD version. Masha’s deep voice made me heart-breaking again.
Usually, after the first part of encore, Masha would say thank you to the band and then the band would go back to backstage… but this was not for tonight. After “18～eighteen～”, Inoue-san got the mic. and talked to us. At that time, I was extremely excited since I was not sure if there was any special announcement. How lucky I was… this night I watched the show with a Japanese expert, she explained to me what Inoue-san was talking about… the band was going to sing a song for Masha!!! It was a simple song with one or two sentence, the band just sang together for Masha! How lovely they are~ and they sent a massage to Masha too. It was really a touching moment since the band treats Masha so well and you can feel how they enjoy working with Masha!
For the last part of encore, the song was ”東京にもあったんだ”… another wonderful song. Due to the lyrics, due to the atmosphere… everyone seems to be sad at that time. Yea, we all knew that the concert nearly came to the end. It was the last night and we all hope that Masha could stay for longer. So we all clapped and shouted, clapped and shouted…
I am sure Masha would like to stay for longer too. After ”東京にもあったんだ”, he just stayed on the stage and looked at us and smiled to us. I won’t forget how warm Masha’s smile is. We kept shouting with “いいえ” to show that we didn’t want to leave. Yap, no one wanted to leave… Masha got back a guitar and started to sing “HEART”. We clapped together and sang “HEART” together with Masha.
At the very last, Masha said “thank you” to us and to those who had supported and assisted him for such a long time. Finally, Masha gave us a big KISS !!!
Indeed, I would like to say “thank you” to Masha too. I will never forget this memorable night!
“Masha, thanks for bringing us such wonderful concerts, thanks for providing us those great music. We will support you forever. また、会おうね！！！”
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