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04 April 2016 @ 09:41 pm
that existence called KAT-TUN: 10Ks fan report  

I blinked. I screamed. And then it ended. KAT-TUN should really have a concert every month!

10Ks concert report ~ Nagoya Dome (April 3rd, 2016 @4:00pm)

In which KAT-TUN are pirates and Nakamaru can't tell his uchiwa apart by year because they all look similar (even though he chose them himself) - and then the moment with Ueda laughing while 'blaming' Junno for them showing up 1 member less, and Kame is a narcissist - nothing new lol

This is pretty incoherent. My apology in advance. Also spoiler Alert!

The more I try to remember what exactly happened, it's the less possible it seems. Just know for sure that; Tatsuya, Kame and Nakamaru proved how resilient this existence called KAT-TUN is. Whatever new form they take, they proved how brilliant they are on stage - the 3 of them filling every gap as they re-did songs that suited their voices and their new form and that they're not afraid to challenge new things for their BRAND NEW STAGE.

Song List

When the curtain dropped and GOLD started, I was beyond myself. The entire Dome erupted, be it because of the nostalgic feeling of GOLD or the fact that 3nin stepped out on stage or perhaps a combination of both. They started off singing songs at random that gave this nostalgic feeling if you've been a fan since the start of their debut... but even if you weren't, they still supplied mixes that provided much for the entire audience. Perhaps, it's at the end of the first half or during the second half that they started doing performances by periods - like 2006-2008 etc. At some point they had pictures of the 3 of them from baby till now. It was very cute.

What I liked about this concert, and what I love about KAT-TUN is that they don't try to hide their past. Even though it was only 3 of them remaining during their 10 year anniversary, they showed video clips from the time when they were six (showing all 6 members), to the time when they were 5 (showing all 5 members) to the time when they were 4 (showing all four members). Their past is a baggage but their past is also what brought them to where they are now and like a true anniversary, they honoured everything that happened.

Okay, this talk will not be done in order (I can't remember what came first) but let's start with the MC.

- As soon as they started, Kame laughed and said they started out as six but now only half of them are left. The whole dome laughed and then Ueda added, that this time "It's Taguchi's fault" ~ everyone laughed again and some folks seemed surprised that he would be so straightforward about it. But it was a good laugh and well done because they set the pace for their usual silly MC, just in case anyone was expecting KT to be moping and all sappy.

- For a moment, it seemed that Kame and Nakamaru teamed up against Ueda, teasing him about his hair. I think it was after they showed a clip of their debut days and Kame commented how back then, they had bleached/blond hair etc, then he looked over at Ueda who of course is blonde ~ it's like saying things haven't changed for some people lol

- They also gave away 3nin signed posters to folks in the crowd. Per usual they fooled around, trying to get the crowd to scream louder when their section was called. At one point, they threatened to go home because the screams weren't loud enough lol. But honestly, I think people were just excited and keenly listening to hear if they would be lucky enough to win XD

- Nakamaru also did his solo bit of beatboxing - no talking just miming so folks had to read the screen to follow. His beatboxing was fantastic as usual... and funny - switching beatboxing rhythm betweem mosquito, buddha and a 'bald monk Nakamaru' (I don't what you would call that - but I think I saw this getup in an old KT skit before). Anyway, it was hilarious.

- After that, Vampire!Kame (from Lost My Way) came out and he brought Nakamaru's white coat. They both seemed excited to play the dentist corner again since the last time was about 6 years ago (Since CHAIN). They fooled around while Nakamaru tried to cut Vampire!Kame's canine but that didn't work out so in the end, Kame bit Nakamaru on his neck lol *fans loved that*

- Earlier, I mentioned how narcissistic Kame is and that's because, after Nakamaru left him on stage, Kame started singing 'LOVE YOURSELF' and at the end he was looking at and fawning over his own uchiwa lol

- After Kame, the entire Dome was filled with the sound of a bike revving~ then like a biker show, appeared Tatsuya on a 3-wheel motocycle. That moment was fantastic. It was short lived but he rode and sang at the the same time (I think it was CHANGE UR WORLD). At some point, he fired a gun and at the end, threw a 'grenade' lol I love his violence!

- Nakamaru was next and he was great dancing with laser lights (I think it was to Star Rider - I think). Anyway, it was pretty. He had the whole stage to himself~ made me wonder just how long it took him to have practiced all that.

- The rehearsal part to make the clock alarm was hilarious. These guys definitely didn't think about it before and was going all ad-lib on stage trying to figure out what to do. First, each member gave it a go. Maru was all technical. His alarm version included the actual sound of an alarming clock with the basic message of 'good morning, wake up wake up' ~lol it was lame and funny at the same time. Ueda went next and his was all in character. First he started off in this deep lovely voice to wake up then he suddenly got scary/angry lol but it still had a good effect, I think. That would definitely wake you up and you wouldn't even be angry about waking up 5am on a Monday for work XD. Kame of course, tried the sexy wake up method - he was all about being erotic, from the very start he was talking about an ero alarm lol. His voice was low and mellow saying it's time to walk up and take a shower. Honestly, if that was my alarm, I would rather sleep in with that alarm on repeat lol

In the end, they went with something standard. Sorry, I missed the translation but by listening, I honestly don't know how that alarm recording will turn out lol

- Nakamaru's corner with him shamelessly selling is goods was back! He had all sorts of ways his USB Charger could be useful. The 2 ways I remember are;

1 - He's on a pirate ship (perhaps captured) and so decided to make a call but ran out of charge ~ that's when the charger came in handy.
2 - Still on the ship and got shot in the chest but the USB charger box protected him (hence, I guess, the gunshot design on the box) lol

- Maybe it was for PRECIOUS ONE that Tatsuya played the piano. Everyone was surprised when the big white piano came on stage. As usual, it was fantastic and I don't know why he doesn't play instruments more.

- Maybe this was earlier in the concert, but during WILL BE ALL RIGHT, I found it fitting that Kame told the audience to sing along~ because while I listened, it sounded like that was also his way to reassure fans that 'KAT-TUN will be all right, and that HYPHENS will be all right as well.

- As expected, after KIMI NO YUME BOKU NO YUME, there were like a million feels scattered about. All the playfullness from earlier disappeared and it wasn't a tense atmosphere or even a sad one... it was more like, there's another hurdle to get over - like there's hope and they want to believe in it. I also noticed how this time they wore long white coats (on Best Artist they had on long red coats), so to me, the white symbolised a new change and a new forwardness, and this led into everyone's final message saying that from now on, once again, KAT-TUN's form will change. It was heartbreaking watching - Kame kept taking deep breaths and even at one point he did a bitter smile as if bitterly laughing at the situation. Nakamaru mentioned that once again they're in the same situation - I'm not sure but it was almost as if he was saying that the first 2 times members left, they promised fans that that would be the last and yet again, history has repeated itself. And Ueda had all the weight of remorse in his eyes. He was the first to talk and he talked so long, it's the first I've seen him not only being the first to talk but perhaps he spoke the longest apologising and thanking fans for still believing in them despite of what has been happening to them.

Yes, I heard sniffles all around me. And I felt my eyes burn because since the start of the concert, I kept wondering why would anyone want to leave this haven... why would anyone want to leave this company called KAT-TUN... why is it that this group keeps losing members when their chemistry is so absolutely perfect?! And then I remembered Nakamaru's 10Ks interview with him basically saying, that even if the bond is there, it may not be enough - that them being brothers or not, each member is in a sphere that they don't allow others to step in - a place that's off limit - something like that.

Anyway, there were 2 encores. The second encore was BRAND NEW STAGE which I found very fitting for being the last song. It had this playful feeling which helped to lighten the air. KAT-TUN came around on the small mobile stages and the main stage background was very colourful.

At the end of it all (almost 3hrs), it would seem that the one thing that will never change, is the feeling a small action and a few words can do~ like magic, it always seems to tighen the bond between KAT-TUN and HYPHENS - and this magic is when everyone join hands and with conviction and in unison, everyone loudly shouts, "WE ARE KAT-TUN". And when it was said and done, some people still held hands high above their heads, while others started clapping profusely~ everyone happily grining, as they watched a heap of gold confetti come falling from the sky.
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: gold by kat-tun
powwiepowwie on April 4th, 2016 01:44 pm (UTC)

Our fellow pirates will never stop to amaze us!
I'm glad it was a great show.
That they are singing their hits also help... There are a lots of good songs left out of course ( and I'm a bit sad they couldn't fit Feathers and Jet in the show).
I was a bit puzzled when I read reports that they didn't have any backdancers or juniors with them...
(ok, nobody really notice the juniors dancing, they just add colors on stage).
My take is that it's more about singing together with the public in a kind of celebration party rather than performing a new show...
How did it feel live?

And the new baseball song is probably the right positive touch after Kimi no Yume, Boku no yume. A more cheerful way to say goodbye to the public. Because, honestly, I was starting to dread hearing that song at the concert...

Enjoy next show too!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 5th, 2016 10:00 am (UTC)
"I was a bit puzzled when I read reports that they didn't have any backdancers or juniors with them..."

I honestly didn't notice this until you said it lol

I guess that's a good sign.

Yeah I was hoping they would sing more of their current songs too, but I was satisfied with what they did.

How did it feel live?
Honestly, if you're used to seeing Junno, then at first you'll subconsciously be looking for him... but then 3nin really took all the attention soon enough... I liked it... mellow in a way and explosions at parts.

Much to look forward to ^^
chiitakachie on April 4th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
thanks for the repo... *bow*

after read some fan repo I'm little bit worried coz some say the stage seem empty but I'm glad that the con end well. I'm kinda shock that they sang kimi no yume boku no yume coz that song will make you weeps hahahaaha.... and I read that kame hurt his hand 0_0

it's must be nostalgic seeing the vids from 6nin to 3nin kat-tun and yes I'm also happy that they didn't try to hide their past. it make me believe the bond that they have are real and strong, although they're on separate way. I wish I could watch it live and scream WE ARE KAT-TUN together QAQ
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 5th, 2016 10:06 am (UTC)
The stage seemed empty?

Well I thought it was great. Nothing unnecessary. I know people noticed there were no juniors as back-dancers, but to be honestly, I didn't notice until someone commented about it here. So I didn't find it empty.

But Yeah!!! KAT-TUN is amazing. I'm looking forward to more from them ^^
chestnuttor7chestnuttor7 on April 4th, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this. :D I really wanted to be able to catch a concert but I can't so thanks heaps for bringing it to me. :D
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 5th, 2016 10:07 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad I could help ^^
pieremaechai_pieremae on April 5th, 2016 01:06 am (UTC)
thank you so much for this...
even by reading this i laughed and cried at some point...
looking forward for the next show :))))
wish i could watch it though.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 5th, 2016 10:08 am (UTC)
You're most welcome ^^
Yeah I feel blessed to have been able to attend.
I hope they'll show footage on TV soon.
pieremaechai_pieremae on April 8th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC)
well hoping the DVD will showcase everything. haha!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 10th, 2016 04:18 pm (UTC)
I hope so too and that they won't take too long to share the goodies ^^
Mystical_Powers: Blue Sky Kameramystical_powers on April 5th, 2016 03:27 am (UTC)
Thank you for writing this review! I started crying when you started talking about them apologising again =[ I'll be seeing their concert twice and I always cry through their concerts anyway but I'll probs be crying even harder this time around.
Thank you for your review!!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 5th, 2016 10:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's when the sniffling started. People were listening and nodding and clasping their hands. I think it's impossible to not feel something... even if the tears don't come... the eyes will burn ><"

Going to the Tokyo concerts?
Mystical_Powersmystical_powers on April 6th, 2016 03:16 am (UTC)
Yes I am 30th and 1st ^)^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 7th, 2016 09:53 am (UTC)
Nice! seeing them back to back ^^
Counting down to Osaka now.
Meganelilyrainygirl10 on April 5th, 2016 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the report. Glad that the concert turned out well and for KAT-TUN being open and honest about their past. Reading your report made me cry, laugh and relieved that the 3 of them are the same as before. It gave me hope that they'll be back soon, stronger and united than ever.

I hope that I can watch their concert and I also hope that it won't be their last.


Edited at 2016-04-05 03:35 am (UTC)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 5th, 2016 10:28 am (UTC)
"It gave me hope that they'll be back soon, stronger and united than ever."

I also get this feeling. They really are hurting. I can't imagine the emotions they must be going through having to face fans under such situation once again. But they're strong. And We are strong too ^^
Hikari Kiramekudaftdragon on April 5th, 2016 08:13 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the review. I'm stuck Stateside and am always broke, so can never ever go to a KAT-TUN concert in person, so I ALWAYS appreciate people taking the time to write these (so I may live vicariously through them, LOL).

I really hope the Nakamaru clinic makes it into the DVD show. The did them during Chain, but not for the DVD and I was SUPER disappointed about that, so I'm hoping it stays this time. The fact that it leads into Kame's solo makes me hopeful.
Ueda's Change Ur World solo sounds like something he would do. Been a while since we've seen any of them ride a bike out on-stage. XD
I am super excited to see Maru's solo take on Star Rider. I hope they don't change that up either.

The final MC sounds about what I thought it would be. Breaks my heart that this has to be a thing AGAIN (and I'd have never in a million years ever guessed it'd be Taguchi's fault of all people). Still, if KAT-TUN can survive this, and the hiatus, I'm praying that'll be enough to keep them stable well into the future. I don't want these concerts to be a good-bye. Luckily form the sounds of things, they won't be.

Also happy that they sang Brand New Stage. If they sing it for the DVD, it'll be the best version we'll have of it for a while. I really loved what I heard of it so far.

I think I had more things I wanted to say but I can't remember it all right now. ^^; Anyways, once again thanks for sharing!
Meganelilyrainygirl10 on April 5th, 2016 08:36 am (UTC)
They sang Brand New Stage during the double encore before the "We are KAT-TUN!".

And like you, I'm hoping that their concert will be out in DVD eventhough they're in hiatus.

Edited at 2016-04-05 08:37 am (UTC)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 5th, 2016 10:38 am (UTC)
You're welcome ^^ I'm glad you found something entertaining and sensible in reading this ><"

Nakamaru Clinic! That's the name lol I'd forgotten. It was quite a lovely surprise and I hope it will make it to the DVD... and it should since I can't see them changing much with the cons all happening so close and being so 'sudden'... well at least I hope so.

I still wish Kame, Maru and Ueda did a full solo perf. They did just parts of the songs, but still entertaining to watch. I was surprised and pleased when they did Change UR World. I always did like that song ^^

The final message was as expected. You could see how people were bracing themselves for Kimi no Yume and expecting the sad messages that would follow. But somehow, you could also see their relief while KT talked... they were nodding in agreement and clasping their hands listening earnestly.

Anything is possible in two years, but like you, I really hope this tour won't be their last.
crism79crism79 on April 6th, 2016 07:28 pm (UTC)
"And I felt my eyes burn because since the start of the concert, I kept wondering why would anyone want to leave this haven... why would anyone want to leave this company called KAT-TUN..."

You just brought tears to my eyes girl!! So so true! I think you summed up everyone's feelings :))

Thank you s much for the report, as always I always love to read your reports and see the events through your eyes. My heart always goes a bit faster as if I'm there for a while picturing what was happening ^^

So happy they owned that stage and made it theirs, without hiding their past - because as you said, as sad as some events were, it's that past that brought them to this point.

I'm so glad "Brand New Stage" was the last song, because it fits this new form of KAT-TUN and what's to come :D

Let's go! "WE ARE KAT-TUN"
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 7th, 2016 09:59 am (UTC)
Awwww I'm glad you could follow. I'm always lost writing these things ><

The concert was very enjoyable so I found that it ended too fast. They really know how to rearrange their new stage... too bad it's under such a circumstance, but~

Done packing?
crism79crism79 on April 7th, 2016 08:39 pm (UTC)
You write the way you remember and how it felt and that's why I like reading it ^^

I was so genuinely anxious for them, I was nervous all Sunday lol - it almost seemed it was me that was going to perform! Glad they rearranged everything in a good way :))) the gap will always be there I guess, but I'm happy they owned that stage and delivered a fantastic show!

Packing? I still haven't even taken my trolley out. I'll start panicking around this time next week lol ^^ I hate packing...
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 8th, 2016 11:20 am (UTC)
Then I'm glad I'm useful ^^
I can imagine how nervous you'll be before cons ><
Good thing you'll have company :)
oza: coffeeozawa_chan on April 22nd, 2016 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for writing this report. Reading this made me remember that Nagoya Dome day. So many feels. I'm glad that I was able to see them before their hiatus.

Btw, it was "Precious One" that Ueda played piano, Nakamaru did a little beatbox and Kame sang solo at the beginning, and then all three joined in singing. I remembered this because Precious One was the song that got me into KAT-TUN and made me a Hyphen. That song brought tears to my eyes T_T 4U was a good one too, KAT-TUN let us fans finish last part of 4U while they came inside to change costume. I regretted not buying alarm clock lol although I didn't know Japanese, I had a good laugh when they recorded their voices for the alarm.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 24th, 2016 06:10 am (UTC)
Okie. I'll change it. I'm always in a daze when they're on stage >< Those songs are really touching along with 'Bless'.
The alarm for the clocks are funny~ their individual alarms - but in the end they chose the standard route ><"
It's really a bittersweet feeling seeing them in concert before they go ^^