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02 May 2016 @ 09:39 pm
May 1st just became a very memorable date!  
Tokyo Dome 10Ks 3
Just outside the Tokyo Dome, there's a roller coaster. As you walk towards the Dome, you can hear people screaming their lungs out as well as the roller coaster making this thunderous noise~ to any listener it sounded scary but at the same time, folks on the roller coaster were having the time of a lifetime.

It's the thrill.

KAT-TUN Tour "10Ks" in Tokyo Dome: May 01, 2016 @ 6pm, was like a dozen roller coaster rides.

Tokyo Dome 10Ks 2
When some friends told me how different the Tokyo Dome concerts on April 29th & 30th were to Osaka and Nagoya, I could hardly contain my excitement for May 1st ~ I knew what was coming but I couldn't help it (roller coaster) and it didn't disappoint: fire, water, the lighting and explosions... but perhaps the biggest upbeat of all was how KAT-TUN and HYPHENS were on fire.

As usual, I'm writing this report based on my incoherent memory~ so I've added some videos and drawings... and do forgive the typos.

- Before the concert even started, HYPHENS had their penlights ready and started to chant the KAT-TUN *clap clap* - the rhythm like the COME HERE clap and when KAT-TUN finally hit the stage the crowd went mad~ with GOLD (the opening song), performed in the backdrop of water.

- For MOON, I need to check the lyrics of this song because 3nin put on a very sensual feeling during this performance. The microphone stand was decorated or rather dressed as a woman with what's supposed to be a kimono and Kame was on the ground with the mike caressing it in the most sensual desire ever~ people said he was 'having sex' with the microphone stand but it was more like 'making love to the microphone stand' - if you get the difference. So that's Kame being all loving and delicate BUT then!!!!! you had Ueda swinging his microphone stand over his shoulder and then later swinging it around LOL ~ like really, what does he imagine a woman being like?! lol Though sadly, I couldn't see Nakamaru at that time because the stage column was in the way.

- After the the first greeting, I heard people sniffling around me... this was like maybe not even 10 minutes into the concert and folks were already emotional...

This is WHY!

Their intro greetings;

Kame - usually Kame would call the name of the venue, for example, "Osaka Dome, Nagoya Dome etc.." but this time he shouted "HYPHENS"!!!! He actually spoke directly to us ~ making it more intimate.

Nakamaru - he started with, "you know what today is, right?" and then the crowd went crazy because of course, it was the last concert for a while... the last group event for a while~ and then he asked everyone to make it the best concert they've ever had.

Ueda - was all pumped up. Asking the crowd if his 'feelings' are reaching them and jeering them to shout louder. It was fantastic. In my last post, I wrote how quiet Ueda was at the Nagoya and Osaka concerts but at the May 1st Tokyo Dome concert, he was very very very active chatting and dancing (yes, dancing) and singing and during MC, he got himself into the conversation and it all seemed so natural and well put together. I was really happy to see this. It's really his personality to talk when he wants to.

- I've a new found love for UNLOCK. During the interlude, their performance was superb with water and fire and explosions and dancing and the visual was absolutely fantastic!

- For the Nakamaru clinic with Vampire!Kame (well he said he's Dracula lol), I think Nakamaru was more opened to the idea of having Kame's fangs in him lol His attitude was all, 'ok, let's do this' with his neck bare and ready for Kame lol

- Kame sang LOVE YOURSELF again and he was still loving himself looking at his uchiwa and saying how 'bright/shining he was*~ basically saying that his picture was so beautiful that it was blinding hehe

- Ueda came out on his bike again for CHANGE UR WORLD but this time he rode faster. I guess after 4 concerts, he had gotten more used it. It was great!

- Nakamaru did his laser dance to STAR RIDER again. Always pretty.

- During the MC, as I mentioned before, Ueda jumped into NaKame's convo and even carried the converation. After MC (as they were leaving the stage), Nakamaru took up the basket with the water bottles and gave to it Kame LOL it was funny how he just took it up and just gave to him like it's normal. So Kame called him 'Leader'. Ueda called him old man/grandpa, which is always funny because they're the same age lol Anyway, during this same segment, Ueda was saying that Kame uses his arms for baseball, and he Ueda use his for boxing, so what does Nakamaru use his arms for? Nakamaru said beatboxing, though that uses his lips. They were really cute on stage. I feel like they've already started to settle into a dynamics that suits the 3 of them.

- During MC (or maybe it was near the end of the concert) they also joked about how the 3 of them have to now cover for the 3 ex-members and how Ueda has to do the job of 3 people (Taguchi, Tanaka, and Ueda) lol Ueda pretended to be holding onto Junno - he actually extended his hand the way he would for Junno to take it (my heart) and Kame pretended to be between Jin and Koki (holding their hands).

Like this! (no, I wish I had the talent but I didn't draw this)

Tokyo Dome 6

and this! (no, I wish I had the talent but I didn't draw this)

Tokyo Dome 8
Somehow, I found it good how they could still joke about it~ but I guess it's nothing else they can do about it... no use moping now so might as well laugh it off ><

- For the video with Nakamaru promoting of his charger... in Nagoya, he sad pirates robbed him. In Osaka, he said a blonde (Ueda) robbed him lol, and this time at Tokyo, it was Kame who harassed him. He came on the video looking like he was getting his clothes ripped off... well only his sleeve was ruffled~ but I can see Kame sexually harassing Nakamaru lol.

- Kame was being his usual cute self blowing kisses and Nakamaru was acting like he's competing for cuteness too... like he could act cute too~ so he did this cute pout and placed his index finger over his lips XD

OMG! the alarm clocks lol

Nakamaru - he basically said to wake up then suddenly said, well continue sleeping just like that lol. They crowd really had to laugh at this one.

Ueda - As usual very strong and effective. He was shouting to wake up in this thunderous noise but then the smile he did after - this really childish, innocent smile, even if he wakes you up in such a rough way, just imagining his smile would make you forgive him lol

Kame - Kame is a pervert. He was erotic as usual. First, he covered his head with his TEN G cape and started in this really low voice saying, "to wake up and if you wake up then he'll reward you with the usual thing" and then the entired Dome echoed with the sound of his kisses lol. He said he couldn't have done that if he hadn't hid face.

Like this! (no, I wish I had the talent but I didn't draw this)

Tokyo Dome 10Ks 6

- Other stray observations; fans love Nakamaru's deep voice. During RESCUE when he said, "This is my beatbox" fans were crazy for that strong heavy voice~ it was really sexy!

- As soon as the music for KIMI NO YUME BOKU NO YUME started, I didn't hear just sniffling, I heard cries... like actual whimpers and folks wiping their eyes.

The final greeting was something like this;

Ueda - he said the KT ship started out with 6 members but along the way some members left. He also said in the 10 years, both good and bad things happened but even so, HYPHENS still came out to support them at these 10Ks concerts and he's grateful for that. He also said that while he was happy that HYPHENS cried for them (he'd watched the Sakurai Ariyoshi THE Yakai programme that KT appeared on last week), he really just wants to make HYPHENS laugh/smile instead.

Nakamaru - well Nakamaru was out of it and sadly I couldn't follow what he was saying except how much at first he didn't want this break and it worried him~ and you could see that he was really shaken up and he was fidgeting while he spoke ~ like tapping his feet, the way you would if you're nervous or the you have a very important meeting but your train is late and and you're wondering what to do~ that's the feeling I got from him. He even mispronounced KAT-TUN as KATSUN ><

Kame - ever the cautious type with his message. He spoke about how gradually the group has lost members. But even so, he's grateful to the other members (and he called all 6 members' name) because, regardless of how things turned out, without them, the group KAT-TUN wouldn't have been. He was slow in his speech and you could see how much thought he put into it...

2016.05.02 Mezamashi - cr. etsuko

And more!

2016.05.02 Zip

Ueda and Nakamaru hugged and then Kame joined them into a group hug. Maru and Ueda were crying. Ueda was trying to stop the tears but it was useless and Nakamaru just gave up on even trying to hide it. It just let it all go~

Tokyo Dome 5

And! vine

Even after Kame's message, I was good until I saw Nakamaru's tears and then Ueda forcing back his while trying to console Nakamaru... and then the group hug followed by more group hugs... at the Nagoya concert, my eyes burned with the tears threatening... but at this final concert, my eyes not only burnned, but I also felt my throat tightening ~ the sort of feeling where you don't want to just cry, but you also want to scream to let it all out.

There were 3 encores. It was funny how no one paid attention to the announcer who kept thanking everyone for coming and should be careful on their way home~ but no one was listening. Instead, I think everyone just got louder and instead of the usual calls for "encore encore" that fans usually do, they did the "KAT-TUN *clap clap* again.

- So yeah, PRECIOUS ONE was moved to the encore this time. Ueda played the piano for this once again and totally flawless, he was!  This part was cute too. After Ueda said he was nervous, Kame gave him his water bottle that he was drinking from, and when he was drinking the crowd was crazy and continued on a crazy high when Ueda passed the same bottle to Nakamaru who also drank from the same bottle ~ because in Japan, that's like an indirect kiss ^^

- KEEP THE FAITH was added to the encore (well I can't remember it from the other concerts~ but in any case, it was in the encore)

- REAL FACE AND PEACEFUL DAYS were sung twice.

- Kame thanked HYPHENS from all over the world. He was also using lots of random English like 'hey you'. 'No', 'Thanks for everything ' lol he was really cute. I guess he knows that many international fans were attending the concert.

- May 1st was filmed for the DVD. The camera was there and Nakamaru also confirmed it.

- Everyone also did the Shuiichi pose. Nakamaru said it will be shown on next week's episode.

For the 'We Are KAT-TUN' call, Nakamaru held  Ueda's pinky finger and *when that came on screen, fans were over their heads in joy*. During BRAND NEW STAGE, they were shoulder hugging again on the small stage in the back (so much Ueda/Maru love) and Kame was always touchy with both Nakamaru and Ueda... it's like he would see them hugging and being his usual touchy self he would join them~ but it was cute... there are many pics going around showing the hug but seeing in person is really priceless when listening and seeing fans' reaction to it as well ^^

- During the final encore with PEACEFUL DAYS, Ueda ran down into the crowd, running and touching fans' hands. Soon later, Nakamaru was doing the same thing. I found this very touching. It was really like Ueda was still trying to connect with the fans even at the very last moment. It was funny watching the cameraman running after him lol

At the end end end, the Ueda said he really loves KAT-TUN and HYPHENS. And it was exciting when both Kame and Nakamaru said the same thing just before they disappeared.

Ueda also said to wait, because they'll definitely be back.

Another stray observation; The Stage - I had wondered exactly what their concept was of the concert with the boat and the gun.... it wasn't a new concept (I thought) and found it strange since they're always original... but it wasn' t until this morning over tea and coffee that it occured to me... that the entire stage was the boat/ship (KAT-TUN is on) and then the centre stage connects and leads all the way down passing through the arena and became their backstage near HYPHENS in the stands, it only occured to me today that the stage that at first glance looked like an arrow, was actually an anker~ and it was like saying, KAT-TUN docked their ship as close to HYPHENS as they possibly can... and normally, a ship would dock where the it's safe. It would also mean KAT-TUN docking... ankering their ship to connect and spend time with HYPHENS... and even if you take their 1 year and 2 years hiatus into consideration... it's like them docking their ship in the midst of HYPHENS is saying, "watch us (this ship) till we get back".

As I was telling powwie and crism79~ now that it's happening (this recharge period), and having gone to the concerts, I feel like this recharge could indeed turn out for the best... because somehow, I feel like when they return, they'll come with things so big, so new and exciting that we'll be glad we followed and waited for them.

Yes, the tears will fall now but.... vines!

tears now, BUT;

Tokyo Dome 7

WE ARE KAT-TUN! always and forever...
Current Mood: a feeling
Current Music: unluck by kat-tun
chiitakachie on May 2nd, 2016 01:41 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for the repo... now I'm getting teary again QAQ

nakamaru face when he cried... damn I don't know what should I write, but from the news and repo kat-tun really give it all and that group hug really show the true love toward each member.
aarrghhh I'm gonna weep again once again thanks for the repo.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 05:01 am (UTC)
You're welcome ^^
It was tearful but still a splendid moment XD They really love each other in this group.
20102205k20102205k on May 2nd, 2016 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the report ^^

Wow so many hugs but i guess it's natural right i hope we will have some paparazzi shots of them together when they "recharged" ^^:)

Well yes i decided to be positive even through i might be crying tonigth while watching the tv news ....

Anyway Unlock is such an awesome single i really love all the B sides i didn't really had time to listen to it before but it really is an awesome single ^^ (proud hyphen) ^^
20102205k20102205k on May 2nd, 2016 03:37 pm (UTC)
Oh right i will be waiting for the "emotional" dvd ^^
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izzy and sjofn osaizzyosa75 on May 2nd, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the report, I was hoping you'd write one! I wish I'd been there (I'm going to be waiting patiently for the DVD). I definitely wouldn't have been able to have kept the tears in this time, as just reading the report and watching the clips has set me off. But as you've said they look strong together as three and I have faith that will come back from this break stronger than ever.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 08:14 am (UTC)
You're welcome! You would have loved this concert~ seeing the difference in energy between Tokyo Dome and Nagoya Dome. I can't wait for the DVD too... and I hope they'll had some backstage special in it. It would be nice to hear their talks backstage. Tomorrow's Shuiichi video clips should be a nice watch!

oza: coffeeozawa_chan on May 2nd, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the report. So many feels and I don't even know where to start. I hope they captured all those precious moments (the hugs, the talks, etc.) in dvd. Just reading your report and watching ZIP clip are enough to bring tears to my eyes. Thank you, KAT-TUN and see you again T__T
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 08:11 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
And me too, I really hope they caught everything on camera and will cut nothing out~ because even the energy from before the start of the concert was beautiful.

I can't wait to see it all on tape at different angles. Will get more tissues ready for then.
kikyome_chan: Uepikikyome_chan on May 3rd, 2016 02:28 am (UTC)
crying while reading TT-TT
OMG !!! you're so lucky!! and I'm lucky enough just Reading this!!
thank you so much for sharing not just the songs but also how you felt....it's like we could be there with you...thank you really thank you for all your words and the time you put writing this!!! I don't think I can thank you enough! We all needed to read this! toread hope in their last concert to be filled with joy over sadness .... thnak you I laughed and cried...I can wait until the DVD is out and I hope that by the time they come back (cause I believe Ueda) I can also go and see them in person!

again thanks for sharing this with us! loved to read it from you~
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 08:09 am (UTC)
Re: crying while reading TT-TT
I really was lucky to be there and be immersed in that moment. The energy was fantastic and I'm glad I could write a bit of it here. The concert was just as you wrote~ HYPHENS and KT 'laughed and cried'~ really a roller coaster and it was beautiful.

I really hope they hurry and make the DVD available... and without too many edits.

When they return from their recharge, it would be good if you can be there to welcome them back... and I hope I can be there again too. That will be another memorable moment ^^
Meganelilyrainygirl10 on May 3rd, 2016 04:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the report! I wish I could be there and watch their con, but reading your report made me feel like I've also been there. I'll be waiting for the DVD and hope that all those 3-nin moments will be included. ^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 08:05 am (UTC)
You're welcome^^
I'm glad I was able to write something down that you could enjoy/experience. It was a good day despite the tears ^^

I hope the DVD will get to us soon soon soon!
harukana_linzi: Ueda Glassesharukana_linzi on May 3rd, 2016 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for posting this report ♥

I'm so happy that the boys could be their usual, lively selves right up until the end! I don't know how you coped with all the tears though, I'd have been in floods!

I'm really glad that you had a good time too, and that you can keep this memory with you until they return!!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 07:55 am (UTC)
Hi hun *hugs*
I had to fight hard to keep back my tears. Maybe it's because I had conditioned myself from the Nagoya and Osaka concerts but my eyes burned a lot more during this final. But I'm glad I was able to make it. Seeing them tearing up on stage somehow made me feel better... because that way I feel like they really know what they're giving up/risking and how much fans are affected.

When they return, it would be nice if you're around at the welcome concert (if they have one) with me ^^
kurikuribebikurikuribebi on May 3rd, 2016 07:49 am (UTC)
This made me happy. There have been a lot of bad rumors and comments from other celebs about them but this proves that they are holding it together!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 07:50 am (UTC)
Bad rumours like what? People always have negative things to say ;/ They really did hold it together. Glad I could've attended. Were you able to go?
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dreamfighterleadreamfighterlea on May 5th, 2016 05:12 am (UTC)
Hey! Thanks for the concert report! I attended the same concert, and it was my first KAT-TUN concert. The whole thing is a blur of emotion for me so it's nice to have someone else be able to recall it and bring back memories!

So proud of Uepi's dancing, he really gave it his all.

What an amazing, emotionally charged and beautiful concert. I can't believe it's over for the next little while. No choice, we'll have to patiently wait for they day they come back!

At the end, when they're waving goodbye, before the first encore even, you can see how all three of the were just taking it in and treasuring and memorizing the last moments we would all have together.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 07:46 am (UTC)
I can hardly remember my first concert because it's still a dreamy blur to me ^^ It's great you could have attended.... though under this bitter-sweet circumstance.

KT really are amazing. They really do love fans. It's just unfortunate that unfavourable things always happen to them. They really love being on the stage with us and it shows. Even Uepi was so open with his emotions and he really did put his all and utmost best in his dancing. I was amazed. I went to the Nagoya and Osaka concerts and he didn't have all that energy~ the last run must really have hit them hard like a reality check.

And that group hug is one I'll never forget. It's such a treasure to have been there watching and feeling everything on that day.

Hopefully we'll get that chance to experience things firsthand again when they return from their 'recharge' XD
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gigihcgigihc on May 5th, 2016 06:05 am (UTC)
i cried more one time wheen reading it. thanks!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 07:40 am (UTC)
*hugs* You're welcome!
Mystical_Powers: KTmystical_powers on May 5th, 2016 11:20 am (UTC)
Yeah Sunday was HELL. Not only was it my birthday but it was the KT concert. So I had THE best but also THE most heart wrenching birthday of my life.

Even as soon as the lights went down at least three people around me started crying.

And when the three of them hugged after saying their bit, that's when all of us (including me) SERIOUSLY started wailing.

It was very hard to witness but at the same time also very powerful and strong and get me a lot of strenght. Things like seeing the boys cry JUST as much as us and hearing them say their true feelings ---> like when UePi was crying and yelled his true feelings of 'I love KAT-TUN' I was gone. On the floor, clenching my chest gone.

Having both members and fans feel so strongly about the same thing and expressing their tears and feelings is something so beautiful! So while I left the concert an emotional wreck, I knew; these boys are special, this band is special, no one can replace them and I want to be with them every step of the way. For better or for worst.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 07:32 am (UTC)
Woah! Happy Belated Birthday! Must have been a very up and down roller coaster ride for you ><"

For a band like KT that doesn't really show their emotion... for them to cry and to have showed such raw love and bond on stage~ I felt like yeah, they do mirror fans' feelings. I can always see KT's real face and this is one of the main reasons why they mean so much to me. HYPHENS love KT and KT love HYPHENS~ perfect world. And now we just have to wait and keep hoping that they'll return... It bugs me that my Japanese is so poor because I know I missed soooo much from their messages. Folks have translated it but it must be gold understanding it all from the source.

Let's hang in there together ^^
rohrfuchs: Emirohrfuchs on May 5th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
Just drop by to wish u a happy birthday!
I will read your concert report later.
Have a fun day!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 07:23 am (UTC)
Thanks hun ^^
My day went well and seeing KT days before (though bitter-sweet) made it even better!
mocoharumamocoharuma on May 5th, 2016 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the report, for sharing your unforgettable experience, such moment to be treasured..I had mixed-emotion but let`s wait for their return.Can`t wait to watch their DVD.
secondly, dropping by to greet you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. May all your wishes do come true...RL and fandom, stay healthy ne.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 7th, 2016 07:21 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Dear and thanks much for the birthday wish ^^
As for KAT-TUN, it's all still iffy but we can only hope things work out for the best ><

Stay well ;)
crism79crism79 on May 9th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the report again :D I was having flashbacks to those moments as I read it ^^ Can't wait for the DVD (praying for a bluray!) So many awesome moments that last day!!

All still feels surreal *sigh* but it was such an amazing time! Thank you again for everything sweetie! (at some point I felt like you, me and powwie had just been together having that coffee a few weeks ago instead of almost a year ^^)

BTW I read the lyrics for MOON, lol, now I can see why Kame went in that direction ^^

I think on top of post-concert nostalgia I'm already suffering from KAT-TUN deprivation... and their recharge just started a week ago...

Those hugs... those boys... <3 WE ARE KAT-TUN! No doubt about it ^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 10th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
You're still on about getting a bluray lol Well I hope they do that (at least for you hehe). It's the least they can do since they won't be getting much more money from us for a while.

It really did feel like our first coffeeshop stop was last week instead of last year. Fateful meetups! I hope we can do it again very soon ^^

I still haven't checked the lyrics for Moon lol and now you have me really interested!

Pervy!KAT-TUN forever!
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hyphenated_lifehyphenated_life on May 15th, 2016 12:20 pm (UTC)
thanks for this report! I was there during the May 1st performance- it was my first time attending their concert and I flew straight from the Philippines.. however everything was like blur to me and I can't recall all that has happened, aside from I can't understand everything they said specially during the final greeting.. so this is very helpful! hopefully we could be there too when they come back <3
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 17th, 2016 12:29 pm (UTC)
My first concert was exactly like yours~ a total blur hehehehe
BTW, it still happens but I seemed to have gotten better at keeping my head while I watched KT ^^

I'm glad I could help with this report. The concert was amazing. The energy and the realness and KAT-TUN and HYPHENS. It's amazing that you could be there too... we're among the lucky few to have attended this concert.

I hope they hurry back to us soon!