What: Tomohisa Yamashita’s solo concert tour Super good Super bad
When: 13:00 – 15:00 Sunday, May 8 2011
Where: Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium, Harajuku, Tokyo
" Arriving at JR Harajuku station just before noon, I noticed a number of fans heading to Yoyogi stadium wearing red. Red dresses, red T-shirts, girl friends with matching red hats or coats. Otherwise a lot people were dressed like me (shorts and T-shirt) with shorts, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, and thing cardigans.
It was my first time in the Yoyogi stadium, and I must say it was totally cool. My seat was in the south side of the stadium on the first floor stands. Looking up, Yoyogi stadium looks like you’re inside a giant tent.
The inside had a very Asian theme. Red lighting in the background and banners with Yamapi’s concert tour logo on it hanging everywhere.
A group of fans sitting around the stage on the ground floor started chanting, “Yamapi” after 1pm. As soon as the lights went black, the stadium erupted in screams and there were red flashlights (and a small number of blues and greens and yellows from other flashlights) everywhere.
Yamapi appeared on the centre stage with his semi-long hair, which was dyed a nice shade of brown. He sang, danced, walked and waved at fans around the stadium.
Johnny’s band FiVe were jamming on stage, there were string instrument players (violins, violas, cellos), and Johnny’s Jr. dancers. Two fans sitting in front of me were really happy to see A.B.C-Z dance close by, and I thought it was awesome to see fans cheering them on too.
I’ve said before, but it was very hot today, and after one song Yamapi clearly said, “暑い・・・ (Atsui…, It’s hot…)”.
In the MC section, NEWS didn’t come (waaah…) but instead, Yamapi asked each A.B.C-Z member to introduce themselves and talk a bit. Fumito Kawai did a cute impression of Jun Matsumoto (Arashi) singing and dancing to “WISH” and Takahisa Masuda (NEWS) singing and waving his hands to “Miso soup”. Kawai…you just earned a good place in my books (>v<)/
Then, Yamapi said he wanted to talk to fans!
A.B.C-Z members started running around the ground floor around the stage looking for fans with a question for Yamapi. Here’s what I could note down:
Q: “When is NEWS going to release a new single?” (11-year-old girl)
A: “Ummmmm, how do I say this. I don’t know. I’m sorry but there are things that even I don’t know. When we know we’ll let you know okay.”
Q: “What’s your favourite thing to eat?”
Q: “What kind of hairstyle do you like on a girl?”
A: “I get asked that a lot. Ummm, but say if Matsuko Deluxe got smooth, straight hair, I still wouldn’t like her. But if the pretty ladies here today had smooth, straight hair, then maybe, yes…It’s your birthday? Oh, then I’ll give you my towel.”
Yes, Yamapi gave this lucky fan the towel he had wrapped around his neck during the MC!
Q: “Which member of NEWS do you like the most?”
A: “This is such a popular question. Even yesterday, someone asked me to rank the members of NEWS in the order that I liked them. (But I guess it would be) Nishikido. Just because we’ve been friends for so long. Thank you for your wonderful question.”
Q: “Could you give me a hug?”
A: “…Come here. Oh, you’re really little (8-years-old).”
When the whole crowd went “ehhhh!” in envy, Yamapi said, “don’t get jealous of this small girl.”
After giving the girl a hug, he told the crowd, “you do know what a question is right?”
Q: “Today’s Mother’s Day but did you do something for your mother?”
A: “Well, I took her out for dinner last night.”
Q: “Could you wipe your sweat using our towel?” (two fans…looked about 18 or so)
A: “You do know what a question is right…?”
Q: “What colour underwear do you like a girl to wear?” (same two fans as above)
A: “So now you’re asking me a dirty question…what am I supposed to say? Um, any!”
Later on, Yamapi said that he hopes when he turns 30 years-old he’ll be able to answer questions about underwear more easily.
Q: “I want to get into Johnny’s & Associates, will you let me in?” (little boy with white T-shirt with “Yamapi” written on it)
A: “Uhh, well, practice your dancing, your singing, send in your application form to Johnny’s and get your parents support. I think if you work hard at what you want, eventually you’ll get it.”
Q: “What was your favourite thing to do when you were at kindergarten?” (little girl fan)
A: “Ummm, I did forward flips on the bars a lot.”
In the second half, Johnny’s Jr. got to sing and perform songs like Arashi’s “Monster”.
As the concert drew towards an end and Yamapi introduced the entire band/dancers/string instrument players/backing vocalists and said goodbye. Then, the crowd started chanting “Yamapi”. Soon, for the encore Yamapi appeared on the second floor wearing a silver suit which turned into several colours in the spotlight. Standing in a movable stage, staff members pushed him all around the stadium and lucky fans in the front row of the second floor got to high-five or shake Yamapi’s hand."
During the question the Q&A session with fans at his concert at the Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo on May 8th, One girl asked him, “What color panties do you like on a girl?” In response to the daring question, Yamapi cheekily answered, “How should I answer this question?…Any color is okay!”.
Check out the news coverage of the concert, including a video of the embarrassing question, below!video credit: Phobe4649
Thanks to Momo-Edgewood's for sharing her Experience with us :)))