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Old 13th April 2009, 04:08 AM
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ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~ setlist and pictures [II]

Sources include blogs/people here/2ch.

Please post all pictures/reviews/etc. here if you can. I'll stick em in the first post, as you can see from the huuuuuuge amount of photos so far.

Every single song seems to be accounted for. No song is left out from NEXT LEVEL!

Setlist information and etc.
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1.ピーシーズ Pieces of SEVEN
2.るる Rule
3.ゆないと UNITE!
-costume change-
4.でいすこ Disco-munication
5.えな EnergizE
6.おーでぃ AUDIENCE
-costume change-
7.修業 Load of the SHUGYO
8.らぶん LOVE 'n' HATE
9.あいでん identity
-costume change-
10.いんざこ In The Corner
-costume change-
11.ほーぷおあ HOPE or PAIN
12.ぐりん GREEN
13.でいず Days
-costume change-
14.えぼ evolution
15.しぐなる SIGNAL
-costume change?-
16.ろーりん rollin'
17.すぱこ Sparkle
18.ブリッジ Bridge to the sky
-costume change?-
19.ねくれべ NEXT LEVEL

アンコール
20.カーテン Curtain call
21.ふぉーまい For My Dear..
22.えぶりうぇあ everywhere nowhere
23.ぼいが Boys & Girls
24.まいおーる MY ALL


14 - NEXT LEVEL
02 - ASFXX
02 - I am...
01 - MY STORY
01 - (miss)understood
01 - GUILTY
01 - RAINBOW
01 - LOVEppears
01 - Duty

From mixi from Huaka:
Started Rule from the substage.
It's like last year's Asia Tour. Very flashy.
Ayu looks like she lost weight, but was very cute.
She cried during Days, and sang from her chest (I'm guessing her hand to her chest).
Ayu was like a kid during Next Level. Erm... looked very kiddy? No idea.
(There's something about Super Mario. She looked like Super Mario? Had a vibe of it?)
She was amazing (you know the kami-kanji god-like) and wore X-Men like sunglasses.
The new dancers were very nervous.
The costumers were very much like the Next Level jacket/booklet.
She also had a cheerleader like outfit?
Stage was simple, cried during Curtain call.
Ayu was on a radio interview talking about this year's live up until now is very different. Or it's going to be very different from now on or something like that. (the mixi member commented how she used all 14 tracks for the tour, maybe that's it?)
The beginning when she sang Rule was super cool, and she got goosebumps (audience member).
The new dancers also joined in on the My All dance.
There was no signed balls this time.
She danced during Sparkle (the no no no parts), but since it was the first day it was a bit clumsy?
During the time when they were doing My All and Shu-ya came out from the back, this mixi member yelled out super loud "Shu-ya you're terrible!" and "DISAPPEAR!"
Lots of people feel that while the setlist was good it wasn't enough.
When she sang In the Corner, Everywhere Nowhere, Hope or Pain, she wore a pink dress with a necktie that was similar to the PCDL one.
MC was very short.
She missed her lyrics or the music during Rule, so she sort of cried, and there were like 2 explosions. (The fire things)
People say that her costumes are very similar to previous tours.
There was some sort of electrical/technical failure for the opening movie.
The setlist/whole thing was sloppy but this mixi member's most memorable performance was In the Corner because the dance was so cool, Signal because it broke back a lot of memories, Everywhere Nowhere because of the lyrics love is not an illusion, and your dreams will come true, the light of your hopes/wishes will shine through, and Hope or Pain because it's one of her favorites and she was so happy she sang it.
They all think she sang the old songs because she did it for the people who didn't go [to the PCDL] and wanted to hear them.
Explosions for Rule and Identity.
The use of the screens was super extravagent.
There was silver tape (ribbons), so it was very pretty and colorful.
EnergizE costume was super cute.
Okay so the kiddy thing I mentioned earlier they keep saying "aka-chan" so baby Ayu?


From SunshineSlayer:
There was apparently several problems in the concert; some comments about the concert not being ready or something along those lines.

Apparently the big white dress got caught on something while she was walking.

There was some kind of problem with Rule as truehappiness mentioned.

There was no sound for part of Rollin'.

Some kind of problem with the lights and sound synchronization.

From tokyoxjapanxfan:
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the only part that I noticed being messed up was that rollin' didnt have her mic on for a small part at the beginning, but that's just what i noticed.

during bridge to the sky, there was a slideshow of ayu going from now all the way back to when she was a baby! never before seen picture of her as a teenager and child! i cried a little. hahahah

the mario part was the little movie before energize, the male dancers had baseball uniforms on and the girls were cheerleaders.

when she sang from her chest during days, it means it was a really deep and powerful voice. it was really strong

im tired so this is all i have to say for now. hahaha
01.Pieces of SEVEN
02.Rule
03.UNITE!
-outfit change-
04.Disco-munication
05.EnergizE
06.AUDIENCE
-outfit change-
07.Load of the Shugyo
08.LOVE 'n' HATE
09.identity
10.In The Corner

WE WISH?

Pieces of SEVEN ぴーす
Rule るーる
UNITE! ゆないと

衣装換え outfit change?

Disco-munication でぃすけ
EnergizEえな

List of speculation for now:
Pieces of SEVEN? taskinillusion?
identity? Will? GREEN? About You? EnergizE?
SEASONS? HEAVEN? Moments? BEAUTIFUL FIGHTERS?
Trust?
2ch, stop messing with my head. -blank-


People are supposing that GREEN is opening the show. vogue and Rule are also open for debate... seems like it's leaning towards GREEN though. Curtain call's also being brought up.. rain and an umbrella.. WOW someone mentioned t2m as the first song. LOL.

Some heard walking proud.. maybe?



Video from the concert!
Spoiler:







Photos of the outfits and stage/outside (outfit photos added)
Spoiler:







From Empry~




























Credits: chocoholic_labo & supreme19791228









Here's the stage apparently. LOTS of stairs and white. The concert starts with an umbrella on stage?







And here some goodies in real:






Credits: ayuchina / ~angel*ayumi~


Hello Kitty collaboration stuff. Looks like some goods are coming laaattter. Black T-shirts sold out in about half an hour?


Notable links:
Thread dedicated to goods for this tour
Small review so far from tokyoxjapanxfan - April 11th concert
Full report from AyUmIXx's friend - April 12th concert

Links to previous threads:
ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~ setlist and pictures [I]

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Old 13th April 2009, 04:15 AM
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Old 13th April 2009, 04:18 AM
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Holy crap...that was fast...second thread already...
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Old 13th April 2009, 04:24 AM
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Holy crap...that was fast...second thread already...
The first one usually gets burnt out in the first day or so.. then it gets slower.. and slower. Most of the time it's because of complaining/spazzing though.
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Old 13th April 2009, 04:35 AM
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The first one usually gets burnt out in the first day or so.. then it gets slower.. and slower. Most of the time it's because of complaining/spazzing though.
True that! Thanks for the new thread.
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Old 13th April 2009, 04:33 AM
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The comments make me want to watch the concert NOW

And i love the newly added costume pictures.
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damn... it sounded amazing, although the concert was a lil bit messed up.. i wanna go~
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Old 13th April 2009, 04:42 AM
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Old 13th April 2009, 04:54 AM
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Thanks for the information and pics, really looking forward to see the video of the arena tour, i love her black suit, white dress and her hairstyle~^^
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Old 13th April 2009, 05:06 AM
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I'd like to thank Lee_410 in the last thread for showing me the pictures of the previous AT 06 costumes!
(and I think it was a good idea she changed them even though they stood out a lot!)
perhaps she'll do that this time too??
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Old 13th April 2009, 05:17 AM
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Thank you so much for the new pics!!

I am loving the cheer lider outfit!!!

IT´S PURE LOVE!!!!!
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Ok, i've given it more thought about the setlist. A lot of you people compare it with the PCDL setlist because of those repeat performances of rare songs. Everywhere Nowhere and Signal I have no problem with, I think those 2 could become her staples. In the Corner was awesome during CDL, and she is wise to repeat it here for the tour.
I pinpoint the problem in particular to 2 songs, For My Dear and Hope And Pain. These 2 ballads are just average at best (of course for some of you they could be your favorites, i'm just saying in general here), they don't deserve their spots here. I think if Ayu exchange them with some other ballads, everyone will be happy. And she can do it easily too because those 2 performances have no dancers and no choreography.
Some great alternatives I can think of: Forgiveness, Hanabi Ep.2, Walking Proud, Dolls, Close to You, Jewel, Momentum, Moments, Heaven... and Life could be done during encore.

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Forgiveness, Hanabi Ep.2, Walking Proud, Dolls, Close to You, Jewel, Momentum, Moments, Heaven... and Life could be done during encore.
YES!!! O_O;

Forgiveness with a full orchestra!

HANABI ~episode 2~ with sparks towards the end!

JEWEL with her in that white snowy dress of hers and a classic piano!

Moments... or my beloved HEAVEN *-*;

*faints*
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YES!!! O_O;

Forgiveness with a full orchestra!

HANABI ~episode 2~ with sparks towards the end!

JEWEL with her in that white snowy dress of hers and a classic piano!

Moments... or my beloved HEAVEN *-*;

*faints*
i would die of happiness for this to happen!!!
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already? I didn't know it started already? lol. nice
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I´m still waiting for a fan video took with a mobila...
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YES!!! O_O;

Forgiveness with a full orchestra!

HANABI ~episode 2~ with sparks towards the end!

JEWEL with her in that white snowy dress of hers and a classic piano!

Moments... or my beloved HEAVEN *-*;

*faints*
I totally agree with you 100%!!!!!!!!
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Ok, i've given it more thought about the setlist. A lot of you people compare it with the PCDL setlist because of those repeat performances of rare songs. Everywhere Nowhere and Signal I have no problem with, I think those 2 could become her staples. In the Corner was awesome during CDL, and she is wise to repeat it here for the tour.
I pinpoint the problem in particular to 2 songs, For My Dear and Hope And Pain. These 2 ballads are just average at best (of course for some of you they could be your favorites, i'm just saying in general here), they don't deserve their spots here. I think if Ayu exchange them with some other ballads, everyone will be happy. And she can do it easily too because those 2 performances have no dancers and no choreography.
Some great alternatives I can think of: Forgiveness, Hanabi Ep.2, Walking Proud, Dolls, Close to You, Jewel, Momentum, Moments, Heaven... and Life could be done during encore.
I agree their not her best ballads, but I think it's pretty obvious why she's using them.

I think she's like experiencing some kind of unrequited love, and those lyrics are the best way to express what she's feeling:

For My Dear...

"Maybe I'm singing this song because
I can't say the words I want to say the most."

"Maybe I've come to like this person because
I can't hear the words I want to hear the most."

HOPE or PAIN

"Though I know very well
A miracle will never happen"

Days

"I've known for a long time that you have someone precious [...]
I expect nothing special from you
Can I stay loving you forever
Just like this?"

Curtain call


"Even now, I can't say well
The only word
That I want to say most"

I like it, because they kinda express the same feelings,and they're like connected.

Am i making sense XD?
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I agree their not her best ballads, but I think it's pretty obvious why she's using them.

I think she's like experiencing some kind of unrequited love, and those lyrics are the best way to express what she's feeling:

For My Dear...

"Maybe I'm singing this song because
I can't say the words I want to say the most."

"Maybe I've come to like this person because
I can't hear the words I want to hear the most."

HOPE or PAIN

"Though I know very well
A miracle will never happen"

Days

"I've known for a long time that you have someone precious [...]
I expect nothing special from you
Can I stay loving you forever
Just like this?"

Curtain call


"Even now, I can't say well
The only word
That I want to say most"

I like it, because they kinda express the same feelings,and they're like connected.

Am i making sense XD?
When you put it that way, it does make a lot of sense!
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