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Old 14th July 2016, 05:22 PM
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^ I tried made in gacha game on the 10th even tho i wasn't attending the concert that day, i think that if you win you can still reclaim your prize at the venue, i say that because i lost the three times i played the game so i don't know for sure
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They're pretty stingy now. Last time @ least you'll get a sticker/coaster. Now it's nothing unless you strike.
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Ayu could have outed herself as a lesbian like ten years ago and people would still say she has an affair with every male she appears in a photo with.


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She fell down at the beginning of You & me, and also changed some lyrics in glitter.
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Old 16th July 2016, 01:10 PM
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She fell down at the beginning of You & me, and also changed some lyrics in glitter.
poor Ayu!
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Old 16th July 2016, 02:55 PM
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Just wondering, how long does it take before Ayu comes out to take a photo with fans? And where does she usually do it?
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Old 16th July 2016, 02:59 PM
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She usually does it at train stations if it's after the last concert. She also used to do pics at airports/train stations when she arrived, but seems like she didn't do it this time...
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Old 16th July 2016, 03:13 PM
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ARENA TOUR 2012 ~HOTEL Love songs~ (11.08, 12.08 (Fukuoka)
COUNTDOWN LIVE 2012-2013 ~WAKE UP~ (29.12, 30.12, 31.12)
15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~ (11.05, 12.05 (Yokohama), 15.05, 16.05 (Osaka)
COUNTDOWN LIVE 2013-2014 A (29.12, 30.12, 31.12)
COUNTDOWN LIVE 2014-2015 A, Cirque de Minuit (29.12, 30.12, 31.12)
ARENA TOUR 2015 Cirque de Minuit ~真夜中のサーカス~(11.04, 12.04 Saitama)
COUNTDOWN LIVE 2015-2016 A ~MADE IN TOKYO~ (29.12, 30.12, 31.12)
COUNTDOWN LIVE 2016-2017 A『Just the beginning -20-』(29.12, 30.12)
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Old 16th July 2016, 03:35 PM
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oh my...hope she is okay
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Old 16th July 2016, 07:26 PM
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http://109news.jp/event/20160716/65279/?detail

Seems this is confirmation that CDL is the final Yoyogi live for a bit.
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She fell down at the beginning of You & me
That should be reason enough for her to never sing that song again
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oh my...hope she is okay
By the way she "landed" i think she didn't get hurt much lol
Did she sing flower garden?
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Yes, flower garden is still on the setlist
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oh my...hope she is okay
Lol yes she was okay immediately after it. She laughed it away and couldn't sing the beginning of You & Me
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Just a few more hours. I have a sore troat and am tired as hell, but still as excited as the first time back in 2012. This will be my first time attending her shows in Osaka though.
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Currently in the goods queue!!! Super excited for later and thank goodness the weather is good
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Old 17th July 2016, 11:43 AM
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Today she sang the Show must go on before MY ALL
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Leslie and Ryan also came for photoshooting today
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Old 17th July 2016, 03:44 PM
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Back from the concert!!! Will leave a Spoiler tag with my review below
All in all, it was really beautiful and there were many moments when it was her singing that led me to tear

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The concert started so suddenly it was insane. tasky began playing and the buildup was so good. To my surprise GREEN was soooo well-done, though it was a rather midtempo song to pump my fists in the air. Ayu sounded really good here and I actually loved the white dress. It was so shiny and glorious which photos cant really portray. I love the rearrangement esp the bridge, and im not sure if its 100% the same as the MADE IN TOKYO one but I guess so.

FLOWER was nervewrecking. I wanted her to deliver esp after hearing fancams, where she is heard shouting but actually, she sang so amazingly!! It was in fact well-controlled vocals and wasnt as chaotic as I thought hahah! I was so happy, somehow despite the fierceness it wasnt a fist-pumping song either but it was nice.

WARNING was energetic on so many levels. Same as MIT.

Then it was the midpiece where a birds eye view of a street was shown. Her acrobatics team then walked vertically on the curtain-screen as though the audience was viewing from the top! It was really cool, i even thought it was fake. Then the angle turned and it was a eye-level view. Ayu rose from below and she looked amazing (once again, unlike what was captured on camera).

rainy day was majestic. When she hit the bridge perfectly, PERFECTLY, my heartstrings were pulled. That was when, her voice shone so much! The verses were kinda...weird in some ways because she used the airy vocal technique but it sounded like she lost her voice (and i thought she was sick until she let it all go at the bridge). Beautiful performance and possibly pushed the song much higher on my favs list. The dancers performed with umbrellas and I found the choreography to be pretty genius. As there was no spotlight on them, my attention was 90% on Ayu, unlike sometimes when theres just too much going on stage.

MOON was pretty nice.

After MOON, there was scene underwater played on screen. Her acrobatics team was going up and down in the water as though they wre swimming and falling underwater. It felt really real and cool to watch. Beautiful imageries too. Lastly the monkeygod saved one of the dancers who was drowning and they performed a swirling stunt, while the screen had water-swirling effects so it was really as though they were dancing underwater.

Summer time. INSPIRE took place in the classic desert. Loved how the dancers appeared in silouette first then there was a very K-pop/R&B Dance off before the song. She was shoutingg a bit on this but generally still alright. Great to hear one of the first few songs that made me a fan

The medley was sooooooooooo fun! Felt like an a-nation back there haha!

Moving on, it was the Nothingness Chapter and boy, let me sum it up in one word: POWERFUL. I think Kazuma or Miki was the main dancer for this. The hand-over-mouth motif was prominent in the segment leading up to BRILLANTe, which opened with its ominous tone. Truly apt I must say. Ayu appeared in a metal ball with 2 other dancers above ground. At the side were ribbon dancers(?). As she sang the song, which was amazingly strong, there was wind blowing at her light-semi-translucent skirt/dress and she was moving with so much grace it was so beautiful. And the entire moood in the song was so darn EPIC! The performance ended with a dancer putting Ayu's hand over her mouth.

But she quickly let go when Mad World started playing. She sounded so good honestly and when she hit the chorus, I could feel her plea and cries. She got emotional during the performance and there was just so much tension. The chorus just hit so hard I teared. During the chorus, the lyrics were shown on screen too and I think the audience was rather emotional too. And yup, at the end, she was gestured to keep quiet as the other dancers put their finger at their mouths facing her in a hush gesture while this evil character pulls her hand towards her mouth.

Endless Sorrow gave the Nothingness Chapter some hope but it was also a really sad piece. Ayu went up again into the air with another male dancer and gosh, the part where she just hooks her hands around his neck is insane and scary!!

ever free's segment was gorgeous! The shadowplay was so good and genious so please watch it when the video is out! I think it ended with ayu narrating in English "We are all ALONE, but we are the ONE, if we have LOVE" or something alongthose lines, clearly referencing back to A ONE's title.

Survivor was great! I loved her costume. I thought it was a shorter kimono but it was quite beautiful, a cross between a coat and kimono with gorgeous sleeves. She really nailed the high notes on this one I noticed that despitethe colourful lights and beautiful costumes, the side screens were all in monochrome and even themain screen on stage showed Ayu in monochrome. I thought it was a nice subtle hint at the coldness of the city which fit the lyrics.

until that Day...'s guitar sounds always sound quite different from the studio version somehow but it was a really hyped song (despite the audience around me not jumping so much...are Japanese really thatttt reserved LOL)

Days and You were were sung really well. Days was sung alone like in TA tour and I could feel her genuinity and sincerity while she was performing this. You were started out a lil shaky on the high notes but she managed to control them and just hit them towards the second half of the song.

Final chapter!!! OMG LOVED IT!! evolution's and vogue's new versions are a MUST to be ripped into mp3. Amazing remakes as with GREEN's and Im so happy she did that. evolution featured traditional drums while vogue sounded rather dark at some parts.

You are the only one was sheer perfection. She sounded so so amazing. It was a grandiose performance, with the vogue and Moments feather fans making a comeback. They formed a heartshape sign around her. And then forming a pair of wings behind her. She vibrato and opera-istic singing was heartwarming to listen to So so good! How does Timmy even write such epic songs for her LOL!

Encore was a whole lot of fun and yea, no surprise why TODAY was voted the best song of the album. Its a really sincere and heartwarming piece when you are there live. Before the song, they played a video of the Kumamoto/Fukuoka earthquake aftermath with TODAY's instrumental playing. Almost cried here. And there were scenes of people in the temp houses watching Ayu singing too. Lots of ayu's words were flashed on screen including a segment of FLOWER's lyrics. She was gonna cry in TODAY until the bridge where her dancer's intro helped soothed her emotions.

I was expecting MY ALL but she inserted The Show Must Go On today. Very amazing atmosphere created by the song to be honest and Im so happy she did it. I felt the lyrics really match the whole theme of the concert so well.

Enjoyed it so so much! You can really feel that the new songs were created with a direction and purpose and the whole concert has a lot of thought and new gimmicks put into it. Chapter of Nothingness is hands down honestly, one of her BEST performances in years. Theres too much figurative meaning and emotion in this segment, which i havent seen in a while.
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