Chihara Minori LIVE @ DaiCon’09 Day2
*No concert photography allowed.
I’m happy that the money and time I spent to get the 1st row seating for the concert was well worth it. The experience I had in there, fuuuuh…. was incomparable to Rie Tanaka NYAF’08 and May’n AFA’08 event/concert that i have attended.
No, theres nothing wrong with Rie’s and May’n’s performance, but the atmosphere at Minorin’s concert here was way beyond my expectation by many folds of awesomeness and simply exceptional, making the two events i previosly mentioned feels so small.
The hall lightings were shut off during the concert, and the only lightings left are on the stage. Sure feels like a concert.
Need to thank the members of Minorin Smile Seasons(M.S.S) fanclub for their effort in shedding us some info in creating the atmosphere similar to how a concert runs/to be enjoyed in Japan. While these guys flew all the way from Japan just to support Minorin, they even bother to prepare us some relevant equipments and documentations. Custom flag too.
I’m not sure how a concert feels in Japan since i have never been to one and only saw DVD’s of it. I hope what we had here is almost as what you get in Japan.
Some of the MSS guys actually arrived since morning, waited until 3pm at the hall just for the concert, and did nothing else.
I just cant describe it in words.. It was…. simply MARVELOUS….. Super awesome beyond 9000 awesome units as per my scouter readings.
It didnt come anywhere in my sane mind that this concert will be a full 2hrs length concert. Having 13 songs performed was a blessing. Unfortunately I dont know the songs performed and its sequence as I only know Paradise Lost 😦
After 3 Songs performed, she introduces her self. “Apa Khabar semua? Nama saya Chihara Minori” (Malay) literally means ‘Hello everybody? My Name is Chihara Minori’. She did pick up few simple Malay phrases like Terima Kasih(Thank you) etc 🙂
Everyone was on hyper-trance-arm mode during the concert, jumping and waving the glowstick to the tempo. Few guys burst their glowsticks LOL. The MSS guys sure has loads of stamina, as they can jump and wave the glowsticks for 2 straight hours making it looks easy like eating pudding.
After the 10th song, Minorin left the stage. At that point the MSS members in front of me started shouting EN-KO-RU! EN-KO-RU! (Encore!). Then everyone else slowly picked it up and shout together.
Minorin then reappeared with awesome gift:
1. She wore a Malaysian traditional clothes, the Kebaya. She was so pretty in it ( *≖‿≖*) Lovely❤
2. She then performed 3 Encore songs, this I was told, its the first ever.
Anyway, Minorin is way prettier in person than in magazine photos. With Kabaya, its <9000.
Interesting Colour Codes
Apparently theres like somewhat glowstick colour codes to every Minorin songs that were performed that i guess goes with the tempo. Interesting and fascinating. Needs to find out is there such unwritten guide for these at all her concert performances, if theres any.
Overall, I really enjoyed the concert. The experience i had was priceless, despite my hand hurts for waving the stick too hard and long LOL. Happy tears were shed inside my heart. I just feel that my post still unable/cant describe how awesome it was. I need to build my stamina for any upcoming event.
I really hope the management would consider to come up with Minorin DaiCon (insert radish logo here) LIVE~ DVD. I’d buy it without a second thought.
Aside from that, I really hope other Seiyuu/Artist management company will consider South East Asia as a potential a stop for an event/concert tour.
Thank you Minorin. (´・ω・)つ
Malaysian/SEA fans will miss you ｡･ﾟ･(ﾉ◡◡`)･ﾟ･｡
—update July 13th—-
From Minorin’s blog post she did last night, she mentioned that she actually wore the Kebaya secretly for the Encore (or something along the lines) 🙂
But the picture posted is not the Kebaya she wore in the LIVE concert. It looks to me more like the traditional Malaysian Baju Kurung Kedah with Kain Sarong/Batik. Minorin looks beautiful in it and with her hairdo :3
(source of pic from Minorin’s blog)
p/s: trance-arm = TransAm .. got the pun?
—update July 15th—-
Arkaile clarified that the lightsticks are actually sponsored by a group of Singapore and Malaysia fans instead of Japanese fans. However, it’s true that the flags are sponsored by the Japanese fans.
Please refer to these blogposts for more information about the fans project that these Singapore and Malaysia fans had really put in effort for.
Kudos to all JP-MY-SG Minorin fans.