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ゆず FURUSATO Yuzu Arena Tour 2009-2010 FINAL at 武道館

Posted on: March 4, 2010

warning : insanely long post!

before going for the concert, i went to the heiwa nakajima foundation with 3 other girls from waseda for our official visit ^o^ free sushi for lunch!

i arrived at budoukan around 3:00pm 🙂 there were a lot of people on the way there as well!

the weather was quite good >w< hahah not that it matters, because budoukan is an indoor venue =w=

hiro at the yuzu concert! ♥

the outfits and props used in the 桜会 sakurae single cover! from what i can see based on the clothes… yuujin is REALLY skinny o_o

yuzu fans are called ゆずっ子 yuzukko, literally meaning “yuzu‘s kids/girls” >w< lots of super awesome yuzukko with handmade yuzu goods all over their bags and clothes!

concert goods! i bought t-shirts (the white furusato version; the gray one was more expensive), the eco bag (i hate how japan NEVER gives you anything to keep your con goods in so you feel obligated to buy the eco bag =w=), light sticks, pamphlet and sports towel (which was a last minute decision, because it looks super cute!)

see! it’s super cute! >w< all the other yuzukko were taking photos in front of the banner with the towel too hahah!

random yamada tarou fangirl moment

more handmade stuff :O felt decorations sewn onto the tour parka!

decorations on bags…

i’m still trying to figure out what parka this is… a LOT of them were wearing it!!!

self shot! it took me so many tries to get the right angle so i can include the yuzu banner in the corner…

got my ticket after lining up for about 30 minutes! i only managed to get a sideback ticket, so i didn’t know what kind of seat it would turn out to be, but i was really surprised!!!

more cute yuzukko! a lot of them came in groups and were dragging suitcases along! they’ve actually been travelling along with yuzu across the country for the whole tour, because i can hear them speaking in different dialects, the most prominent being osaka-ben and nagoya-ben XD

we were allowed in to the hall at 5:30pm and i was REALLY surprised at my seat! i took this without any zooming o_o granted, it’s at the side and i can’t actually see the main display screen properly, but i was REALLY close to the stage! the black box on the floor in the middle of the stage was where they stand to sing most of the time. you can see the furusato little house on the left, and you can’t really see it in the picture, but it was on a roller-coaster-like track where it rolls up towards the stage, and then backstage.

set list
(not sure, because this is actually from nagoya and i editted the songs that they switched around, but i can’t be 100% sure – will edit this properly if i can find the accurate set list soon)

1.桜木町 sakuragicho
2.シシカバブー shish kebab
3.アゲイン2 again 2
4.RE.スタート re-start
5.二つの言葉 futatsu no kotoba
6.健太郎のお姉ちゃん kentarou no oneechan
7.メドレー1999年 timeslip medley year 1999
8.レストラン restaurant
9.ゼンマイ zenmai
10.はるか haruka
11.Yesterday and Tomorrow
12.スーパーマン superman
13.いちご ichigo
14.夏色 natsuiro
15.栄光の架け橋 eikou no kakehashi
16.逢いたい aitai
17.虹 niji

18.青 ao
19.マイライフ my life
20.桜会 sakurae
21.みらい mirai

it was really awesome! a very different kind of concert compared to arashi and ayu! i’m really glad i decided to come – it was purely music, very simple yet really touching! too much to write about so i’m just going to write about the highlights of my favourite moments in the concert! the concert started right on time – 6:30 pm on the dot!!! it started with the cutest way possible : ラジオ体操 radio taisou!!! ♥

opening mc : the usual hellos and how are yous 😀 after that, yuujin asked random questions to the audience, asking us to raise our hand and answer with a loud “hai” if it applies to us XD among questions asked :
– girls? boys?
– came with friends? came with family?
– husband and wives? (which led to : husband and wives who got married due to yuzu? played yuzu songs at your wedding?)
– parent and child?
– couples? (which led to : couples who have not kissed yet? there was actually someone who yelled “HAI!” and yuujin went, “OH REALLY? work hard, you have lots of chances tonight. i’ll be watching you from time to time from the stage” XD)
– first time at a yuzu concert? have came more than you can count? come once in a while? been a long time since your last yuzu concert?

the amazing thing was that for each question, there was at least one person answering “HAI!” while waving their hand excitedly >w< hahah so cute! random point : their opening costumes were super cute and the cutest thing i noticed right away was that THEIR EARPHONES HAD RAINBOWS ON THEM ♥

kentarau no oneechan : they chose one lucky person from the entire audience of 9,009 people and performed the song by replacing the lines “kentarou no oneechan” with that person’s name!!! it was a really lucky girl from nagoya in the front row in the arena, her name was toki itsumi :3 once the camera focused on her, she did a double take and then started CRYING hahah! (well, can’t blame her… i would too) then they asked her for her name and then proceeded to sing the song with her name in it and the last line was sung by yuujin, acappella style with all the lights dimmed and spotlights on both yuujin and the girl : “恋をしたのは、トキイツミ the one i fell in love with was toki itsumi” *O* it was really nice of them! i bet she’s not going to stop crying for some time… probably not going to sleep tonight too :p

timeslip medley – 1999 : this differs from location to location so the audience will never know what year it will be until the concert starts 😀 the audience went NUTS when the number 1999 went on display!!! an awesome medley including all-time favourites いつか itsuka, サヨナラバス sayonara bus, 友達の唄 tomodachi no uta and センチメンタル sentimental!!! everyone went crazy at sayonara bus hahah!

natsuiro : HAHAHAHA CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY XD XD XD as tradition goes… “mou ikkai! mou ikkai! mou ikkai! mou ikkai!” it went on for about 6-7 times and since it was ひな祭り hinamatsuri (girl’s day), instead of saying “sore sore sore sore!” each time he starts again, he yelled “hina kira kira kira!” and “hina hina hina hina!” LMAO he was super cute! random screams of “matsuri ga daisuki!” and “hinamatsuri da!” 😀 ♥

eikou no kakehashi : i was speechless… i wasn’t expecting them to sing this because it wasn’t in ANY of the setlists for the whole tour, but they decided to switch aa, seishun no hibi for this. i like seishun too but eikou no kakehashi is the one song i really wanted to hear live and they did it ;_; it was really beautiful, i had tears in my eyes. i totally don’t know how to describe this, really.

niji : WOW. just… wow. the overall presentation was awesome, with live strings and the little house moving backstage then reappearing in the middle of the stage all shiny and bright! i loved how they turned off all the lights and had just the two lone spotlights on them when they started singing the bridge (“雨上がり空に そっと架かる虹の橋 ameagari sora ni sotto kakaru niji no hashi”), and had silver sparkles fluttering down on them to represent rain. really powerful performance *O* yuujin had a sparkly rainbow brooch on his jacket and his guitar had a rainbow painted on it as well ^^

that very same line was used during the encore call :3 we sang those two lines for about 5 to 10 minutes nonstop until they came out for an encore :3 (it was so different from arashi and ayu! arashi‘s was “arashi, arashi, arashi” call and ayu‘s was the “ayu a-a, ayu-a-a” call XD) it sounded really pretty and soothing, and everyone was waving the rainbow towel around so the whole hall was really pretty! and the light sticks sold were in 5 random colors so once the whole hall went dark, it was really rainbow colors all around!

sakurae : they turned off all the lights save for the two spotlights on them during the bridge, and at the end of the bridge leading into the final chorus, they turned on ALL the lights and you can see that they started releasing an insane amount of pink sakura petals across the arena from the front of the stage (the same place where they shoot the streamers out during natsuiro), it was so, so, SO beautiful ;w;

10:00pm, after the concert ended. it’s not very clear, but you can see the areana floor in front of the stage was COVERED with pink sakura petals

message from yuzu at the end : “let’s meet again”

a blurry but closer look at the sakura petals on the floor

nippon budoukan at night – rainbow colors, how appropriate!

>w< an awesome experience ♥

at iidabashi waiting for the train :3 hiro in my eco bag with all the cute yuzu goodies!

a nice lady outside the hall was super kind to give me some of the sakura petals she collected in the arena, as well as a streamer!!! thank you!!! ♥

i went alone and it would have been 10 times more fun to go with cherrinessa but i’m glad i went!!! yuujin was super cute + energetic, and kou-chan was awkwardly shy but sweet! i’m proud to say i’m a yuzukko now as well ♥


3 Responses to "ゆず FURUSATO Yuzu Arena Tour 2009-2010 FINAL at 武道館"

Hi, (I’m a random passerby who is a YUZU fan)

OMG! Thank you for this report. I’ve never read a YUZU con report before, and never thought I’d come across one in English. It sounded really awesome~

thank you thank you for sharing ^_^ glad you had a great time!

hi! thanks for dropping by and thanks for reading! i’ve also never came across any yuzu con reports in english… most of them are in japanese and under strict lock and keys, hahah! i thought i’ d write it all down before i forget it in the future, since it was really an unforgettable experience as a yuzu fan. i’m glad you enjoyed reading! 🙂

hey..what a comprehensive report you have there..
btw my name is Intan.. I’m from Indonesia.. are you somewhere from ASEAN countries?
I’m recently become a yuzu’s fan..and of course i can’t tell you how much i loved to listen and sing along with the Niji song. Hope someday i will see yuzu’s live performance.
yoroshiku onegaishimasu..^^)

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