Although I knew that Takki would be performing here in Singapore in August, I still had to attend the Tokyo shows! I didn’t watch the very first Takizawa Enbujo in 2006, but from 2007 onward, I have watched it every year without fail. This was my 9th time watching Takizawa Kabuki (and the Singapore shows would be my 10th ^^). I only managed to get tickets to two shows this time. 4/23 1800: 1F 10th middle block 4/25...
It’s been a while since I’ve written a report on the shows I attended. Over the past two years, I’ve just been sharing bits and pieces of my Enbujo/Kabuki trips on Facebook instead. Just realised that the last report posted here was for Hachioji solo con in 2012 lol. Okay, here I go. Please bear with me cos I’ve gotten a bit rusty XD
Venue: Shimbashi Enbujo theatre, Tokyo
Compared to in 2013 where the poster took only about half the wall outside the theatre, this year the poster took the entire section, right up to the top.
Minna, thank you for your patience! Here is our report of the Hachioji show. It’s a long one though, so you’ve been warned~ Hope you guys enjoy ^^ Please refer to this picture every time you see citations like (*1), (*2), etc
From the time we woke up and headed off to Hachioji, to the last speech that Takki gave before we all left Olympus Hall… Everything just felt so “special” throughout the entire day. Afterall, it’s very rare for us to be in Hachioji with the Hachioji prince himself ne!
Perhaps it’s due to the fact that it was a small venue… or that a majority of the people there were diehard Takki fans… But whatever it was, you could feel a strong sense of unity or “一体感” inside the hall. Normally, the audience would have an afternoon show to warm up before the evening show (which is usually more high). But this time, there was only one show, so it was really a “now or never” kind of feeling. And honestly, I have never seen such a loud and hyper crowd before!!! We really danced, laughed and screamed like crazy lol
That’s why we’re really glad Jticket International opened up for us. Otherwise, we probably wouldn’t have been able to attend this show without shelling out a huge fortune. Even the Japanese fans had a tough time getting tickets ne… According to newspaper reports, the JFC received 45,000 applications for this show. Only 2,000 people actually made it into Olympus Hall. So in that sense, we were really one of the lucky ones ne~
Takizawa Hideaki Concert Tour 2012
12 August @ Hachioji, Tokyo
We’ll start off the reports with the usual Venue & Goods post. First, the venue! The Olympus Hall is located on the 4th floor of the Southern Sky Tower, right next to the JR Hachioji station.