Warning: My reports tend to be rather detailed and really long-winded as I’d like to read back myself again ~~ years later and still remember everything that had happened. Similar to last yr’s, I’ll split the Enbujo report into 3 sections.
Our seats this year:
24th April, 13:00 – 1st Flr, Row 13 (middle block, beside the aisle)
24th April, 18:00 – 2nd Flr, Row 2 (first column on the right)
25th April, 13:00 – 1st Flr, Row 17 (middle block)
Before the show:
We reached Shimbashi Enbujo early on 24th April. Not that we intended to, we just had our free breakfast in the hotel, slowly changed up, and took a slow walk+subway ride, but we reached early. The nearby train station this year only had the standard poster with the words “Takizawa Enbujo’08” and the “Inochi” logo pasted on one of its walls, with an arrow indicating the direction to the theatre. Very different from last year’s, which had his face on it and was framed and lighted. This year, it seemed that there isn’t as much promo for Enbujo compared to last yr, which is a pity since this yr’s show is SO MUCH BETTER!
Anyway, I can’t remember what time we reached the theatre… probably about 11am? And we were the 6th & 7th person in queue. In front of us was a huge white wowow van (with tinted small windows) and the people from the van were all dressed in black. They seemed to be talking to the staff who came out from the theatre. Some part of me was hoping that it’s a DVD van, yet I didn’t want to think that way so I chucked it to the back of my mind lol, didn’t wanna be disappointed later if it turned out to be wrong lol.
It was really windy that day. Skirts were flying and hair blowing across faces, even the metal stand (which displayed some notice) toppled due to the wind. And the wind seemed so strong that even the glass doors were pushed open on their own lol. We were 2nd in line (in rows of 4) to get into the theatre, and they opened the doors at about 12pm. Immediately, I rushed to the 2nd floor to queue up for postcards, sensus, furoshikis, etc etc, and was the first to get in the line (coz everyone else in front of me headed for the photos!) Irene was in charge of getting pamphlets (which were located downstairs). They limit all items to 10 each per person. So after I’m done with the 2nd floor, I had to buy another 6 pamphlets from the booth downstairs. lol. We found a locker nearby (thanks to nyanco for the directions ^^), and dumped everything inside!!
We had about 30mins left before the show. It was good that we had reached early. If we were behind in the queue, we would have had to queue up to the 3rd floor for the goods, and probably wouldn’t have time to put everything in the locker AND go to the basement for our ice creams ^o^
Sakura Monaka Ice
The sakura-flavoured ice-cream was nice, but the wafer was rather tasteless hehe~ I think it’s just supposed to be something for you to hold the ice-cream with, but I ate too much of it too fast, till I didn’t have any space left to hold, and the ice-cream started to melt fast lol.