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UTADA concert! [Feb. 3rd, 2010|03:16 pm]
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]
[Current Music |Utada Hikaru - Stay Gold]

so yea, went to my first concert since Japan and it was for the one and only UTADA, as in Utada Hikaru! pretty freaking amazing I'd have to say, and at a fraction of what the cost could have been in Japan!

loved how she did about half Japanese and half English songs from all over her career. it was kinda like a time machine for the past decade listening to the songs as I remember when I heard this song or that song throughout high school and college. and did I mention that she sounded AMAZING?! like seriously, when she sang "Passion" it was freaking beautiful. overall happy with the songs she sang, cept for some of the more awkward English songs. but her MC breaks were great XD everything from talking about cold weather to giving everybody a 'hug' was just cute and funny :D

things that kinda were a downer: about four or five really tall people were in front of me so couldn't see as much as I'd liked. also, what they hell was up with the DJ spinning for like an hour?! not that he was bad, but the audience was impatient for UTADA like I was and he showed up like unannounced. oh well. oh, and how the tickets weren't by number order liked I thought. it was like that in Japan... bleh, if I'd known I would have arrived a lot earlier to get closer.

BUT that doesn't matter. I was standing at the right place when at the end she tossed out signed baseballs to the crowd. and I caught one!!!! holy @#%! can't believe it still XD


signed, dated and a little kuma picture XD guess she was inspired by her recent trip to the Art Institute that she drew her own version of the farmer and the wife painting XD

also glad I got to see everybody!! saw just about everybody that I knew was going and it was great to see them :D like...a good portion of my friends list went to the concert (some already blogged about it lol). saw everybody except chibi_nasu :( it was hard to find anybody in that place and it had like no reception >_>

overall very happy with the concert~! hope she drops by again in the future!

[User Picture]From: anoudegozaruna
2010-02-03 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yes! I was so hoping you'd share pictures of your ball. I love her little kuma "American Gothic" rendition there. So cute! Maybe that's what she was doing during the hour of DJing.
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[User Picture]From: gothicayu
2010-02-03 09:56 pm (UTC)
you are so lucky . those bears are so cute i think its really nice of her she did that .its true the tickets were quite cheap compare to the japanese price and knowing how popular she is . i hope she will have more tour in US next year .
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[User Picture]From: nichiyou_no_asa
2010-02-03 09:57 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd blog about this right away XD I'm glad I got to see you! Quite random we ended up on the same side of the massively crowded floor haha. What time did you get there? We got there at ^;15, and the line was already behind the bus stop around the corner D:

But yes, amazing time (I've already changed my Facebook profile picture to boot ^^)

Oh yeah, that DJ is apparently on her remix album, so I guess he wasn't just totally random lol.
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[User Picture]From: nichiyou_no_asa
2010-02-03 09:58 pm (UTC)
Or sorry, her remix single-thingy of "Dirty Desire" lol
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[User Picture]From: redsunsetxiii
2010-02-04 05:19 am (UTC)
haha, got there around 6:45 and was almost at the bridge!! if I knew, I could have arrived around 5:30 or so lol. oh well XD

ooh ok, so he's not some random DJ haha. still, he took up one whole hour >_>
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[User Picture]From: brackdiamon
2010-02-03 10:20 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! Now you can say that you've seen Namie AND Utada! I knew about Utada having concerts in the states but even if I wanted to go she wouldn't be playing in Texas anyway. You got her Kuma-chan balls too! Did you know that she outed him as gay recently? lololol
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[User Picture]From: redsunsetxiii
2010-02-04 05:21 am (UTC)
yea, it was a very small tour, she's only got Boston and NY left. Texas...didn't you guys get Koda Kumi way back when she wasn't popular? it was at some convention around the time of FFX-2. I was sooo jealous at the time lolol

and what?! kuma-kun is gay?! where'd you hear that?
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[User Picture]From: brackdiamon
2010-02-04 03:58 pm (UTC)
Oh I don't live there yet but I'm going to. LOL, yeah, Houston did get Koda when she wasn't popular (and was actually good kekeke).
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[User Picture]From: raudypenguins
2010-02-04 01:02 am (UTC)
That's so cool!!
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[User Picture]From: chibi_nasu
2010-02-04 04:33 am (UTC)
I was hiding on the 2nd level, at the bar, haha. Awesome you caught one fo the baseballs! I'm jealous!
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[User Picture]From: eastofhogwarts
2010-02-04 04:48 am (UTC)
awesome, i live in hawaii and tickets went uber fast WHAT A DOWNER
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[User Picture]From: lovelydawn
2010-02-04 06:43 am (UTC)
omg awesome!!!! i'm going the one in NYC. i'm really short, so i hope i can see things and of course i hope to catch a ball too!

treasure it forever!! thanks for the tips. i have to arrive early.
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[User Picture]From: chibi_rei
2010-02-04 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm so jealous. I tried to get tickets for over a month but I couldn't find any :(
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