I'm back from Tokyo! It was a long and tiring weekend, but NEWS was amazing and I'm so happy I was able to see them again. The show was just as good as in Nagoya, and even though they were far away, I was able to see them pretty well. It was my first time in the 3rd floor balcony, and it was really good! It felt much closer than the 4th floor stands, while giving a good view of the whole place (as opposed to, say, the last row of the 2nd floor stands, where you're low enough that it's pretty hard to see the parts of the setup that are far away).
I'm going to try to get my actual report written as soon as possible, but I have to say the highlight for me was when, despite the fact that I was quite high up in the stands, Shige saw me and pointed to me! ♥♥♥ That's the first time I've ever been pointed at in Tokyo Dome AND the first time I've been seen by Shige, so all around, it was exciting!
And then on Sunday, we went to buy paparazzi photos. Some of the basement shops were advertising having photos from the Tokyo Dome shows already, but I really prefer a certain shop where you can choose using iPads, so we ended up getting photos from Sapporo and Fukuoka instead. It was sad that they weren't from our show, but on the bright side, Shige didn't have the truly horrible hair that he had for Tokyo Dome. While usually he chances to the side-swept hair at the halfway point, so you can see the undercut on one side of his head, in Tokyo Dome, he had the long hair all sort of weirdly piled into a mohawk/faux-hawk hybrid on the top of his had using pins, and you could see both undercut sides, and then it sort of awkwardly became a mullet-type thing in the back? It was very mysterious and very unfortunate (in my opinion… bring back long hair Shige T_T). So at least the paparazzi photos I got don't have that hair… though you can see in the ones I did get that the undercut is really uneven and it makes me wonder who the heck did it. It's not cleanly shaved in a line or anything, it's sort of jagged and janky. |D; Shige, come on.
But! The biggest paparazzi surprise was that, out of curiosity, when I looked in the "by member" sorting on the iPad, I found photos from 2006 of Happy Music Shige!!! It's a fact of life that I'm hopelessly infatuated with both the song Happy Music and Shige's costume and appearance and performance for it, but I really never thought I'd be able to find paparazzi photos of it at this point. But!!! I was able to get this
photo of it, and two more!!! I love how pouty he is, especially because it directly contrasts with his guitar that says "Happy Music" on it. XD; So cute ♥
I'm going to try to catch up on stuff that I got behind on due to being away for the weekend, but hopefully I can get my report done soon!