Just a few more hours to show start!!
Let us enjoy this time which will not occur twice!!!!!!
Just a few more hours to show start!!
Let us enjoy this time which will not occur twice!!!!!!
Fan reports of AT2011, Hiroshima Day 1 from the TeamAyu forum at Spoilers BBS
Credits to truehappiness @ AHS for this find!!
Written 7/5/2011 11:23:15
By the way, it’s sunny in Hiroshima now
About 30 people have been queuing for the goods booths since 10am
Written 7/5/2011 14:11:57
After a 1-month delay, ayu-chan finally welcomes her tour’s opening day without incident.
ayu-chan has also reached Hiroshima safely, on JAL 1607 flight, departing Haneda at 11:28 and arriving in Hiroshima at 12:55.
Though I am not taking part in today’s show myself, I have been excited since morning, sort like like in a festive mood
Written 7/5/2011 15:56:27
After 1pm, the room key was sold out
Written 7/5/2011 14:24:21
Uploaded on Twitter, ayu-chan as she entered Hiroshima.
Written 7/5/2011 15:27:10
ayu-chan’s wielding her “rain girl” powers
It’s raining in Hiroshima now.
Written 7/5/2011 17:30:07
This is not a complete list, but it seems like this will be this year’s setlist.
However, as the live has yet to begin, this setlist may not be totally reliable.
Written 7/5/2011 18:50:44
The staging this year is said to resemble CDL’s last year.
And then, though the stage front faces South, it affords a good view as long as you are close.
There are also reports that the view from the stands is good too.
Written 7/5/2011 18:55:35
The live hasn’t begun yet, but there seems to be a sudden call for ayu from the audience.
Written 7/5/2011 19:15:43
The opening show for 「ayumi hamasaki ～ POWER of MUSIC ～ 2011A」 at Hiroshima officially started at 19:07!
Written 7/5/2011 20:18:45
Looking at this seating plan, it seems like the stage is placed right in the centre of the arena. The front of the stage faces Stand D, while the runway stretches back towards Stand I, resembling last year’s CDL stage.
And it seems like the stage is closer to the audience than ever this time.
Written 7/5/2011 20:51:51
The arena before show start.
Written 7/5/2011 21:01:54
The goods booths and venue in the afternoon.
Written 7/5/2011 21:28:58
Day 1 at Hiroshima has ended successfully at 21:20.
Good job~, ayu-chan
Written 7/5/2011 21:36:29
Looking at the incomplete setlist posted earlier, seems like this tour will be focused mostly on singles songs, and most of the songs have been rearranged.
Could this be due to the sudden change in plans?
There was also no costume change.
Written 7/5/2011 21:52:41
Maybe this live was made with the affected regions in mind?
Thus, there were no costume changes, no encore, no MC and no Thank-you mail. She wanted to convey her message through music alone.
Her hairstyle was short, and make-up natural. Her voice also seemed to be in good condition.
Written 7/5/2011 22:18:20
Sorry for the wait!
Here’s the setlist.
3. BLUE BIRD
6. A Song for XX
8. NEVER EVER
9. walking proud
10. part of Me
13. Far away
15. Bold & Delicious
16. Mirrorcle Ｗorld
19. Born To Be…
20. A Song is born
Written 7/5/2011 22:11:59
The live this time seems to have garnered both positive and negative feedback.
Without MC, costume changes, and tossing of signed balls, the tour does seem a little bare, but many people have submitted positive feedback.
“The setlist rocks!”
“I’ve wanted to see such a simple show”
“The orchestra was really touching”
“Though this wasn’t an extravagant stand-out show, I was touched by ayu’s thoughts and wishes to give support to the victims through song”
and many more.
Written 7/5/2011 22:23:20
I have been stating that there’s no encore, but the last song ♪A song is born♪ was meant to be an encore song.
By the way, it seems like the audience sang along to this song, and ayu-chan cried lots.
The dancers who are taking part in this tour are
Dancers Shu-Ya, ZIN, Maro, Go-Mi, Kazuma, Aki, Midoring, KO, EMI, EKKO
Performers SYU, KUNI, SUKE3
Written 7/5/2011 22:36:37
The live this time is not as extravagant as usual.
But ayu-chan seemed to be able to convey her thoughts through songs. Her vocal training has shown results, with her voice coming out and stretching more.
Another highlight is the 23-man orchestra, with instruments like trombones and violins coming together to make wonderful sounds.
By the way, there are reports that songs have been rearranged, with a majority of them having a jazz flavour now.
Warning: some tweets concern controversial topics like sexual orientation. Do not read if sensitive to such issues.
Papino_19781002: People make comments because they are interested. Love hides at the bottom of every comment ☆
ayu_19980408: I know (*^_^*)♪
mikajohn: Looking closely at the clothes I’m wearing today, you can see that Shimi has chewed on it. He got me~. Now I’m so untidy. This must be how it is like to have kids.
ayu_19980408: This happens to me when I’m with lots of dogs. (laugh)
ayu_19980408: @luna19730704 Ahaha (laugh) Because I can’t believe it, I’m making a thorough investigation to find out the truth now.
19980408_ayu: I love how ayu-chan always goes straight to the point (#^.^#) I’ll be like you too, let’s go—- (#^.^#)
ayu_19980408: Giggle (￣▽￣)
TA_miyamoriko: ayu and Minazou going something like 『Female star. Female star. What?!』 (*^^*)ﾉ♪ (laugh) Good luck for the shows in Yokohama tomorrow and the day after (^_−)−☆
ayu_19980408: That’s exactly what we were doing! (LOL)
aayyuumaron: The tour this year is super special, both for ayu and for us fans. To be able to go watch this tour makes me happier than anything else (*^^*) I’ll wait for you at the venue ♪
ayu_19980408: I’ll be waiting too ♪(←this conversation seems a little weird) (laugh)
taka1810: If the both of you wait for the other, nothing will ever start.
sgakn: I’ll be going for the Yokohama shows tomorrow and the day after (｀･ω･´） How’s the mood? OK? ↑
ayu_19980408: Very OK (￣^￣)ゞ
4a8y9u8: What’s the difference between LOL and LOL? (・・?)
ayu_19980408: It was just my Masai. (laugh)
(Misa’s note: ayu sometimes type 爆腕 instead of 爆笑. The latter means “lol”, the former is invented by ayu herself)
Papino_19781002: You Masai-ed! It’s time to use the other LOL.
ayu_19980408: Sorry, that’s definitely right, my tummy hurts!
Papino_19781002: Please don’t pick this habit up ヽ(；▽；)ノ
ayu_19980408: Sorry— (￣▽￣)
1985go24: I hope this tour will have a public showing in the Tohoku region! It will definitely give everyone power!! o(^-^)o And it will also complete the tour!
miechin1101: This Sunday, I will be taking part in my first ayu concert along with my 2 kids. (^o^)/ We’re looking forward to it so much ♪ The kids may cause some noise though, are you OK!?
ayu_19980408: Let them make as much noise as they want (^_−)−☆
Ayun17Branko: Fight again tomorrow ＼(^o^)／
ayu_19980408: Wow Σ(￣。￣ﾉ)ﾉ Please dress up as little bro too ☆
ayutomo19760724: ayu ayu, pan is full \(//∇//)\ So happy ♪───Ｏ（≧∇≦）Ｏ────♪
ayu_19980408: Hmm? What is “pan is full”?
bambikana: ayupan collection is fully completed?
ayu_19980408: Ooh, I get it now!!
Acrea_Midori: Even without words, “sounds” can convey. They convey, and link us together. 『POWER of MUSIC』 ♪
Ayun17Branko: If one reveals something natural oneself, what should one do? (￣▽￣)
ayu_19980408: Hmm? Who? Me?
kana_xxx2002ayu: Y-you don’t know? Σ（・□・；） It’s YOU! (laugh)
hikaru67ayu: 2011 Spring. Hamasaki Ayumi reveals something natural. (laugh)
kaminumarijicho: I’ll complete my ayupan collection too. (laugh)
ayu_19980408: Yeah? Me too (￣▽￣)
TeamAyuChisato: Don’t do that!! (laugh)
ayu_19980408: My tummy hurts LOL
karin_1219: PoM tour is awesome. The various feelings from standing on stage has been conveyed painfully. When the show ended, my heart was full of warmth (*^^*)
ayu_19980408: (*^^*) Everyone in the troupe carries these various feelings when standing on stage ☆
yn5o: When I went to school today, I discussed last week’s PoM tour with a stranger ♪ Everyone is still excited about it now (ﾟ∀ﾟ)/ Report from Hiroshima ☆彡
ayu_19980408: Thanks! I’m glad (*^^*)
aran_20011125: Yosh! The first show in Kantou! I’m getting in the mood~! Are you ready?! Prepare a hankerchief~ (°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥-°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ ) Because ayu is a crybaby~ (°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥-°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ )
ayu_19980408: Tiger balm!!
ladybird856: ayu’s tweets today are too interesting, I don’t want to go for dinner (laugh) What should I do? (laugh)
ayu_19980408: That’s strange, I wasn’t trying to be interesting– ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
asongfor22: Tiger balm?? (´･_･`)
ayu_19980408: I meant, if Tiger Balm gets into your eyes, you’ll cry non-stop.
ayuREDLINEyui: Tiger mask?
ayu_19980408: What? What’s a tiger mask?
ayu_19980408: The moment felt a little too quiet.
tomo_19980408: ayu-chan, what is Tiger Balm? (￣▽￣)
ayu_19980408: A medicine you apply when you have a flu?
aayu102: If Tiger masks keep things quiet, then it’s interesting!!
ayu_19980408: I had Tiger mask as my ringtone a long time ago. When a mail came in, Tiger mask would ring.
mayu_lucky117: This thing?? (￣▽￣)
ayu_19980408: Wow! A nicely packaged Tiger Balm!!
kapapapapa: Tiger mask was a ringtone????? You mean a voice tone??????
ayu_19980408: I voiced it myself.
ayu_19980408: Oh well! Cyaa~ ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ♪
ayu_19980408: Eh! Is this real? If it is, then I’m signing it. [In Uganda, it seems like a law just passed to make [Homosexual Relationships] punishable by death. To all those who are against this [Anti-Homosexual Law], please give us your support. (Petition Page, Japanese Translations) http://t.co/PRLyrgr
ayu_19980408: Why is it that when one person loves another, they must be punished by death?
sunflower_michi: Has ayu-chan heard Big News?
ayu_19980408: Is it the thing about MikaJohn?
gak_fan: A question for ayu. Do you think it’s alright for a guy to like another guy? Would you discriminate against someone who admits it?
ayu_19980408: I have no reason to. Nobody has the right to judge someone’s love for another. Same goes to any words that aim to take away their future!!
kurumi_19880416: A-chan (´｡･ω･｡｀) http://t.co/D4DHosI Have you seen this CM for CR Hamasaki Ayumi’s Story – Prologue-?
ayu_19980408: If this is real, then it’s awesome. But I’ve never seen this before. Just what is it?
koutsut0hey: Does the company know about this? ( ；´Д｀)
ayu_19980408: My managers have never seen this before too. Amazing–
takahasiseminar: Erm, shouldn’t they get permission from you?
ayu_19980408: Yes. As for now, I’m so shocked at seeing it that it has made me laugh.
ayu_19980408: Erm, the rights that avex and I hold, as well as the problems that come with it, are all to be settled by the company. So these things do not pass through my hands as a single artiste ^^;
ayu_19980408: And then, tonight will be decisive of my performance at Yokohama tomorrow and the day after! So I need to totally concentrate!! Now, as Hamasaki Ayumi, I need to focus on sending the POWER of MUSIC show to everyone with all my might (^_−)−☆ And from Yokohama, we will continue to level up, so look forward to that (*^^*)
ayu_19980408: Oh, and about the Uganda problem! I am firmly supportive of homosexuality. As I’ve said many times, who has the right to decide that a person’s love for another is to be punished by death? Nobody has the right to judge and tell anyone who they should love!!
odayoshio: I agree. If not, many people around ayu-chan won’t be here anymore…
ayu_19980408: That’s true! Hey, wait a minute. Yoshio-san… ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
donatsuki: I believe in ayu-chan’s emotions. But please, do not quarrel with your company. I’ll be waiting for ayu-chan’s report.
ayu_19980408: Don’t worry. The company is doing its best to protect me with everything they have now (*^^*)