I can’t really recall very much for the Yokohama concert, coz (1) by then I was exhausted, (2) fans kept interrupting Akina, making the talks in-cohesive, and (3) I sat rather behind and couldn’t catch what the fans were talking most of the time…. Fellow VAMPires, if I missed out anything pls help to add on ^^/
Akina’s usual greeting, ie 「こんばんは～」
First, Akina asked us, the fans, to sit down.
Someone touched on Akina’s soft spot – her age.
Akina said she hates those magnifying mirror in hotel. She would always turn it around.
When asked if there would be any concert next year, Akina answered, “no”. That upset all the fans. Ignoring our protests, Akina continued, “This concert is entitled the LAST Destination, isn’t it?”
Fans tried to convince her otherwise. One shouted “Pls sing forever!”
Akina: I want to get married and have kids of my own.
Fan (too upset): that’s impossible
Akina: impossible?! If I don’t get married soon, I couldn’t have kids of my own… Imagine my own little one
Akina: Must be cute~ I mean my kids
Fan: Any plan for calendar?
Akina: Uhm.. I had said “no” before and ended releasing calendar. Make me look like a liar. What should I do…. Uhm… I would release if the touch up on my photos are well done. But there is only that much CG can do, so… Well, don’t you think nowadays artistes look so great? Uhm uhm (shaking her finger)
Fan: Akina, do you depend on CG?
Akina: Me? All my pictures are CG’ed! Otherwise I wouldn’t release them! Well… it’s like nowadays people typed their message instead of writing.
Fan: Do you carry a mobile?
Akina (loud and clear): No!
Akina promoted her new album
Akina: Have you heard the album? Which is your favourite?
Fan: You receive a poster if you buy it here
Akina: Yar…. Though not very interesting (the poster), I’m sure (referring to the fan) you bought it.
Then a lady from HK shouted that this is her 10th year attending Akina’s concert and DS.
That set Akina thinking whether Taiwan or HK is further from Japan. A fan told her HK is further.
Then seizing the 5s silence, 乱火 shouted on our behalf that five Singaporeans were there.
Rather impressed, Akina asked (pointing to our direction) if that’s the overseas gang.
乱火 responded “No”.
Before he could elaborate, a Japanese fan sitting in front of us rose his hand playfully and said “Singapore”.
Akina, recognising him, smiled at him.
Then someone asked about DVD release. But Akina didn’t confirm, she just said “uhm… maybe”
The talk moved to “Premadam”
Akina: Those photos (Akina in toto) were so difficult to take. A professional was present at the studio to teach me how to pose. She kept saying my posture wasn’t correct. I have to imagine there is a rope on top of my head, pulling my entire body straight.
Fan: where are the pictures?
Akina: In the office (she didn’t say if it’s her office or NTV’s)
Fan: Wow~~ I want to go to the office!
Fan: Should I get the DVD boxset?
Akina: How would I know?! If you ask me, of course I will tell you to get it.
Someone asked if Akina will be invited onto NHK Kohaku this year.
Akina reacted rather strongly “Not a chance! I was so looking forward to it last year.”
Akina’s usual greeting, ie 「こんにちは～」 Akina said that the crowd at Yokahama is the most 元気 one so far.
First, Akina asked us, the fans, to sit down.
Then she introduced Olivia (the black singer that provided background vocal for several songs in "Destination").
She went on to say she wish she could stay in Yokohama (Yokohama is a upper class district where a lot of successful artistes live in). Then she counted the bad of Tokyo and priased Yokohama. Someone mentioned her hometown. She said her hometown really shouldn’t be considered as part of Tokyo. And she revealed that she hasn’t been back for a long time and won’t be going home….
Akina also said that she had a hard schedule for the past few months as she needed to record her album and shoot for the drama. She thanked those who have bought and listened to her albums and urged those who haven’t listened to her album to buy one. Even if they don’t intend to buy it, they can rent it. Then she added "Maybe that explain why the sales of my CDs are so bad." When fans clapped, she joked, "those who clapped are those who haven’t bought my album, right?"
Akina also revealed that intially she thought she couldn’t express the numbers in "Destination" and hence didn’t like the songs. Eventually after the recording, she fell in love with all.
Fan wanted confirmation that Akina wrote two of the songs. To that, Akina replied that she was one of the lyrists. And once again Akina said that this is the last year for concert. And fans protested.
Akina remind fans that she would be on Hey!x3 the next day.
A Japanese fan, who has moved to Australia, was there at the concert. She stressed that she made the trip to attend Akina’s concert. Then a Japanese friend of ours shouted on our behalf that there were many Singaporean at the concert. Then Taiwanese fan asked Akina to hold a concert at Taiwan. Akina declined flatly. She continued with " まとめてありがとう thanks to all overseas fans for coming".