So, An Cafe had their live here in Finland last Tuesday and if I was brief, I would say "it was awesome ass hell!"
Before getting in of course I gathered some greetings and names from the people lining up in the front yard of Nosturi. There actually wasn't that much people at noon when I got there, but after some time the line started to grow. I chatted with friends and stood there, waiting for doors to open. And finally, at 15 minutes past 5pm, VIPs were let in.
After some more patience, we finally saw An Cafe face to face and had the opportunity to talk with them and give them presents if we had any. I promised to give Teruki-san some Fazer's chocolate, so that's what he got from me. Yu-ki got a chocolate lollipop and to Akiharu-sama I gave the sheet. When I asked him to open it, his and yu-ki's reaction was mostly like "e? nani kore? ...o-....o-...OOOO!!!" It was worth it!
To others, who I didn't manage to give any presents, I gave them my thanks for their comeback. When it was Shinya-sama's turn, he gave the fans some goods: a signed poster and a little package. I opened the package at my sister's place afterward and it gave me more joy, since I kept it as a surprise to myself even after the show. The little package contained a sticker, 'golden' spoon and NYAPPY LIGHT -key ring. It's weird, how a person can be so happy because of something so simple!
Soon it was time to have our polaroid-pictures. It was kinda small and because of that I was a bit sad, but I won't complain! I'll be keeping this with me for the rest of my life! XD Though there was like 20 people taking their pictures, we did manage to clear the party only about 15 minutes late. Sad thing was, it wasn't actually a TEA party. None of us got anything to eat or drink, since there was only a shitty coffee container on a small table and that was it. Nobody did even touch the thing XD
After the party I headed up to the actual stage-hall and found myself right in the middle of the first row. What a great spot to spend the show time!
I guess none of the fans can really recall all the songs the set had, but the most important thing was that we all had fun! An Cafe showed its ability to cheer us up once again and didn't let us down. It was pure heaven from the intro to the last glimpse we saw of them on stage. I guess I blinded some people with my epileptic led-light-stick... my apologizes!
The show itself followed the pattern An Cafe has always been using. I don't actually mind that and it gave me a hint of things I could expect from the show. But I was surprised, when Shinya-sama actually tried to speak Finnish this time! Last time they were in Finland he just growled a bit and that was it.
The show was visually satisfying as well! The image of Akiharu-sama shaking water off from his body while white strobo-lights flicker highlighting the water drops with high contrast... it's burned on my retina! Like everything else that was sweaty XD
And to rewind a bit...
THEY BROUGHT THAT SHEET ON STAGE!
(these two pictures were taken by Siri and she didn't know taking photos was not allowed)
Now I'll just wait for the pictures they release after the tour :3
Guess what.. the shoes arrived to my post office ONE DAY AFTER I GOT BACK FROM HELSINKI. But no matter.. after all, the shoes look better, when they haven't experienced a concert or anything wild like that. Here's some pictures to satisfy you :3
The SPEEDPEN-video is still on its way, but I know you are patient with me, right? :3
And so I could embarrass myself, here's a short 'vlog' video I made in Japanese..."enjoy" and kill me.