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Summer Memories for Sho

October 9th, 2006 (05:52 pm)
current mood: jittery

Here is the last of the 3X5 case files from Popolo. 

1)      We can feel the bonding when we have gatherings


After the Niigata concerts finished, we toasted each other in the car on the way back: “ That the end of the concerts which are outside of Tokyo! Thanks for eveyone’s hard work!” That was the first time we actually did toast each other like that in a car. In Niigata, we had a end of concert party for the staff there, after the concert ended and there were about 150 staff who had worked behind the scenes there.  We talked to the people we didn’t get a chance to speak to and talked to the people whom we had worked with for the first time. I was very happy.  Through these gatherings, we can build our trust with the staff, and again the importance of such ties was again driven home to me.



2)      This year, again I felt touched by the audience.


There  are those fans that come every year to see our concerts, roughly putting it, they are like our “commerades” and these fans who have been supporting us all this time, I am deeply touched that they have stuck with us. When I see some female fans bringing their babies to the concert from the stage I think “ ah she has given birth, congratulations!!!”.  We are also happy to see that.  There are some fathers who come with their kids and wave uchiwas that say “Please do the air guitar!”  and some whole families come and support us. This year, again, many fans have moved me again.


3)  Doing the morning ceremony* during the 1st concert on the days where there were 3 shows


When it was decided that we would be doing three shows in one day, there was something which we had to do first.  The gates for the first show opened at 9am.  So its like going to school, right?  So we wanted everyone to do the “Stand up and bow”.  When we really did it, everyone did it perfectly.  That was just the highlight of the show.  All the members were really high during the morning shows and I could feel that their performances were really full of power.  That is because we have received the power from all the fans that attended the concert.


 * I don't know the english equivalent to this cos there is no such thing in English schools.  In kanji its "起立, 礼!"

Yes? NO

Sho played this song for all those that were waiting for them in BKK. He didn't say anyting about another performance, but  he said "Here is something for those who are waiting".

I've listened to this song many times, but only recently realised how encouraging the lyrics of this song can be: esp these lines:  

"Shining 足跡が消えるも大丈夫さ




"Even if the footprints are erased it is still ok, 
Even if the rain washes away the path, that path is in your heart, 
Smile, You will never forget that place, your destination, 
The tomorrows that you are looking forward to."

(It has nothing to do with BKK, but still it is an inspirational little verse to keep with you when you are feeling discouraged or unsure of which way you want to go in life."


Posted by: gemplee (gemplee)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)

sumoboy, thank you for translating, esp that last part, the lyrics from Yes?No.

Posted by: sironimo (sironimo)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)

Ahhh Sho is so kind with the fans too...That's great he recognize them~!
There are some fathers who wave uchiwas that say “Please do the air guitar!” <--- hahah I had lot of Laugh with that ^__^!

Thanks again for this great translation! But...you know japanese very well for doing translations this way? In such short time? How that's possible o_O?!

Posted by: zuzue (hikaru_zu)
Posted at: October 10th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)

haha! ii naa...i wanna go to that kind of 'school' too! XD


Posted by: Apple (apple1881)
Posted at: October 10th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)

Sho is so thoughtful towards his fans. Thanks for translating!

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