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11:22 pm - 09/03/2011

Arashi successfully holds live concert in a storm with 70,000 fans

On September 3rd, Arashi held a concert at the National Stadium in Tokyo amidst violent rain and strong winds.

For the opening performance, the members had planned to fly on wires approximately 50 meters high. However, this was inevitably cancelled out of consideration for the members’ safety. Consequently, the boys appeared from underneath the stage in front of 70,000 fans, who were waiting in raincoats.

This was their fourth year in a row performing at the National Stadium. This year, due to typhoon number 12, their concert on September 2nd was postponed to the 4th. Sakurai Sho showed concern for their fans saying, “Not everyone could come to the postponed performance. It is very unfortunate.

On the 3rd, a typhoon landed in the Shikoku and Chugoku regions, and strong winds even reached Tokyo. As a result of a delay in stage preparations, Arashi wasn’t able to hold a proper rehearsal, and so they hit the stage without a solid practice. There were possibilities for cancellation due to the weather, but the boys decided to fight the storm since there are only two performances in Tokyo, and this will be their last concerts of the year. Aiba Masaki even made a ‘teru teru bozu‘ (paper doll to pray for good weather), and prayed for a recovery in the weather.

The three-and-a-half hour performance concluded successfully amidst the pouring rain, with Arashi singing and dancing to a total of 39 songs (their main focus being on their latest album, “Beautiful World“). Although there were concerns, they used balloons and fireworks as planned for their performance.

During the finale, Aiba said, “I am very thankful that we were able to do the concert,” while Ohno Satoshi expressed, “I’m happy we were able to enjoy this big end-of-summer festival together.

This concert was a part of Arashi’s nationwide tour, “ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World“, which brought together a total of 525,000 people. Keeping in mind the power shortage effect from March’s Tohoku Earthquake, they conserved energy by reducing last year’s special feature of the stage fountain. They were able to reduce power consumption by about 70% from last year. It’s said that 99% of their power consumption came from 20 car-powered generators.


A short video report:
>>>I see a fanboy in a Winnie The Pooh hoodie ROFL XD

P.S: Lj-cut is not working with me, sry.
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rosemaine 4th-Sep-2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
I just noticed Aiba's peace on the eyes is like a kitten paw peace or something xD
mintceres 4th-Sep-2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
I also spotted the winnie pooh hoodie <3
nekonekorocketo 4th-Sep-2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Awww~ I'm so proud of them!! <3<3
naddyamal 4th-Sep-2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
I wanna go~!
ayuchanoh 4th-Sep-2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
Arashi defeat an Arashi lol

ilu~ <3
miss_lonliah 4th-Sep-2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
This lol
aprillis 4th-Sep-2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
I love the little details of them harnessing sustainable energy for the concerts. Car-powered generators, how does that work? Sounds interesting...

Oh and congrats Arashi for their 4th Kokuritsu concert!

(Btw, Nino showed off his 6-pack abs in the concert LOLOLOLOL. No more pouch belly I guess xD)
rosemaine 4th-Sep-2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Really?! Looking forward to see that xD!
arashic5 4th-Sep-2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
Nothing can beat arashi. Not even the real storm <3
0227964 4th-Sep-2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
i want to be part of that 70k people too..sigh...
indeed they are a stormy boys or it should be stormy man now..hehe
shade_of_kim 4th-Sep-2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
awww.... they changed the lyrics for Ashita no Kioku ♥
soraohno 4th-Sep-2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Forever flawfree, Arashi~ ♥
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kozumifan 4th-Sep-2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
aures 4th-Sep-2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
that moment when arashi postpones a concert because of a storm...
omnipresentdmat 5th-Sep-2011 07:47 am (UTC)
I lol'd IRL
xxpopopxx 4th-Sep-2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Forever crying in jealousy of the possibilty of never seeing these boys live ;_______;
kanu_x 5th-Sep-2011 01:43 am (UTC)

we cry together
katzsong 4th-Sep-2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
You did it again, boys. You awesome 5 did it! Another storm, another 6-packs and they better be on dvd! XD
and kudos to all that 70k peeps that stood by Arashi during the storm. You awesome 6th member!

Thx OP for sharing this! :D
agentduckiechan 4th-Sep-2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
lol, they would. Several people have already made Arashi/weather jokes, but this never fails to amuse (and also impress) me. I especially liked the year they held a Kokuritsu concert in a storm on Jun's birthday, because it couldn't have been more appropriate.
kat_desu 4th-Sep-2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
I ♥ your userpic~ XD
its so true~
hannahime25 4th-Sep-2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
I wonder if any of their mics went out this time. It was so cute when they shared :3
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