During the “HARAJUKU KAWAii!!!!” events held at the French convention “JAPAN EXPO” on July 7th and 8th, pop singer and fashion model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu performed live in front of thousands of her European fans.
Kyary’s performance at the J.E. LIVE HOUSE on the first day attracted approximately 8,000 people, while her performance the second day on the main stage brought in around 5,000 more fans. This means that 13,000 fans came to see Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in person, setting a record for the most guests during live performances at JAPAN EXPO in 2012.
Naturally, it seems as if the pop sensation was nervous about performing in France for the first time. The venue was teeming with French people dressed in authentic Harajuku-style fashion, as well as Kyary fans who traveled from as far as England and Italy to see her. During her first performance on the 7th, the crowd – eager to see Kyary in person for the very first time – chanted the singer’s name for a full fifteen minutes before she made her way onto the stage, overflowing with enthusiasm.
When the curtain was finally raised at 5:00 PM, the song “Pamyu Pamyu Revolution” began to play and the audience shrieked with joy as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu finally appeared. Kyary sported her signature long pigtails and the same geometric blue dress she wore at the MTV VMAJ event, which has become one of her favorite outfits.
“Bonjour! Ça va! I’m Kyary Pamyu Pamyu!” she introduced herself in simple French before singing her hit songs “CANDY CANDY“, “PONPONPON“, “Tsukema Tsukeru” and more for her overseas fans. During the MC segments, she showed the audience how to dance along to her songs aided by an interpreter. The fans had no trouble with this, and even sang out loud with Kyary in Japanese as she performed five of her hits.