From debut time of 1999, 45 singles, 57 coupling songs, plus 138 album songs come up to a total of 240 songs. The songs with the most requests will make up the main structure (of the concert). Votes will be collected on Johnny’s Official Site “Johnny’s web” (cell phone and smart phone) from today July 21 Noon up to July 31 6 pm.
Since Kokuritsu will start their renovations the year after next year, there won’t be any concerts held. ( on the paper it confirmed that next year there will also be kokuritsu concerts held!! So it’s going to be 6 year consecutive in total!!!!) With this thought in mind, with a feeling of gratitude towards the fans, the members had this idea of having this event consecutively in these two years. This year’s event will be focused on the most requested songs as per fans’ votes.
Apart from this new element of song requests, it has been decided that there will be no back dancers, and there will only be the 5 of them on stage. “To have only 5 ppl on stage is a first. To be honest it’s pretty scary!” they said, “since it is a omatsuri, we want to make it extravagant!” This year the two days will use up to 140 m people.
- 3 Members Aiba, Ohno and Matsumoto went to New York in June, and there they watched numerous Broadway shows. “We want to do something that has not been done up till now. We’ve learned a lot of new things (having watched the Broadway shows)”. The five of them discussed about the plans together.
sources: 1 + 2
Translated by bubujee, the second source.
BRB DYING. SEE YOU GUYS IN RAINBOW HEAVEN.