TIF 2014 – Part 3

At Day 2 my outfit was the following: My member shirt of Yucky (with her face on it) and my PASSPO Towel put around my head as sun blocker. The last decision was not thought through the end, as I now I didn’t have anything for towel song, you know, the ones were you wave your towel around in the air. Well, well, well… Other (mostly negative) experiences would follow. But we come to that in time. The first show on my schedule was Party Rockets, playing 10:50 on Festival Stage. Very close to the Market Square so I used the chance to look for PASSPO and Ayumikurikamaki goods who weren’t there yesterday as both groups didn’t appear on Day 1. This time I made sure not to stay too long to not miss Party Rockets again. For Ayukuma I bought a shirt and PASSPO one as well, plus Annya banner for my first sister and their Take Off Album. The last one only to get a third akushukai ticket as I had to talk to Annya about her ‘hana takai’ commentary and Yucky, of course. The third I would decide spontaneously. I also took a quick look around the other stalls, but there was nothing else catching my interest. Party Rockets sadly were still sold out on T-Shirts or towels. Continue reading

TIF 2014 – Part 2

Now, way after 12, Norman separated with me as he had a show on his time table, he wanted to attend. I looked at my handy and saw a message by Tsutomo, asking where I am. We scheduled in the morning to meet with QwiksXnd around 12 near Smile Garden, as no one of us had plans around that time. As I expected QwiksXnd to be with Tsutomo, we arranged to meet at Greeting Square. Norman was splitting with me as he had a show on his time table, he wanted to attend. Now it became clear how fatal it can be when 1 person out of 3 doesn’t have online access: This person happened to be QwiksXnd and – he wasn’t with Tsutomo. Well, now I had to listen to a lecture, as Tsutomo expected QwiksXnd to be with me and not notifying him before. Mea culpa! Continue reading

Idol Koushien – Part 2 ‘It only gets better’

After exhausting hours listening to various unknown groups it finally became the time for the Dorothy Little Happy Event. So I went to their stand. The sign with their name was already there. Who was missing – was the group itself. Figured. As Party Rockets would soon get on stage I just waited for a few minutes (in vain) and got back into the venue to fight myself a good place in front of the stage. I wasn’t that sad about it then honestly: I know and like the songs of Dorothy, have their two albums, but I didn’t know anyone of the members by name or anything else about them. So I probably did right to miss them as I would have just embarrassed myself – or I should have used the trump card of only speaking English, so they wouldn’t understand me and bother me with question a proper fan would easily have known. Well, I can do this with some other idol maybe… Continue reading