So after nearly four years of waiting, footage from Hikki's In The Flesh -tour back in 2010 has -finally- been released! I honestly had stopped believing this day would ever actually come, but life is full of surprises. Now that it is here, I have sort of mixed feelings. Or more like I don't know how to feel. Makes me wish this had been available a lot sooner, but better late than never.
The release is a sort of mash up of her concert in NYC and 2nd day of London, of which the latter I attended. And thank god I did, because at the time I really needed exactly something like this. I was going through a hard time and this magical evening given to me by Hikki helped me get back on my feet. And I don't think it was very long after this concert that I conceived my dream of continuing my studies in Japan after finishing my undergrad. It's a bit of a shame that I cannot pinpoint the exact moment when it became my dream and goal.
So anyways, here's where the mixed feelings come in. Now that attending Nana lives has changed my world, I am unable to appreciate In The Flesh as much as I did four years ago when I went. It was the first concert of a Japanese artist I ever attended, and back then I was more into Hikki than into Nana so the night was the best one I had ever had in my life. Thus it greatly frustrates me that I can't seem to appreciate this concert now as much as I think I should, since it does deserves all of my appreciation and adoration due to being such an important event in my life. But even if I can't feel about it the same way I did that night, the fact of how much that night meant to me will never change. That is something I will always carry with me. So thank you Hikki for giving me an eternal memento, this footage, of that special night so that I will never forget. Not that I could in any case. And that all being said it still is, and always will be, one of the best nights of my life.
Daisuki dakara zutto.
Daisuki dakara zutto.
On a related side note, I really really love Hikki's awkward humor. I mean, it seriously is so awkward at some points (okay, most points lol). I guess it hits a chord in me because I am quite an awkward person myself. I greatly enjoy it and find it oh so amusing.
So thank you for finally releasing In The Flesh Hikki!
Kore kara mo yoroshiku, please come back from your hiatus soon.