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Monday, 6 October 2014

NANA MIZUKI LIVE FLIGHT 2014, Air 14 at Kanagawa!

So... I know I said I would dish this out much faster than my previous live report, but four weeks ago I hurt my hand really badly (by squashing it between a wall and a door in full swing)... which resulted in me not being able to type much for a couple of weeks without it hurting like crazy. Still hurts when my hand is squeezed. orz After that ordeal, I had graduation to deal with, and a certain trip to Singapore.. but in any case, without further ado - here's the Yokohama report! Look forward to the Singapore one soon (for realz)!

(For report on LIVE FLIGHT 2014 Air 1 at Yamanashi, go [here]!)
(For report on LIVE FLIGHT 2014 Air 5 at Kitakyushu, go [here]!)
(For report on LIVE FLIGHT+ 2014 Air 15 at Singapore, go [here]!)



Air 14 at Yokohama, Shuppaatsuuuu~!



Goods
I was expecting a horrible queue since it was happening right in the heart of Tokyo - in Shibuya. But damn, this actually ended up being one of the nicest queuing experiences I've had up to date. Firstly, it all happened inside in a nicely air conditioned building, and secondly, we got to sit down for most of it. Time passed by pretty fast while me and my friends took it easy in the cool air and had some very interesting conversations. Ahh, so nice!


Inside Yokohama Stadium
Again, my seat was much better than expected. I got in with my friends and was like yessss good spot and they kinda looked at me funny because we weren't anywhere near the stage. xD But yeah, mainly it was good because it was right there at the side of the arena, meaning we would be getting to see Nana pass by right beside us at some point.



Didn't take a pic of the seating chart this time, so you get this. xD



The concert
Lights off, action! The opening video seems to follow the same path as the one I saw in Kitakyushu, rather than the Yamanashi one, meaning only one thing.... Nana will fly on her little plane! Yesssss!


SET LIST:
01. VIRGIN CODE
02. NEXT ARCADIA
03. 革命デュアリズム
MC1
04. Million Ways=One Destination
05. Don't be long
Cherry Boys Showcase (Cheribo Wings)
06. Fun Fun★People
07. ドラマティックラブ
08. 笑顔の行方
MC2
09. Desire -情熱-
10. Soradokei
11. FATE
Team Yoda Showcase (New Generation)
12. GUILTY
13. Still in the groove
MC3
14. Undercover
15. アンティークナハトムジーク
Pilot Nana Time Warps -short movie
16. Vitalization -Auf Wachenform-
17. アパッショナート
18. ETERNAL BLAZE
MC4
19. New Sensation
20. Rock you baby!
21. POWER GATE
MC5
22. ミラクル☆フライト
Encore:
23. 時空サファイア
24. セツナキャパシティー
25. Innocent Starter
MC6
26. DISCOTHEQUE
Encore II:
27. Aoi Iro


So..... like I say every time, MCs might be slightly misplaced due to my memory playing tricks on me, but at least all the important stuff should be somewhere on here! Please enjoy~!



Outfit #1 - Pilot
The full outfit, I really really like it! :3

Nana in the plaaaneeee!



01. VIRGIN CODE
I was expecting the plane from Kitakyushu to appear today for the grand finale of LIVE FLIGHT, and I was able to confirm this a while before the Nana appeared, as the red plane was visible from behind the stage. Yessss! So then, VIRGIN CODE starts up and Nana flies out in her little plane! Very straight forward flying tonight (aka no crazy scary bouncing like Kitakyushu), Nana spent most of the song in one spot suspended high in the air and at the end made a smooth landing on the middle stage. I really like VIRGIN CODE as an concert opener song, it really gets everyone going so high tension.


02. NEXT ARCADIA
Aaah, this is new order! Usually we'd get Preserved Roses at this point and then NEXT ARCADIA or one of the other songs on rotation. These changes in order always make me really excited about what's to come later. Though having T.M.Revolution appear is out of the question as that happened last summer. Hearing VIRGIN CODE and NEXT ARCADIA back to back really brings out their similarity in their atmosphere.


03. 革命デュアリズム
Another change in order! This is getting very very exciting... what's coming after the insert video tonight?! I remember Nana making some small mistake with the lyrics, but I can't recall what it was exactly. I will never stop enjoying witnessing Nana's skill in switching back to the right lyrics whenever this happens. She is so ridiculously good. These three songs have provided a really energetic and atsui kimochi start to tonight. I am soo pumped up!


MC1
Konbanwa! Welcome to LIVE FLIGHT Air 14! "Hot today isn't it?" Nana asks everyone and we definitely agree. Nana thanks everyone who came early to Shibuya today. I think during this MC Nana mentions how it's funny to be seeing buildings from over the edge of the stadium and when I looked behind me at the tall building of Tokyu Inn, there was even some dude there on the balcony enjoying the show. xD



Outfit #1 - Revamped
Same as before, without pilot jacket.



04. Million Ways=One Destination
Getting such a depressing song after the high tension beginning feels kinda weird, but regardless I do always love hearing this song. I love hearing Nana say the English lines live, though I have to say that the echoes during that part are a little too loud for me to get to enjoy her English fully. orz


05. Don't be long
Ahh no EtaBure?? Tonight is packed with more set list changes than expected. Though, this change was a very natural one I feel, since it always was such a shame to have EtaBure so early on in the evening that it was still light out. And actually, Don't be long provides a much smoother transition from Million Ways=One Destination - these songs go pretty well together.


Cherry Boys Showcase (Cheribo Wings)
Business as Usual. Ryutan goes around asking what Kanagawa brings to everyone's mind. Kado-D says Chukagai. Tom-kun says address! Yay, guess Tom-kun lives around here, Kanagawa-ken nakama! :3 Cho-san chooses Minatomirai. Fire chose the best answer, which was "tonight". Kenny's reply was the usual number 1. Others I don't remember.




Outfit #2 - Flower Dress
so cuteeeeeee! :3



06. Fun Fun★People
YESSSSSSSS! I always get so so happy when it is time for this song. Fun Fun★People gives meaning to my life. xD And as expected, Nana was still as excited as ever about our "oh yeah"s and "oh no"s that she couldn't sing it normally. This time she would change her tone of voice to be happy for "oh yeah" and to be comically sad for the "oh no". Way too adorable! I am so happy to be witnessing for the 3rd time already how she is having so much fun singing this song live. I hope she will keep on singing it many times in the future too and it won't become a LIVE FLIGHT song only.


07. ドラマティックラブ
It still makes me quite happy how much love Dramatic Love is getting (in other words, I mean how I've gotten to see it live so many times), because I will never stop enjoying that dance. It's so adorable and Nana and Team Yoda are so ridiculously happy and smiley doing it. This and Fun Fun★People definitely make up the fun feel good corner of LIVE FLIGHT.


08. 笑顔の行方
Tonight I actually even forgot this song was coming at this point, so I was pleasantly surprised when it started up. Yes, I am simple to please. xD Oooh then an unexpected surprise! Big balloons were released to bounce around on top of the arena audience. You could hear Nana being really happy and pleased about her little surprise in her singing. So cute! Sadly none of the huge balloons came my way, they all somehow gathered in one of the front corners of the audience. After bouncing around enough they'd burst into many smaller balloons. Really nice! Though following the balloons made me not focus so much on the song. Nooooooo. orz


MC2
Banzai for Nana's new single that will be coming out mid October and will be featured as the OP of the original anime of Cross Ange! She talks about what kind of feel the song has and trolls us by making it sound like more is coming..... like perhaps she will sing it next..... but then she moves on to pester Cherry Boys. First Tom-kun since he is from this prefecture and then she moves onto Itaruvich. Don't remember the details of what they talked about, sorry. orz

Then the talk switches to  Egao no Yukue and how it is a cover and how Nana has done various covers along the years mostly as character songs and the die is brought out. Nana goes through the possible songs and comments on how Desire -Jounetsu- has not been sung even once during LIVE FLIGHT. The die stops at the Cheribo star (after almost nearly ending up on Gambaranakya ne) and she makes Aniki pick a song. Yappari it has to be Desire! Thank you for being such a good sport Aniki! \o/


09. Desire -情熱-
I am really happy this song got picked tonight! Firstly, because I looveeeee Desire -Jounetsu- and secondly, because my friend who came to Japan for her first Nana concert really loves this song too. I really love all the Rosario+Vampire songs, how are they all so good? I am a bit sad I didn't get to hear Mugon Iroppoi this summer, but maybe I still will get a chance eventually. In any case, I enjoyed Desire -Jounetsu- immensely tonight! I so so love Nana's deep singing voice. She really needs to use it more often. :3


10. Soradokei
Yeeeessss! I wanted to hear Soradokei again. Always calms my soul so much. Though... not sure if it was even possible for me to be calm tonight, I was so on fire. xD


11. FATE
Ahhhh, the heart-wrenching song of the night. This song has somehow become a reminder to me of what I need to do and accomplish in the near future. It really moves me and reminds me not to be too selfish. Keep on guiding me Nana with your beautiful singing! I've already come very far with your help.


Team Yoda Showcase (New Generation)
Also business as usual. Though due to me being so pumped up tonight, I wasn't paying that much attention to this... all of my brain capacity was already waiting for GUILTY to start up.



Outfit #3 - "Erokakkoii" Attendant
Picture will be included in the Singapore live report~!



12. GUILTY
GUILTYYYYY! People need to be a little bit shorter so I could see Nana better on the middle stage lol. Well, wasn't too bad when I was standing and jumping on my toes the whole time. I think Nana was a little embarrassed/nervous about singing this sexy song to so many people tonight and she made a little mistake. She sang "imasugu feel me" instead of "itsudemo feel me" at the start of the second chorus, but fixed it right after that. Sasuga pro.


13. Still in the groove
Nooooooooooo, my last chance for Soredemo kimi wa omoi desu kara -again- is gooneeeeeee..... (T^T) I am so so sad. Why Nana, why?! Not that I have anything against Still in the groove, but but Soredemo..... my baby in the face... sniff. I wonder if I will ever get a chance for it again, now that it was in the LIVE FLIGHT rotation and I missed it.. Well, I still enjoyed watching the fun dance for Still in the groove regardless of my little Nana regret.


MC3
Time for the usual mawatte-calls! She agrees to do it because today is the final LIVE FLIGHT (yeah yeah, you agree every time for one reason or another don't you Nana-san xD). For mou ikkai all Cheribo join her and then she asks us to mawatte too and makes a joke of how we could probably break some mawatte world record, since there are so many of us. Nana then goes on to explain that the dance and style were to fit GUILTY. She talks about the outfit again and how the young girls in her team came up with it..... and there is a close up on her bosom which she covers up instantly.... only to have this scenario repeated again right after she removes her hands. lol. xD Now she explains in more detail that the skirt text is actually the lyrics of GUILTY. And of course the camera zooms to her skirt this time and we shout mou ikkai to get it to happen again, which alerts her to check what's happening on the big screens again. I hope we'll get some of this funny zoom in action on the BD/DVD too, so Nana can struggle with her embarrassment all over again in the audio commentary.


14. Undercover
I totally forgot this was even on the rotation (probably because my heart is constantly just yearning for Risouron at this point and I won't lie, I was hoping for it tonight too). Undercover is a song that I haven't heard live before so I am glad to get that opportunity tonight.


15. アンティークナハトムジーク
Ooohhh, Nana came out wearing a cloak of her own this time! Sweet! Fits the atmosphere of the song and the story/choreograph she weaves with Team Yoda much better. Here come the goosebumps. Dat cloak. Dat walk across the stage. Dat interaction with Team Yoda. So, so good. Antique Nachtmusik has become quite the artistic masterpiece live all by itself.



Outfit #3.5 - Antique Nachtmusik Cloak
such a cool performance *goosebumps*


Pilot Nana Time Warps -short movie
This time there is another person with Aoi-san, Shinya Arino from the comedy duo Yoiko. He claims to be Takanori though (T.M.Revolution), yeah you look juuuust like him. xD The rest of the video is as usual, I can't stop thinking about FFVIII map music every time I see this and Nana is in the forest. So so similar.

I have to say though that there was something else I was paying attention to at this point instead of the video. And that was this harness that was brought down from high above the arena to the hole in the middle stage and that was attached to the four corners of the arena. I thought it was brought down so they could strap Nana to it, but they brought it up empty and it took forever for them to bring it down again so I almost lost hope... but I guess they were just being extra cautious and testing it. By the end of the video, it was down in the hole again... and then.....



Outfit #4 - Flamenco
Insane and kakkoii flying ladyyyyy!



16. Vitalization -Auf Wachenform-
Omg, Vitalizatiooonnnnn! I had completely forgotten, but this was one of my predictions before live flight even started lol. Since we got Synchrogazer -Auf Wachenform- in LIVE UNION while Nana was flying, I predicted that this time we'd get Vitalization -Auf Wachenform- while Nana is flying in LIVE FLIGHT... but since it didn't happen the first couple of LIVE FLIGHT I went to, I forgot about it. xD BUT NOW IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. Hah. Me and my Nana predictions are always scarily spot on. I was expecting the usual Nana flying routine of her going in a straight line over the middle of the arena but NO! She busted out 3D flying gear and is flying ALL OVER THE PLACE. How is this woman singing a crazy song like Vitalization while going here and there and dangling this way and that?! Unbelievable. She flew quite close to where I was seated a couple of times, which was quite exhilarating. What an awesome climax for tonight's LIVE FLIGHT final!

On a side note though, I was shitting my pants for her the whole time since I remembered how P!nk used this gear for one of her tours a few years back and fell. (>_< ;) Anyways, here's a little video of VIRGIN CODE and Nana's 3D flight:





17. アパッショナート

Ah, it was so nice to hear Appassionato again with Nana at 100%. The time at Kitakyushu really hurt my soul, but this totally mended it completely. I am so glad you recovered, Nana. I really enjoy Nana's mic stand maneuvers and her strong voice for this song, not to mention the awesome sparks for the latter part of the song. So nice and pleasing to watch.


18. ETERNAL BLAZE
Ah, here you are EtaBure! Popping by to keep up the high tension from Nana's flying acrobatics and Appassionato? I couldn't think of a better moment for you to appear. Everyone was so pumped up that I almost feel there was even more energy for EtaBure tonight than usual. How is that even possible? xD


MC4
Talk about the flying of course!! Since it had a kind of Tsubasa feeling to it, the song she sang was Vitalization which she hadn't sang at any other LIVE FLIGHT concert. Nana tells that the equipment was brought from overseas just so that she could use it tonight. An American guy was in charge of the equipment and Nana told how he keeps going "one two three ok go" to her right before she propels into the air during rehearsal (her imitation of him sounds really funny btw). She continued on to tell that he had asked her what VIRGIN CODE means and she just concluded that yappari her songs are full of strange English. xD

I think at this point she also makes an announcement on how there will be live viewing for the Singapore concert! Banzai! Sniff... why can't we get a live viewing for the Taiwan too? Nanaaaaa.... :< My great plan was to attend Singapore and watch live viewing for Taiwan.... sniff sniff.



Outfit #4 - Revamped
Sigh... this outfit still hasn't grown on me. It's too weird, I don't like it. orz




19. New Sensation
I was kinda hoping for POP MASTER here for my friends, but New Sensation is awesome too! I recently watched the PV for it so that little young Nana kept invading my head tonight during this song.


20. Rock you baby!
Towel song time! The arena was full of swinging towels so I didn't have too much reason to feel irked this time. Just focused on working my towel full force. Considering I don't like Rock you baby! that much as a song and think Happy☆Go-Round! was a much more suitable towel song, I do enjoy this surprisingly much. Maybe it just had to grow on me, like so many Nana songs before.


21. POWER GATE
PawaGeeeee! I felt so happy to get to sing this with my friends. I've been having so much fun singing this in karaoke and having my friends do the audience parts. I really can't even describe how much it means to me and how happy it makes me. That will definitely be something I will sorely miss when I leave Japan. Anyways, this time the girl participation was so much better than what it was at LIVE CIRCUS in Seibu Dome, yokatta. That time really left me with a trauma. xD


MC5
Nana brings up what happened in Kitakyushu and from there on and how she is grateful for everyone's support and how we wished her a happy recover and how she is so sorry that any of it happened. She says she has thought for a very long time now how to thank us for it all. What song should she sing? Needless to say, Nana ends up crying. Really tore my heart apart how much this woman cares and how much she regrets cancelling those few lives. The matter of the song is kind of left up in the air (what's with all these trolls tonight Nana?), as Nana moves on to say that the last song of LIVE FLIGHT is of course...


22. ミラクル☆フライト
Yay~~! I have to say I haven't paid that much attention to this song when listening to it on my Nana playlist on my iPod, but after so many LIVE FLIGHTs and all the sweet memories, it has become much more important to me. Nana, Team Yoda and the Cherry Boys make their way to the middle stage for this, do their little walking around in a circle thing and I think Nana and Team Yoda were on top of the plane again.


Encore call!
Naa-na, Naaaaa-na!



Outfit #5 - Encore
Surprisingly, instead of a skirt or shorts, Nana was wearing jeans! Mezurashii!



23. 時空サファイア
Nana comes out on a cart thingy similar to what she had at... well, pretty much all her big concerts and their encores. The little Nanette cart has been left in oblivion. xD Nana starts from the left side of the stage (looking from the audience), which is the opposite side of where I was. I didn't pay too much attention to this song for the reason that I was already getting excited about what was gonna happen during the next song....


24. セツナキャパシティー
During Setsuna Capacity, Nana passed really really close to me and my friends. Because we were literally right there, at the corner of the arena. I was happy my friends could get this experience in their first Nana live, I seem to somehow have pretty nice luck with my fan club tickets. The only thing I really remember well from the magical moment of Nana passing mere meters from us, was my friend saying "she really is tiny". xD


MC6
Nana thanks us for calling her back and........ Makes an announcement of an acoustic live next January! Banzai banzai banzai! In Saitama Super Arena! Not sure how this is possible with such a big audience, but it is a new challenge she says. Holyyyyy shit! A fully acoustic live?! I need to come back to Japan for that no matter what. Life, tanobu. Make it happen. (T^T) I am really interested in how an acoustic Nana live will go. Waku waku~ Then it is finally time for the song she wanted to sing as a thank you for us. Her description of the upcoming song could only imply that it will be....


25. Innocent Starter
Awww, thank you for this treat Nana! It's always so special to hear Nana sing this live, as it always is for some particular greater reason. Nana amped it full of her feelings as usual and it all just washed over me like a tranquil yet emotional wave. So magical.


26. DISCOTHEQUE
Then back to the usual LIVE FLIGHT encore song. Kind of a funny transition from the emotional Innocent Starter, but I guess this kind of switch makes it easier for Nana to recover from all the emotions she was feeling too. :3 Since we already got one special encore song, and some fireworks shot up during the end half of this song (still the ones at LIVE UNION finale are my favorite)... I was nearly giving up on a second encore, and that made me sad. But, yappari, Nana would never let me down....



Fireworrkssss~!


Encore II, mouu ikkaai!
The lights don't go back on, so an encore II is happening!! We call for her and Nana ends up coming back. Wearing a cheek mic. :O first thought I had was that there might be a slight possibility for a harp performance but then she calls the Cherry Boys out as well. Turns out she is planning on flying again, coming close to everyone one more time. Since the equipment was brought only for tonight, she thinks she should use it again. She explains how the Yokohama baseball team's color is blue and explains how in the baseball playing Nanette on the sleeve of the limited Yokohama uniform shirt both the baseball team and the theme of LIVE FLIGHT are cleverly implemented. I don't remember the detailed explanation of it though. And she continues by mentioning our blue penlights and also how tonight's shirts' are blue which indicated that the next song would be..


27. Aoi Iro
Well I have to say I wasn't expecting to hear Aoi Iro tonight, what a pleasant surprise!! And thus, Nana is again flying all over the place above us. This time I manage not to worry about her too much, and instead just focus on enjoying her passing by close to us from time to time. So nice getting to experience this one more time tonight! I wonder how Nana was feeling herself, flying over a sea of all blue lights, it must look very pretty!


And this, the finale for LIVE FLIGHT comes to an end with only LIVE FLIGHT+ still ahead. There is still a lot I need to take care of between now and the Singapore live, I hope I will find the energy for it all and not find it too overbearing.

I have to say too that even though I didn't think much of SUPERNAL LIBERTY as an album when it first came out, LIVE FLIGHT has completely changed my opinion. LIVE FLIGHT has probably become one if not the most memorable live for me, because of all the special people I got to enjoy it with and also due to how much I actually enjoy hearing the SUPERNAL LIBERTY songs live. It is so much fun.

So ends my report for Yokohama. I will be dishing the Singapore report out very soon too, this time for sure. I won't injure myself again. (>-<) I'll write it before I get a chance to be a clutz. Look forward to it sooonnnnnnn.

8 comments:

  1. waaaa...after the LIVE FLIGHT+ in Singapore, this report make me wan to look forward the DVD/BD even more ~>.<~(but ah...the cost TT.TT)
    thanks for the report XD

    btw, during the Guilty Costume...why we have a show off Nana-san, while your report state Nana-san is shy x.x? did we have the wrong Nana-san in Singapore XD
    my reaction on the MC (what she did infront of the live viewing cam) was....open jaw and just stare at Nana-san....(i shall not say wat she did XP let you report it XD)

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    1. Yeahhhh, the DVD/BD is gonna be one of the best I think!! Time to start saving dem pennies. (T^T)

      Omg yes, I was wondering the same thing!! In Singapore I was like woah Nana what are you doing, you aren't usually like this!! lol Maybe it wasn't so bad for her since she was doing it for people who weren't actually there but somewhere far away? It's the only explanation I can think of. Or then she was drunk from all the English she had been speaking. XD

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    2. wwwwww...seem like it XD....(while doing it) she was like "Yeaaaaaaaa~~~~" "yea~(flip) yea yea(flip flip)" whoever watching the live viewing will have massive nosebleed XD

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    3. Almost makes me regret I decided to go to Singapore in person instead of staying in Japan to watch the live viewing... :'DDD

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  2. Herrooo .... Thanks for writing the detailed report. It was a very enjoyable.
    Most important I believe that you had a great time there.
    The set list is very interesting, a good mixture of old and new songs. Desire came as surprise for me. I heard it once at Festival thing when Nana sang it as duet with a white face dude. And finishing Aoi Iro is fantastic ....BABBYYYYY
    What's funny for me, looking at the pictures... the dresses look less silly than Live Union or Live Circus, I think they have hired new people for it.


    PS I hope you didn't mean me when you wrote ''Still hurts when my hand is squeezed'' orz

    PSS: this is my fourth try to add comment on this post. When I was done, I needed to log in with Gaccount. When I did...all the shit was gone. Or google encountered temporary error orz


    Greetz..chuuruchuu

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    1. Haiii, thanks for reading~ I had a wonderful time. :3

      Yeaahhhhh.... Desire is much better when it is just Nana. Though it still shocks me you hadn't heard it or Mugon Iroppoi till only recently.. I remember you and Mikanchu going on about it. Both of them are Nana songs I have been listening to for a loooong long time w. well not that they are originally Nana songs since they are covers... but in any case I have listened to Nana sing them for a long long time w.

      iiiya, the outfits are no less silly.... there just are no pics of the silliest one, the one I don't like at all. orz

      P.S. What, would you rather it be someone else squeezing my hand? I doubt you'd want my hand in anyone else's hand ne.

      P.P.S. Otsukareeee~ thanks for not giving up on posting the comment.

      <3

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  3. wow the live must have been a awesome experience for ya hopefully can attend such nana mizuki concerts in japan next year but didnt know u were in singapore for the live missed the chance to meet the legend such as yourself myself :)

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    1. Hey! Sorry for the very late reply.... life has been very busy for me these past months. (><) Yeah I went to Singapore! I was already pretty busy around that time so I didn't announce it properly... maybe next time we can meet! :)

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