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We finally got a response from H.I.S. that we can participate in the SCANDAL Fan Meeting Tour in Hawaii this June!
If you haven't heard, SCANDAL will be performing in Hawaii for the Honolulu Ekiden & Music race/festival on June 1st. Outside of the Ekiden, H.I.S. Japan (a Japanese travel company) has put together a "Fan Meeting" tour with SCANDAL, which is something the band has never done before, that will consist of some unheard of perks:
-A lei welcome & handshakes from SCANDAL
-Banner making with the band
-A SCANDAL acoustic live
-Hawaiian buffet dinner
-A picture with the band
-Official SCANDAL merchandise
-Entry to the music festival
-2014 Honolulu Ekiden & Music official t-shirt
Originally, this was only open for those residing in Japan. However, after a few of my friends and I here in the US tried reaching out to H.I.S. and told them that we were very interested in joining the tour, they have let us know that we too can participate in it!
What they are offering to those in Japan differs a bit from ours. It's the same Fan Meeting Tour with the same experiences, but theirs comes as an all-inclusive package. That means for one payment to H.I.S. they get a flight, hotel, and the chance to participate in the Fan Meeting tour.
Ours will be ground-only, meaning that we will pay H.I.S. for the tour only. Each person must book their own flight and hotel on their own (if applicable), and then pay separately for the tour. Even if you live in Hawaii and don't need a flight/hotel, you still need to pay for the tour. Because of that, the cost per person for this tour will be around $380-400. As for who to make the payments to, you will have to pay H.I.S. directly. If you have already signed up and paid for the Ekiden race, they will deduct that fee from the tour price, which would lower it about $35.
Once again, this fee does NOT include any travel arrangements such as flight or hotel; it is strictly for the opportunity to participate in the Fan Meeting Tour.
The tour-specific events are all to be held on June 2nd. The tentative schedule is this:
Saturday, May 31st:
-Mandatory check in to the tour at the Waikiki Marriott between 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, June 1st:
-Ekiden & music concert
Monday, June 2nd:
SPECIAL SCANDAL FAN MEETING EVENT
Date: 6/2/2014 (evening)
Time & Location: TBA. An announcement will be made on 5/31/2014 at the Honolulu Ekiden Expo.
-Round trip transportation will be included to the venue. Participants are required to meet in the lobby of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort at 4:30 pm on 6/2 to be picked up.
-Welcome lei greeting & hand-shaking opportunity with SCANDAL
-Special live acoustic mini-concert
-Group photo taking session with SCANDAL
-Special Hawaiian buffet dinner
-And much more!
*Contents of the tour are subject to change.
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