thelaughingman wrote:Hopefully, most of the japan concerts (including other artists) adapt something similar to SummerSonic's ticketing like adding an english version at the very least so foreigners would have a clue how to obtain the tickets.
I get the sense that the real issue is that Sony and the ticket sellers don't particularly want foreigners buying tickets to their Japan concerts. They set up the shows at venues sized to satisfy what demand they think there will be locally, so if foreigners buy tickets, that just means local fans can't get in. And it's the locals they think are more likely to buy stuff in the future, because they can market directly to them.
At the two Scandal shows I've gone to in Japan (including Budokan), I could count the number of other obvious westerners there on one hand. At my second show (which was just a hall tour show), I was the only person of European descent that I saw in the entire hall, although there could have been other westerners of Asian descent or other Asians there. I'm going to their show at Fujita University next month and I'm sure it'll be the same. But still these shows generally all sell out, without our help.
It stinks if you're a foreign fan who happens to be in Japan when they're playing, but it's not impossible to get tickets, just a little more difficult. And it makes it feel a little more special to be able to see them in Japan. I feel like I've entered into some sort of forbidden world when I'm at a Japanese concert.
I have a feeling their American shows are actually going to be very different from their Japanese ones, and I'm a little anxious about that to be honest. (I've been to various concerts for Japanese bands in NYC before, so I know what the crowds are like.) But I'm looking forward to it too.