Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Tue May 26, 2015 6:35 pm


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To all the Scandal-Heaven people - Thanks for an AWESOME weekend!

This was my 1st time meeting everyone and also my 1st Scandal concerts. It was a blast! The BBQ after the airport meet was a fun time getting to know everyone and very entertaining thanks to the "Flying Dutchman" :-)

I had so much fun at the concerts. I've always ended up at the back at other performances and I couldn't believe how close we were able to get. I picked the Tomomi side at the LA show and the Mami  side at Anaheim. At one point it seemed like Mami was looking right at me and even gave me a smile.

The band played a lot of the songs I wanted to hear including Doll and Taiyo to Kimi ga Egaku STORY. I really wanted to do the towel spinning that I had seen on Youtube and I jumped so much that I ended up getting dizzy :-)

But I must say my highlight was at the 1st Meet n Greet in LA. 
While I was wishing Mami and Tomomi a happy birthday, Rina noticed the Meteor Shower at Dawn shirt I made . She looked at me said "Nice T-Shirt".  You should have seen my face light up even more! I think I remember saying Thank You in a very surprised and excited voice.     VIP - sooo worth it!!!

Thank you everyone for your kindness, friendship and the hard work you put into this weekend.

Until we meet again!

Rene


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Tue May 26, 2015 10:55 pm


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I really enjoyed my Scandal experience. I went to the L.A. and Anaheim shows. Just like the person above me, I stood on Tomo's side for night 1 and Mami's side for night 2. The L.A. show was great because it was my first time seeing Scandal live in concert, which was mind blowing. Anaheim was even better because I got to meet Scandal and take a picture with them. They also played Harukaze as an encore than night, which is great since its probably my favorite Scandal song. Both shows were awesome. This whole weekend has made me want to see even more of their shows. I guess I'll just have to wait until they come back to this area. haha.

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Wed May 27, 2015 9:01 am


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Went to the SG leg of the Tour!!probably the best night of my pathetic life so far.. They were AMAZING!!!!Tomomi looked at our side several times and smiled, and everytime that happened my heart melted...She was sooooo lovely!! LOVE 

by the time the high five session came, I cant say anything to them, just uttered "Yay!" and when Mami said "Arigatou" all that came out of my mouth was a "thank you"...and that was most of the things that I remembered... Sweating


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Wed May 27, 2015 6:06 pm


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@saldiven I saw a video of Tomomi on instagram with the bear. Pretty cool!

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Fri May 29, 2015 9:18 pm


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Went to the LA show. It was my first concert too! Happy I'll be honest, I had my doubts considering that some of their songs are hard to pull of live but nope. Nope nope. They delivered. And they delivered well. I was totally blown away. Everything was a blur in those 2-ish hours. I was at Timo's side because Tomomi. XD I was so concentrated watching her play bass because of sheer awe at her bass work that I forgot to actually jump around and cheer on at times haha. Got hit real hard during Awanai and started to actually appreciate Mami more because of Honn wo Yomu.

As I have mentioned earlier, I had doubts. Most especially Onegai Navigation. But ugh. That freakin' intro man. They nailed it hard. 

Overall it was a transcending experience. The Meet and Greet was cool too. It was quick but I do understand that certain limitations will be enforced. They were so cute and tiny in person. I always thought they were atleast somewhat taller than me or something but nope. They were shorter than me. I wasn't expecting that. I also had a hard time catching a glimpse of Timo before going to the photo op spot. I guess I was too conscious/embarrassed to stare waaaay too much at her. My only regret was I wasn't able to give my gifts personally that I worked so hard on... I guess I just wanted something more re-assuring that they actually got the fanart I did for each of them. Sad Here are the fanart I made for them. I had it framed per member. I hope they got it... Sad 
 

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Sat May 30, 2015 1:48 am


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juanpabl0 wrote:Went to the LA show. It was my first concert too! Happy I'll be honest, I had my doubts considering that some of their songs are hard to pull of live but nope. Nope nope. They delivered. And they delivered well. I was totally blown away. Everything was a blur in those 2-ish hours. I was at Timo's side because Tomomi. XD I was so concentrated watching her play bass because of sheer awe at her bass work that I forgot to actually jump around and cheer on at times haha. Got hit real hard during Awanai and started to actually appreciate Mami more because of Honn wo Yomu.

As I have mentioned earlier, I had doubts. Most especially Onegai Navigation. But ugh. That freakin' intro man. They nailed it hard. 

Overall it was a transcending experience. The Meet and Greet was cool too. It was quick but I do understand that certain limitations will be enforced. They were so cute and tiny in person. I always thought they were atleast somewhat taller than me or something but nope. They were shorter than me. I wasn't expecting that. I also had a hard time catching a glimpse of Timo before going to the photo op spot. I guess I was too conscious/embarrassed to stare waaaay too much at her. My only regret was I wasn't able to give my gifts personally that I worked so hard on... I guess I just wanted something more re-assuring that they actually got the fanart I did for each of them. Sad Here are the fanart I made for them. I had it framed per member. I hope they got it... Sad 
 

Wow those are actually pretty amazing dude, you rock! I'm sure they will love it once they get to open aaaaalll their gifts!


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Posted on Sat May 30, 2015 10:28 am


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...and looking at cuties in the concert! deymn stress


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Sun May 31, 2015 10:29 pm


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juanpabl0 wrote:Went to the LA show. It was my first concert too! Happy I'll be honest, I had my doubts considering that some of their songs are hard to pull of live but nope. Nope nope. They delivered. And they delivered well. I was totally blown away. Everything was a blur in those 2-ish hours. I was at Timo's side because Tomomi. XD I was so concentrated watching her play bass because of sheer awe at her bass work that I forgot to actually jump around and cheer on at times haha. Got hit real hard during Awanai and started to actually appreciate Mami more because of Honn wo Yomu.

As I have mentioned earlier, I had doubts. Most especially Onegai Navigation. But ugh. That freakin' intro man. They nailed it hard. 

Overall it was a transcending experience. The Meet and Greet was cool too. It was quick but I do understand that certain limitations will be enforced. They were so cute and tiny in person. I always thought they were atleast somewhat taller than me or something but nope. They were shorter than me. I wasn't expecting that. I also had a hard time catching a glimpse of Timo before going to the photo op spot. I guess I was too conscious/embarrassed to stare waaaay too much at her. My only regret was I wasn't able to give my gifts personally that I worked so hard on... I guess I just wanted something more re-assuring that they actually got the fanart I did for each of them. Sad Here are the fanart I made for them. I had it framed per member. I hope they got it... Sad 
 

OMG YOUR FANART IS AMAZING!!!!!!! I never type in all-caps, but had to make an exception here!

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:08 am


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Hey everyone!  I was at both the Anaheim and the Hollywood shows!  I feel soooo lucky to see SCANDAL twice in two days and at proper clubs (unlike in 2011).
Anyways, I wrote about my experience at my blog and included a bunch of my personal photos .. maybe people would like to read?

https://thenumber244.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/scandal-at-the-house-of-blues-2015-05-22-23-live/

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:21 am


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It's taken me a bit to get to this as it has been ridiculously crazy for me since getting back, so much so that I keep getting confused about how long I've been home ^^.

I want to thank everyone from SH at the US shows. I was actually pretty nervous about meeting everyone, a little intimidated I guess being a newer member and Chicago being my first show. I really have never met a group of people who made me feel welcome so quickly, you all are awesome! It was great to meet everyone and make some really good friends who I hope to see again sooner rather than later.

It's been more than a decade since my last concerts, and this was my first Scandal concerts so I had pretty high hopes and Scandal definitely delivered. The shows were far better than I could have imagined. I'm not one for really elaborating a lot (despite popular opinion at work) so I'll just say that I already really want to see them again, and hope I can recoup the money I spent at ACEN to do so. Never really gave much thought to the notion that ACEN itself would be fun too, but it was.

I also just want to quickly thank everyone who worked at organizing all the different things. You all did a great job and I really appreciate the effort you put into it.

There were so many amazing moments throughout the whole trip, but I think my second picture with the band stands out a bit as I tried to get them all to do a roller coaster pose (hands up). I'm calling it a success as I actually got Haruna to break her standard pose and put one hand up (^.^;). And of course getting to be basically front row on Mami's side for all three shows (front for two, couple rows back for Anaheim). Mami is really quite mesmerizing when she's on stage. 

I got to high five Rina at Sunset when they came back out for the encore and she came over to the edge of the stage and put her hand out. This also delayed my entrance into the happy birthday song for Mami, but only by a line or so.

I'd like to apologize to every person that I elbowed, smacked or walloped with my Hello World shirt (no towel), I'm pretty sure I managed at some point to hit most SH members on my side in one way or another.

So to wrap up, thank you all from SH and of course Scandal for making it an incredible trip. It feels a little strange now not hanging out with all of you after almost two weeks of doing so everyday. And thank you to those folks that split hotel rooms with me, I appreciate it. I'll see you all about.


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Posted on Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:39 pm


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That's actually my favorite picture of all the group shots because you were able to get a reaction out of all 4 of them :-)

Great job!


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Posted on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:23 pm


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Hi all,

I'm a little late, but here's a link to my blog post about my SCANDAL weekend. Hope you enjoy!

http://www.10nineteen.com/2015/05/28/scandal-weekend/

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:09 pm


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clem84 wrote:Everything about the Chicago show was great except that it was a little bit short. I didn't count the number of songs during the show but when the pre-encore part was over I though "damn isn't this a little short."

It was a great set though. When I purchased my premiums, I didn't know what row I would be, not even the section I was in. Imagine my surprise when I go pick my tickets Friday morning at the Rosemont theater and look at them to see "row A". I must've had a stupid grin on my face for two whole hours. It turns out I was right in front of Tomomi to the left.

I spoke with somebody who was there and told me he thought the sound could've been better. I don't know. The show sounded amazing to me. Every instrument was clear and so were the vocals. The whole time I was leaning on the sort of structure between the stage and the crowd. I was banging my hands on it or clapping the whole time. My hands were seriously hurting by the time the show was over, but I was super happy Happy. It kinda paid off because the next day during the Q&A panel they said they were happy that the crowd seemed to be really into it. When Tomomi tripped I thought to myself "oh sh**", wondering if she was ok. But when she burst out laughing it was pretty obvious she was alright. They were just all smiling and just full of life. It might have been a short concert but they had amazing energy while it lasted.

ACen screwed us loyal fans of pretty much both autograph sessions. The guidebook app said that the Friday one was at 10h00pm right after the show. It turns out it was in the morning at 11h00 and I only found out at 2h00. I was so pissed off. Then the next day there was the Q&A panel and the second autograph session was right after it which meant that even if you ran to the place right after the panel there would still be a ridiculous line because the session was just about to begin. So basically the people who attended the Q&A had almost no chance of getting an autograph. They signed for about an hour and then they told the staff to not accept anymore people. Thanks Acen.

The photo op did happen and they passed everyone who had bought a tshirt so that was good. I got a picture with them but the member of the staff who used my camera didn't really know what he was doing so the picture came out kinda bad and of course you only had one shot. Anyway, I was still happy to get a picture with them.

The important thing was the concert and it was amazing as far as I'm concerned. Hopefully they'll come back to north America next year or the one after.
I was also at the chicago show, i was at the right side (MAMI) 2nd row. it was amazing, i felt like i was the only one into it in my section.

I also checked the guidebook for autographs it said 10 am and 10pm, thought it was weird so i went at the a.m one just to be safe and their they were, line was short i got my hello world tour cd signed, rina made me bush she said she liked m totoro shirt i just smiled real hard and nodded.

yeah i spent most of acen in line for scandal, i was like the 10th person in line for the q&a waited like maybe 1-2hrs beforehand, totally worth it.

the camera man also screwed me over, he got me with my eyes closed.

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Posted on Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:55 am


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I haven't written anything about my experience from the concert but since I've been reading a lot of negative comments about the newest single, I felt like I had to.

I didn't get VIP because the system that sells the tickets is retarded. I was the first-in-line at one of the ticket centers, I even sneaked out of my job to be early, and I couldn't get my VIP ticket because the system said they were sold out within the minute they were on sale.

Why is this important? Because some people that went to the concert barely knew about the band. Nobody around me was singing their songs. Nobody sang the chorus of SCANDAL BABY even though Haruna said "Join us". I feel that the people that are complaining about the recent changes (I don't see any change besides the logo) are people that have been listening to SCANDAL in the last year or so. And it still bugs me that these kind of people are lucky enough to get a VIP, and are the first ones to criticize the band.

Besides that, I had a really good time and I was very happy when they spoke in Spanish. I really hope they come to Mexico next year and I hope I'll be lucky enough to get a VIP.


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:05 pm


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^ Yeah that's kind of the way it was in Chicago too. A lot of the people that purchased premium tickets didn't really seem to be participating like some of us were. We had members that didn't get premium tickets and had to rock out in the back sections all on their own. 

And anyone that's badmouthing the new single and logo are what I'd call temporary fans. People that are treating SCANDAL like a phase. I believe I'm going to be a fan even after the day that SCANDAL stops making music (I pray that day doesn't come quickly).

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:49 pm


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Darkath9 wrote:^ Yeah that's kind of the way it was in Chicago too. A lot of the people that purchased premium tickets didn't really seem to be participating like some of us were. We had members that didn't get premium tickets and had to rock out in the back sections all on their own. 

And anyone that's badmouthing the new single and logo are what I'd call temporary fans. People that are treating SCANDAL like a phase. I believe I'm going to be a fan even after the day that SCANDAL stops making music (I pray that day doesn't come quickly).


Remember to be respectful, people have the right to not like things and they shouldn't be labeled as temporary fans for disliking something. Continue below this post about the hello world memories, which reminds me I haven't done mine yet


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:45 am


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Bringing back this thread to the HELLO WORLD tour:

Although it's very overdue, here's my write-up about the Europe lives. I'll post about the North America ones later!

Random ramblings:
I went to a total of 7 shows on the tour: Paris, London, Essen, Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Anaheim. If I had to rank them on how fun they were, they would be:

1. LA, hands down

2. Essen
3. Anaheim
4. Mexico City
5. Paris
6. London
7. Chicago

I was lucky and fortunate enough to be front row at 6 of the shows! I couldn't get front row for Chicago since it was seated and seats were supposedly distributed in the order that everyone bought the tickets, but I did manage to get good seats in the second row.

Since I was going to 7 shows and seeing SCANDAL 8 times in total (I saw them two days in Chicago because of the anime convention), I challenged myself to do 8 different outfits--all HARU's, of course. Some were easy, but some were very difficult; I barely finished those in time! They were, in order:

1. "Image" PV superhero costume (Paris)
2. HELLO WORLD album cover outfit (London)
3. Yoake no Ryuuseigun (Essen)
4. Shunkan Sentimental (Chicago day 1)
5. SCANDAL IN THE HOUSE (Chicago day 2)
6. Queens are trumps live (Mexico)
7. FESTIVAL outfit #2 (LA)
8. Pride (Anaheim)

And, if it isn't obvious in my pictures, I tried achieving HARU's 'silver ash' hair color. I had to start planning everything 2 months in advance (I did everything myself). After countless self-research, bleaching sessions, and toning, I managed to do it all on my own!



All right, on to the lives~


Live #1:
Live #1: Paris

7 of us from the US headed over to Europe: me, Erich, Lale, Glenn, Sam, Jerry, and Elaine. A few of us got there a few days before the live to sightsee and such.

We figured out roughly which flight SCANDAL would be on, so Lale, Glenn, Erich, and I headed over to CDG Airport where we met up with a handful of the French fans. They had put together a paper welcome banner for the band, and we held it over the railing directly in front of the arrivals exit to make sure it was the first thing the band would see when they walked out. Also, there wasn't a 100% guarantee that the flight we predicted the band would come in on was in fact it, until a guy who had a jacket emblazoned with the B7Klan logo showed up. That's when we knew for sure. He also told us to not take pictures of the band arriving so that's why I won't be posting any, just FYI.

About an hour after their flight touched down, the band walked out of the exit. RINA was first, followed by HARU, MAMI, and TOMO together about 5 seconds later. They all waved to us and TOMO took a picture of us with her camera. (She's since lost the camera, most likely in the US...but hopefully she transfered that picture somewhere else before she did lose it haha) Before they arrived, we had planned on saying "Bienvenue en France! (Welcome to France!)" when they came out, but that plan went up in smoke; most people seemed to be so shocked at seeing them, especially for the first time, that everyone just sort of cheered instead, lol.

After they cleared the exit, they headed to some nearby elevators. We followed them a bit and stopped about 20 feet in front of them to wave them off for the final time.

A few minutes after they left, we also took the elevators to get out of the airport and took group pictures.

French fans:


US fans:


Everyone!


The next day, we were invited by the French fans to play football/soccer!


The day after that was the day of the Paris live!



Erich and I were staying only about 2 blocks away from the venue and headed out around 8 am to check out the line. Surprisingly, there were already 4 guys in line. We joined the line after them and stuck around until the rest of our US group got there.

After around 12 people were in line, one of the people in back of us said that he wanted to keep track of the people who had VIP by having everyone write numbers our their hand so that people would know their exact spot in line even if someone were to leave and come back, and hopefully it would keep everything more organized. We thought it was a good idea and wrote our numbers down.

Since we had the number thing going, we decided to take turns waiting in line. Sam, Lale, and Glenn would take first shift while Erich, Jerry, Elaine, and I would take second shift.

Erich and I arrived back in line just in time to see SCANDAL arrive and enter the venue! A few minutes after we got back, a navy blue van pulled up to the curb about 50 feet away and the band hopped out. The venue staff had arranged metal barricades near the front of the line to corral us in and make it more organized and I was standing directly where a small opening was left between 2 barricades, making me the most visible person to the band. As the band got closer, I heard TOMO go, "Uwaa!" and HARU laugh and say, "Sugoi!" and I realized that those were directed at me, because...

This is what I was wearing that day!


HARU's "Image" superhero outfit! hahaha. I'm glad they liked it. :P

The band headed into the venue, and not long after that it started raining. As expected of the Ame (Rain) Band!



Our US crew:


By the time doors were about to open, the line had just gotten insane and the numbers thing was completely forgotten about. The guy who had suggested it was now at the front of the line. Go figure.

Doors were delayed about 20 minutes. When they finally started letting people in, it was pretty much a free-for-all to get inside. When I went in, I noticed that all these people were going to the right side of the entranceway (I think that's where the French flag to write messages for the band was), but no one was going inside of the main hall. I had no idea what was going on and just went straight past those people, which meant I was going to be the first one to meet the band!

In line inside:


After all of the VIP people were inside the venue and were lined up, the band came out and went in the space between the metal barricade and the stage. When I got the okay to go, I, being the clumsy person that I am, tripped a bit on the metal grate floors that the barricade was attached to. I'm not sure that the band noticed, but I think all of the VIP people must have, haha.

I walked up to them, and I'm blanking on the order that the members were in. Anyway, as I approached, they were all saying stuff like "Uwahh!" again lol. I never really know what to say when meeting a band, so I just said "Hi! Arigatou~" (the band also said the same things to me in response) and high-fived each of them fairly quickly while walking by, and said, "See you in London!" to HARU. I wish I had said I had come from the US and/or maybe said something like, "It's been a while since we last saw each other in Hawaii!" haha, but oh well!

After all of the VIP people got their chance to high-five the band and the band went backstage once again, we were allowed to go to the stage in order. I of course got the spot directly in front of HARU, front and center.



It was exciting to hear the new songs from HELLO WORLD since it was my first time seeing/hearing those live. As this live was the first of the international stops, we didn't know what the set list would be like. As soon as they started playing "Hon wo Yomu," I expected that they would play the rest of the solo songs as well. "Kan Biiru" came after, followed by "Oyasumi." I was expecting them to play "Graduation" after that, but it turned out to be "Departure." Perhaps they figured that HARU already sings a substantial amount in the other songs on the set list and didn't need to include her solo song? Anyway, this was the set list:

01. love in action
02. Satisfaction
03. DOLL
04. Shunkan Sentimental
05. SCANDAL BABY
06. Kagen no Tsuki
07. Onegai Navigation
08. Hon wo Yomu
09. Kan Biiru
10. Oyasumi
11. Departure
12. Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
13. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
14. Your song
15. Image

Encore:
16. Shoujo S
17. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!

Overall, it was a pretty fun show but not a very memorable one for me. I mostly remember the general air of the venue getting very humid and smelly. D:

Where I am in their staff member Tsuchi's picture of the crowd haha:


After the live, one of the Europe staff members stopped me and asked to do a video message to SCANDAL/asked me a few questions like where I was from. I said LA, and she loudly said, "What?!" and was really surprised, especially when I said I'd be going to all of the Europe performances haha.

A handful of people, including us, hung around outside of the venue to see the band off. They came out about an hour later, waved to us, hopped in to the same navy van, and took off. After that, a few of the French fans and we went to the cafe in front of the venue for some drinks!


Live #2:
Live #2: London

We departed for London the next morning at 9 am on a Eurostar train. While on the train, one of the French fans told me that SCANDAL was on the same train as them that departed an hour later at 10 am! When we arrived in London, we were debating whether or not to wait there at the station to see them arrive an hour later, but Erich and I had to go check in to the place we were staying and the others weren't too interested in sticking around. We decided that we'd try going only if we had time to go back to the station after checking in.

Also, I'd like to add that it was super cold and windy! I was almost shivering as soon as I stepped off the train. I'm used to the warm LA weather so, yes, it was veeery cold for me.

We checked in to our place, which was only a 5 minute walk from the venue. It took quite a while to get there via the tube + walking and we'd definitely miss the band if we were to go back to the station, so we decided to head over to the venue instead.

My friend Ayaka, her boyfriend Yosuke, and a few friends of theirs had come in from Japan for the London live and were already in line, so we went to say hi to them. Only a few minutes after we got there, we noticed that SCANDAL had just arrived! Everyone else hung back, but Ayaka and I went a bit closer to them and waved as they waved back to us. Good thing we didn't decide to go back to the station!



Although the O2 technically doesn't allow the line to start forming until a few hours before doors, I think people began lining up from 6-7 am in the morning. We got in line around 12 pm and were about 10 people back.

At one point Erich and I realized that we didn't print out our tickets (lol) and headed to a nearby hotel to print them out. When we got back to the venue, we walked past the area that the band had arrived at and the same staff member that I saw the previous night in Paris that was surprised that I came from the US was sitting nearby. She saw me, waved, and said, "You came!" haha.

The O2 is located at the bottom floor of an outdoor shopping mall, which meant that the line was located in a tunnel-like corridor with the mall at one side and a street at the other side. Since it was very cold and windy that day, it was super windy and extra cold there because it was like a wind tunnel. It really sucked. But, when the venue staff started putting out metal barricades to separate the VIP and regular lines, we were able to move up to a little alcove where an emergency door was and escape the wind! It felt so much better being in there.

So, since this was a live in London and the band described their HELLO WORLD album cover outfits as being British-like, we decided to do a HELLO WORLD group cosplay! Ayaka = TOMO, me = HARU, Erich = RINA, Lale = MAMI. When Lale finally showed up, we took pictures in front of the venue sign.




Our accurate Dr. Martens~



We also started taking pictures in the little alcove.



After we took the first picture, we decided to do a serious picture.


hahaha. I think this one turned out awesome. JPU Records also agrees!


"What pose should we do next? Hm..."



"Hmmm..."



Sam came into the alcove to take a picture with us:



After that it got kinda crazy and we pretty much had a full-on photo shoot hahaha


Thanks to everyone who took a picture with us lol

Fast forward to when they let us in. We decided that we should be in the same order that the members were in when we'd go up to them so that each of us would be in front of the member we were cosplaying. We originally lined up like how the band had been in Paris and then quickly had to rearrange ourselves once the band came out and were in a different order. I think HARU was first, TOMO was second, RINA was third, and MAMI was fourth. The band looked surprised when they saw us! When it was my turn, I basically just said the same thing to the band as I did in Paris: "Hi! Arigatou~" :P

After each person got to high-five the band, the staff had us line up the staircase leading up to the second floor and then let us go back to the stage in that order. I got front row directly in front of HARU again.



Like the Paris live, the London live wasn't that great for me either. It was fun, but it didn't blow me away. It seemed like most of the crowd wasn't that into it because, aside from my friends, no one else around us was really doing anything/rocking out. The guy next to me, especially; he didn't do anything at all and didn't move a muscle during the entire live! I later learned that apparently that's how he always is at shows, but geez, at least make the band believe you're having fun instead of just standing there looking bored.

Anyway, since it was the second international stop, no one knew if the set list would be the same, if there would be any changes, etc. After, we learned that they would only be changing up the first encore song at each stop and leave the rest as is.

Set list:

01. love in action
02. Satisfaction
03. DOLL
04. Shunkan Sentimental
05. SCANDAL BABY
06. Kagen no Tsuki
07. Onegai Navigation
08. Hon wo Yomu
09. Kan Biiru
10. Oyasumi
11. Departure
12. Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
13. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
14. Your song
15. Image

Encore:
16. Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne
17. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!

After the live!


Where I am in Tsuchi's shot :P


Fans in Japan usually take a group picture afterwards and my friends from Japan wanted to take one, so we passed the word around before the live that we would attempt to take one after in front of the venue. Surprisingly, we got a good number of us from the US, Japan, France, the UK, and other European countries together in the shot!



Some of us then headed to the bar on the floor above us, stuck around for a while, and then headed off.


Live #3:
Live #3: Essen

On the 29th Erich, Lale, and I flew out from London to Dusseldorf and then caught a train from there to Essen. Fun fact: the airlines lost Erich's and my luggage and didn't know where it was. -_- Luckily, we had our cosplay--except the shoes--in our carry-ons. (Our luggage was eventually found and delivered to our hotel right after the live.)

There is seriously nothing to do or see in Essen, haha. We got there around 5 pm and walked to our hotel, which was down the block from the venue.



The next day was the day of the live. Erich and I went around 7:30 am to check to see if anyone was there. We didn't see anyone, but soon we saw other fans from France and one from the UK. There were only about 7 of us there until around 3:30 pm!

We saw Tsuchi tweeted a picture of some of the staff on this rope playground in front of the venue and we also did the same:



We were freezing while waiting in line!


At one point, some of the members gathered around the front entrance next to where we were to anticipate the band's arrival. Arisa, SCANDAL's female manager, and Tsuchi complimented my cosplay. Arisa also said, in Japanese, that she remembered seeing me in Paris and London! That was pretty awesome!

A few minutes later the band arrived on a tour bus, got off, waved to us, and headed into the venue. I'm glad I was able to greet them and say hi before all of the Europe shows!

Erich and Lale in the HELLO WORLD outfits and me in my Yoake no Ryuuseigun one:


Fast-forward to the high-touch. I was first in line again and this session was just the best.

TOMO was first up, and for some reason she was super happy to see me that day! As I walked up to her, she started smiling very wide and, instead of high-fiving me, grabbed both of my hands while saying "Waaa!" hahaha. That was awesome. Next was HARU, and she said, "Sugoi!" while smiling. RINA said, "Kyou wa 'Ryuuseigun' ne! (A 'Yoake no Ryuusegiun' outfit today, I see!)" MAMI was last, and she was like, "Yay!"

I was so stunned at how happy they apparently were to see me! haha. I felt super happy after that.

Front row again!


The Essen live was, hands down, the best Europe live for me. The crowd was great and the all-around atmosphere was just awesome. The band too seemed like they were having a wonderful time; they were all smiles the entire time! I also had a ton of eye contact with MAMI during "HARUKAZE" haha. That was pretty neat.

Set list:

01. love in action
02. Satisfaction
03. DOLL
04. Shunkan Sentimental
05. SCANDAL BABY
06. Kagen no Tsuki
07. Onegai Navigation
08. Hon wo Yomu
09. Kan Biiru
10. Oyasumi
11. Departure
12. Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
13. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
14. Your song
15. Image

Encore:
16. HARUKAZE
17. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!

After the live, Lale and I called to Motchy, their guitar tech, for guitar picks. He obliged, threw a handful out towards us, and we both caught one!


I'm hidden by HARU in Tsuchi's shot :P


Our group shot:


Afterwards, we waited around a bit for the band to come out. There were a bunch of people there so we couldn't really see them come out from where we were. Oh well~

After that, a handful of us went out to eat and then went our respective ways. Erich, Lale, and I headed back to LA shortly after to get ready for Chicago!


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA
2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館
2012.11.03 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知
2012.11.04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR
2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012
2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール
2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014
2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting
2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR
2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK
2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER
2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL
2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX
2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA
2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA
2016.01.12 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館
2016.01.13 PERFECT WORLD
2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting
2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016
2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting
2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス
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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:41 am


tonymiller

International Performer
International Performer
@thoseguiltyeyes

Thanks for sharing that Jade, I love the cosplay pictures !
But maybe you were just in the wrong place at the London concert, I was up on the balcony with my daughter where we had our own bar and most of the people there were jumping about through the whole show.
There were even two Japanese guys who brought their own Scandal towels with them Happy


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:13 pm


saldiven

Mainstream Artist
Mainstream Artist
Looking forward to shows 4-7 from you, TGE. Happy

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thoseguiltyeyes

Global Moderator
Global Moderator
There are 7 days left until SCANDAL's documentary 『SCANDAL “Documentary film「HELLO WORLD」”』 is out in theaters in Japan! To celebrate the film's release, we will be doing a weeklong countdown featuring pictures from the international stops of SCANDAL's world tour.

The first concert we will feature is Paris. If you attended this concert, please comment and tell us about your experience, or what your favorite parts/highlights were!

Day 1 - Paris, France













































Credits to each respective owner.

Source: http://www.scandal-heaven.com/t11728-france-scandal-world-tour-2015hello-world

#front-page


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA
2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館
2012.11.03 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知
2012.11.04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR
2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012
2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール
2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014
2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting
2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR
2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK
2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER
2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL
2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX
2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA
2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA
2016.01.12 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館
2016.01.13 PERFECT WORLD
2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting
2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016
2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting
2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス
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Experiences First Scandal Concert
Posted on Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:35 am


Mistereinspruch

Caless Student
Caless Student
The Hello World Tour was my first live experience of SCANDAL. Of course I have watched most of their shows on DVD, but they cannot reach the level of a live concert. I visited the concerts in Paris and in Essen and I must say that I became emotional when they started the concert. Everything released itself as soon as they started.  

I greatly enjoyed hearing almost all of my favourite SCANDAL songs. Especially Departure and Harukaze (Essen) Amazed . Apart from the songs and the band itself I must say that the audience was amazing as well. The whole crowd was singing, dancing and waving rather than staying like a Zombie (in some occasions very common in the Netherlands).


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:18 pm


Ephora

Caless Student
Caless Student
I was in Paris for their concert (it was my first time in Paris, coming from Belgium, so everything was new)

I seriously loved it !
The girls are really energectic, like you'd expect.
Unfortunately, Harukaze was not played here, so I couldn't hear the song wich made me discover the band live. But it was fine, we had a great setlist with most of my favorites so this had no real impact.

My only regret is that I didn't have vip tickets so I wasn't at the very front (I was still relatively close to the stage but I had some people in front of me)

This was clearly the best day in my life so far !

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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:01 pm


Scandalsuki

Mainstream Artist
Mainstream Artist
Mistereinspruch wrote:I visited the concerts in Paris and in Essen
Could it be that we met after the concert in Essen? I met two people from the netherlands while searching for the ticket pay machine of the car park.


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Re: SCANDAL HELLO WORLD TOUR Memories
Posted on Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:11 pm


Ephora

Caless Student
Caless Student
thoseguiltyeyes wrote:

Where I am in their staff member Tsuchi's picture of the crowd haha:

Ah, I'm that picture too... but hidden by a hand. x)
I wish I had a vip ticket *3*

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Essen
Posted on Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:30 pm


Mistereinspruch

Caless Student
Caless Student
Scandalsuki wrote:
Mistereinspruch wrote:I visited the concerts in Paris and in Essen
Could it be that we met after the concert in Essen? I met two people from the netherlands while searching for the ticket pay machine of the car park.
It might that we have met after the concert. I remember that I talked with some people after the concert. If you have met two persons (one around 22 and one around 55) that would be me and my father.

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