I am a SCANDAL fan. I mean like, big time. I listen to them every day, I watch every damn video there is, although I dont understand a word, hell, I even started to take lessons of japanese, just to understand them (because, lets face it, I won't ever be able to afford to spend holidays in Japan...). I obsessively watch this site, FB pages, Youtube, waiting for every snippet of info, pictures, videos... I am basically a stalker . Well, nothing new here, I bet half of you guys are the same.
So this stalkery part of me would be happy if there was something SCANDALous happening every day; there could be at least one, better two studio albums every year, and they should visit every damn country in the world every year. Right?
But then there is this other thing - the fact that I REALLY fell in love with these girls; not just the music or the act. I feel like I really care about what is happening to them as human beings, not just those icons on a stage. And from this point of view, I wonder and I worry if this crazy rollercoaster, this speeding train of popularity, fame, lights and stuff, does them any good. I mean, Mami-chan recently ended up in hospital and she doesn't look completely healthy to me yet. Do the girls actually have any time off? Like really private time for themselves, no cameras around, no brand of clothes to promote? What chance do they have to build a relationship, not mentioning starting a family or something... Because they are approaching their thirties and man, it is a slippery slope from there on, I know a thing about it myself... I am sure they love what they do, you can feel it from every song they make, and they are a great team and they are so lucky to have one another; but i still can't help but wonder - is it enough?
I was trying to find a way to express these mixed feelings somehow. Finally, I came up with this: if somehow I could make one wish for the girls, that would be granted, it would be something like this: that each one of them had the power to decide what would be the best for her and go after that thing; even if it would mean to jump off the train. Because they should be in charge and in control of their own lives.
Wow, if anybody actually read this whole thing, kudos! Sorry for this, I don't have anybody to share it with around. Does anybody of you have similar thoughts sometimes? Thanks!