After listening through Doki Doki several times, I was really excited for the concert!
I bought a copy and had it signed at the autograph session. They had one person go through at a time, which allowed each person a few moments to chat with each member. I used my mediocre Japanese to ask Nanae if they were going to perform at Band Yarou Yo again this year. She laughed and was surprised at how I knew about it. I explained that I was a big SCANDAL fan, and she noticed my Best Xmas T-shirt. I also showed them my Stereopony wristband and she said, "Oh, they're from Okinawa too!" and then welcomed me to visit Japan again. I would love to, Nanae, hopefully not before too long.
Onto the concert. 7!! played second, after ROOKIEZ is PUNK'D, who had a great show, so the crowd was fired up and ready to go. Here is the setlist:
1. Falling Love
2. Ai no Kotoba
4. Kimi to Watashi no Ballad
5. Sayonara Memories
7. Sweet Drive
9. Bye Bye
I wish they could have played their whole album, but it was still a great show. The last two songs are my personal favorites.
Nanae roamed around the stage and won the crowd over with her cute dancing and waving. I had thought they wouldn't get into it after ROOKIEZ is PUNK'D, but 7!! also did a good amount of call-and-response and clapping to get the crowd involved. Maiko was also super sweet with her English MCs; heard lots of fans mention how cute she was, both guys and girls alike. Keita is really cool to watch perform live, and Michiru is quite good too, though he didn't steal the spotlight much.
They're doing a Q&A session tomorrow, and you can get a photo with the band if you buy a T-shirt. I'm planning to both; I've definitely found yet another band to love!