Re: Polysics US tour 2010

Skipping school for Polysics..... OR DIE?!

I think at the very least, I'll miss my two night classes..... not too bad, I guess XD

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Well.... I'm all booked up. Ohayo Ohio!
My friend said she's up for seeing them at least twice and we could make a day trip of Chicago or Detroit. Also she's got relatives in DC so we could stay there if we wanted.

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28 (edited by west_haven 2010-01-27 21:58:38)

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On their NA MySpace blog, they are translating their entries from their original Japanese blog and putting them there since they are now in route to the States!

http://blogs.myspace.com/polysicsna

Hiro seems to like Wendy's a lot, haha.

They're also doing something for the US tour on Twitter.... in Japanese?

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He wrote today that they'll post in english too. I replied that we will love their tweets in any language. big_smile

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I expect detailed reports from anyone going to any of the gigs big_smile

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31 (edited by marktobias 2010-01-30 00:49:25)

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A report from the first gig of the tour (as linked on their twitter)
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/201 … bottom.php

The reviewer is a Polysics live first timer so there's not really much detail.

From the comments

Some fans in Japan flew in just for this show. One of them is following them to LA and AZ for four shows. She's been to over a hundred shows, and the bassist gave her the setlist after the show.

Hardcore!

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Hi all, that report above from the SF show was me.

I wouldn't travel overseas for a Polysics show but I certainly would make the short trip up the 280 for one! Nothing like having both the guitarist and the bassist of a major Japanese band play literally inches from you!

I was bummed that I missed earlier shows in SF and just happened to check last month and saw they were coming. I of course bought the tickets immediately.

The opening bands were decent at The Bottom of the Hill.

Hayashi accidentally slipped off the monitor and fell into the crowd early in the set.
He also had an equipment problem with his guitar strap disconnecting. Being a pro he had gaffer tape at hand but it came off later in the set. They should have that fixed by tonight's show in Hollywood, LOL.

I didn't learn until after the set that Kayo decided to leave the biz, so I didn't know how special this chance was.

To make sure I got a good place in front of the state I got to the location at 7:30, an  hour before "doors open". While waiting in line I got to talk with the ultra-fan, Naomi, and also a relative of a band member that made the trip as a surprise.

I only really know I Me Mine and Baby Bias from their catalog, but all songs were very good and the show ended way too soon.

I was able to see Dreams Come True play the Fillmore back in 2002, similarly close up, and I will always treasure both of these special opportunities to see big acts REALLY close. I gave a high-five to DCT's Masa back in 2002, and was able to tap on Hayashi's arm a couple of times as encouragement during his crowd solos, LOL.

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Hey thanks for the personal account, tachikaze! From what I'm gathering,  Hiro's just as hyperactive as always! Really really excited about this tour!

marktobias : That's a great story about the traveling fan, she rocks!

Also, I'm sure somebody has posted this before, but I'll share it anyway in case it's new to others. Unless I'm foolishly mistaken (I'm using crappy google translate), this appears to be Fumi's twitter account...

https://twitter.com/fumi1978

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Yup, that's her blog. fumi's my favorite.

Looking around I see here:

http://twitpic.com/10fvql

that Polysic's Budokan live is now sold out.

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I was told Budokan tickets didn't go on sale until today (the 30th). I suppose with it being the first and final gig in Japan (except the Countdown New Year event) since they announced Kayo's departure that selling 15000 tickets in one day isn't too hard to believe.

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Fumi's twitter has a cat as the icon. Of course it's her XDDD Awesome,anewthingtostalk

From that show report, they talk about balloons on the last page. That makes me happy because I didn't know if they'd do the Fire Bison balloon thing for US shows, but it seems that they will!!

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Now if only they would throw toast.... haha

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Yay! Sperm balloons! (that rings a bell but I can't think why)

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Yes, those balloons are kinda..... suggestive? Or maybe we think too much.

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39 (edited by achow 2010-01-30 20:35:08)

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Hey folks,

A little blurb about the show in Los Angeles. Energy was great and typical of any Polysics show I've been to (this is my third one), and they did a couple of new songs from the Absolute Polysics album. Seeing as this is the last time I'll ever get to see Kayo perform live, I just had to go.

The setlist (though a couple of songs may be out of place) :
- Young Oh! Oh!
- Peach Pie on the Beach
- New Wave Jacket
- Digital Coffee
- Beat Flash
- Fire Bison (Hiro did shoot out two balloons)
- Bero Bero
- I My Me Mine
- Dry or Wet
- Baby Bias
- Rocket
- Saimin Jutsu de Go
- Kaja Kaja Goo
- Coelakanth is Android
- Shout Aloud!
(Break)
- Black Out Fall Out (New Recording)
- Buggie Technica

I was disappointed they didn't do Electric Surfin' Go Go, but I can't really complain.

Hiro and Kayo were manning the merchandise booth that evening, and they were very gracious with giving out autographs. The albums show below are mine; I purchased them a couple of years ago, and brought them with the intent of getting their autographs, and luckily I succeeded.

Hiro's signature on their Karate House album:
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Kayo's signature on her Mitsuami Heroine album:
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Edit: Oh, a short story about getting the Mitsuami Heroine album signed: I approached the merchandise booth when Kayo was manning it, and I asked if I could get an autograph. She said, "Of course!" I pulled out the Mitsuami Heroine album and showed it to her, and she said, "Oh wow!" I would have to assume it isn't every day that she sees someone having that album, let alone autographing one. I let her know that it was a great album (and it was, different and refreshing), and she said, "Thank you." She asked me where I would like the signature, and I said anywhere; in hindsight, I probably should have had her sign it on the front of the booklet or on the CD, but the fact that I even got it signed in the first place was beyond worth it. Certainly the highlight of my night.

I don't think this was the best show I've attended, but given the circumstances, it was the most memorable.

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holy crap an signed mitsuami heroine album yikes *jealous*

and you guys got to hear black out fall out, that's pretty much THE kayo song. Why oh why didn't they do a worldtour before kayo left ;____;

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Looking at the above photo, I gotta tell you that the SF show was extra-special.

The stage was the smallest I've seen at any live venue. And it was LOW, just hip-level.

The crowd space is what you'd think the foyer is, until you see the tiny stage in the back!

I of course lined up while they were still doing sound checks so it was easy grabbing a spot right between Fumi and Hiro, about 5' away from each; Hiro stepped out onto the subwoofer next to me and played literally in my face twice, and so did Fumi towards the end. I could easily see what Fumi was doing when she was adjusting her gear, and could see the settings Hiro was using the theremin thing.

The got so close I had to back up a bit, LOL.

Naomi, the super-fan from Japan, staked out the spot right in front of me. I tried to keep some space to be polite.

I guess some other shows will be in similarly tiny venues.

It's amazing that the band is going from these directly to the Budokan.

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Heh. Hayashi posted that after the SD show the band went drinking with the fan from Japan that I met in SF.

http://twitpic.com/10n1jf

Now ~that's~ fan service!

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Warms the cockles!
I haven't got anything left to get signed. When I got Mitsuami Heroine signed there was about four of us getting it signed at the same time big_smile

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achow wrote:

The setlist (though a couple of songs may be out of place) :
- Young Oh! Oh!
- Peach Pie on the Beach
- New Wave Jacket
- Digital Coffee
- Beat Flash
- Fire Bison (Hiro did shoot out two balloons)
- Bero Bero
- I My Me Mine
- Dry or Wet
- Baby Bias
- Rocket
- Saimin Jutsu de Go
- Kaja Kaja Goo
- Coelakanth is Android
- Shout Aloud!
(Break)
- Black Out Fall Out (New Recording)
- Buggie Technica

Sounds like an amazing show!!!! And Dry or Wet, AWESOME!!!! Did Kayo bring out her sign? XD

Someone uploaded a video from yesterday's show onto Youtube. The song: Black Out Fall Out. Not the best quality, but I loved seeing such a happy and excited crowd!!

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Someone uploaded a video from yesterday's show onto Youtube. The song: Black Out Fall Out. Not the best quality, but I loved seeing such a happy and excited crowd!!

This is why I love the internet! We get these little bits of instant gratification building up to the big night when the show comes to our town! Seeing this video gets me me giddy with excitement!

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west_haven wrote:

Sounds like an amazing show!!!! And Dry or Wet, AWESOME!!!! Did Kayo bring out her sign? XD

Someone uploaded a video from yesterday's show onto Youtube. The song: Black Out Fall Out. Not the best quality, but I loved seeing such a happy and excited crowd!!

That video nearly brought me to tears. To see the crowd go crazy the moment they hear the first few notes of black out fall out, and the fact that this song just screams kayo just makes me think about her leaving the band.

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Mistabeen wrote:
west_haven wrote:

Sounds like an amazing show!!!! And Dry or Wet, AWESOME!!!! Did Kayo bring out her sign? XD

Someone uploaded a video from yesterday's show onto Youtube. The song: Black Out Fall Out. Not the best quality, but I loved seeing such a happy and excited crowd!!

That video nearly brought me to tears. To see the crowd go crazy the moment they hear the first few notes of black out fall out, and the fact that this song just screams kayo just makes me think about her leaving the band.

Yeah, it's a Kayo song for sure. It makes me really sad too, because at the New Years concert they did this year (that Countdown 09/10 gig), they broke out into BOFO right after Kayo said a few words. I'm not sure of all of it, but I do know she said "I love Polysics!" and then they started playing ; ^;

Man, what a last song for them to play at concerts!!

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yikes is there any footage of that?

just thinking about all this kayo stuff makes me sad ;___; she'll be missed

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49 (edited by west_haven 2010-02-02 01:47:34)

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Mistabeen wrote:

yikes is there any footage of that?

just thinking about all this kayo stuff makes me sad ;___; she'll be missed

I wish. I only found out about it from the Countdown Japan's web site and I had to use a translator, so some things didn't translate well and didn't make sense. But I did catch that, the "I love Polysics" part. I'll try to find those links again, I think they were something Shizu posted....

I am, of course, sad about Kayo leaving, but it's things like this that give me a fuzzy feeling. I'm not sure why, haha.

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Pics from the LA show.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/youngelect … 316111334/

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