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
- Saimin Jutsu de Go
- Kaja Kaja Goo
- Coelakanth is Android
- Shout Aloud!
- 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:
Kayo's signature on her Mitsuami Heroine album:
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.