Anything For You

Monday, June 13, 2005

2:33 am

タッキー&翼 <合コン>

Credits: Snuffles , Yona, Bee, Yona, Yvie, Yahoo Auctions
Minna, doumo arigatou gozaimasu~~~

Disclaimer: I know I spent ages to do this concert report. I tried my very best to include as many details as possible. It is described through my own first hand experience. The feelings I have written down in the report is solely my own and does not stand for anyone else's representation.

Notes: The directional orientation as described is a view from the centre stage, as if one is standing on the centre stage as T&T.

The stage set-up is similar to Harukon '04, except there are additional walkways this year. So more fans got a better view this time round. The whole stage set-up was connected from the front to the back and back to the front. There was the main big screen above the top level stage, 1 small screen on the left and right side of the main screen and a few more small screens around. (3 more I think)

My Seats:
21st May afternoon 2pm show = Arena F block
21st May evening 6pm show = Arena C block
22nd May afternoon 12pm show = Stand East block
22nd May evening 4pm show = Arena F block

Ray-san kindly sold me tickets to the first 3 shows! Doumo arigatou gozaimasu!!! So I only bought 1 ticket from the dafuya this year!! I was very happy with my Stand East block ticket because it was a FIRST Row Stand ticket on Takki's side!!! Although it was a butt view from the side, at least there was no one standing in front of me to block me. PLUS, Takki would go round in the cart at the East block during Ai Shitagari so this was my ONLY chance to grope/touch him and feel the holy 'Hide Juice'!!! Unfortunately, fate was not kind and Takki decided to lean back in his cart when he passed by. He didn't reach his hands out when he was passing by my seat.


This is the usual scene when fans stream into the Arena. The main screen flashes the words "Tackey & Tsubasa 05 Kon" in kind of a wave motion repeatedly while waiting for the concert to start. A few minutes before the concert time, the fans will always start the Takitsuba chant.

Takki!! *clap clap* Tsubasa!! *clap clap*
Takki!! *clap clap* Tsubasa!! *clap clap*

Then, at the scheduled time, the lights will promptly dim and the Arena goes pitch black. White, light blue lights on centre stage and a group of Juniors appear, wearing white long hooded robes and do an intro dance. There were also green laser lights beaming around. When the very first note of Serenade rang out, everyone screamed.


A hidden trapdoor on the floor at the higher level of the centre stage opened and white smoke appeared. T&T rose up from below. Everyone screamed even louder.

Immediately, T&T started the opening moves for Serenade. Their right hand goes across and slide down their left thigh and then the infamous tapping at the beginning of Serenade. "dum, dum, dum, dum, BOOM!" Fireworks were released at the exact timing of the last step!! Everyone screamed even louder!! We were all so hyped up!!! (^__^) V

Look at how kakkoii they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *dies* I couldn't believe I was back in Japan watching T&T concert! *pinch myself* Is this real??? Kyahhhhh!!!~~~~ T&T were just...there....on the stage...I'm seeing them LIVE, with my very eyes!!!!

Costume: Red, long-sleeved, super kira kira coats with gold lining on the inside and gold buttons. Leopard-printed long pants with the right leg of the pants having red swirl motifs. Champagne-pink scarves around their neck tucked beneath the collar of their coat.

Then T&T did this V-standing pose. Chooouuuuu KAKKOII!!!!~~~~~ It was like they were the king & queen of the world, standing in front of all their subjects. All hail The King and Queen!! *lol* I was more than willing to bow to His Majesty and Her Queen but I was obviously unable to tear my eyes away from staring at them!!! *lol*

The of Serenade was done on the centre stage. During the chorus, everyone was following along to the hand movements. There were fans who brought their own handmade Serenade stick. Despite the official Serenade stick looking suspiciously like a feather duster *lol*, there were really many, many fans who bought it!! The power of Takki's Serenade Stick Advertising Campaign kana? *lol* Those who didn't make their own or buy the official stick (like us) simply used the Johnny's penlight and followed the hand movements. It was so much fun when everyone around you and T&T does the same hand movements!! (\^__^/) You can really feel a sense of bond between everyone in the concert!! It's really an excellent way for fan interaction!!!

Note: On 22nd May afternoon show, Takki didn't catch his stick. I think Takki kinda threw his stick slightly behind him, so it was out of his reach when he tried to catch it. The stick landed up behind him. So he had turn around and pick it up. And he BOWED to the audience after that, like kinda apologising for his mistake. *lol* KAWAII~~~~ Everyone was laughing when Takki did that. Couldn't see Takki's expression when he bowed but I guess he smiled kana? (^__^) So for 22nd May evening show, we were kinda kinchou but Takki caught his stick!! Yokatta ne~~~ (^___^) There was even some applause from the crowd.

Love Spiral

T&T left the centre stage and went round the sides. At the beginning music of this song for almost every show, Takki would shout out, "Hey Hey Hey Hey!!! Tackey & Tsubasa GO! Con!!!!" And the fans would go entirely wild!!!!

Long, colourful cloth banners and hundreds of balloons were released from the ceiling above the stage. The song started with the upbeat chorus and it got everyone's tensions up high immediately! This song is definitely a MUST at concerts!! MUST!! It just gets u sooooo super hyped up!!! Takki went along the right stage extension and Tsubasa to the left. T&T would be waving their hands from side to side in big movements and everyone would follow suit holding our penlights. Everyone was really waving madly, trying to catch their attention!! You can hear different sections of the crowd screaming especially loud whenever either of them was near that section or looking in that direction. *lol*

Sora no Screen

As soon as the music for Love Spiral ended, the music for Sora no Screen started. It was like a neverending rush of adrenalin!!! So much excitement!!! It was one upbeat, concerty song immediately one after another. It was really so much fun as we kept screaming, singing, waving our penlights and doing all the hand movements. *lol* I think by this time, Tsubasa has gone back along the left stage extension again and Takki on the right. At the starting music of this song, Takki would usually shout things like, "Yokohama iku zou!!~~~" T&T were both handed the official Go! Con mufflers by a staff from below the side of the extension stage. Takki got into the uplifter on the right and Tsubasa into the one on the left. The uplifters starting extending outwards and rising. And oh my, the screams just kept getting louder. When T&T were swinging their mufflers, we were all swinging our mufflers or penlights like crazy as well. Takki would also usually shout things like, "Yokohama, genki ga???" or "Kyou tanoshii kon-sa-to wo tsukurou!!~~~" And everyone would scream in answer. The uplifters circled once in the air before coming back down. Everyone was screaming madly especially the fans in the Standing seats as they could see T&T much closer.


The music for Kamen started almost immediately after Sora no Screen. During the few seconds of ending music from Sora no Screen and before the next song started, T&T would hurriedly run to their individual main exit/entrance at the centre stage, take off their Serenade coats, pull away their pants and put on their black jackets to reveal their costume for Kamen!!!! There were staff at the exit/entrance to help hand them their Kamen jackets. It was really all done in such a flash!!! *lol* I was actually wondering why T&T were wearing scarves around their neck in their previous costumes. Ah, so they had to hide their shirt and tie worn for Kamen!! Oh my...isn't it extremely hot and uncomfortable?? T&T had to dance, sing, smile, be uber genki and get the tensions of the fans high while wearing 2 or 3 layers of clothes, including a tie!!! And we all know how the shirt worn for Kamen causes major wedgies!!! *LOL* Wow... I cannot imagine the amount of uncomfortableness and perspiration they were experiencing. No wonder they were always complaining that it was very hot during MC talks.

T&T got into their dance formation for Kamen near the front of the centre stage. Takki was standing on the left and Tsubasa on the right. Everyone started doing the hand movements along with T&T for the first 2 opening lines of the song. I know I was holding my penlight and following along.

KAKKOII!!!~~~~ Look at Takki's hair and frowny eyebrows!! And his V-standing pose really looks sooooooo good!!! *droooools* I'm fixated at staring at his legs. *lol* I don't know what it is about his legs in this pic. But I just can't stop staring. *LMAO* The whole of Kamen was done on the centre stage. We were all singing our hearts out along with T&T for Kamen! Actually, we were all doing that for every single song in the concert!! *LOL* When we went back to our hotel, we were all having a bad case of sore throats and spoke to each other in hoarse voices. *lol*

After the 1st verse, there is a short music only part. Takki did this super slick sliding move and stepped onto the centre circular platform. I was pretty taken by that sliding move. I don't know how to describe it exactly. Takki made it look so simple but it was quite breathtaking. I think the platform started to rotate as Takki slided onto the platform kana? So the combination at that particular moment had a rather powerful visual effect? Am I making sense?? *LOL*

Then, the platform started to rise with T&T standing on top. The sides of the platform was covered all round with very long, metallic silver streamers such that they covered the entire length of the risen platform to the original centre stage floor. Eto, I can't really remember if the platform rotated throughout the song. Gomen ne. >__<''

I was staring fixated on T&T during Kamen. Erm, I was staring more at Takki actually. *lol* Although Tsubasa's dancing is really really subarashi, I'm afterall, a pro Takki fan. (^_^) I was very excited during Kamen. I was looking at the Kamen dance LIVE!!! The TxT body roll!!!! The clockwork hand motion!!!! The dance for Kamen is really chouuuuu kakkoii!!!!~~~ I didnt have a binoculars with me but there were a few times I managed to tear my eyes away from the main stage and glanced at the screens. Woah!!! Takki's arched eyebrows were really hard at work here!!! How can anyone resist that intense look??!!! It just totally makes you melt into a mass of goo!! (*^__^*) Near the end of the song, the platform started to lower, but remained a notch above the original height.

Costume: Black, shiny (Is it satin too?) jackets with a silver mask (I think?) motif on the left breast of the jacket. Tight, white shirts under the jackets(which we all know by now are shirts-cum-briefs connected together as one whole piece *lol* major wedgie *lol*) and black pants with white kira belts. The black pants have a single metallic, silver stripe running down both sides of the pants. T&T are both wearing really shiny black satin, slim ties as well. I LOVE their ties!!!! Takki's tie has a single silver mask motif at the bottom of the tie. Tsubasa's tie has a single metallic silver stripe running down the middle.

Aishiteruze (T&T) **Highlight of the concert**

This is the BEST raburabu song EVER!!!! TxT!!!!! Everyone really look forward to hearing this song during each concert. It's where the best bits are spilled out. *LOL* It's also where there's a whole lot of fun!!! (^__^) I read somewhere that this song is supposed to be a song specially written for the whole Takitsuba family, for everyone to get involved and interact together. The unique part of the song is that there aren't many lyrics involved so that T&T can make up their own lyrics and say whatever they want or feel about each other and about the fans too!!! (^__^) Everyone's so looking forward to this song precisely because we never know what T&T are gona say!!!

After Kamen ends, a Jr would walk over to Tsubasa from behind and hand him a pair of big, black sunglasses. Although Tsubasa looks like a dork wearing it, but I think he does look quite cute. *lol*

Tsubasa starts off. So he would stand forward and usually has one hand on his hip as he tells everyone what he wants to say to Takki. Takki would stand slightly behind him and usually smiles or laughs at what Tsubasa says to/about him. Takki looked chouuu kawaii whenever he was smiling or laughing during this part!!! When it was Takki's turn to say something to/about Tsubasa, they would switch places to stand.

Aishiteruze (T&T)
Mune Ni Ai Ga Aru No Sa (means = Love is in my heart)
We are the T&T
Mune Ni Ai Ga Aru No Sa
We are the T&T
Tsubasa says something about Takki and ends off shouting "Hideaki Takizawa!!!"
Tackey! (x 8 times)
Takki says something about Tsubasa and ends off shouting "Imai Tsubasa!!!"
Tsubasa! (x 8 times)
Tsubasa says something about the fans/crowd.
You tachi! (x 8 times)
Mune Ni Ai Ga Aru No Sa
We are the T&T
Mune Ni Ai Ga Aru No Sa
Kimi mo! (x 5 times) T&T
Tackey! Tsubasa! Tackey! Tsubasa!
Tackey! Tsubasa! Tackey! Tsubasa!
Hey! You tachi! (x 6 times)

Look at Takki!! CHOUUU KAWAII!!!~~~~~ Sometimes when Takki's name was called out during this song, Takki would do these extremely kawaii expressions. He really acts like a kid desho? Ah... how I love the kid in his adult body... KAWAII!!!!!!! I really feel like pinching and squishing his cheeks!!! *pinch pinch pinch* He looks like he's truly enjoying himself. (^__^)

As for Tsubasa, he would always lift up his right leg and while bending his right knee, he does the "peace" sign at the same time with both his hands. Ahh..I need a photo to show this action but I can't find it anywhere. Everytime we shouted his name, he would repeat this action. *LMAO* It's chou funny + kawaii that I was half-laughing while trying to shout out his name everytime. *LOL*

This warm rush always comes over me when I see T&T being baka/aho + kawaii live on stage. I feel so happy looking at them enjoying themselves. Knowing that they can be so childlike at times lets me feel that they are real....real human beings like you and me. It's really tiring to act/be cool and kakkoii all the time. To me, it's during such times when they are being baka/aho + kawaii that I feel that they are kind of showing a true/real side of them. It's like they're removing their masks, not hiding anything from us, letting go of their emotions.

TxT raburabu excerpts

21st May afternoon show
Tsubasa: 10 years ago, there was a boy who parted his hair in the centre.
And that boy is staring at me.
You like me, don't you? (Everyone screamed!!)
AISHITERU ZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Everyone SCREAMED!!~~~~ Tsubasa said that he LOVES Takki outright in front of thousands of fans??!! Was I dreaming?? I couldn't believe what my ears were hearing!! Tsubasa said "aishiteru"!!! Not suki, or daisuki, but AISHITERU!!!)

I was screaming like a mad woman I tell ya. *lol* Tsubasa's public proclaim of love for Takki just made the entire crowd go wild!!! It's not everyday that Tsubasa is willing to announce/show his affection publicly yo! He's usually the shy one between the two. So naturally, everyone went into total shock + happiness!! *LOL* And then......Takki's reply...

Takki: Stop nagging!
It's been 10 years since I met you.
I cannot stand it anymore.
Everyone, please listen to an important announcement today.
Tackey and Tsubasa KEKKON SHIMASU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KYAHHHHH!!!~~~~~~ The screams in the crowd went out of control I tell ya!! I was literally jumping up and down in joy and screaming at the top of my voice! If the crowd went wild before from Tsubasa's public proclaim of love for Takki, the crowd went out of control here!! Takki just announced that T&T are GETTING MARRIED!!!! OMG!!! Go! Con has made every TxT fan dream come true. It's truly The Wedding Kon!!

22nd May afternoon show
Tsubasa: Today, before we came to the concert venue, we went to the ward/city office.
This is a sudden announcement.
Tackey and Tsubasa KEKKON SHIMASHITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KYAHHHHH!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OMG!!! They did it!!!! They got married!!! After Takki announced that they were getting married yesterday, Tsubasa announced that they GOT MARRIED today!!!! Ahhhh!!!! Someone please pinch me real hard!!! Tell me it ain't a dream!!!

Takki: At Nagoya concert, during Pride The End, you extremely show off how se-xy you are.
In addition, your fly was extremely, extremely, extremely open.
Today, for the sake of the fans, let's go show lots of love!

*ROFL* Takki couldn't resisit it huh? He just had to mention that Tsubasa's fly came undone at Nagoya. *LMAO* So, in order to ''show lots of love'', BOTH of them would ahem... accidentally have their fly open?? *thud thud* Gomen gomen~~~~ My own crappy thoughts now. *LOL*

22nd May evening show
Tsubasa: Last night, I saw Tackey's dream.
Because of that, I slept in late today.
It was a very good dream.
Omae no koto...AISHITERU ZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Takki: CHUUU~~ CHUUU~~ CHUUU~~~~~

Takki turned around and gave Tsubasa THREE FLYING KISSES!!!!! The kissing sounds made weren't very loud. I think by that time, the volume of everyone's screams have already overpowered the kissing sounds because of Tsubasa's "aishiteruze" to Takki already. *LOL* Takki puckered his lips, faced Tsubasa and went CHU CHU CHUUU!!! *&%^$@!$&(^$#%% KYAHHHHHH!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I remember the 3 of us started screaming and continued till we were breathless!!! Or at least I know I was. *LMAO* OMG!!! It cannot get better than this already. T&T displaying their affection for each other publicly in front of thousands of fans! Like how rare is it???!! Gyahh~~~~~~~ Bring me back to May 21st & 22nd!!!!! *cries* I need a time travelling machine!!!!

Name Shouting Battle

After the music just ends for Aishiteruze, Tsubasa always faced the crowd at either the Centre seats or E & F Block with this smile on his face that looked like he was trying to refrain from bursting into laugher and pretended to zip up his fly!!! *ROFLMAO* Tsubasa that baka!!! *thud thud* And then, it's time to prepare our throats for "Who gets the loudest namecall?" *LOL* T&T will take turns to do something which will spark off fans to shout out their names. They are trying to compete to see who gets the louder call.

I think it was always Tsubasa who started first and he was always at the left extension stage while Takki would always be at the right. At the beginning, they will do simple things like putting their hand to their ear and the fans on the left or right side would shout either name.

T&T would both think that there are more fans shouting their name and have a smug look on their faces. KAWAII~~~~~~ Really!!! Just look at how smug AND kawaii Takki looks!!!! *LOL* It was so much fun!!! He looks so happy too!!! ^-^ Ok, ahem...our throats were sore, but heck, we were all more than willing to shout ourselves hoarse!! *lol* Then...they started being baka. I cannot remember exactly when did either of them do these actions already. But, there were once when Takki actually laid on the ground and hit his arms and legs onto the ground like a baby kicking his legs and throwing tantrums in order to garner more fans to shout his name!!! *ROFLMAO* When either of them starting stripping of their jackets, the whole crowd got excited already. There was once that Tsubasa took off his black Kamen jacket, turned the insides out and WORE it back again!!! And I think Takki responded by taking off his jacket and then wearing it back again!!! *thud thud* These 2 two boys!!!! My sides were hurting from all the laughter already!!! And I was still trying to shout their names!!! Ok, I shouted for BOTH of them. There was no way I could resist the 2 bakas!!! *lol* And then, upon seeing this, Takki took off his jacket too and then decided to fold it and put it on the ground! ^^;;; There was twice (I think?) that Tsubasa took off his tie and started unbuttoning the top 1 or 2 buttons of the white Kamen shirt. Everyone started getting super excited. *LOL* Ah...all T&T fans are ever so eager to see T&T in flesh. *LMAO* Then, Tsubasa sorta grabbed and pulled his shirt to reveal some flesh at his collarbone!!! WOAH!!!~~~~ He obviously knows how to tease us!!!! The screams reach fever pitch!! I remember, there was once Takki folded up his pants so that his pants sort of became capris!!! *ROFLMAO* The idea was that they would garner more shouts/screams by revealing more skin. Fufufu~~~~~

Anyway, the Name Shouting Battle would go on for some time and finally about after 7 or 8 times of calling Takki and Tsubasa, Takki would always be the one to stop the game. *phew* It was extremely fun and definitely unforgettable, but there was no way we could last much longer.

MC Talk 1

If I remember correctly, Takki was usually the one who started the MC Talk. He would usually say things like their concert started in Osaka-jou Hall, then Nagoya Rainbow Hall and finally at Yokohama Arena. The talk during this MC Talk usually revolved around their concerts at the 3 venues so far. I remember there was once that Takki made a boo-boo about the seating arrangements in Yokohama Arena. (I think it was 21st May afternoon show kana?) I think he wanted to say hi to the fans in the different seats, ie. Stand, Arena, Centre, Family Seats. Then, he mistook the Stand + Arena seats as one whole section for Stand seats. Fans started shouting that it was actually Arena seats. "Arena, Arena yo!" Then, Takki heard the shouts and realised his mistake. After a while, he finally got the seats right..I think with a little help from Tsubasa explaining at the side too. *lol*

Pride ♂ The End

After MC TAlk 1, T&T exited from the main stage. 5 juniors enter, holding either blue or green long, light sticks. They do some dance coordinated with similar colored bars on the main big screen behind them.

Then, suddenly, Takki makes his entrance from a box at the side stage (inbetween the centres seats). He just literally pops up from a box there. It's like a hidden entrance from side/below the stage. Takki starts dancing. Soon, 2 juniors join him at his side. Then, at the opposite side, Tsubasa makes his sudden entrance too. It's his turn to dance. 2 juniors join him too. This part is like a "Dance Battle" where each of them take turns to dance to different types of music played in a medley. They would dance and move towards the centre main stage at the same time. I remember there were a few explosions during this "Dance Battle" too, ie. when they pointed to some spot on the ground, an explosion would go off for impact. Then, when T&T both reached the centre of the main stage, the music would go into the beginning of Pride ♂ The End.

Costume: Satin off-white/cream colour suits with black buttons, matching inner shirts and pants.

To Be Continued. Please come back and check for updates and edits. Arigatou gozaimasu.


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