This past weekend I saw Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in New York City~ It was so much fun ^-^ there were so many awesome people there. My mom drove my friend Ashi and I, and stood in line with us for two hours. I'm so grateful I have such a patient mother ^o^
While I was waiting in the line I couldn't believe that I was actually gonna see Kyary. I felt like I was living, but I was also dead, you know? The line was really interesting because in back of us, there was a five year old girl with her eighteen year old brother and her father. In front of us was an Asian man, he looked about forty. Kyary unites people of all ages, genders, and races!
I saw many girls in full lolita! It was so cute~ They were also wearing heals, I don't know how they survived with them on (*_*)? People passing by the line for the concert were so confused. I don't blame them. It was Harajuku heaven (@_@)
The concert was at Best Buy Theater. Its general admission, so its a standing concert, but there are seats in the very back. That's where my mom sat heheh
The doors opened at 7 PM, the show started at 8. We got there early, and we ran into the venue, and Ash and I ended up being 15 feet away from the stage! We had to stand there for an hour because we got there so early though T_T We were talking to some Japanese girls a little younger than us standing in front of us. They told me I had good Japanese pronunciation which made me happy because I think that I over-pronounce words sometimes -_-;;
While we were waiting for the show to start, I remembered I had seen a video where everyone was chanting "Kyary! Kyary!" and I started chanting it a bit quietly and backed down *^* but then the Japanese girls heard me and continued to chant it. Soon the entire audience was chanting it! It felt amazing cuz...well...i started it x3
It was so exciting when the show started..ohh my goodness it was amazing > < Kyary-chan was so cute. The backup dancers were so sharp and spot-on with every move of their dances, and they also had really funny facial expressions hahaha. Kyary was reading English from a paper, it was so bad but at least she tried lol. For the rest of the show she spoke Japanese. The first song she sang was "Invader Invader", it got everyone super pumped! She sang a lot of songs like PonPonPon, Fashion Monster, Tsukema Tsukeru, and Ninjari Bang Bang. She also sang her new song, Yumeno Hajima Ring Ring.
My favorite song she performed was Fashion Monster x3 everyone kept doing this single creepy motion with their hand, and it looked as if everybody was rising from the dead!
I think that Kyary holds a very meaningful position in today's culture. Rather than telling people to go out and party away your heart and soul like several other artists, she tells people to follow their dreams and be themselves. She is so different, its so refreshing.
The beauty of this concert is that is made random people in weird clothes dance and sing in Japanese together.