I managed to get my greedy little fingers on CHAIN LIVE TOUR 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, this is my impression after watching DVD’s.
On that stage where five angels, indeed ❤
I’w seen all their concerts but this one is, without any doubt, their BEST concert!!! Never before I heard them singing in such perfect harmony nor I’ve seen such unity among band members. I had a felling that each and every one of them was, maybe for the first time, actually listening each other during performances ( there was a few minor mishaps with voice snapping, but almost instantly some other member would cover it – not that that didn’t happen before, but never in this speed).
At the first glance they look a bit tired, Nakamaru’s voice sounded a bit worn out in the begining, I guess that he just needed to warm up his vocal cords a bit, Kamenashi-san was sweating more than usual and sooner (but I read somewhere that he was a bit ill at that time, and exhausted, not sure if this is truth but I read that he even was in a hospital, received infusion on a tour day 2 or 3).
Taguchi-san energetic as ever, Koki-san … perfect.
But, the biggest surprise of all Ueda-kun! Whenever I watched their concerts, I had some odd felling that Ueda is a bit pushed to the back. He was there, but…on that “but” I just couldn’t put my finger on. This time, Ueda’s performance was perfect! He was there, maybe more than any of them. He was dominant, on his own way. His childish behavior during CM’s was so appealing, you just couldn’t not to like him. He was sooooooo ALPHA!
Stage set was great, visual effect’s perfect, greatly designed show. Energy among public was tremendous and could be felt only by watching.
I won’t spoil much, even if that was my intention from the start, somehow…that has to be seen it can’t be properly described with words. This concert is a feeling so powerful that seams almost blasphemous trying to describe it!!!
What I felt watching this concert was…that for the first time perhaps I’m see, not five (or six) individuals on the stage but a band.
This is only concert from which I can’t single out one performance that I like more than all others!
Moment when whole Tokyo Dome was holding hands is breathtaking ….