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04 May 2006 @ 03:24 am
The NaB's One-Man Live in Harajuku~  
The first time that I saw The NaB's play was 1 1/2 years ago (also 1st time that I ever heard their music was at that live. The day after, I met Kenn for the first time.), now that I think of it. December 1st, 2005. It's been a long time, and people that I met at that live have really grown up. =^-^= I made some great friends there, too, and I'm really glad for it. =^__^=

So 1 1/2 years later, after Kenn's been excluded from the last 2 Tenimyus in a row, the NaB's are still enjoying some limited success. ^^ They really need to release a new CD and start doing some things if they want to gain more fans! ^^ I like the NaB's mostly because they're really dorky, and they make a lot of fun music. I really like their music. It's bouncy and fun, a lot like me! ^^ I think that they're really great live, and they do a really good job of interacting with the audience. That's one of the things that I think makes the best live, because it makes you feel like there is a connection with the artist(s), and you can feed off of everyone else's energy. I love that feeling!! =^____^=

So.... I honestly think that today's live was the best live that the NaB's have ever had!! ♥ They were really into it, and got everyone else really into it too!! There was a good number of people, and it was pretty hot. The boys were full of their usual dorkiness! ♥

At the live~

We met our friends quite a while before the show started~ Ahhh it's been a LONG time. Since before I went to America, actually. I'm glad to catch up with them again. =^__^= (Miyu, Pappy asked about you and wants you to come back! ^^)

One thing I have to note.... Kenn changed his hair!!! It was a lot longer, and swept over the side of his face, lots of bangs. I thought it made him look like he was 14! So shota!! ^o^ (He is my age.... he looks so much younger! =D)

First up, there was a mysterious stranger that came out on stage..... he made the usual announcements about things-- no cameras, cell phones, etc. But who was he? Well, later on we found out that he was a guitarist, here to help out during a few songs when Karl was singing!! =^__^= Cool!

And then, like the last few lives, there was a funny video!! In this video, Rasta had a dream that everyone needed to go to the beach to practice for their live the next day, but you didn't find out that it was a dream until the end. But they forgot to tell their manager, and so he didn't show up! So the boys did other things, like fishing... and skateboarding (sort of, lol), and, um... dancing around merrily! ←yes, dancing around merrily! Everyone but Kenn was joining in dancing around like gay elves holding hands with this ooooooold dreamy music playing in the background.... and Kenn's like "コイツ等、何あって--" ("you guys, what the hell are you doi-----") all mad, but starts suddenly dancing around with them! It was SO hilarious!!!!! ROFLOL one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time!! (I'm easily amused? XD;;) The whole video was really amusing as always, but I seriously can't stop laughing over that! XD;; Kenn's ringtone was the theme from Disney's Sleeping Beauty, no surprise there. XD;;

Then our lovely baby NaB's come out on stage and the live really starts!! ^^ (I've started calling them 'lives' instead of 'concerts', but really they're the same thing. XD;; It's just what they're usually called in Japan for some reason.)

Here is the set list and things ^_^:
Wake Up Your Heart (Yu Gi Oh DX ending theme... most people know this one! ^^)
Desperate Heart (one of their newish unpublished songs so I probably have the name wrong. But I have always REALLY liked this song!! It's fast and bouncy, with a nice rock undertone.)
Kimi to ita chikyuu
~Kenn tells us all to have a ton of fun, etc~
I will be There (This is a newish song, written by Kenn!!! ^o^ It's very fun and bouncy.)
Wanna see You (This is another of their newish unpublished songs.... So pretty!)
~Kenn makes another short talk and jokes around with the other band members~
R134 ~koi ni ochiru kaigansen~
Stormy Love
~Another short talk by the members~
Kimi ni Aitai (This is their first brand brand new song of the night! =^__^= Again, not sure of the name.. It's a very slow, sad song sang by Kenn.)
~Kenn now lets us know that the next song is not a new song, but a revision of a song that they played once before~
Nani mo onorikoete (This is the revised song.. I am not sure of the name either. ^^;; It's very fast and bouncy this time.)
~Karl and Kenn ask if we remember the original song..... only about 2 or 3 people did, the rest of us didn't. ^^;; I'm one of the people that doesn't. ^^; At this point, Kenn goes on and pulls out a paper from his pocket and starts to tell us about all of the things that he's going to be doing soon/has been doing-- musicals, seiyuu work, etc. ^^ They also announce their next concert, which will be in Kanagawa instead of Tokyo! (such a long train ride!! Okay, not so long but..) It's June 18th, btw. ^^~
My Heart Will Go On (Yeeeees, by Celine Dion. They sing this a lot, a thrash version, in engrish of course. ^^ Ahhh Kenn we love you! ^^ No followup with Neverending Story or Can You Feel The Love Tonight this time though.)
Believe (They changed this song by leading into it with a long acapella intro, Karl and Kenn singing long, dramatic opening lines. It was really pretty!! I wish they'd do this more often. ^^ Karl has improved a lot and Kenn's voice is gorgeous as always!! During the song they encouraged people with a lot of  "yeah yeah"s too ^__^)
~Karl asks us if we're all having fun yet!~
Party Night
Superstar (Karl's new song!! Very fast and rocky-y with rap. It's very Karl! ^^ I liked it!)
Faito (It's Karl and Kenn's "newish" duet again!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥ This is one of my FAVORITE songs!!!! More about it below!!)
~Time for encore chant! ^^~
For the 1st encore, Rasta came out alone and started talking. It turned out that he had written a song for us that was dear to his heart!! He sat on the stage alone, backlit, and played guitar, singing solo.
Sore wa kanashimi ja nai.. (Rasta's solo..... this song was slow and heartfelt, and just gorgeous. The lyrics were so sad that some girls started crying.... Rasta has a gorgeous voice. ♥ Again, I made up the name..)
~Time for encore #2! Everyone made Kippy come up and give a speech, since he usually hides in the back as much as possible. He kept forgetting what he was supposed to talk about, but he was really cute! ^^ ~
Semi no Youna koi
~Everyone gets introduced and gets small instrumental solos here. ^^~
Tobe (♥♥ Another of my favorite NaB's songs!!! It's also unpublished, but it's been played at every live that I've ever went to of theirs! ^^ I LOVE IT!! It's a good, fun song to end on. ^^ Kenn makes everyone jump together at the end. =D)
~And then we were treated to hilarious outtakes from the opening video. XD;; And sayonara!!~

**by "newish unpublished songs", I mean that they were first played either at the New Years live or the one after that, so they've been played before but they're not released on a CD yet...

The NaB's have always had a lot of unpublished songs... I really wish that they'd release them on CD, especially now that they have so many more than before!! ^^

I LOVE The NaB's!! =^___^= I have for a long time! I hope that they achieve some better success, and I hope Kenn success in all of his things in the future!! ^^ I wanted to get a picture with the band afterwards but there wasn't really time. Oh well! Next time! ^^

Some notes on the Karl and Kenn duet.. ^__^ I love this one because it has so much interaction!! And because it really shows off their styles together!! Karl likes rap (he LOVES Tu-pac. ^^ I hope I can say that here...) and Kenn likes the fun bouncy pretty songs, and they actually make them mesh really well. And the lyrics are really inspiring. In the middle of the song each time, Karl and Kenn divide the audience into halves and has us repeat "whoooooo-ooooo-ooooooh" lines, trying to be loudest. It's really fun. After that, they help us sing along to the verses "Mou nakanaide!! Kanashii wa nai de!!!" ("Don't cry any more!!! Don't have any sadness!!") It's so pretty!! =^__^= I really really love this song! The whole thing is just really inspiring! I particularily would like this one on CD, because I think that it's one of those kinds of songs that I'd listen to a lot. ^^ A fun, bouncy beat and inspirational lyrics (Sorry that I can't remember more!! But take my word for it until it does come out one day ^^ If it doesn't, I'll ask them for a recording!! ^^).

The NaB's are fun, dorky love!! As always, I highly recommend them if you like bouncy japanese pop music and dorky boys! ^^

(PS.. I feel a lot better right now... Thank you so much everyone!! I swear I won't get sad any more!!! ;o; Mou nakanaide~!!!!)
L.impressioniste on May 3rd, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
I didn't read any reports about DL3 cause I'm waiting, but KENN was in The Imperial Match and The Imperial Match in Winter as an alternating character, no? Not very big roles and not much singing, which is a shame, though.

I'm glad you had a really good time and are feeling better. ^^ I still laugh over the pink he's wearing in the Wake Up Your Heart video. :X *demands new CD!* :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
I can't remember if he was in winter.. but he was definitely not in DL3, which made me sad. He needs to come back!
くらやみひみつkurayamihimitsu on May 4th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
Wasn't he one of the regular ones along with Wada for Hyotei Winter? I remember on the dvd he was dressed with a santa hat.... Him and wada were there for every winter match one, while some of the doubles pairs were alternating...
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
Ah yep, that's right. ^^ Not that it's all that important for his concert though..
L.impressioniste on May 4th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
He was in both Hyoutei myus, just not every performance. ^^ They put his performance on the DVD though, in clips on the extras. And he was in the DVD version of the Winter one.

Not big roles, and not a lot of singing ... and considering he has the 2nd best voice in Tenimyu, that makes me sad.
C L O V E R: nagayama takashi : ever so sweetidyllica on May 3rd, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
I love the NaBs. Kenn's voice is incredible and I love him loads. ♥ I wish there were more CDs out from them so I can order them online. Hopefully they will become popular soon. :D
Fiammattafusakugyoku on May 3rd, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
waaaaaah sounds like a lot of fun~ I HEART DORK!NAB'S!

Your description makes it sound like the beginning was very KENN-centered... was it?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
Since he is main-vocals, it's always Kenn-centered!
Emi-sanemiriya on May 3rd, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
KENN-baby. *_*
Hehe, you know, I'm a huge fan of KENN... Even though my fave tenimyu actor will always be Kime, I think, KENN-kun really makes me jump every time I see/hear even the smallest thing related to him ^_^;; Sure, he is really cute, and he does have a great singing voice (a big plus to me - nearly all my faves in tenimyu are good singers), but I'm so bad that I can't look at a picture of him without squealing aloud... can't watch him in a vid without staring much longer at him than everyone else etc. It would be such a dream to see him in real life *_* I went thru some of your older entries just now (and of course skipped whenever KENN or the NaBs were mentioned XD), and saw that you've actually met/seen him lots of times! You're so lucky! *can't deny that she's a little jealous* T_T I'm going to visit Japan for the first time for a week this June ^_^ Although.. I don't think he has any lives or anything then, does he? ._. (The dates are already decided, but I've realized afterwards on several occasions that they were really bad v__v Won't be able to catch any seiyuu/actor events I wanted to go to at all.. *sighs* ;_;)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: KENN-baby. *_*
I don't think there are any events at that time... but you should check their homepage. If you write nicely on their BBS, the staff will probably answer you. (NICELY!! No "I love Kenn I want to marry him!!" please..)
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 09:42 am (UTC)
June 18th isn't the beginning of June, though. It's closer to the end..
Emi-sanemiriya on May 4th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC)
Re: KENN-baby. *_*
Allright, will do ^^ As for writing in their BBS.. Don't think I have the courage to do that, lol ^^;; Would you have to write in japanese? Then that's pretty much already an impossibility... If I were to ask in english though, I'd pretty much only ask if there was a possibility that they'd hold an event in mid-end June. As much as I love KENN-chan, I don't wanna marry him XD;; Think he can find a nice Japanese girl for that purpose. ^_~
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
Re: KENN-baby. *_*
You can ask in english, it's fine. They will probably translate it for you but they may not reply in english.

There is an event in Mid-June already, though. Look at my post more closely and the dates are already there.
Emi-sanemiriya on May 4th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Re: KENN-baby. *_*
Well, as long as they get my message at all, I should be able to understand their reply in japanese ^^ (or if not, ask someone else to read it for me). So I could try that, although I saw after checking their homepage that they do have an event on June 18 ^_^ Hopefully it won't be too early for me.. But now, the only problem left is how to get tickets. I can definitely pay (to me, this will be a once in lifetime chance ;_;), but I've never ordered anything off of a japanese website before so I have no idea how to go about it ^^;; I think you must buy them before May 9? And there's some difference when obtaining tickets for their fanclub members and the "ordinary" people...? Other than that I don't get much of the info page ._. (Any heads-up would be most appreciated. And needless to say, I would worship you if you could arrange anything for me. ^^;; *goes off to investigate the page more* vv)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 5th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Re: KENN-baby. *_*
You should be able to just buy the tickets at the door. ^^
Emi-sanemiriya on May 5th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
Re: KENN-baby. *_*
At the door as in, you just go there on the 18th and buy the tickets? O_O *cannot believe it would be so easy* (Although if it is, then... YAY. Thanks so much for clarifying it for me! >_< *hugs*)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 5th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
Re: KENN-baby. *_*
Yeah. ^_^ Unless they suddenly jump a lot in popularity, it shouldn't be a problem. You can get the tickets beforehand in Lawsons convenience stores, but you also should have no problem at the door since they haven't come anywhere close to selling out recently. The NaB's aren't very popular. ^^;
ヤヤlebi_chan on May 4th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Sugoiii. It sounds like so much fun! ^.^ I hope they're still together by the time I move to Japan. I want to see them live. ^-^

Kenn's ringtone was the theme from Disney's Sleeping Beauty, no surprise there. XD;;

XDD I was laughing so hard when I read that. So cute~ (It's one of my favorite Disney movies^^) Does he really love Disney movies or something? XD
Btw, I wanna say hi since I just recently added you. ::waves:: I just love reading about all your experiences in Japan. Makes me want to go even more~ ^-^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, the NaB's often sing Disney songs (in engrish!) during their shows. Tonight they didn't, but I've heard him sing Aladdin and Lion King songs often. =D And others! It's so cute! XD
Williamgenkischuldich on May 4th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
EEEEE!? You got a different opening/closing video to the earlier show, then!? Lucky!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Huh? We went to the later show. Did you go to the earlier show? I didn't know, you should have said something!!
Williamgenkischuldich on May 4th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
I was going for toujitsu-ken I didn't really think I'd make it.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
*blinks* REALLY? Tojitsuken for a NaB's concert? You could have just bought them in the machines the day before and you would have been alright. ^^ They don't do anything near selling out anymore. ^^;;;;; You should have told us you were going, you could have went to the night show with us!
Williamgenkischuldich on May 4th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Eh... I couldn't find the L-code on their website, maybe there wasn't one? I'm already know a pain bugging you and Eda with questions on how to get tickets for this and that. ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 4th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
Bah bah I would much rather that we went all together as friends! Who wants to go to a concert alone? That's no fun!

(You can just look them up by name or date in Lawsons, that's how I found them ^^) I didn't even know that you were interested in them or I would have sent you out a mail too when we bought our tickets weeks ago!
Williamgenkischuldich on May 4th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Ah, sorry, well, it's done now. ^^ Maybe next time? Having seen that concert, I would happily try to wrangle a day off work for the next one.

*sigh* I have to rush off to work now...
Eajoa on May 4th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
Good that you had fuuun!! *____*

I was so glad that you called, so fun to talk! ^___^ See you tonight!
(Anonymous) on May 8th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)
im actually a fan of The NaB's as well!
im from HK!!

since im from HK...
it's really really really really~~~HARD
to find newss abt The NaB's!


the latest news i found was.....

YUHKI >< has left the band!!!! ><

when was that?!
and WHY?! ><
pls tell me~~~~~~

i was soooo SHOCK when i read the newss!

since he's my favourite in the band.....

thats my blog~
leave a msg if u want....

THERES NOOO The NaB's CDsss in HK...(blowing up!)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 8th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
Re: Hi~
Hi! ^^

Yuhki left the band almost a year ago now, actually. ^^; It was to pursue other interests. But he still shows up at the concerts on occasion. =^__^=