Tomomi at LAYMEE Exhibition
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Tomomi at LAYMEE Exhibition
SCANDAL gave their comments on α-STATION FM Kyoto's 「STAR TRAVELER」radio programme on 7th March, on their appearance at the Hawaii Honolulu Ekiden & Music Fes 2014. SCANDAL's part as translated below (from 1:17~):
“Listeners of 「STAR TRAVELER」, good evening! (Inserts member intros here) It’s been decided that we’ll be attending Honolulu Ekiden & Music Fes 2014, which will be happening in Hawaii on 1st June! Yay! This is our first live in Hawaii, and we’re really looking forward to it. This time it’ll be an outdoor live held at the Waikiki Beach, which we’re enthusiastic about. To do a live at an long-distance relay race, isn’t it pretty uncommon be it in Japan or overseas? It goes without saying for performers, but for those participating in the relay race, it seems the tension must be quite high too I’d bet. That’s why we’ll like to give some strength, and I think we’ll want to work hard as well.”
“To add on, locals can add on and see a different sort of live than in Japan. We also talked about it before but it’s a first challenge to perform at a long-distance relay race, and probably won’t happen again. I think that’s probably the greatest difference, but given that we’ve had plenty of new songs, we’ll like to put up a fresh sort of live. It is also a different atmosphere than the usual to perform on a beach, and it feels good.”
“Next up, is there anywhere you’ll like to go in Hawaii? It’s not just about doing the live on the beach, you can also go into the sea and enjoy right? That’s why, I’ll like to take off from the water (→ I’m not 100% sure about this part but I think she wants to try the Jetlev water-propelled jetpack sort of thing.) I see! That thing’s goes pretty high up. It kinda looks difficult too. It propels you up but because the whole balancing thing is your own self. I think I’ll like to make the best of my time, somehow.”
“For those listening to this radio broadcast, if you don’t quite go to Hawaii for lives and you think it’ll be nice but it’s hard (for you to go), please do participate since it’ll be a great experience. Lastly, let’s listen to a song by us. Released on 12th February was this song, a song which we’ll also bring to the long-distance relay race- “Runners high”.”
SCANDAL will be at the Honolulu Ekiden & Music Fes 2014 on 1st June 2014, where they’ll not only be performing but also do welcome greetings, handshakes and a fan meeting (which will include an acoustic live, games, talks and dinner). Official goods will also be given at the fan meeting to the selected limited number of participants.
Video upload w/ thanks to sun201009 @ YT, translated by me. Also previously translated the official comments by SCANDAL for the Ekiden HERE. All info at the official H.I.S. website HERE (in Japanese only) and the Honolulu Ekiden website HERE.
SCANDAL; “From Today Onwards” blogpost by TOMOMI☆
“The rehearsals for「Band Yarou Yo!!Vol.5」have begun. Just imagining it, that day, it’ll become the No.1 hottest live in Tokyo. Going to the studio to confirm all of this!”
SCANDAL; “Let’s Sing Let’s Dance” blogpost by RINA☆
“It was all over the news this morning but yesterday, we attended MUSIC FAIR’s 50th Anniversary party. Formal. 50th Anniversary is it. Isn’t that amazing. I got to watch all the most impressive scenes that were being projected on the screen.”
“Up till now, we’ve collaborated with all sorts of artists on MUSIC FAIR. Personally, performing songs with a history continues to be stimulating from all angles. From now onwards, this will be a fabulous programme that’ll continue being all the more important on anniversaries. When we grow older, I think it’ll be amazing if we get to collaborate with someone on our songs someday.”
“This is one programme which I hope will continue always. I want to do lives soon. Happy because tomorrow we’ve got rehearsals in the studio. Looking forward to it very much…”
“(※Extra) Tight bun for yesterday.”
→ Translated in full. There were also news clips on the 50th Anniversary party, where many artists and important figures in the music industry had attended. I’ll add more info to this post if it comes up~ *Photos w/ thx @tkkmn_worldさん & @IrespectHiroさん.
SCANDAL on Tuesday night’s (4 Mar) RADIO DRAGON’s 「Doors」programme aka “SCANOMICS”! Haruna announces to everyone that her theater show has came to end with no problems. To act as a young man has become a good experience for her, especially getting to share the stage with many artists and actors. She thanks everyone for this great activity that she got to be a part of. (Otsukare, Haruna!) SCANDAL also bring up Tomomi and Mami’s getting-of their driving licenses, which Haruna believes people already know from the murmurings going on on Twitter.
Rina praises them for getting it on the first go, and Mami shares with everyone that a few days after (getting the license), she and Tomomi went riding on a rented car together. Haruna says that’s courageous of them, and Mami remarks they were really checking up/studying cars (stuff like how to loan the car as a newbie, to keep check of the timings etc.), before finally telling themselves they must get to the driving part. Tomomi tells of returning in the rental car with Mami unexpectedly, and her first drive was to the Tokyo Sky Tree. It was kinda long and took an hour’s time.
Last week, SCANDAL also touched on their participation in the DREAMS COME TRUE 25th ANNIVERSARY, where they also aired the original version of the song, “Osaka LOVER”. Haru then reads out some thoughts by a listener, whom is looking forward to the SCANDAL version after listening to the song for the first time ever. SCANOMICS then aired SCANDAL’s version of the “Osaka LOVER" song.
Speaking of DREAMS COME TRUE’s 25th Anniversary, SCANDAL also went through an important day yesterday (3rd Mar). Firstly, it was the day of their indies debut in 2008, where they also first released the CD for “Space Ranger”. Then last year, it was their first time at the Osaka-jo Hall, a dream come true for them (no pun intended |D). Thus, 3rd March is a day where they hold important feelings for. The band has been moving forward more than they imagined (from Haruna’s stage show to the band’s activities to their lives). Rina says some might have wondered, “What is going on?!" with reference to Haruna doing the stage show, but actually the rest of the three have been making songs and such. This went on for like a month, and from MAMI, she’s had input with the lyrics and composing of one song. This finally all moved on to be in time for 3rd March, where they uploaded a studio live footage on their website HP after a long while, hoping for the fans to see it. Haruna is certain there were people who did and did not get to see it, but they’re gonna air it for the first time on the programme as well.
Video upload w/ credits to sun201009 @ YT, translations by me. The songs were cut out but if you haven’t heard/seen it, respective links are along the text. Video also officially ends at ~5:52, which makes this week’s SCANOMICS a lot shorter than the usual 15-minutes.
Photos from Haru’s latest blog update~