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11 March 2012 @ 12:47 am
Akanishi Jin Japonicana Tour in Vancouver!  
Just came back from Jin's Japonicana concert in Vancouver! The pictures are mostly from the first two songs since they told us we couldn't take photos... Which is funny since security came over to us and said we're allowed to take photos without flash and no video. I guess they meant BEFORE the concert cause everyone was taking pictures like crazy and the security were all over the place telling us to stop.

His concert wasn't as long as I hoped but just being able to see him was the best! The concert venue wasn't at all that big in comparison to his Japanese ones obviously. Surpisingly, they were a lot of empty seats. The WHOLE row in front of me was empty...





So at about 8:05, Elise Estrada performed which was a surprise since majority of us were expecting Joseph Vincent instead. The pictures blurry sadly.




After an intermission Joseph Vincent came on and sang a couple of covers. My highlights were when he sang Single Awareness Day and If You Stay. He also serenaded a girl with Backstreet Boys!!!!! He was super cute and ugh, so so so CUTE!

After another intermission after Joseph Vincent's performance, Jin finally shows up... at like a little past 9:00 == He starts off with Sun Burns Down! We were a pretty dull and awkward crowd and we finally livened up when Jin showed up.

See all those cameras? :D














He sang Tell Me Where, Set Love Free, Body Talk and I think Pindom after that. The orders may be kind of messed. >___< Jin sang approximately 5 songs and went into a 15 minute intermission. I felt kind of disappointed that after 5 songs he already went into intermission when his opening acts accumulated an hour of our time already.

After the intermission he starts with That's What She Said. Personally, I was excited for this song because of its infamous lyrics. The first half of the song featured just the 4 female dancers dancing sexily. Jin comes out with some water at the later half.

He sings Yellow Gold and Oowah. I forgot the order for those two >< Like You was possibly in the first half, but I'm not so sure since I didn't pay much attention to it.

Aphrosdisiac is obviously one of Jin's best songs in his album since the crowd was craziest and loudest when the music started. He performed test drive after and we also went crazy XD The dancers were waving two race car flags at the start and Jin comes out to sing.

He closes the show with California Rock with all six dancers present. He ended it by saying Ciao.

We all scream for an encore which we got. He sang Seasons and it was great hearing his Japanese!!!! After he says domo arigatou and the curtains fall.

Overall, it was satisfying but it would've been AMAZING if he performed longer and actually TALKED to us. Some people stayed, which was apparently for the meet & greet. They had black VIP passes around their necks. Lucky =_____=

I still don't know what to feel about him after all this. My love-hate thing is really tiring me out.

Please feel free to comment!
 
 
Current Mood: refreshedrefreshed
Current Music: Akanishi Jin - Set Love Free
 
 
 
ikafadz: happyikafadz on March 11th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
thank you soo much for sharing the report~
XDDD
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 11:19 am (UTC)
Your welcome! My first real life Johnny! How can I NOT share this? XD
islandgurl84: jin anan hairislandgurl84 on March 11th, 2012 11:34 am (UTC)
thanks for sharing. were you terribly excited for your first real life johnny? lol. and it seems like Jin's opening acts are by Fil-Am singers.
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
I was terribly excited!

I don't follow youtubers so I really didn't know much about them >
islandgurl84: Uedaislandgurl84 on March 11th, 2012 11:40 am (UTC)
ah ok. just curious cause of their tweets about fronting for Jin, so i checked YT for their channels. they're pretty good! thanks for reply.
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
LOL, thanks for commenting :D
Kathy★キャシーkatokathy on March 11th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
The pictures are mostly from the first two songs since they told us we couldn't take photos... Which is funny since security came over to us and said we're allowed to take photos without flash and no video. I guess they meant BEFORE the concert cause everyone was taking pictures like crazy and the security were all over the place telling us to stop.

It's because the other 2 were western performers and they don't care about taking pics of them since they're newcomers anyhoo. Just no flash because it's distracting and there's a cameraman filming it (possibly as a DVD) so they don't want that in there. But when Jin appeared, there's no photography whatsoever because Johnny's rules still apply, even overseas Dx
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought too but we couldn't even take pictures of the opening acts! They should have said it more clearly :/
Kathy★キャシーkatokathy on March 11th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
Oh really?? We all took tons of pics of the opening acts lol the guy actually went over to the girls near me and said they can take pics all they want but the flash needs to be off. I thought it was ok for Jin too till the guard stopped me. Took tons of videos/pics just before he took his shades off -.-
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
Omg, you were there?! It's been like two years since I last saw you XD
Kathy★キャシー: Ohno Satoshi ♥ Dorkkatokathy on March 11th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
Yes I was! haha I got the VIP tickets for me and a friend since she wanted to go so badly XD
Yea I haven't seen you in awhile! Apparently a lot of Johnny's girls I met before was there
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Omg, how did you get them? I was so pissed off cause I wasn't able to get it for the presale!
Kathy★キャシーkatokathy on March 11th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
I bought them online at that pre-sale link that was posted on the site/FB? I waited till right at 3pm when it was out and bought it immediately on the dot. Like 5 secs later after I refreshed, they were sold out XDDD
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
When did they announce it? Cause I came home after school completely unaware D: I thought it was only sold on the saturday, not the friday :/
Kathy★キャシー: Uta no Onii-san ♥ Yama Pairkatokathy on March 11th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Yea it was on the Friday at 3pm, and they announced it just a few hrs before that's probably why. XD Luckily all I do in my life is be on the com 24/7 lol
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 12:47 pm (UTC)
omg, that's so unfair D:<

how was the meet and greet? :D
Kathy★キャシーkatokathy on March 12th, 2012 06:47 am (UTC)
It was good, *kinda* haha (not a big Jin fan)

I wrote about it briefly here for my own review of the concert :)

http://www.katokathy.com/2012/03/japonicana-tour-vancouver-jin-akanishi.html
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 12th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
Wow you have your own website?! No wonder when I went to your journal it had nothing really there!
AkaNisHi_beTtybettynishi on March 11th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
many empty seat... T__T
thanx for sharing ^^
yokumiz: beautyyokumiz on March 11th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
dont worry, it's not in Japan.
And 80% audience is considered full house for a theatre, so actually Vancouver one was nicely filled from what I read.

BTW, thank OP for the repo. Knowing you've got mixed feeling (most of the time kinda negative) towards Jin, I'm actually surprised you went XD

Good you enjoyed the time. He got up at 4am to take plane to Vancouver yesterday. He mut be super tired. Great ppl there were supportive.
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :)

I already bought the tickets so I couldn't get away..... :P LOL jkjk I still wanted to see him even though he's a douche

But I went pretty crazy when he started to sing Seasons. Like I prefer his Japanese much more than his English and I never thought I would be able to EVER listen to it.
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Actually I'm kind of glad no one was in front of me XD Being 4"11 it would be hard for me to see if anyone was in the row before me :P
laniechan_desulaniechan_desu on March 11th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing! :)
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
you're welcome! :D
Forever-Late Girldori_liv on March 11th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
thanks
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
No prob!
Anniejin_aishiteru on March 11th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
I wonder why he wasn't being very social~ he was more so NYC for YG 3010. Thank you so much for your report! It was fun to read!! I felt like I was there, haha. Why am I so excited for Joseph Vincent? XD

Glad you had fun though!!
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I really wanted an MC or something so we could hear his voice much clearer >____<

I'm glad you liked my report! XD

Joseph Vincent is so cute and innocent!!! His voice was just lovely!
JABEPsparrow8696 on March 11th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
I was there last night too! Loved it. :) plus i was in.... LA for his first one too! Report later
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Really? Where did you sit? XD

I'll be sure to read your report ;)
JABEPsparrow8696 on March 14th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Actually I'm in your pix!! (the 1st pix)...I'm wearing a "brown" sweater type dress that day with jeans with glasses on. XD

Yes the report will be up soon. ^^
shigeptanshigeptan on March 11th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
nice report! Though i was never really a fan to begin with (nor do i have any dislike), i totally agree about not knowing what to feel.

I was so shocked that there was a 15 min break only after like 5 songs! and he lip synced through most or even all of it, which he didn't even bother to hide.

I don't get why the people didn't make everyone move up so it'd look better XD

But it was fun overall
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Were you there? XD

Damn... I thought his singing was TOO good to be true. I guess I was too excited that I didn't think lip synching was a possibility QQ

Yeah, the intermission was pretty shocking and disappointing. :/

But yes! It will be a night I will never forget :D
shigeptanshigeptan on March 12th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
yupyup i went ^^b
by the looks of your photo you had a pretty nice seat. i was on the left side of the first floor near the back but since so many people moved up i also moved up XD

yeah i'm glad i got to go, definitely a rare opportunity to get a johnny's here in van =]

btw, do you know anyone who went to the airport? i'm curious to know if they got to see him there.
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 12th, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)
Sorry, I don't >___<
I was also wondering about that too!

I read some fan reports how Meisa was there for the LA show, so I kept looking around in the venue XD
kata2 on March 11th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
thank you very much !!!
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 11th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading! :D
shorty35565shorty35565 on March 12th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing! I kinda kno ur feelings ab the love/hate thing. I mean, I love him, but lately sum things have been botherin me. I'm bipolar ab him LOL
I'm goin 2 the NYC show, so hope things are a lil more organized.
nozo_rinnozo_rin on March 12th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
LOL, it's hard not be bipolar about him XD

Have fun at your NYC show! :D
shorty35565shorty35565 on March 12th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
It really is lol
I hope I do!