- Sono Bamen de Bibiccha Ikenai Jan!
- Member Introductions
- Pepper Keibu
- YAH! Aishitai
- MC 1
- Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan
- Purple Wind
- Lemon Iro to Milk Tea
- MC 2
- Tan Tan Taan!
- Watashi no Miryoku ni Kidukanai Donkan na Hito
- Guru Guru JUMP
- Mushoku Toumei no Mama de
- Take Off Is Now!
- MC 3
- Dou ni mo Tomaranai
- Koi no Dial 6700
- MC 4
- Souda! We’re ALIVE
- Onna ni Sachi Are
- Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~
- Koko ni Iruzee!
- MC 5
- Resonant Blue
- Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou?
- MC 6
- Aozora ga Itsu Made mo Tsuduku You na Mirai de Are!
This is Morning Musume’s 2008 Fall concert & it was filmed at Kouseinen Kinkaikan on November 3, 2008 in Tokyo. It includes recent single releases Resonant Blue and Pepper Keibu and tracks from their Cover You album such as Koi no Dial 6700. There is also a special appearance by Milky Way.
The set list starts off with Sono Bamen de Bibiccha Ikenai Jan! That song sets the tone for the entire concert as the majority of the songs afterwards were also of the high energy variety. With all these kind of H!P shows I enjoy watching the audience as much as the people on stage.
The wide shot of the crowd during the intro of Pepper Keibu clearly showed many people in the front rows doing the opening dance sequence arm movements. I found it amusing.
What I also found interesting is during the Reina solo sections there was some LOUD chanting. VERY LOUD. That woman sure gets a lot of love from the fans. Anyway, it was a great performance, I really liked the breakdown during that song & the dance that went along with it.
I don’t remember ever hearing TOP!… Ever. It’s a pretty funky track & I liked it. I especially enjoyed the Kamei dance solo. It was a nice touch. Inspiration was another song I don’t remember hearing before. It’s got a disco kind of vibe to it, great stuff.
Milky Ways appearance to perform Tan Tan Taan! sounded like it could be a winner on paper. I noticed they actually had live mics on, when they started singing all my good will towards them went away. I expected Koharu to suck, but Kitahara & Kikkawa too? Well they didn’t suck as much but I was still disappointed.
The performance of Lemon Iro to Milk Tea was a little to cutesy for me at times (maybe because of the vocals), but it wasn’t enough to really turn me off the whole thing. It’s a catchy song.
Guru Guru JUMP featured Jun Jun, Lin Lin & Kusumi. Of the 3 of them, Lin Lin looked liked she was into the whole thing the most. To outdo Kusumi in energy level is impressive to say the least. I thought it was fun to watch & Jun Jun looked particularly yummy. (just saying)
The sound of Take Off Is Now! reminded me a lot of CC (CinderellaComplex). This is the kind of stuff I would love to hear Morning Musume take on in the future. I don’t mean take them all the way in to the Urban genre, but maybe dabble a bit more into it since this song shows they’re clearly capable of pulling off those kind of tracks.
This song features Ai, Reina & Risa bringing the sexy to the stage. I was very surprised by Risa, I honestly didn’t think she would do so well with a song such as this one. Vocally she was on point, but my hesitation had to do with with matching the overall vibe of the song. She certainly proved my initial assumption wrong & really worked it during the performance.
Koi no Dial 6700 is one of the stronger songs from the Cover You album. The live version makes the song even better, it looked like the group was having a lot of fun performing this one.
My absolute favorite performance from this concert is the Takahashi Ai solo. She has such an amazing voice & can do no wrong on stage in my opinion.
Other notes about the show:
– Other than the Milky Way performance, Koharu didn’t suck. In fact I think she did quite well.
– Lin Lin can really belt out a tune (i.e. Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou?)
– Kamei, Jun Jun, sweaty Takahashi = HOT
I was very impressed with this concert. I think the set list was near flawless & the show moved at such an incredible pace. By the end I was like, “That’s it?” I really wanted to see more.
Great show, highly recommended.