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23 May 2007 @ 23:07
Bambino 2  
I saw Bambino 2 this evening!

I was worried that Bambino had been getting progressively bigger after each performance I saw. However, this was not the case. Everyone was nice and calm as they were for the very first one and the queue for merchandise just as short as ever. I bought the set and a handful of trading cards. However, I was not pleased to note that the chocolate is now gone! Before, you got two small bags of chocolate and a trading card and it was the best merchandise ever. Now, you get two random cards and some stickers.

When I sat down, I noticed a pattern around me. The fans would flip through their flyers for other shows and then stop. Then they would stare at this one flyer for minutes. Some took up to ten minutes to fully appreciate the beauty of this one sheet of glossy paper.

Sukedachi. Probably the prettiest flyer I have ever seen.

Anyway, the basic plot is that there's these boys that work in an 'urisen' in Shinjuku 2-chome (pron: ni-choh-meh). Basically, they sell themselves in Tokyo's gay district.

Previously, the plot was centred around a few central characters, but this time the theme is special days. Father's day... mother's day... cavity prevention day... immigration day... chicken day... Not to mention that the plot is ongoing.

There's an evil man named Aoyama with an oral fixation who runs The FOXY Group who aims to crush the Bambino urisen.

He is Katou Kazuki-kun.

He is MEGANEJIN.

...Did I mention the oral fixation?

Katou + pet bottle + glasses = OT3 FTW.

He also speaks in this super-polite, precise form of Japanese which, for me, is a lot easier to understand. Ah, he sounds so nice!

There was the return of "Tenshi no Tsubasa wo Ageyou", sung by Itou-kun and Miura-kun (Lyrics here, if you scroll down). Speaking of Itou-kun, his new hairstyle is very strange! It went from black and straight to light brown and curly! WHY!?

The new theme song is the old theme song with almost the same lyrics and a different tune. I didn't like it as much since I really liked the old one.

There was this one scene that hit me pretty hard. The play starts off on Mother's Day on the 16th June with the Master being hit over the head with a flower pot by an unknown person. The play jumps back to the month before and builds up to the day. It's then revealed that the Master was killed in this attack.

...And then he comes back, one scene later. Pretty cheap, if you ask me.

It ended with pikohan (squeak mallets), Takuya -- who plays a boy who looks after flowers and wants to be a dancer -- breaking down after realising his mistake in trying to kill Master, a scuffle in which EVERYONE piles on top of Kazuki and them all bowing down to him in order to save Bambino.

It was pretty good, although I liked the first one better (but that was exceptional, soooo~).

I went to exit-waiting afterwards, which was a polite affair compared to the Dream Lives! The backstage entrance was clearly marked and so a few people (no more than ten) were waiting on the other side of the road, out of their way. I'm seriously impressed with how different Bambino fans are!

I was texting L and J when I heard a voice say "Takuya, thank you for the performance". I looked up, and there was Takuya, right across the street, hurrying in the direction of the station. His hair looked as if it had a mind of its own -- it positively FLOUNCED! It was very shiny.

I then realised my mistake. I was assuming that the big tour bus in front of the backstage was for all the boys, but really they were all going their separate ways at the end of the evening. Some of them were even going to catch the train, probably! Like I said -- it's not a Dream Live! :P

Next came Juri-san, Shota-kun and Eiji-san. No one noticed him except for me, since he had a hat on. However, since no one thanked him for the performance, I felt bad about saying anything. What if I was wrong? I'd feel really stupid saying anything in front of the others. So he passed (somewhat) unnoticed...

Finally (although I'm missing someone in that list, I think ^^), I saw Shinoda-kun. He looked ADORABLE. He was walking along and, just like Eiji-san, no one was saying anything. But I was SURE it was him. I wanted to say something... And then the girl next to me said something and so I called out "Thank you for the performance!" and he looked at me and gave me this really nice smile and a wave. He seems like a nice guy, actually.
 
 
 
Linstarrbeam on 23rd May 2007 21:58 (UTC)
ehhhh XD lucky. we decided not to stay afterwards. Another time XD

So I did understand the play XD that's what I thought was going on. :P
Williamgenkischuldich on 25th May 2007 10:23 (UTC)
Well, we might be going tonight... Let's see, huh?
~Elle~: J2 - Shinodasuthrnbellechan on 24th May 2007 16:52 (UTC)
Ahhhh Shinoda ^^ *swoon* hehe Maybe i should od exit waiting too? ^^ Ive never done it so i'd be confused heh, i need to get a gift bag for Shinoda's present, do you know where it was to drop them off at the show?

Ahh thanks for the synopsis, i meant to ask you what Takuya's whole speech was about when he was crying because since he was all upset the words were really realy hard for me to get.

Also is it cool if i repost your synopsis to my journal with credit?
Williamgenkischuldich on 25th May 2007 10:26 (UTC)
Yep, definitely! There was a special desk to drop off the presents, I think.

He was mainly talking about his father and when he was in junior high, if I recall correctly (might have been high school?) and what he did to him. THAT I didn't get. Might have been some "specialist" vocab there. ^^

Sure you can post!
~Elle~: O Hay!suthrnbellechan on 25th May 2007 14:33 (UTC)
Where do you go for exit waiting? is it like outside or the exit downstairs? Maybe i can see Shinoda ^^ Oh snap, quick, please teach me how to say "Thank you for the performance" o_O

Bah, i need to get a giftbag, i gotta find where the hell to find one. In America i could just run by a party store, but here i have no clue where to go

Ahhh... hmm... Maybe when the DVD comes out i'll let me manager borrow it and ask him lol. I knew it was about his dad but so much of it jsut sounded jumbled to me.
Williamgenkischuldich on 1st June 2007 09:34 (UTC)
Wow, this comment ONLY JUST arrived today. WTF, LJ!?
watersmeet256: Kazuki_cpwatersmeet256 on 25th May 2007 12:56 (UTC)
Dies at the mention of Kazuki's Oral fixation*
OMFG.Super Polite Japanese accent eh...Wonder how it'll sound...^^
Takuya's hair is so pretty, I bet it looks better in person. :D
~Elle~: HOLY SHI-!suthrnbellechan on 25th May 2007 14:35 (UTC)
*jumping in real quick*

Takuya has great hair O_O it was amazing him seeing him pull a hat off and it was still pretty, no hat hair, and just perfectly in place. Oh Takuya, you have magic hair!

Also I died at the Kazuki mention too lol, and now that i think about it... he really did have that water bottle at his mouth a lot >.>
Williamgenkischuldich on 29th May 2007 09:39 (UTC)
He's very business-like, actually. If that's what does it for you (and it certainly does it for me!)... My friends said his (first) jacket was very ugly, but not from where I was sitting!

Takuya's hair is very pretty... but Shinoda's hair wins. :)