Or the story of how the day of A-Nation started as bad as it could be but ended greatly. (sorry no pics this time)
So fate decided that I should be sick that day and I've got the tourista in the middle of the night (I'll pass the details...), hopefully, I predicted before leaving France that soething like this would happen and I took medecines with me so it ended instantly. The thig was I felt awful, and my stomach kept hurting, my head was spinning and I couldn't eat. In the morning I cursed all the things I could, because I felt awfully exhausted, but decided to go anyway, because it was A-Nation and there was no way I couldn't go, even if I had to fell on the floor. I treid to eat something at the starbucks, but just wanted to throw up, so I kept on like that to Ikebukuro Station. I let Jennifer to Shinjuku Station (she was going to spend the day in Harajuku), and headed off for the Keio line, but had to stop and nearly drank 1 liter of water. At that point I wasn't standing right, and really thought of going back to the hotel and spend the day sleeping... But just couldn't. So I forced myself to find the right train on the Keio line (and as I wasn't in my right state it took some time, and the site that gave me the lines to take is really stupid, because he said to take the Semi limited express... but there is no semi-limited express... took 10 minutes to understand that I had to take the Local line). There was nobody in the train, so I could seat and try to sleep a little. I arrived at the right station, and hopefullym I didn't need a map, I just followed the flow of young people who where all leading me to the Arena. On my way, I saw some of those Ayu decorated cars, I'll post pics later.
So once in the stadium, I asked where my seat was and gthey said which way but I had to wait for the open (at 1:00PM, it was only 11:00AM). So I headed for the goodies stands. First there was a huge crowd of stands for the special guests (Anna Tsuchiya etc...) and other for foods and all (and I still wanted to throw up =_=). A little farer you could go in line and there were all the stands for the artists, the biggest, and most corwded one was of course the one for Ayu-chan. I forgot to say that it was AWFULLY HOT. So after buying
the goods, I immediuately put out Ayu sport towel and put it on my head. I headed back to the main entrance and waited there until 1:00PM. I thought there would be a huge crowd waiting but no, I was one of the first one to enter... When you cross the gates, they give you a pretty bag with some paper ads inside, I learned later that its purpose is for you to use it as a bin, so you keep the stadium clean, SUGGEE! They "searched" my bag (which means they just quickly looked inside), they didn't found my camera XD And first thing I did was to go to the toilet to change into the Ayu A-Nation T shirt because I was sweating so much it was awful! I the heded to my seat. For 10000Y of course it wasn't a good seat, I was in the north stands, I could see the whole stage but I was quite far away. I drank again 1 liter of waterm tried to eat one of my STarbuck biscuit, and waited, with the towel over my head, waving my uchiwa, trying to sleep a little with the sun right on my face =_=
The concert should have started at 3:00PM but it started at 2:00PM actually, it was the 1 hour opening act, the stadium wasn't even half filled, they were debuting artists, it was quite nice but there was no tension (and I had no tension AT ALL!). Th real show atsrted at 2:45PM with Ami Suzuki. I forgot the tracklist and all the artists. The great thing with A-Nation is that each artist sings 3 or 4 songs and after that you've got a pauise of about 3 minutes if you want to go outside to drink something etc... and fter that before each artist, the big screen displays a message (depending of the artist, it's "Surprise Artist" etc... and then the name, or a video clip if it's a freally famous artist). Anna Tsuchiya was AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWESOME, she cme around 4:00PM, she started with "Rose" so I was sick but I tried to be hyper anyway XD. AFter that came a "Surprise Artist" that I totally didn't know, Remi Romen, or so;ething like thatm and the time I took to read his name (in katakana) EVRYBODY IN THE WHOLE STADIUM WENT "KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH" and I was all "WTF???? Who is that XD" The girls behind me kept screaming "REMI-SAMAAAAAAAA". Anyway, he was cool.
Then more artists, I tried to sleep for the ones I didn't care, hopefully, it was cloudy for the rest of the day, and all the people waving uchiwas did a little wind. The end of the show was the best of course, it was Ai Otsuka, she told us the choregraphy of "Chu Lip" YAAAAAAAAAY, Koda Kumi (she did an awesome mix of "Freaky" and "We will rock you"), then TRF (I went BERSERK when they sang "Survival Dance", yay, not because Sho-kun loves this song and puts it before every concert XD But becuse it's the only TRF song I know, since 2002 because Ayu sang it with them at A-Nation. And I was all "YAY YAY YAY WOWOWOWOWOWOWOOOOOOOOW SURVIVAL DAAAAAAAAAANCE WOOOOOOOOOOH") Yeahm all in all I kept all my energy for the end of the show.
Ayu was of course the last, all the arena was hypeeeeeeeer, I just jumped off my seat when she was annouced, with the intro of "Ayu Ready", and then she appeeeeeeeeeeeeeared, she was only 1cm tall for me but anyway she was awesome, the stage was awesome, she started with "Just 1 love", it was a really rock tracklist. She also sung "Fated" in a beautiful gold dress. Then she appeared on the left on those big A-Nation cars, so I DIDN'T ASK MYSELF QUESTIONS AND HURRIED DOWN THE STAIRS!!!! So I was as close as I could be (behind a cameraman. Oh yes btw, this A-Nation was filmed, so I'lll DEFINITELY download it XDDDDD), so she did the arena tour, and I could see her face 5 meters away for 10 seconds OOOOOOOOOH THE JOY *0* Then she went back on stage and sang "Glitter" (yeah hermiana
, I sung it XD), I kept behing hyper for Ayu, you know like all the crowd was just waving uchiwa in rythm, but I was dancing around XDDDDD, and as the two girls on my left leaved earlier, I had 3 seats for myself to dance XDDDDDDDDD
And so the concert ended... at 9:PM
oO DID YOU KNOW THAT A-NATION WAS 7 HOURS LONG????? Because I didn't know XDDD No wonder there was nobody at 1:00PM XDDDDD
Then the huuuuuuge crowd headed back to the stationm were a special train for Shinjuku was, that waited especially to be full to leave, and only did the big stations. There were cops everywhere to keep the crowd in line so everything goes well. Now I was reaaaaly tired, I only ate 2 biscuits for the day, I stopped at a combini to buy a sandwich and headed back to the hotel where I arrived at 10:30PM.
And I just went directly to bed (after a good shower XDDDDD)
So be prepare if you decide to go to A-Nation next year, SAVE YOUR ENERGYYYYYYYYYYY oO
By the way today I'm feeling perfectly fine yaaaaaay
Good day minna!