Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond

Not a whole lot of pictures besides peaceful but chaotic crowds, but I guess this time enjoy some Kyuushu Jangara Ramen. It’s totally worth the wait and I so had that the day before but am squeezing these food pictures from Akiba over the next few blog posts. (Just for the curious ramen eater, yes, I still think NYC’s Ippudo tastes better, but obviously it’s not the same value proposition…). I guess that’s for today’s “otaku eats.”

So yes, there was a Nana Mizuki concert. Live Diamond 2009. Her largest venue and show ever, to date. But the first thing I have to do is give massive props to danie for being the awsm Nana fan and all-around very cool girl and hooking me up with the tickets. That’s just the start. She’s also the contact point for me to meet up with the “other” gaijin group from Singapore and Malaysia (and elsewhere). Yes English prz. There’s the informational, merch-buying scoop she dug out in person (which somehow made me make jokes on her behalf, probably a rude thing of me, oops).

Oh, hai Issa-sa.

And those 5 superultra orange glowsticks I picked up from the merry gaijin troupe are actually super useful. And it’s a good glimpse down the cliff of spending $$$ on wotagei gear. A depth that I don’t think I will traverse outside of what I’ve already spend…

CHU-LU CHU-LU CHU-LU PA-YA-PA

I do have to say though, that watching a show like this live for the first time, I realized how big of a gap it was between watching the video and seeing it in person. This may very well be the same gap that makes me, on my walk home from the concert, feeling rather satisfied yet also a bit yearning, wanting for more. If you ask me “how was the concert” I’d say it’s great, as it really was. However the feeling is nagging that somehow there’s more to it than this, that if enjoyment was akin to a bloody liquid, I should and could have squeezed this Live Diamond harder, to get to the very last drop.

Yea, I had a great time, spent way too much money, but also felt like there’s more I can do to make it even more fun.

Lastly, just for Moyism’s information: bring lots of $$$ to Otakon!

Meanwhile it’s time to save money because I kind of have to buy this when it comes out on Blu-Ray (as announced at the concert).


8 Responses to “Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond”

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by danie~
    by danie~
    LOL merry gaijin troupe!

    Your welcome, btw, anything to convert more people to Nanaism. ..and wat joke btw? I’m too hippy/blur/maniacal to remember anything xD

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by moyism
    by moyism
    LMAO guess I’ll need to bring a few extra hundreds this year just in case huh? Thanks omo!

    Awesome news about it being on Blu-ray, although I expected nothing less considering last year’s concert was as well ^_^

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by paranda
    by paranda
    That “holy shit I need to soak this up more” thing is a common feeling and it never quite goes away no matter how many concerts you go to. If you got tickets from danie I’m assuming you had good seats?

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by LIVE DIAMOND = Dead Panda » Incredible Nothing!
    by LIVE DIAMOND = Dead Panda » Incredible Nothing!
    […] at danie, omo, and anyone else who was unfortunate enough to be exposed to my social equivalence of dishwater […]

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by omo
    by omo
    paranda: I think that’s true for these kinds of shows, but I’ve been to concerts where I felt totally tapped out. So I don’t know. My seats were average–too far to see her clearly save for the few times she appeared on the other side of the stadium. My seat was about 9 rows back from the visitor’s dugout.

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by jpmeyer
    by jpmeyer
    Is the wait for Kyuushu Jangara Ramen worse than the wait for Ippuudo? Last time we tried to go there they had an hour wait.

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by omo
    by omo
    The last time I went to Ippuudo was about 2 weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon at around 2pm. We waited about 30 minutes for a party of 3. Last Saturday we waited for also 20-30 minutes for 3, at the Jangara in Akiba. It might have something to do with the weather, it wasn’t raining but it had periodic drizzle so some people may have stayed in.

    Wait wasn’t a problem, but people did tell me Jangara will have a line. Not surprising given how small the place is.

  • omo

    Comment on Tokyo Travelog 2009 Part 2 – Nana Mizuki’s Live Diamond by Omonomono » Yoko Kanno in Super Space Time Tanabata Sonic – Meeting of Stars, of the Most Wonderful Sort
    by Omonomono » Yoko Kanno in Super Space Time Tanabata Sonic – Meeting of Stars, of the Most Wonderful Sort
    […] that never took place, all thanks to the 4+ hour of wotagei exercise that I had to endure to get to CHU-LU CHU-LU CHU-LU PA-YA-PA, two days prior. But (no) thanks to that great show put on by Nana, I didn’t think I was at […]

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