zondag 11 mei 2014

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Concert: Nanda Collection World Tour

Hello everyone!

This is my favorite blog post to write out of everything I've done the past months! I've been a fan of Kyary's music ever since Tsukema Tsukeru came out and at april 27th I finally got to see her live!

I really wanted to see her live last year (she came to Belgium last year!) but I couldn't go as it was the day before Tsunacon, and I had already bought tickets for that. When I found out she was going for another World Tour I really hoped she'd come either to Belgium again or the Netherlands. Sadly, she wasn't going to any of those countries, but she was going to Germany!

Germany is a big country, so I hoped it wouldn't be too far away, and luckily, the concert was held in the Gloria Theatre in Cologne/Köln! Cologne is only a 1,5 hour drive from my house, so I made my dad buy some tickets right after they released and got two tickets, so I could bring a friend.

I invited my friend Yentl to come with me (my parents offered to pay the ticket for her, as they'd have to pay either way if I wasn't going to bring anyone, and they don't like the music themselves anyways) and so when she arrived, we chose our outfits for the concert. We decided on wearing lolita, though without wigs as it easily gets way too hot during concerts.

I don't have better pictures of our outfits than the one below (with Pamyurin looking fabulous too), so I'm just placing a quick outfit rundown here.

Outfit Rundown:
JSK: Angelic Pretty's Decoration Dream  /ミ☆/ Angelic Pretty's Candy Sprinkle
Socks: Angelic Pretty's Candy Sprinkle OTK /ミ☆/ Angelic Pretty's Dream Fantasy OTK
Shoes: Bodyline /ミ☆/ offbrand
Cardigan / Yentl's blouse: thrifted
Head accessories: Claire's /ミ☆/ Angelic Pretty's Candy Sprinkle KC

We took a picture with Pamyurin! We were last, so lucky!
When we arrived, we first ate something and then got in line. It looked quite long, but after about 10 minutes we were in already! We both bought the blue Kyary shirt (sadly my mom put it in the washing machine along with a cloth that had bleach on it and now it's ruined -____-) and then got in line to take a (polaroid) picture with Kyary's mascot, Pamyurin (pictured above). We were the last ones that were allowed to take a picture, as Pamyurin had to leave afterwards, we were so lucky!

We had to wait quite long for the concert to start, but when we finally heard the taiko of Nanda Collection, everyone got really enthusiastic and when Kyary finally appeared on stage, everyone cheered. She was wearing a really cool fake fur outfit! Her first song was Invader Invader and it sure woke us up, because the bass went right through us! It was really loud, but also a great song to start with.

Her first outfit! I love the claw on her shoulder.
After Invader Invader she talked to us (a bit in German, even!) and she sang み and Family Party (my favorite song at the moment, it's so cute!). Before Ninjari Ban Ban, she taught us some moves to do during the song! Then she sang Kyary-ANAN and Furisodeshon, before her short intermission.

During the intermission, a blue giant rabbit came on stage to dance for us, but he was rather scary...

He was really creepy... (picture by wasurenai)
Then, we heard Pamyu Pamyu Revolution starting and Kyary appeared back on stage for Mottai Night Land. She was dressed in a really cute Dirndl inspired outfit. I love the big sparkly bow she was wearing!

This was the outfit she was wearing at the concert too!
After Mottai Night Land she held another short speech and then sang Sungoi Aura (I didn't recognize it at first... bad me!), Kura Kura, Super Scooter Happy (it's actually a cover of a Perfume song, I believe, I don't really like the song) and then she finally sang Yume no Hajima Rin Rin! It's a really nice song about ends and new beginnings and I really liked it. She went on with Saigo no Ice Cream and then sang one of her more famous songs, Tsukema Tsukeru!

After that there was another intermission, in which a short video was shown (it can be found here if you're interested). It was really funny and cute, and even with a little Kamikaze Girls reference. We didn't understand it all, but it was still fun. She reappeared on stage with きやりーのマーチ and sang Cherry Bon Bon and of course... PonPonPon! The whole audience went crazy and sang along with PonPonPon, it was really cool. But then she held another last speech but said... 最後の歌! Sadly, she announched her last song, Fashion Monster. Everybody danced and sang along too.

This was her last outfit! I loved this one the most. (Picture by Harajuku Kawaii Style)
After vanishing off the stage for a while, she reappeared for an encore! She was wearing the blue shirt she was selling at the merch booth too with her famous pink and yellow rabbit hat. She sang CANDY CANDY and ちゃんちゃかちゃんちゃん and then she really had to go, but first took a picture with the whole crowd! (sadly, I can't find it...)

I also loved the big yellow bear in the background! (Picture by Yentl)
I had a lot of fun at the concert, and I'm sure I'll go see her live again whenever I can. I really love kyary, even more after the concert! I even ordered her new limited edition single Kira Kira Killer (only 7777 copies of the cd are made!), which releases on my birthday. A birthday gift to myself (/=w=\) so excited!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. I wish I could have gone to the concert, it looks like so much fun! You both look super cute as well! <3

    1. It was a lot of fun, it was definitely worth it even though the venue was reaaaally small! The venue in London was wayyy bigger.

      Thank you for the compliment, too! c:

  2. Great!!
    I would also like to go to a Kyary's concert one day (^^)

    1. If you ever have the chance to go, it's really worth it! I enjoyed it very much and the atmosphere was amazing! c: