A hectic day yesterday since I just went to the Solo Concert of SKE48 (one of AKB48’s sister groups) at Super Saitama Arena. There were so many trivia stuffs that I may be able to share with the readers about the special event from the open gate. Of course, watching concert in Japan will have so many differences in rules compared in Indonesia.
During the Open Gate time, most of the fans were queuing nicely to enter the venue. Below is SKE48’s concert venue picture :
Super Saitama Arena is used numerous times for 48 Family Group solo concerts, so if you happen to go back and forth to Japan to watch these concerts, you may be used to with the surroundings. The concert was started at 18:00 Japan Time. During the queue, I can see the whole crowd and many enthusiastic fans who really love this idol group. Below are the crowd atmosphere taken from my camera :
When I got inside the venue, the design was overwhelmed me. It was very beautiful, unique, and awesome…. I’m speechless. This is the condition before the venue was packed with the fans crowd.
As usual, before the concert started, I heard the announcement from one of SKE48 members who told the fans about the audience rules and the sign that the concert will start soon. Oh, the rules include no photos, so I’m so grateful for the 48 Family staffs who let me taking pictures and made this review about the concert!
The concert was started by an Overture. Overture is an intro before the members enter the stage. Usually during this overture, fans will do a chant mix (a particular yell for the idol group) while swing their light stick. This was the crowded overture atmosphere inside the venue :
Light stick’s colors which the fans used will be changed according to each team performance. For example this is the color for Team S light stick color :
Light stick’s color for Team KII
In this concert, the special event I noticed was the flag handover from Team S , Team KII and Team E ‘s former captain to the new captain. In this concert, I can also watch Miyazawa Sae debut although she just has a double team to perform with her, SNH48 and SKE48.
SKE48 members performed 38 songs overall in this event, and they added 3 more encore songs. When the show reach the end, they also announced the new set list for the theater for each team, as follow:
21 April - Senshuuraku RESET 25 April - Shonichi Seifuku no Me -Team KII 18 April - Senshuuraku Theater no Megami 30 April - Shonichi Ramune no Nomikata -Team E 22 April - Senshuuraku Boku no Taiyou 2 Mei - Shonichi Te wo Tsunaginagara
Below is the set list from SKE48 live in Super Saitama Arena :
Kage Ana: Matsui Rena M01. Tsuyoki Mono yo M02. Aozora Kataomoi M03. Gomen ne Summer M04. 1234 Yoroshiku! M05. Banzai Venus M06. Pareo wa Emerald M07. Oki Doki M08. Kataomoi Finally M09. Aishiteraburu M10. Kiss datte Hidarikki M11. Choco no Dorei M12. Utsukushii Inazuma M13. Sansei Kawaii M14. Mirai to wa? =MC1= M15. Neko no Shippo Ga Pin to Tatteru you ni / Team S feat BOSE M16. Rakuen no Kaidan / Team S =MC2= M17. SKE48 - RESET / Team S =MC3= Flag's hand over from Team S M18. S-ko to usohakkenki / Team KII M19. Inseki no Kakuritsu / Team KII =MC4= Flag's hand over from Team KII M20. Team KII Oshi / Team KII =MC5= M21. Machiawasetai / Team E M22. Viva! Hurricane / Team E =MC6= Flag's handover from Team E M23.Wasshoi E / Team E =MC7= M24. Yuudachi no Mae / Kenkyuusei M25. Okami to Pride / Watanabe Miyuki & Kizaki Yuria M26. Cross / Miyazawa Sae, Furuhata Nao, Kitagawa Ryoha M27. Shoujo wa Manatsu ni nani wo Suru? / Churi, Minarun, Mizuho, Boss, Airin, Umechan, Masana, Aya M28. Tonari no Banana / Matsui Jurina, Sato Sumire M29. Wimbledon e Tsureteitte / Kimoto Kanon, Yamada Nana, Yamauchi Suzuran M30 Higurashi no Koi / Matsui Rena, Azuma Rion M31. Koko de Ippatsu / Matsumura Kaori, Suda Akari, Tani Marika M32. Darkness / Matsui Jurina, Kizaki Yuria, Kinoshita Yukiko, Takeuchi Mai, Tsuzuki Rika, Saito Makiko, Ishida Anna M33. Pinocchio gun M34. Chime wa LOVE SONG M35. Seifuku no Me M36. Koi wo Kataru Shijin ni Narenakute M37. Bazooka Hou Hassha! =MC8= M38. Soba ni Isasete ENCORE EN1. Te wo Tsunaginagara EN2. Tooku ni Ite mo EN3. Nakama no Uta