May’n, Japan’s favorite ‘club leader’, successfully held her first tour concert outside Japan at Upperroom Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, 10th May 2014. The tour concert, May’n ROad to 10th Anniversary Japan&World Tour 2014-2015 『dots and lines』,is not May’n first performance in Indonesia, since she has come last year to perform in Anime Festival Asia. However, this concert is her first one-man live in Indonesia, and Indonesia was chosen to be her first stop for her tour. This concert is part of her series of more than 30 overseas and domestic performance.
The tour provides various May’n merchandise to sold, from t-shirts to May’n nendoroid figurines. The figurines were reported to be sold out fast.
May’n hit the stage brilliantly and all black, accompanied by attractive back dancer. Of course she sang the anime songs which made her famous, started from Vivid (OP Blood Lad anime series), and continued with some other songs like Brain Diver (OP Phi Brain Kami no Puzzle), Chase the World (Op Accel World), and also the latest single from May’n Re:Remember (OP M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane) and some songs from May’n 4th album.
During the talk session in the middle of the concert, May’n shared her experience in Jakarta with the audience. She tried her best to speak in English in this part so that the audience understand her speech. “I have been in Jakarta for two days. I tried many foods; nasi goreng, mi goreng, soto, sate, and also ayam betutu! Enak (*delicious!)! I also tried Sambal and bought it to be brought to Japan!”
Although the concert ended in two hours, the audience seemed to enjoy it so much. The audience crowd was amazing. They waved their hands along with the light stick they brought or the bought from the merchandise booth. The multi-coloured light stick they had changed color according to the light from the stage or the song theme. It’s indeed very beautiful. And also the characteristic of Indonesian audience…they sang along the lyrics or did the fanchant together.
May’n gave a special performance for the audience with the Macross Frontier special medley rendition. Around 20 songs May’n performed three songs from Macross Frontier such as Northern Cross and Diamond Crevasse (ED Maccros Frontier) and the special medley of ‘Bout My Star, Iteza Gogo Kuji Don’t be Late and Universal Bunny.
Kyou ni Koiiro (OP Inari Konkon Koi Iroha) was the closing song for the concert but May’n didn’t stop til there. Hearing all the ‘encore’ shouts from the audience, she came back to the stage and performed more songs. Finally she closed the encore with Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare (OP Shangri-La).