21.2.11

寿記 19.02.2011 TEENAGE EMOTION


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The other day, on February 1st

I went to "live house Budoukan."

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It was Hotei's 30th Anniversary and 49th Birthday live show.

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Hotei also played songs by Boowy and COMPLEX.

I just kept imagining all sorts of possible set lists.

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The opening S.E. was "BEGIN FROM ENDLESS"!!

That's Boowy!!

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And, the first song was..."TEENAGE EMOTION"!!!!

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That's just..."!!!!!!"

For a second that's how I felt.

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This song...

My favorite Boowy album was Instant Love, but

"Teenage Emotion" is probably my favorite song that they ever recorded.

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And they opened the show with it...that made me really happy.

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The show was fantastic all the way through to the end.

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Happy 30th Anniversary and Happy Birthday!

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This is a story from about 27(!) years ago now...

From when I was 18 years old.

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I was sitting with my friends on a bench outside Laforet Harajuku, killing time.

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"Wait? Isn't that Hotei?" says my friend.

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Me: "Where? Where? Oh, there he is!"

Friend: "Shall we ask for his autograph!?"

Me: "Who has a pen! A pen! A marker!"

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So we borrow a pen from a store nearby.

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And I got him to sign my jacket.

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And on that day, I just happened to be wearing

The same jacket Hotei is wearing in the photo on the back of the Instant Love album jacket, but in a different color.

(My prized possession)

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Hotei-san, do you remember?

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(And oh god...has it really been 27 years since I was 18...)

IMAI 15:00

3 comments:

  1. well yeah Hotei seems a kind and friendly man . He even wrote me back on twitter 2 times (its true He "only" replied on my "Good morning Hotei-san, have a Nice day"-s, but still... i couldnt sit for 1-2 minutes after it)

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  2. Oh it is so cute ;_; Imai fanboy!

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  3. and i forgot to Thank You for the translation... so Thank You

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