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njanjayrp 10th February 2018 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by attractive nausea (Post 3263386)
Well after all you're free to do what you want. But if you care about japanese fans' "well being" and perception of foreigners, you should refrain yourself from singing unless Ayu asks the audience to lol There have been cases of japanese fans complaining online about foreigners singing along and thus bothering them. Personally i was bothered by how some Tokyo fans looked so cold and bored during her concert lmao

Yeah we are there to hear her. It’s fine to go crazy during the encore when she wants us to sing and maybe occasionally during some louder songs like WARNING, but be considerable ^^

Baco__ 10th February 2018 11:46 PM

That's a cultural shock I consider rather easy to avoid, but at the same time it's one someone isn't willing to avoid haha I mean, to sit and shut the whole concert seems like not a difficult task, but at the same time you came from the other side of the world to see someone and can't even sing along? Haha

Katsuyuki012 11th February 2018 12:57 AM

Well, I much more prefer to just watch & listen tbh. I can always sing a long when she wants us to but why listen to my own voice when I can hear her live. But that's matter of opinion I suppose! I just can't imagine being there and singing songs like FLOWER for example xD

If you decide to do so though, then be considerable as mentioned above. If you do, tell us how Japanese people reacted though xD

Baco__ 11th February 2018 02:52 AM

As I know few ayumi's lyrics I'd probably be quiet most of the concert lmao

but when it comes to BoA, Utada and Namie, whose lyrics I know by heart, I won't control myself, I'm pretty sure haha

But I guess the fans' reactions won't change whether it's an Ayumi or BoA concert haha I will tell you as soon as I know haha

Party_King 11th February 2018 12:23 PM

There's also the "option" to sing loudless, if you can't hold it back...

...and nobody could hear you pronouncing the lyrics wrong! ;)

Chris85 11th February 2018 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Baco__ (Post 3263380)
I was wondering something, and only you guys who have been to a concert in Japan can answer me haaha: do people sing along every song like we do in America/Europe? Or do we have to behave? Cause I wanna go, and wanna go crazy singing to every single word of it, and I don't want to be taken out by the security hahaha

Yeah, better not sing along unless Ayu asks to. Otherwise you'll be universally hated and ruin the experience for everyone. Japanese are obsessed with rules. They post concert behavior rules and report to staff if they don't like someone's behavior.

_dandy_ 11th February 2018 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrenekoi (Post 3263301)
The thing is, it's not "a couple of pics and videos".

Ayu releases that either show nudity or fetish clothing or caused some level of controverse for being "too sexy":

Album covers:
Loveppears
Duty
I Am...
RAINBOW
My STORY
Party Queen

(some people did complain Sixxxxxx and A One covers were too sexy over here. MIJ actually can be understood as referencing fetish)

Single covers with nudity, fetisg wear/bikini shots:
Boys & Girls
appears
kanariya
H
Step you
Mirrorcle World

(but pretty much every summer single over is a shot of Ayu invitingly looking at the camera wearing swin wear)

PVs that references sexual behavior or shows her in underwear/fetish wear:
SURREAL
Because of You
STEP you
my name's WOMEN
Ladies Night
1LOVE
Mirrorcle World
Rule
Sparkle (this one actually is visually based on a bdsm porn movie)
XOXO
Warning
Sayonara

Tours with pole dancing or Ayu in fetish wear or underwear or sexual choreo:
TA Limited
AT05
AT07
AT08
AT09
AT10
AT12
PSC
AT15
JTB

(I'm not counting CDLs, A-Nations or TV because I can't remember them all. I'm also ignoring outfits that pretty much just showed lots of legs, boobs or belly, what would had made me include pretty much every concert she ever had).

I'm not counting her photoshots for magazines or photobooks, were you can actually find more bikini shots, more bdsm inspired looks, etc.

Ayu shows lots of skin. Much more than Hikki, Ai Otsuka, Namie Amuro, even if they sing openly about sex and Ayu doesn't. Her live performances also goes on a more sugestive route far more often.

She also most likely references BDSM and fetish as much as she references Circuses. Most of her "kawaii" performances are actually the ones she wears the less clothes and the sexy version of some innocent character. The kawaii performances from AT06, AT08, AT09, AT10, AT12 have Ayu pretty much dressed as a character from a hentai manga.

I'm sorry, but her image is VERY sexual, and it was since Loveppears. The reason she isn't western-popstarish sexy is because the fetishes and how a desireble woman is perceived in both cultures is largely different. What doesn't make it any less sexual.

Meh. None of your examples come anywhere close to Madonna having women dancing on her stage bare-breasted, or Lady Gaga prancing about topless except for tiny pieces of tape covering her nipples, or Miley Cyrus's twerking and dry-humping with male dancers.

[Edit]
I appreciate the cultural differences. That's why I'm saying Ayu's nowhere near any of these, despite perhaps "pushing the edge" by different standards.

Baco__ 11th February 2018 04:25 PM

By y'all standards I'm starting to think Koda Kuni is a gospel singer, then.

Regarding the concert: Chris85 that's what I was afraid haushauys

~angel*ayumi~ 11th February 2018 04:47 PM

I hate it in general when ppl sing along so I am glad nobody does at Ayu concerts. (Exept for songs like Boys&Girls when it´s wanted)
I had that once at a musical and I was close to punch that girl in her face, srsly ><
I go to a concert/musical to enjoy the show and not to have someone sing crooked tones beneath me.
I love to sing along my fave songs... but in the car, or under the shower were I don´t bother other ppl.

yabieru 11th February 2018 06:05 PM

I think you people are overreacting a bit. It depends of the type of concert you attend. Of course in a musical it's bad to sing along but in a pop-rock concert?

I've been in different type of concerts like Ayu or Lady Gaga and in most of them people are singing. It's not like you are screaming in someone's ear but hearing 15,000 people sing Bad Romance is totally a experience.

I was at Ayu's Osaka show last summer and I sang almost the whole concert, and it was totally fine, and my boyfriend even danced and sang with the japanese girl who was in front of us. But the girl next to me (japanese too) was screaming "Midori" everytime Midori showed up. She was annoying, not me.

People can be bothered everywhere. Not necessarily for being japanese. Just have fun. Anyway when you are there, you read the atmosphere and figure out what you can and can't do :)

KittyKathy 11th February 2018 06:09 PM

In Europe, people sing and scream all the time during the concert. They compete who will be louder :D. I'm used to it.
It's very strange to be quiet all the time. When I watched her concert for the first time, I wondered why nobody was singing. I later found out why.

~angel*ayumi~ 11th February 2018 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by yabieru (Post 3263463)
I think you people are overreacting a bit.

Maybe xD


Yeah i know concerts in Europe are different. I was at One OK Rock concert last December and stayed in the back because of that. But I was nearly squeezed when I tried to buy a shirt after the concert o.o
I definatly prefer concerts in Japan xD

EndOfTheWorld 11th February 2018 06:24 PM

If I was to go to a concert in Japan, I would want to respect the Japanese way of doing things. Reading the air is important in Japan. I believe in Japan it is considered rude to be rowdy during a performance.

~angel*ayumi~ 11th February 2018 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by EndOfTheWorld (Post 3263467)
If I was to go to a concert in Japan, I would want to respect the Japanese way of doing things. Reading the air is important in Japan. I believe in Japan it is considered rude to be raudy during a performance.

Agree. In europe you need a strong voice, in Japan you need a strong arm, srsly they wave with the light uchiwas the whole concert long xD

KittyKathy 11th February 2018 06:34 PM

I could barely breathe on the concerts. That's why I always choose grandstand.

Baco__ 11th February 2018 06:36 PM

I wasn't thinking of screaming the whole concert because my voice would vanish within 2, 3 songs hahah I was talking about singing more to myself and stuff hahha I guess you all thought I was speaking of screaming xD (I mean, there are songs we feel like screaming - I would in appears, for example Hahaha - but I don't feel like keeping my mouth shut for 2 hours haha and thank you yabieru for your comment haha I feel relieved!

BTW, who the hell sing along at a musical????

EndOfTheWorld 11th February 2018 06:41 PM

I personally would prefer the Japanese style. Concerts over here can get way too crazy for my taste. I love how civilized it is over there.:laugh
I also would much rather see uchiwas and light sticks than an ocean of phones in the air.

njanjayrp 11th February 2018 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by EndOfTheWorld (Post 3263472)
I personally would prefer the Japanese style. Concerts over here can get way too crazy for my taste. I love how civilized it is over there.:laugh
I also would much rather see uchiwas and light sticks than an ocean of phones in the air.

Agreed.

Chris85 12th February 2018 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by yabieru (Post 3263463)
I think you people are overreacting a bit. It depends of the type of concert you attend. Of course in a musical it's bad to sing along but in a pop-rock concert?

I've been in different type of concerts like Ayu or Lady Gaga and in most of them people are singing. It's not like you are screaming in someone's ear but hearing 15,000 people sing Bad Romance is totally a experience.

I was at Ayu's Osaka show last summer and I sang almost the whole concert, and it was totally fine, and my boyfriend even danced and sang with the japanese girl who was in front of us. But the girl next to me (japanese too) was screaming "Midori" everytime Midori showed up. She was annoying, not me.

People can be bothered everywhere. Not necessarily for being japanese. Just have fun. Anyway when you are there, you read the atmosphere and figure out what you can and can't do :)

That's what you think. Japanese are mostly polite, so they probably struggled to ask you to stop. I'd definitely tell you to stfu. In Japan screaming and cheering is considered normal, singing is not.

njanjayrp 12th February 2018 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Chris85 (Post 3263488)
That's what you think. Japanese are mostly polite, so they probably struggled to ask you to stop. I'd definitely tell you to stfu. In Japan screaming and cheering is considered normal, singing is not.

This. I would have at least given you the look if you were too loud. The Japanese isually scream between the songs or if there is a dramatic pause or something unexpected.

truehappiness 12th February 2018 08:10 AM

I think they mostly would want to avoid confrontation at a concert so if they were gonna say anything it'd be afterward even if they had a problem.

yabieru 12th February 2018 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris85 (Post 3263488)
That's what you think. Japanese are mostly polite, so they probably struggled to ask you to stop. I'd definitely tell you to stfu. In Japan screaming and cheering is considered normal, singing is not.

No need to be rude. You are talking like I was screaming like crazy, which is far from reality.

Marcelo 12th February 2018 10:36 PM

I’d say common sense and being aware of your surrounding is the key :) I was at the Cirque de Minuit concert at Yoyogi back in 2015. I had my seat on the second row from the stage, and EVERYONE was screaming AND singing almost all the time (of course not in the ballad section, except wording out or quietly singing, but that just fits the mood). Even Japanese people. In my opinion it depends completely on your seating location and how the people around you are acting. You kinda get the general vibe of things when you’re there, and go with the flow :)

Corvina 12th February 2018 10:43 PM

That's also my experience, singing along loud isn't a problem if you don't overdo it.
Maybe most Ayu fans are stricter in general though.

hud 13th February 2018 05:08 AM

I'm glad I can watch her shows from home then. lol

hayasaki 13th February 2018 05:15 AM

it actually depends in the surrounding seats. I noticed that people in arena seats are more reserved and behaved based on my experience. Whereas we were really partying hard in the stand the last two concerts I attended at. i remember there were two Japanese teenage girls who were like having their own production number on their seats and singing back in made in Japan tour looool. As for me, i usually sing just in lower volume whenever i attend unless Ayu asked everyone to sing and I’ll be like girl gimme my mic!!

Zeke. 13th February 2018 06:08 AM

I usually just like to sing the “whoah whoas” “la las” and “yeah yeahs” like in evolution, STEP you, Mirrorcle World and Boys & Girls. But then again I’m not much of a vocal singer, I prefer to just mouth the words. I love dancing though so I suppose it might be tough for someone who loves to sing along to stifle themselves cause if someone told me I couldn’t dance I’d be like fuck off.

CeReSu 13th February 2018 09:34 AM

Well when I saw her back in 2010 for RnRC people cried and yelled when she first arrived (me too), it was crazy! But then, during the main show people were really quiet. Me too but I think it's because I wanted to see everything and listen to Ayu with attention.
The encore part was crazy again, you know with B&G, Sunrise... people sang, it was so much fun!!
I was at the second floor at Yoyogi.

pedronekoi 13th February 2018 03:10 PM

I attended the two first dates of CdM Tour and it was my frist time seeing Ayu live. To be honest, I was surprised with the japanese audience because I've been hearing that they are very quiet during the concert and not much engaging but it was the opposite. When the buzz in the beginning started ringing people just went crazy (me as well) and when ayu appeared it kept the same for a long minute (even when she was singing). Of course during the ballad songs people were just paying attention but during 1 LOVE everyone was crazy, screaming and waving. During The Show Must Go On I was singing my heart out and jumping lol The japanese girl on my side even get into my vibe and started jumping as well. lol

~angel*ayumi~ 13th February 2018 04:09 PM

The screaming at the beginning and when Ayu appears seems normal xD

Sooooo now the wait begins for the results, one week to go *excited*

CatGirl 13th February 2018 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by pedronekoi (Post 3263608)
I attended the two first dates of CdM Tour and it was my frist time seeing Ayu live. To be honest, I was surprised with the japanese audience because I've been hearing that they are very quiet during the concert and not much engaging but it was the opposite. When the buzz in the beginning started ringing people just went crazy (me as well) and when ayu appeared it kept the same for a long minute (even when she was singing). Of course during the ballad songs people were just paying attention but during 1 LOVE everyone was crazy, screaming and waving. During The Show Must Go On I was singing my heart out and jumping lol The japanese girl on my side even get into my vibe and started jumping as well. lol

Yeah, same thing here when I saw Ayu for the first dates of JTB last year. I'm not sure why everyone's saying Japanese people are super quiet during concerts? Because people went IN. Even like 10 minutes before the show, people were chanting with their friends spread across the arena for Ayu to come out. And during songs like WARNING, evolution, You & Me, etc. people were singing, jumping, dancing, and bopping with the light sticks. I actually had a really hard time keeping up with their energy, lol. Same thing when I saw Kuu at her W FACE Tour last year - that crowd was WILD af, everyone was standing and jumping. I go to a lot of pop concerts and I've rarely seen ones that lively over here in America.

Chibi-Chan 14th February 2018 03:30 AM

I want to know if I got tickets or not like NOW lol

Chris85 14th February 2018 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by yabieru (Post 3263533)
No need to be rude. You are talking like I was screaming like crazy, which is far from reality.

It doesn't matter. If you're standing right next to person, even if you're singing calmly, it's very evident and very irritating.

~angel*ayumi~ 14th February 2018 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Chibi-Chan (Post 3263657)
I want to know if I got tickets or not like NOW lol

Yeah so long to wait still <.<
What dates did you apply?

Chibi-Chan 14th February 2018 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ~angel*ayumi~ (Post 3263671)
Yeah so long to wait still <.<
What dates did you apply?

I applied for both Saitama dates and a friend also applied for tickets for tge first Osaka date for us.

pedronekoi 14th February 2018 12:09 PM

I can't waaaaait!! I'm supeer nervous that I won't get any tickets or both lol

~angel*ayumi~ 15th February 2018 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Chibi-Chan (Post 3263679)
I applied for both Saitama dates and a friend also applied for tickets for tge first Osaka date for us.

Same here^^ I am going to both dates with German friends that live in Japan, we can make a German fan meeting there xD

Earth_maiden 16th February 2018 08:16 AM

I personally noticed a big difference between regular concert days and "filmed" concert days. People cheer louder, they're more expressive and they stand the entire time. On a non-filmed day most people would sit down during the interludes and not be as loud. I sat down during an interlude on a filmed day and got quite a few dirty looks. XD

Chibi-Chan 16th February 2018 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ~angel*ayumi~ (Post 3263840)
Same here^^ I am going to both dates with German friends that live in Japan, we can make a German fan meeting there xD

Haha yes, maybe we can meet before the concert^^
So you're going only for the concert to Japan or are you planning a holiday as well?

~angel*ayumi~ 16th February 2018 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Chibi-Chan (Post 3263874)
Haha yes, maybe we can meet before the concert^^
So you're going only for the concert to Japan or are you planning a holyday as well?

Also holiday^^ but I planned it arround that date because I simply knew there must be something happening on the 8th April xD So I planned to be in Tokyo on that weekend.

Chibi-Chan 16th February 2018 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ~angel*ayumi~ (Post 3263919)
Also holiday^^ but I planned it arround that date because I simply knew there must be something happening on the 8th April xD So I planned to be in Tokyo on that weekend.

Lol I just noticed I wrote holyday. April 8th - a holy day lol

A-TeensFan 16th February 2018 09:21 PM

any chance she's going for an oversea dates between May-July?

tsumekaze_ 17th February 2018 12:12 PM

Has she announced the general ticket ballot yet?

_dandy_ 17th February 2018 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Baco__ (Post 3263456)
By y'all standards I'm starting to think Koda Kuni is a gospel singer, then.

Ha. You just made my day. :-)

njanjayrp 17th February 2018 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tsumekaze_ (Post 3263973)
Has she announced the general ticket ballot yet?

I think that usually happens once the TA one finishes (and it still hasn’t).

pedronekoi 18th February 2018 04:05 AM

^ Hasn't it finished already? The results will be up on February 20.

njanjayrp 18th February 2018 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by pedronekoi (Post 3264057)
^ Hasn't it finished already? The results will be up on February 20.

I think it will only be finished once the results are out 🎻

Gustavopc 18th February 2018 10:37 PM

I think he meant you can't join it anymore, even if results are not out

AussieNicki 18th February 2018 11:20 PM

Is it to late to renew my TA to get tickets for June dates? or has the lottery already been done for TA? Thanks for the help guys :) sorry for the dumb question x

attractive nausea 18th February 2018 11:24 PM

^ The TA lottery for overseas fans has ended already

Yagami Raito 19th February 2018 03:06 AM

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Originally Posted by A-TeensFan (Post 3263928)
any chance she's going for an oversea dates between May-July?

I do not think so. Though there may be a second part of this tour without the band (again) after a-nation.

Gorgonia 19th February 2018 05:56 PM

I'm so nervous about the lottery... I applied for 3 dates, 2 tickets each, just in case... if I get them all, I can sell the remaining one, right?

I applied for Fukuoka May 12 and May 13 and Hiroshima May 19. So if any of you is coming and is interested in a ticket, let me know?

~angel*ayumi~ 19th February 2018 06:21 PM

what time do lottery results usally get announced?

roxaskh2fm 19th February 2018 06:57 PM

Already February 20th in Japan... Anytime now! =O

duque 19th February 2018 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by roxaskh2fm (Post 3264242)
Already February 20th in Japan... Anytime now! =O

Im soooooo nervous/excited!!!

njanjayrp 19th February 2018 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by roxaskh2fm (Post 3264242)
Already February 20th in Japan... Anytime now! =O

Should happen around noon in Japan.

Gorgonia 19th February 2018 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by njanjayrp (Post 3264253)
Should happen around noon in Japan.

yeah, it's like 6:30 a.m. now so we should probably wait for another 6/7ish hours... :vsad:vsad:vsad

attractive nausea 20th February 2018 01:21 AM

Im so nervous i just cant sleep... like what if i put my credit card number wrong by mistake and my entry gets declined because of it ? lmao it’s stupid but i cant stop thinking about what if i did a mistake when i entered my credit card information

roxaskh2fm 20th February 2018 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by attractive nausea (Post 3264280)
Im so nervous i just cant sleep... like what if i put my credit card number wrong by mistake and my entry gets declined because of it ? lmao it’s stupid but i cant stop thinking about what if i did a mistake when i entered my credit card information

My credit card charges me 1cent when I applied to verify that everything was right. I think that if it was something right with yours they would tell when you applied. (An error or something)

Gorgonia 20th February 2018 01:44 AM

Yeah, I had keyed in the numbers wrong and it got declined right away so it asked me to correct the CC info.

polka-dot-jewel 20th February 2018 01:46 AM

Announcement at 1pm JST!!

I can't wait. This is my first intl TA lottery application, and I haven't seen her live since 2012. I'm so excited!!

thesweetseason 20th February 2018 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Gorgonia (Post 3264233)
I'm so nervous about the lottery... I applied for 3 dates, 2 tickets each, just in case... if I get them all, I can sell the remaining one, right?

I applied for Fukuoka May 12 and May 13 and Hiroshima May 19. So if any of you is coming and is interested in a ticket, let me know?

We have applied for the same dates! Good luck everyone.

attractive nausea 20th February 2018 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Gorgonia (Post 3264283)
Yeah, I had keyed in the numbers wrong and it got declined right away so it asked me to correct the CC info.

Oh thanks both of you, now im relieved!

So... 3 hours to go? I’ll be sleeping at this time lol

Good luck!

Gorgonia 20th February 2018 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by thesweetseason (Post 3264285)
We have applied for the same dates! Good luck everyone.

yay! We'll probably see each other around there lol

pedronekoi 20th February 2018 02:50 AM

Good lucky everyone! I was planning on going to bed early (it will be at 1am here) haha But I'm super anxious!

Gorgonia 20th February 2018 03:46 AM

It's like a waiting party... let's play some music while we bite our nails xD

LacusClyne 20th February 2018 03:51 AM

I applied for 7th and 8th April dates, good luck to me too.

I'm stalking my email later for sure.

takamioda 20th February 2018 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by polka-dot-jewel (Post 3264284)
Announcement at 1pm JST!!

I can't wait. This is my first intl TA lottery application, and I haven't seen her live since 2012. I'm so excited!!

1 pm JST now, so nervous. this is my 2nd time lottery application. 1st time is Just the beginning... hopefully this time I will be lucky.

Good LUCK to everyone!!

hayasaki 20th February 2018 05:20 AM

I won my applied date!! Who else going on the first Nagoya show?

LacusClyne 20th February 2018 05:47 AM

Mine still says lottery waiting. (T__T)

Gorgonia 20th February 2018 05:50 AM

It says a secondary lottery sale starts today at 3 p.m. JST until Feb 26 at 11:59 p.m. Results on March 3rd.
Still, my dates are still showing as pending.

duque 20th February 2018 05:51 AM

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Originally Posted by LacusClyne (Post 3264312)
Mine still says lottery waiting. (T__T)

same here :tired:dead2

LacusClyne 20th February 2018 05:52 AM

Probably Global TA members lottery results takes a longer time than Jp TA?

Zeke. 20th February 2018 05:59 AM

I’m Global TA and haven’t received notice yet but a friend of mine applied via the domestic TA link and got his results already. So I guess domestic receives notice before global.

Edit: I received notice for April 7th. So the rest should be rolling in anytime now.

LacusClyne 20th February 2018 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264317)
I’m Global TA and haven’t received notice yet but a friend of mine applied via the domestic TA link and got his results already. So I guess domestic receives notice before global.

Edit: I received notice for April 7th. So the rest should be rolling in anytime now.

Me too, I won my ticket for 7th, currently waiting for 8th, please let me win it :luv2

EDIT: YES! I won the 8th too, now I'm crossing my fingers for good seats

kinix 20th February 2018 06:29 AM

Won extra tix for the 1st 2 shows!!!
Got 2 sets of 3s ticket for 7th and 8th April~
Selling @ original retail price + exchange rates.
Unknown seating. Only know when exchange ticket @ concert venue.
Interested party please pm~~

duque 20th February 2018 06:43 AM

I won the tickets for the 2 fukuoka shows!!!!!! OMFG!!!!!!!!

stupid question. I don't need to hit confirm on anything on the page right? just print out the page that shows the QR code...right?

takamioda 20th February 2018 06:44 AM

I won a ticket at Osaka 1st concert :D
Global TA :D

Gorgonia 20th February 2018 06:54 AM

I won all the tickets I applied for!
I got an extra ticket for both Fukuoka shows and for Hiroshima!

Also, what’s the reference number for?

Aderianu 20th February 2018 07:02 AM

2nd Pre-order Ticket Lottery for TeamAyu overseas members
 
Exclusive to TeamAyu overseas members, 2nd Pre-order Ticket Lottery of "ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2018 ~POWER of MUSIC 20th Anniversary~" will start!!!

If you would like to apply for it, please read the following notice and make sure to apply within the period.

You can apply for ticket if you completed registration before February 12nd, 2018 11:59pm and have valid membership after February 2018 (JST).
◆This ticket reservation website is ONLY available for oversea members. If you have registered your current addresses outside of Japan as of February 15th, you can apply for ticket from this website.
◆You need to exchange to your actual ticket on the day of the concert at the venue. Details will be announced on the official website once they come in.
◆ONLY ticket sale is available. There are NO ticket + flight packages.
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Find more details and get your ticket(s) from the following LINK!!
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【Performance Overview】
Date: April 7th, 2018
Venue: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Time: Open 5:30pm / Start 6:30pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/0rfmi

Date:April 8th, 2018
Venue: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Time: Open 3pm / Start 4pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/59i-q

Date: April 21st, 2018
Venue: Nippongaishi Hall, Aichi
Time: Open 4pm / Start 5pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/txd3p

Date: April 22nd, 2018
Venue: Nippongaishi Hall, Aichi
Time: Open 3pm / Start 4pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/9-epg

Date: May 12nd, 2018
Venue: Convention Center, Fukuoka
Time: Open 4pm / Start 5pm
Link :https://t.livepocket.jp/e/qmsct

Date: May 13rd, 2018
Venue: Convention Center, Fukuoka
Time: Open 3pm / Start 4pm
Link :https://t.livepocket.jp/e/3l1xs

Date: May 19th, 2018
Venue: Sunplaza Hall, Hiroshima
Time: Open 4pm / Start 5pm
Link :https://t.livepocket.jp/e/xkfqp

Date: June 16th, 2018
Venue: Sangyo Tenjikan Bldg. No.4, Ishikawa
Time: Open 4pm / Start 5pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/tm_8w

Date: June 23rd, 2018
Venue: Xebio Arena Sendai, Miyagi
Time: Open 4pm / Start 5pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/cuz4p

Date: July 21st, 2018
Venue: Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka
Time: Open 4pm / Start 5pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/fhdm7

Date: July 22nd, 2018
Venue: Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka
Time: Open 3pm / Start 4pm
Link: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/n3fki

*You are required to complete "livepocket" registration to apply for ticket.
*You are required to enter your fan club membership ID number and your birth date as PASSWORD.

【Ticket price】
Reserved seating: 9,600yen (Tax included)
*Children aged over 3 years old are required tickets.
*Children aged under 3 years old are not required tickets unless they need individual seats.
*This is not a special designed ticket called "Picture tickets".

【Entry term】
February 20th, 2018 3:00pm - February 26th, 2018 11:59pm (JST)
*Result announcement is scheduled to announce on March 3rd, 2018.
*All fares will be automatically withdrawn by your credit card if you win the lottery.
*please be noticed that there is a possibility that you may win all of your requested tickets.
*No refund or claims are accepted.

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njanjayrp 20th February 2018 07:21 AM

I won the tickets for both Saitama dates!!

~angel*ayumi~ 20th February 2018 07:43 AM

Also won all of my tickets ^^
there goes 500 bucks xD
I am going to both Saitama shows with friends^^

takamioda 20th February 2018 08:02 AM

In LivePocket > My Ticket => There's an "unused" button. What does it for? Does anyone know?

Zeke. 20th February 2018 08:12 AM

Wow, first time I was denied tickets - I won both saitama, but was declined for July 22 Osaka. And here in my head just a few moments ago I said to myself “Everyone is in a frenzy; I really don’t think there’s anything to worry about...” lolol.

I have a friend who won 4 through domestic TA though. Idk if he’ll accept them though so if there is anyone else wanting July 22 Osaka let me know so I can tell him there are other buyers before he commits.

The interesting thing is that I applied for the Osaka date at the very last minute - the ballot was about to close in 5 minutes or so. So I do think whether you get tickets or not is dependent on whether or not you enter the ballot early - however, which tickets you get is not dependent on when you applied in comparison to others who got selected to receive tickets at all.

Gorgonia 20th February 2018 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264333)
I have a friend who won 4 through domestic TA though. Idk if he’ll accept them though so if there is anyone else wanting July 22 Osaka let me know so I can tell him there are other buyers before he commits.

What do you mean “Idk if he’ll accept them though”. Aren’t like the purchases final? Or can you return tickets?

Zeke. 20th February 2018 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gorgonia (Post 3264334)
What do you mean “Idk if he’ll accept them though”. Aren’t like the purchases final? Or can you return tickets?

TA domestic (non-global) has the option of accepting or declining the tickets cause they go to the convenience store to pay for them. Global TA members have the funds withdrawn automatically and don’t have the option to decline.

njanjayrp 20th February 2018 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gorgonia (Post 3264334)
What do you mean “Idk if he’ll accept them though”. Aren’t like the purchases final? Or can you return tickets?

The pruchases are final for international TA as they automatically charge your card if you win tickets. Might be different for domestic TA.

For some reason I always tought it was near impossible not to win them...

~angel*ayumi~ 20th February 2018 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264333)
Wow, first time I was denied tickets - I won both saitama, but was declined for July 22 Osaka. And here in my head just a few moments ago I said to myself “Everyone is in a frenzy; I really don’t think there’s anything to worry about...” lolol.

I have a friend who won 4 through domestic TA though. Idk if he’ll accept them though so if there is anyone else wanting July 22 Osaka let me know so I can tell him there are other buyers before he commits.

The interesting thing is that I applied for the Osaka date at the very last minute - the ballot was about to close in 5 minutes or so. So I do think whether you get tickets or not is dependent on whether or not you enter the ballot early - however, which tickets you get is not dependent on when you applied in comparison to others who got selected to receive tickets at all.

That surproses me, I thought 8. April whould be the hardest to get but is seams Tour final beats anniversary xD

Zeke. 20th February 2018 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by njanjayrp (Post 3264336)

For some reason I always tought it was near impossible not to win them...

That’s why I think it’s something like they set a limit like “We has 500 tickets to give away now” and the first 500 are selected to secure one of them and the rest are declined. Then then they open another tier of tickets and reopen the ballot.

Later they assign specific seats. But no doubt I think the earlier you apply the better chance you have at gaurenteeing a spot, just not a SPECIFIC spot.

So I’m not sure sure it has to do with the date itself - poll on twitter had saitama as most TA members going. Like I said, I applied Osaka last 5 minutes ballast was open - Saitama I applied within the first hour.

thesweetseason 20th February 2018 08:40 AM

Okay I won all my tickets!

Which means extra tickets for Fukuoka and Hiroshima! I just want my money back. Please pm.

If I am selling on do I still have to pick them up from the venue?

ayuuk 20th February 2018 08:40 AM

What does A7 mean?

njanjayrp 20th February 2018 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264338)
That’s why I think it’s something like they set a limit like “We has 500 tickets to give away now” and the first 500 are selected to secure one of them and the rest are declined. Then then they open another tier of tickets and reopen the ballot.

Later they assign specific seats. But no doubt I think the earlier you apply the better chance you have at gaurenteeing a spot, just not a SPECIFIC spot.

Perhaps. I applied literally minutes after the ballot had opened. I never really understood why wouldn’t they sell tickets to people who are ready to give them money. It’s better to say that as a TA member you can pick 2 shows and grab a certain quantity of tickets without having to go thru the lottery. Anyways, I guess it also depends on the Arena. Osaka Jo is a smaller arena, so I figure they actually have more tickets for Saitama.

So a lot of us will be going to Saitama it seems?

Zeke. 20th February 2018 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ayuuk (Post 3264340)
What does A7 mean?

It doesn’t mean anything. I think it’s like they set the parameters “A1-A50” are accepted, anything surpassing that is declined. My A1 was the worst spot of all the shows I’ve been to.

alternarist 20th February 2018 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264333)
Wow, first time I was denied tickets - I won both saitama, but was declined for July 22 Osaka. And here in my head just a few moments ago I said to myself “Everyone is in a frenzy; I really don’t think there’s anything to worry about...” lolol.

I was stunned as well, when I saw that I was denied tickets for 22 Jul. I also felt that there's nothing to worry about. Yes, I acknowledged the small chance of me being unable to get the tickets, but didn't expect it to happen in reality.

I helped my friends to ballot for April 7 and 8. All tickets won.

Tell me why...

I need 4 tickets on Jul 22. Who's willing to sell?

Zeke. 20th February 2018 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alternarist (Post 3264344)
I was stunned as well, when I saw that I was denied tickets for 22 Jul. I also felt that there's nothing to worry about. Yes, I acknowledged the small chance of me being unable to get the tickets, but didn't expect it to happen in reality.

I helped my friends to ballot for April 7 and 8. All tickets won.

Tell me why...

I need 4 tickets on Jul 22. Who's willing to sell?

When did you enter the ballot? I’m curious if there’s any weight to my “apply late, get denied theory.” Lol.

Edit: well I guess you applied for saitama same time as Osaka and you won those so I guess my theory is bunk. Lol.

Also my friend won 4 but I wanna go at least so we may have 3 or if he wants to go then 2 extra.

alternarist 20th February 2018 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264345)
When did you enter the ballot? I’m curious if there’s any weight to my “apply late, get denied theory.” Lol.

Also my friend won 4 but I wanna go at least so we may have 3 or if he wants to go then 2 extra.

Thanks for the offer! But I am going with 3 other friends, so preferably I need 4 tickets together. If there's any changes, I will let you know is that ok?

Well, the balloting period was between 02 - 13 Feb. I balloted on 06 Feb.

Will you be entering the second round of ballot?

Zeke. 20th February 2018 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alternarist (Post 3264347)
Thanks for the offer! But I am going with 3 other friends, so preferably I need 4 tickets together. If there's any changes, I will let you know is that ok?

Well, the balloting period was between 02 - 13 Feb. I balloted on 06 Feb.

Will you be entering the second round of ballot?

Hm, maybe by that time the parameters for Osaka had already been exceeded. I probably won’t enter ballot again.

alternarist 20th February 2018 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264348)
Hm, maybe by that time the parameters for Osaka had already been exceeded. I probably won’t enter ballot again.

I am surprised, there still are tickets unclaimed for 22nd July. I mean. If there are tickets to go for a second ballot. Why can't we get the tickets on the first ballot haha.

Zeke. 20th February 2018 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alternarist (Post 3264349)
I am surprised, there still are tickets unclaimed for 22nd July. I mean. If there are tickets to go for a second ballot. Why can't we get the tickets on the first ballot haha.

Idk that’s why I hypothesize they just say “well open 50 for now” and then if anyone is decline they open more. But as it is a computer system they just set parameters as benchmarks or something.

ayuuk 20th February 2018 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke. (Post 3264343)
It doesn’t mean anything. I think it’s like they set the parameters “A1-A50” are accepted, anything surpassing that is declined. My A1 was the worst spot of all the shows I’ve been to.

Thanks for your reply! So you mean A3 does not mean better seats than A8.


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