arashi concerts

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Arashi 5x18 anniversary post: 1/3 - arashi’s concert - BLAST in Hawaii

…thank you for wanting us to sing, thank you for letting us to sing, thank you for wanting us to appear in tv, thank you for letting us to show in here, that’s what connect us to everyone - ninomiya kazunari

see next gifsets here

2005 週刊男前ニュース

嵐・世界初の頭上ステージ『ジャニーズ ムービング ステージ』

The idea of a moving stage isn’t pioneered by Arashi or Jun. Western acts like Michael Jackson, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC have used moving stages in their concerts. BUT it was the details of Arashi’s moving stage that made it a world’s first - a transparent, fully-functional OVERHEAD moving stage with a height of 4 metres, width of 18 metres and distance move of 90 metres, the concert was their ONE summer tour in 2005.

《ジャニーズムービングステージ》
1.観客の頭の真上を演者を乗せて通過する
2.透明なステージ上で移動しながら演者は歌い踊れる
3.観客は真下から演者本人を見ることができる

You can read more about it here (all the links are in japanese though)
https://ameblo.jp/arashissmkj1999/entry-12192743328.html
https://ameblo.jp/arashissmkj1999/entry-12192959528.html
https://ameblo.jp/arashissmkj1999/entry-12237442188.html

Again for 2014 “THE DIGITALIAN” concert, it wasn’t the first concert to have synchronised penlights (Coldplay had it too) BUT to involve the audience and be controlled by them onstage to not just 1 but 5 or more colours and synchronising to the beats of the music.

What makes Arashi (Johnny’s) concerts an EXPERIENCE to attend are the details:
- Balloons and streamers ✓
- Water fountains and waterfalls ✓
- Water screen effect ✓
- Hanging overhead cable wire works ✓
- Fireworks over the night sky ✓
- Sunset as part of the song atmosphere ✓
- Carts and carriages of different sizes for solo, duo, group ✓
- Floating balloon structures that goes around the dome  ✓
- Car carriage platform that goes around the dome ✓
- High-rising individual or group platforms ✓
- Transparent overhead moving stage ✓
- Remote-controlled synchronised penlights ✓
- Shape of the stage and walkways (花道) ✓
- Design and details of the stage background like kabuki curtains ✓
- Live orchestra and band ✓
and many more

Unfortunately, most people outside of Japan do not know it because they have never watched an Arashi concert and Johnny’s do not advertise it to the world.