In the MC introducing it, START:DASH!! was described as a song of the bond between the μ’s members.
I think this is important, in that unlike other items on the setlist which used recordings of Eli’s vocals for her parts, the rest stepped in here to sing for the absent Jolno. Ucchi and Rippi did 大きな強い翼で飛ぶ and Emitsun did 悲しみに閉ざされて.
I also think it is important that in all the performances she has missed to date, there was no redesign of choreography to cover up the evident gap; the empty place is waiting for its owner’s return.
(Somewhat brought on by a mention of the below image, which was posted on the afternoon of 20 November – the air date of the μ’s Special Live.)
FOUR MONTHS AGO a member of this band LEFT and they were ON TOUR and they put their live show back together and added new songs to their setlist and recorded an album and then DROPPED DRAG ME DOWN in four months FOUR MONTHS I LOVE THEM AND I’M SO PROUD OF THEM