ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2015 has finally welcomed its first day. It opened up to good weather from before noon, that even if you stay still, you’ll be perspiring, although the refreshing winds is good for the heart. Among that, at the LAKE STAGE, is SCANDAL who has taken on the job of being the top (batter). A look at these girls who’ve gotten stronger, after having gone about on their world tour this year, there were already many people that have gathered for them. Looking at HARUNA (Vocal & Guitar), MAMI (Guitar & Vocal), TOMOMI (Bass & Vocal) and RINA (Drums & Vocal) on stage, the session begins with them looking towards the audience’s response. After a while, HARUNA calls out,「ROCK IN JAPAN!」, and they begin the real deal with “OVER DRIVE”. Taking in the colourful sounds as utilised, it gradually hits you. When the song has ended, the audience hears them say,「You’ve been kept waitingー!」Following on is an electro introduction into “EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!”, as HARUNA says with assertion,「Won’t you all sing with us this morning?」. Coupled with the melody of a danceable tune, the heat at the LAKE STAGE doesn’t lose out, and is filled with liveliness. At the second-half of the songs, the guys and girls were split, and we were able to see the scenery of a call-and-response.
HARUNA then stands at the front, saying,「It’s our 3rd time inside Hitachi, so thank you very much to all of you many people who’re gathered here! The 4 days in ROCK IN JAPAN, let’s all make the best of memories! This is our new song, whose release date is undecided, but it’s a different feel to us up till now.」Here, riding on a relaxed tempo is a beatiful, melancholic melody, a song that touches your heart gently.
Inserted next is “Stamp!”, followed by two up-tempo tunes. “Your song” was presented with a great balance between the vocals of the 3 in front, and they also revealed “Image”, which stands out with its sweet melody. HARUNA shouts,「Dance more and more everyone, let it all outー!」, and they play “SCANDAL BABY” last. The crowd wave their right arms left and right aggresively, and they reach a climax with the stage and audience united. The response they got shows on the girls’ satisfied expressions, and they then left the stage.
Original article written by Tarakane Ryousuke @ ROCKIN'ON HERE, translated by fyscandalband.