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Salomonis wrote:
Hmmmmm. Not sure how I feel about this. Personally, I don't think her English songs can carry a DVD like her Japanese songs did for Utada United (I know there were a few English songs, but the majority of the songs were her "singles" from Japan).
And if she does a dvd for the States, how many of the songs would be Japanese? I think she needs to release one more English album before she does a big production tour in the states, and this of course depends on the success of TITO. That reminds me, I need to call and see if any Tennessee radio stations will play Dirty Desire.
Still I would LOVE a chance to see her again live.

I think her current tour could easily put out a DVD. The more rock-ish tone would definitely go over well with the American audience and I love just how close to the fans she was at Chicago. Very intimate.
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Salomonis wrote:
Hmmmmm. Not sure how I feel about this. Personally, I don't think her English songs can carry a DVD like her Japanese songs did for Utada United (I know there were a few English songs, but the majority of the songs were her "singles" from Japan).
And if she does a dvd for the States, how many of the songs would be Japanese? I think she needs to release one more English album before she does a big production tour in the states, and this of course depends on the success of TITO. That reminds me, I need to call and see if any Tennessee radio stations will play Dirty Desire.
Still I would LOVE a chance to see her again live.

I think her current tour could easily put out a DVD. The more rock-ish tone would definitely go over well with the American audience and I love just how close to the fans she was at Chicago. Very intimate.
I agree she was very connected to the crowd. I even made her lapgh 2 times I was surprize she heard me tru the sea of people.
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I change subjects a lot in my response earlier. I'll try to clarify. I was responding to a big production dvd vs. "In the Flesh" tour. The "In The Flesh" dvd hypothetically would sell well in the states, but it wouldn't exactly be displayed with a prop of some sort at your number one dvd seller (here it's Hastings). Generally fans would either order it online or request a store to order it(Still waiting for Hastings to get my TITO. Guess I should have chosen Best Buy) and maybe 1 or 2 displayed in the "foreign" section at the store.

A Big production tour would be venues that hold more than 1000 people. Actually more like 10000 people. Theoretically she has this demand in the states, but would all the songs be English? I don't think she could get away with that. My point is to have an English selling DVD over here in the states that would be as large as Utada United was over in Japan, she'd need more English songs.

This is a tough thing to do as any multilingual artist knows. How do you expand your fanbase in America while keeping your fans that like your Japanese music? I think she's done well, but I'm kinda biased. I'm wondering what the people who have only heard ONLY exodus and/or TITO think. I can't speak for them. I've liked her since Ultra Blue.

The other part was about another US tour. If she goes to a larger venue, will MTV in America promote it? Would she have a host of popular artists endorsing her? Would the average radio listener heard of her? These are questions that prevent me from thinking that she could do a HUGE tour right now and have a dvd made from it. Of course my idea of a huge concert might be exagerated because Bonnaroo is about 10 miles from where I live. What do you think?
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Salomonis wrote:
I change subjects a lot in my response earlier. I'll try to clarify. I was responding to a big production dvd vs. "In the Flesh" tour. The "In The Flesh" dvd hypothetically would sell well in the states, but it wouldn't exactly be displayed with a prop of some sort at your number one dvd seller (here it's Hastings). Generally fans would either order it online or request a store to order it(Still waiting for Hastings to get my TITO. Guess I should have chosen Best Buy) and maybe 1 or 2 displayed in the "foreign" section at the store.

A Big production tour would be venues that hold more than 1000 people. Actually more like 10000 people. Theoretically she has this demand in the states, but would all the songs be English? I don't think she could get away with that. My point is to have an English selling DVD over here in the states that would be as large as Utada United was over in Japan, she'd need more English songs.

This is a tough thing to do as any multilingual artist knows. How do you expand your fanbase in America while keeping your fans that like your Japanese music? I think she's done well, but I'm kinda biased. I'm wondering what the people who have only heard ONLY exodus and/or TITO think. I can't speak for them. I've liked her since Ultra Blue.

The other part was about another US tour. If she goes to a larger venue, will MTV in America promote it? Would she have a host of popular artists endorsing her? Would the average radio listener heard of her? These are questions that prevent me from thinking that she could do a HUGE tour right now and have a dvd made from it. Of course my idea of a huge concert might be exagerated because Bonnaroo is about 10 miles from where I live. What do you think?
I can answer that one Im on xbox live alot and my user name is the same as it is on here and I have had to explain that it is my Fav Multilungal Singer and yea ive had to explain over 100,000 time I mess with you not its ad alittle to fine so little hikki fans I have found only 1 and she doesnt count she lives in the NY. Its so mind boglleing. AnD i listin to the radio alot I hear nothing I wish they played her music on like WGCI, or B96.
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Ok so I've decided to release the Chicago concert wav (8khz). Look at my previous posts for more information about it. This is the download link:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5ZPFU5GF


No longer valid. Found out that she's releasing a dvd of the tour soooo...
Posted on: 2010/2/14 20:14
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Hello,

I haven't been able to tell about my Chicago experience until now, because I've only had the "News" portion of this Forum bookmarked and forgot there were other parts to this Forum... which is a big fail (I go to so many places in my bookmarks that I can't memorize the layout of every website, I guess?).

Since I need to catch up with this thread, I'll explain my experience at the concert and then respond to what other people have posted at the end.

So here goes:

My bf (Luis) and I drove from Murray, KY all the way to Chicago, which was a 7-ish hour-long drive, along with plenty of potty breaks. We ended up staying at the Holiday Inn Express, about 7 blocks north of the House of Blues (HOB). We just walked to get there, and we stood in line at about... was it around 5:00 P.M., I guess? If I remember right, we were about the 20th people in line, I think. I asked this asain girl, "Is this the line forming to see Utada?" and she replied, "Yeah!" And I was like "XD awesome." At one point, still early standing in line, I stepped across the street to take a picture of the line we were in, and I made Luis wave to the camera (Anyone see me there? XD lol)

Then I remember it was starting to snow (or it already was for a while, I forget). I remember my toes were starting to become cold, 30 minutes passed and they started to ache, 30 minutes passed and my toes were just plain numb.

The security people mentioned that you can go to the restaurant to pay $15.00 on food/merchandise and you can show the receipt to the people inside and they will allow you to stand in line INDOORS and be the first people to go into the stage area. SO, we stepped out of line, went into the restaurant, and the security inside said that they're not doing that $15.00 deal anymore and that we had to go back outside (I was pissed). Luis and I were NOT going to go to the end of the line again since it was now wrapped way the hell around the building, so we kinda wedged ourselves back in the same area we were.

Once they let us in, we were padded down (although not well) and we ended up being about... I'd say the 5th or 6th row from the stage itself, which worked out well, since our tickets said row F in the standing room, I think (I don't know why they put that). I'm about 5'4, so naturally, it's harder for me to see past taller people than usual... but I ended up being able to see all right XD.

DJ Mike Rizzo came out about after 30 minutes of standing and waiting and started doing his thing. You all know about the guy in the mask already, and it was pretty comical. I thought it was actually part of the show at first, but then I realized that Rizzo maintained the beat like it was until the guy in the mask was escorted off stage, and then he continued DJing. Rizzo played for an unnecessary length of time (like an hour and a half, I think...?) But Luis and I were kinda bouncing to the music (my toes were STILL cold after like 45 minutes of being indoors). He said things like "UTADA IN AN HOUR" and "UTADA IN 15 MINUTES." But, of course, it was all just to "hype" us, since Utada came out a bit later than Rizzo said she would (lol, and I knew that was going to happen).

Utada came out on stage at about 9:10, I think, and my eyes just watered from happiness! XD The acoustics of the entire room, with the lighting and the appearance of Utada just made her entire stage entrance EPIC!!! In my head, I was just continuously thinking, "This isn't just 'In the Flesh', this is UTADA IN 3-D (censored)YES!!!" over and over, lol.

There's not much to say about her performances than you guys already know, so I won't go in-depth about that. But she did say things like "Wow, so close..." in response to how close the crowd was to the stage, and she mentioned how "personal" this concert was than most places she's been because of that.

When she sang "Dirty Desire" and said it would be her last song, I knew that wasn't true, because I saw the supposed "Track List" of her In the Flesh tour, and she still needed to sing Simple and Clean and Me Muero. I also don't know if the FANS started the chant, "U-TA-DA" while clapping so that she would come back on stage, or if the chant was started by people who were a part of the tour itself, so that they could get it started... you know what I mean? Either way, it was awesome, and she came back out on stage, "So, I take it you all would like me to sing more songs..." XD Biggest. Audience. Scream. Evar.

During "Me Muero," I tried to sneak one picture with my cell phone, but...



SOMETHING glared on her face, so it's FAIL. >.> I just show this picture to people and tell them it's my God[dess] as a joke. ...and if you are actually able to see her face, it will make you blind. =)

We took a couple pictures afterward and headed back to our hotel. So, that was our experience there! lol.
Posted on: 2010/2/18 11:51
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"I just show this picture to people and tell them it's my God[dess] as a joke. ...and if you are actually able to see her face, it will make you blind. =)"

Lol. Proof she is divine!
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Conanophile wrote:

She was an adorable little witch! Was upstairs so no chance at the kuma balls. D: But it was an experience that I will never forget.


Yeah, I remember her talking to the audience and saying, "So... I feel sorta like a witch tonight..." in response to what she was wearing and how poofy her hair was (I think that might be why she was a little late making her stage entrance, actually, but I'm not sure). Also, I'm short, at about 5'4, so I didn't expect to catch any Kuma balls even though I was about the 5th or 6th row from the stage. Don't feel bad.

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I enjoyed the music A LOT, it really surprised me just how much better it sounded live...i really hope they come out with a reordering of some sort for this tour. Sooo happy i got to hear her sing my favorite song, "first love". Kremlin Dusk was amazing?!?!!! I really enjoyed the rock-ish feel she added to some of the songs.


That's EXACTLY what I was thinking! I thought the band was putting more of a "rock" vibe to most of her songs. There were DEFINITELY more electric guitar additions, but it just made everything sound more AMAZING! Also, her medley of "Devil Inside / Kremlin Dusk / You Make me Want to be a Man" was the same format as in her Utada United 2006 concert in Japan. I didn't know she was actually going to do it that way, but I'm SO glad she did!

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DJ Mike Rizzo really did not need to spin for an hour.


I agree... -_-; When you "open" for a band (or do something similar), you don't perform the same length of time as the people you're going to the concert to see! I was starting to get bored the last 20 or 30 minutes of him DJing, until he played "Dirty Desire", which, might I add, does NOT need the orgasm moans, as others in this forum will agree with me... lol. When he was all like "UTADA AT 9:00", I realized it was only about 7:45, and I was like, "...oh my God, really? Do we have to...? Where's the freakin' bathroom, then?" XD

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Onnanokono wrote:

when she was on stage i thought i was going to cry but i didnt hehe!


I told my bf Luis that I might cry when she comes out on stage. He proceeded to explain to me that he would break up with me if I cried! XD lmao. I knew he was joking, but still... my eyes did water plenty, since I knew it was a once in a lifetime experience for us. Best night of my entire life, hands down.

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Hmm... mad props to the very very VERY enthusiastic white guy up on the left balcony. That was.. wow. You were excited.


Yeah! That white guy was going nuts! I thought he was about to fall off the balcony, or something.


Luis pointed that out to me about halfway through the concert, I think when she was singing "First Love." ...I swear that, in that guy's head, he must be on some sort of drug that lets all music sound like heavy metal to him or something. It was THAT bad. People mentioned that he might have had a bit too much to drink, but this was OBVIOUSLY beyond that matter. Or maybe he just wanted to be sure to have Utada notice him. Not sure if it worked. Either way, he looked like an idiot and I'm glad I wasn't standing underneath where he was (We stood a little more than halfway past, on the other side of the stage).

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I saw only a few white and black people, and a lot of gays, and not many of them looked emo or like Japanese wannabes, or whatever. The black people I was near were seriously rocking out and appreciating her music, which is more than I can say for some creep who wants to marry someone they've never even met.


I'm included in the "lot of gays" people that you saw. XD Luis stood on my left and kept wanting me to hold hands with him during the concert, which we did most of the time. I'm still kind of uncomfortable showing affection like holding hands in public, although I don't disagree with people doing it.

Also, the few people who said "Marry me!" ...haha, that's funny. Utada responded to a person, saying something like, "You know, i was in (was it LA?) once, and I had a guy come up to me and say, 'Never get married!'" Utada actually made the story longer than what I quoted, but I have a poor memory when it comes to exact quotes, too... =\

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She went to the Art Institute and missed part of a painting. It was really funny when she talked about it. She was like "Damn! I might have to go back tomorrow" then someone screamed "WHAT TIME ARE YOU GOING?"


After that, Luis screamed, "BREAK DOWN THE DOORS!" After that, Utada was like, "Uhh.. let's not go that far." Or something to that extent. I don't know if it was an actual reponse to what Luis said, because we were a little ways from the stage and idk if she could hear him well or not.

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utadafan2k1 wrote:

I'm from Kentucky, and was shocked when Utada kept shouting out Kentucky because someone near the stage told her that's where they were from. I wonder if those people post here, I thought I was the only Utada fan in Kentucky!


You thought wrong! Luis and I are both from Murray, KY! but we weren't in the first row--we were in the 5th or 6th, lol. Geez, it was about a 7 hour drive from here to Chicago... lol. What part of KY are you from?
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Salomonis wrote:
Ok so I've decided to release the Chicago concert wav (8khz). Look at my previous posts for more information about it. This is the download link:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5ZPFU5GF


No longer valid. Found out that she's releasing a dvd of the tour soooo...


Is she really releasing a DVD?
Posted on: 2010/2/18 23:39
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