Utada Net.com Forum Index
   Utada News
   'THE BREAK' - Utada Hikaru's Sabbatical


  Bottom    Previous Topic    Next Topic
Poster Thread
  •  Salomonis
Hikki Fanatic
Joined: 2008/9/18
A/S/L 2777/M/Tennessee
Posts: 111
I just heard about the announcement today, and I have to say that I am not too surprised, I am slightly disheartened, but also grateful. It is a mixture of emotions but I feel I need to share them. There is really no where else I can express them, my best friend who went with me to Chicago "In The Flesh" has moved to Jersey and texting or talking over the phone doesn't seem to do justice.
I kinda had a feeling this might happen. When I learned on this site(Very Big Thank You btw), that Utada was doing a tour and Chicago wasn't sold out, I bought the tickets within a week knowing that this moment would be the only chance I would have to see Utada live. Of course this doesn't mean she won't do more tours later, just ones I can't go to. I tried my best while I was at the concert to really,... REALLY appreciate the experience and never take it for granted. As far as that goes I feel like i did my best, but my best doesn't compare to Utada's performance and her spirit. I feel lacking in that regard and of course I want more.
While my personal feelings can give me insight to the truth, the main reason this wasn't a shock was her reason for being a musician. In an interview she said that while growing up she considered her parents' lives hectic and crazy. "Why would anyone want to be a musician?" was a question that I have asked myself. I felt connected to Utada in that way. Many of my life's choices have been determined and set because of my childish rebellions and self-imposed curses. Listening to utada was an escape or rather a victory over those "chains." I didn't ever have to wonder what things could have been like.
The one thing though that was always a thorn in my side, was the fact that Utada never wrote a song about overcoming intrinsic obstacles, i.e. why she changed her mind about her parents' lives. This is the ultimate reason why I am not surprised about her decision. I don't claim that this is reality(by that I mean that she is having this battle in her mind), but my feelings toward this led me to a correct conclusion, that I won't ever see her again live in concert. This saddens me.
Also though I am grateful. She didn't ever have to do a tour in the States. If that was her decision then I would have NEVER seen her live. To me that reality is worse than just seeing her once. Not only did I see her once but I managed to record it on an mp3 player. This to me is my greatest possession. Like my recollection of the experience, it doesn't compare to her, but it is something.
Also I am a little excited. What if she answers all her questions(if they are questions) and makes more music. How EPIC would it be?!!!!!!!
Posted on: 2010/8/20 23:04
Subject Poster Date
     Re: Q 2010/8/9 8:51
       Re: Kyousha 2010/8/9 10:12
         Re: Q 2010/8/9 10:17
     Re: UtadaHikaru124 2010/8/9 10:28
     Re: GIGAcorrupt 2010/8/9 10:36
     Re: UtadaHikaru124 2010/8/9 10:51
       Re: Jiremi 2010/8/9 10:57
         Re: Shurikid 2010/8/9 11:10
           Re: Dark_Armed_Dragon 2010/8/9 12:01
           Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/9 21:08
             Re: Dark_Armed_Dragon 2010/8/9 21:57
               Re: Canitoch 2010/8/9 22:19
                 Re: zackuradrops 2010/8/9 22:46
                   Re: Unregistered 2010/8/9 23:02
                   Re: LoBFCanti 2010/8/9 23:38
                     Re: SwallowTail 2010/8/9 23:54
             Re: LoBFCanti 2010/8/9 22:05
               Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/9 23:52
                 Re: Pips_Paradise 2010/8/10 1:36
                   Re: Unregistered 2010/8/10 8:45
                     Re: Jiremi 2010/8/10 10:25
                       Re: Canitoch 2010/8/10 14:31
                         Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/10 16:36
                           Re: Jiremi 2010/8/10 19:46
                             Re: Canitoch 2010/8/10 22:02
                               Re: Jiremi 2010/8/11 10:47
                                 Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/11 10:52
                                 Re: Canitoch 2010/8/11 20:59
                                   Re: Pips_Paradise 2010/8/12 3:27
     Re: UtadaHikaru124 2010/8/9 11:02
     Re: JTW 2010/8/9 16:04
       Re: AXMA47 2010/8/9 19:01
         Re: Canitoch 2010/8/9 19:07
           Re: percypenn 2010/8/9 20:18
             Re: meekobiscuit 2010/8/9 20:26
               Re: Projectatel 2010/8/9 20:39
     Re: dear18memories 2010/8/10 11:29
     Re: Q 2010/8/11 1:40
       Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/11 2:15
         Re: Pips_Paradise 2010/8/11 3:55
     Re: Q 2010/8/11 7:37
     Re: Q 2010/8/11 7:59
     Re: Q 2010/8/11 9:04
       Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/11 10:13
         Re: Jiremi 2010/8/11 10:53
           Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/11 11:06
             Re: Dark_Armed_Dragon 2010/8/11 15:22
           Re: mistykz 2010/8/11 16:11
             Re: JimJam 2010/8/11 17:06
     Re: Q 2010/8/12 7:17
       Re: kjazz 2010/8/12 23:33
         Re: SwallowTail 2010/8/13 0:04
           Re: percypenn 2010/8/13 1:00
             Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/13 1:50
               Re: lexus91 2010/8/13 3:40
                 Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/13 6:46
     Re: lexus91 2010/8/13 7:01
       Re: percypenn 2010/8/13 7:21
         Re: mistykz 2010/8/13 13:23
           Re: forever_dreamer 2010/8/17 8:35
           Re: forever_dreamer 2010/8/17 8:36
       Re: soulhunter14 2010/8/17 9:08
         Re: Pips_Paradise 2010/8/17 10:19
     Re: illastrate 2010/8/17 15:01
       Re: Sakura'10 2010/8/17 16:18
         Re: fleeingbynight 2010/8/20 23:02
         Re: Salomonis 2010/8/20 23:04
           Re: Pips_Paradise 2010/8/21 1:19
     Re: kakasensai 2010/9/11 18:44
       Re: A5UKA 2010/9/14 14:28
         Re: joeri 2010/9/14 23:42
     Re: lumad 2010/12/25 19:55
       Re: Unregistered 2010/12/26 22:46
         Re: lumad 2010/12/27 4:52
           Re: Unregistered 2010/12/29 18:23
     Re: kakasensai 2011/1/1 12:43
       Re: hikaruomega 2011/1/2 23:46
         Re: Kumabear 2011/1/3 1:11
     Re: mistykz 2011/1/4 7:13
     Re: lumad 2011/1/17 17:24
     Re: Kawashima 2011/6/30 4:30
     Re: Kawashima 2011/6/30 4:30
       Re: Jayenciel 2012/4/15 3:08
 Top   Previous Topic   Next Topic