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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a lot planned for 2016 as she celebrates her 5-year anniversary. Her new best-of album “KPP BEST” went on sale today (May 25th, 2016). Have you got your hands on it yet? From PON PON PON to 5iVE YEARS MONSTER, this jam-packed treat of Kyary tracks is an absolute must-listen, an homage to Kyary’s 5 years all compact onto 1 disc.
Worldwide Release iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/kpp-best/id1103995070?app=itunes&ls=1
Worldwide Release Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/album/kpp-best/id1103995070?app=itunes&ls=1
A little over a week ago before the release of KPP BEST, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu began the start of her 3rd world tour, invading Singapore on May 13th. The team here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will be accompanying Kyary as she embarks on her tour. In conjunction with this, we will be documenting each of her live performances as she heads around the world!
Her concert in Singapore was held at Esplanade Concert Hall. It is a gorgeous venue and the location for a diverse range of concerts, from classical to pop. As the doors to the venue opened, so began the long line of fans waiting to purchase some Kyary merchandise. There was a lot up for grabs, including a world tour t-shirt and various goods that you can only buy in Japan. We spoke to the merchandise staff who said that this was one of the most demanding merchandise stands they had ever seen. It seems that the black version of the world tour t-shirt was the most popular purchase.
The crowd was mostly made up of Singaporeans, and about 20% included people from neighbouring countries such as Malaysia who had rushed over for the show. This first day of the tour also saw some Japanese fans that had travelled all the way from Japan, but the majority of the audience were from Singapore itself. After asking around, we found out that the fan who had traveled the furthest to attend the concert came all the way from Russia!!
≪A girl travels all the way from Russia for the concert. She made the decision to make the trip in celebration of her birthday.≫
The age-range of the fans was also diverse. It ranged from small children to wonderful middle-aged men, something that can be expected of Kyary fans, a crowd who come to have fun with their entire families. One girl who we found that was posed and dressed like Kyary wearing the clothes as seen in her music video “Tsukema Tsukeru” pondered excitedly “I wonder if she’ll sing Tsukema Tsukeru?” as she entered the stage area.
The concert started with Kyary appearing on stage wearing the clothes we saw her in for her recently released promotional video made for the world tour! Fans sang in Japanese and danced along to Kyary’s songs, which ranged from her brand new songs such as “5iVE YEARS MONSTER” to old classics like “PON PON PON”. One highlight of the show was the DJ that was set up in the middle of the stage who danced and guided the audience along with his hand and arm gestures.
We have seen Kyary’s overseas concerts countless times, but it never fails to give us goosebumps when we hear the fans singing Kyary’s song altogether in Japanese. Isn’t it amazing that although they may not understand the Japanese in her songs, they can still sing them perfectly in the language? Their excitement and enthusiasm is really conveyed as a result, as well as when they dance the same dances as in Kyary’s videos. It really is incredible how into Kyary overseas fans are. The Singapore concert never let up once; the performance had everyone pumped right until the very last song, before the curtains were finally closed.
We were able to have fans take fashion snaps in front of the “MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON x ENJOY AEON!” banner this time around. We are uploading the photos on Facebook of everyone that participated, so be sure to check our page out. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will be sneaking into the rest of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s upcoming overseas concerts. Look forward to our next instalment!
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