SCANDAL; Interview + “EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!” Live at COUNTDOWN JAPAN 13/14
“This is SCANDAL! We barely made it….but it came out anyway. Right well, year 2013 was a year that we achieved many dreams. Starting from the Osaka-jo Hall to the end of this JAPAN fes, it’s been a wonderful year, thank you very much! Next year, we’re doing performing at arenas with 3 shows; 2 days at the Yokohama Arena and once more at the Osaka-jo Hall. Please do come and have fun! Let’s have another extravagant next year as well! That’s it from SCANDAL! (1, 2…) COUNTDOWN JAPAN!”
Live begins from 0:42 onwards.
Video upload w/ credits to scandollvox2 @ YT, tiny interview as translated by me. Enjoy!
SCANDAL; COUNTDOWN JAPAN 13/14 Quick Report
Starting from the opening song, “Satisfaction" was a masterpiece. All the members of SCANDAL appeared on stage clothed in pure white outfits, completely in battle mode. HARUNA said to the audience vigorously, "JAPAN, let’s enjoy this! No matter which fes it is this year end, let’s heat this live up!" As if to resound to that, the floor was suddenly raised up as they played the heavy rock tune "EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!”, with all of its deep guitar rifts and beats. During the chorus, everyone jumped and called out in response to “EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!" perfectly, as if it were all decided (beforehand). "Let me hear more and more of your voices!" HARUNA had encouraged as she continued to surge into "Koi no Gestalt Houkai”, switching her guitar out for a loudhailer in her hand. The stage narrowed and came alive, further agitating the audience.
Next up was “Kagen no Tsuki”, in which an excessive solo part was revealed, showing off the power of the band’s lives. It’s been 5 years since the their debut this year, in which they’d accomplished their long-standing dream of having a one-man live at the Osaka-jo Hall in March. There’s also much to celebrate as they brought their largest hall tour「SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2013『STANDARD』」to a close. This has understandably been an active one year, filled with impressively enthusiastic performances.
In the final stage as they took a short break, RINA did the MC excitedly, “This is amazing, look at the amount of people here!" She continued on, "I am feeling deep emotion for the people who had thought to choose to see SCANDAL here. Thank you very much for this amazing view, it feels like a dream! To not leave any regrets for this year, we’ll bring out our best and do as we please, so as to make up for those who couldn’t come!" The entire GALAXY STAGE began shouting in a thunderous volume. RINA then insistes, "For our next song, it’s something that we hope for those who’d chosen to come see SCANDAL today to hear it. Please go back dancing to it!" The high point came as "OVER DRIVE" was played, a brilliant atmosphere surrounding the venue at once with all of its charming chorus work. The last song was "Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY”, in which the entire GALAXY (stage) were swinging their towels, finishing the live in complete red fashion.
At the beginning of the year in February, they will prepare to release a split single with T.M.Revolution. Following even in year 2014, your eyes will not be able to leave these girls.
SCANDAL was featured on yesterday’s FM802「SATURDAY AMUSIC ISLANDS -Afternoon Edition-」radio broadcast, which was a live broadcast straight from the backstage of the RADIO CRAZY venue. The radio show had interviewed several concert goers as well, in which the immediate reaction were that the girls were ‘really cute’ and ‘put up a cool performance’. One female fan also said, “It’s been fun! It’s my first time seeing them live but I’m really happy.”
The radio broadcast also played “OVER DRIVE" from SCANDAL’s live that morning, which was the second-last song they performed during their stage (2:22 ~ 7:21). SCANDAL also appeared on this radio broadcast for a short while (7:22~), in which they’d commented that despite being nervous, it’d been very fun for them. Rina was also very thankful for the many people who showed up to watch. (She also takes the radio opportunity to promote the SCANDAL collab takoyaki~)
Video upload w/ thanks to sun201009 @ YT! The radio broadcast actually also played the live audio for “Awanai”, however this video only includes 1 song that is “OVER DRIVE”. In any case, enjoy!
“JAPAN！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！ Thank you！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！ I was honestly really excited…" - RINA
“CDJ thank you! That was the best scenery ever! Year 2013, it’s been such a good year." - TOMOMI
With this, SCANDAL has ended their final live of the year at COUNTDOWN JAPAN 13/14. Tweets as translated by me, more news coming up soon.
Setlist for SCANDAL's “RADIO CRAZY" Live:
EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!
Koi no Gestalt Houkai
Kagen no Tsuki
Awanai Tsumori no, Genki Dene
Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
Setlist & original photos at FM802 RADIO CRAZY’s official FB HERE, photos as edited/cropped by me.
Yesterday, at the venue of the RADIO CRAZY concert, there was actually a Shinto shrine. The shrine is called the “Onpo Jinja” (Soundwave Shrine), and most members of SCANDAL went to have a go at it.
One will get a fortune slip out of it (which is called ‘omikuji’ in Japanese)…but since the shrine is at the RADIO CRAZY concert venue, everyone changed the Japanese name of it to ‘omi-crazy’. I thought it might be fun so I translated the main bit of the girls’ fortune slips too:
TOMOMI: Half-Blessing / “Dance away with all your heart while everyone’s screaming ‘I LOVE DISCO!!!’ during lives”
MAMI: Great Blessing / “Be careful. Somebody might try to snatch you away. As you’re too popular, it’s a scandal!”
RINA: Middle Blessing / “You’ve been spiraling between lives and radio activities this year. You may look forward to the next year again.”
Every fortune slip has also got a “luck number (tune)”, a song which is said to up your luck. Timo got the telephones' “Love&DISCO”, Rina got Good Morning America's “Mirai e no Spiral”, but Mami has gotten the best of them all, which is SCANDAL's “HARUKAZE”.
Translated by me. Such cute omikujis / omi-crazys :D
SCANDAL; “RADIO CRAZY” blogpost by RINA☆
“A big thank you to everyone who picked to come to our stage, despite the forecast saying that there will be snow, despite having to queue and wait since morning, and despite the full set of other eye-catching bands. I’m happy if you think that you made the right choice! I had sooooo much fun!”
Rina also mentions how warm the audience were towards them, despite their first time being invited to RADIO CRAZY. She, after all, still has the confidence in SCANDAL’s lives. They also did the public recording on FM802 while eating inside the Kotatsus (table w/ electrical heater).
Rina also reveals that due to popular demand, it seems like their SCANDAL original takoyaki will be sold in Creo-ru shops for a limited period of a month.
Today in the afternoon, the girls will perform their final live for the year 2013.
SCANDAL’s RINA; RADIO CRAZY tweets + photos *(In order from top) ♪♫
4:14PM: THE STARBEMS-san with SCANDAL. (We’re missing members on both sides…) Anyway, everyone is pleasantly happy
5:21PM: Kotatsu (table with an electric heater) and oranges and SCANDAL
7:46PM: Our official cameraman-san, who has constantly attended (our lives / events) and has ran all across the nation over the past year has personally compiled and given me a photo-book of RINA’s off-shots. I’m really happy. His photography is by far the best. It’s natural and cool and it brings out all these memories. Best regards for the next year as well.
Rina has also replied a fan, who has asked where he/she can get it: “It’s not in production. There is only one in this entire World.”
All tweets from Rina’s Twitter, translated by me.