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Kitayama might be taking a picture of this
17 July 2008 @ 08:15 am
KAT-TUN concert was totally amazing, but HUGE OMG. I never had any idea where to look, the screens or the juniors or KT themselves, so I won't actually see 4/5s of the concert until I get the DVD like everybody else XD

Kisumai and ABC were awesome though. Kisumai did a tiny bit of Goodbye Thank You with Fujigaya rapping, and then they sang Kis-My-Me-Mine on their skates. LOVE. ABC did a lot of the narration throughout the concert, mostly Kawai and Tottsu, and they sang STAR SEEKER during their solo, which was awesome like usual. They were hilarious when the boats were going by, flailing all over themselves over the sides.

All the solos were terrific, especially Ueda's, not because it's my favorite song or anything, just that I was so impressed with how Ueda sounds these days, especially live. And Jin did indeed sing without a mic after his solo, but people were too loud to hear it all.

On the downside, apparently Visa is throwing some ridiculous fit in the states about my credit card, despite the fact that I called them before I left to tell them exactly what I was doing. Assuming that I do manage to make a phone work in Japan, which is a big if, rest assured that whoever I get on the other hand is going to be much less happy than I am right now, and that's not very happy.
 
 
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Kitayama might be taking a picture of this
17 July 2008 @ 03:40 pm
The scene: the scenic, mountainous stone steps of a tiny ryokan in a small town outside Tokyo.

The characters: A slightly hysterical gaijin, a visa employee, a borrowed cell phone, and various tourists of indeterminate European origin.

Act II, Scene 1:

INTRAT GAIJIN, clutching a phone with more than one ridiculous charm, reiterating a long credit card number in a futile and frustrated manner. From somewhere far away, PHONE GUY'S voice emanates.

Phone guy: "Aren't you the person who called before?"
Mousapelli: "YES because I am STILL STUCK IN JAPAN WITH A STOPPED VISA."
Phone guy: "Like I said earlier, if your financial institution is closed..."
Mousapelli: "OF COURSE IT'S CLOSED, IT'S TWO IN THE MORNING THERE."
Phone guy: "But they're the only ones who..."
Mousapelli: "ARE YOU TELLING ME THE ONLY PERSON I CAN TALK TO RIGHT NOW IN ALL OF VISA IS YOU?! BECAUSE I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT."

GAIJIN bursts into tears at this point, although continues to yell into the phone. INTRANT EUROPEAN TOURISTS, who pause on the steps to observe. One reaches for their camera, then seems to think better of it.

Mousapelli: "WHAT IS THE GOAL OF A 24 HOUR SERVICE IF ALL YOU CAN TELL ME IS THAT THE PEOPLE WHO CAN DO THINGS ARE NOT 24 HOUR?!"
Phone Guy: "We are 24 hours if your card has been lost, stolen, or compromised...
Mousapelli: "MY CARD HAS BEEN COMPROMISED, BUT THE ONES WHO COMPROMISED IT WERE YOU!"

EXEUNT EUROPEAN TOURISTS, looking over their shoulders. END SCENE as GAIJIN continues to sob angrily into the phone.
 
 
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