When I was in my second year of elementary school,
My mother took me to Tokyo Dome.
It was the first time in my life that I went to Tokyo Dome
It was the first time in my life that I went to a concert
I loved SPEED’s concert
It was an earth-shattering performance.
There was an audience of 55,000…
Everyone was watching and encouraging
Everyone paid all of their attention to the performance
I was dumbfounded.
Until then, I didn’t know my purpose in life.
How can they do that sort of thing?
That night I thought about it while I got in bed
I had seen dancing, heard singing, and MCs… I re-thought them all.
And then I decided.
I wanted to become a performer!
I would go to concerts.
All performances were fascinating
In that moment,
My “dream” was realized.
Ah… That’s right.
This was before AKB’s Budokan Hall concerts were decided
There, I spoke to Masuda Yuka.
“It’s so amazing we’re having a concert at Budokan”
“Have you thought about the reality? 10,000 people’s energy is concentrated on us? Concerts… they’re amazing”
In that conversation, I inadvertently forgot about life.
Perhaps at Tokyo Dome’s SPEED concert… “earth-shattering” was too strong a word, and it was really all about the “stage.”
Listening to Yuka’s words, one’s mind had great opinions.
Being in AKB now
Concerts and events at the original theater are what I think about each time.
Now, I always feel
So my performance rises up
And I bathe in an “Energy Shower.”