The idol experience isn’t something that a lot of us get to enjoy — due to distance, finance and other pressures, we resign ourselves to YouTube and Twitter and fan communities, and we hope against hope that maybe someday the performers we love the most will wind up within easy travel distance of our homes. But it’s kind of lame!
What we do like is to live vicariously through others, whether it’s fans in Japan, fans who go to Japan or the really lucky ducks who do get to see idols close to home. Like, we all enjoyed Garry’s reports from Tokyo, and Phillter’s, because they gave us a look in on a world that seems so close and so far away all at the same time.
Our pal Rain got to live the dream just a few days ago, when PassCode hit Taipei, and he shared his experience on his own website.
The gig starts. Nao -who’d also be screaming herself hoarse warming up the crowd with each “live”- stumbled adorably with an English introduction. Everything that came after was a blur, where I was surely clapping at the clapping parts, and not participating in the fist-pumping parts, which after other similar events, I’ve since concluded was an unnatural gesture for me. Sure, my eye was on Yuna, and what I’ve seen on captured live video was true: blood-curling as her screams were, she was sure to be smiling when she could. I bet we all were smiling ourselves silly though. Bodies flew, and mine was used to prop others to a two-human height a few times, a staple move with PassCode crowds.
Go read the whole thing, and tell Rain exactly how much you hate him.