My apologies, kiddos, for being a bad Maniac yesterday and not contributing much of anything, but I was dealing with some stuff and it just got to the point where posting anew wasn’t going to better anybody’s lives, so I decided to just shift the relevant stuff ahead a day.
And speaking of relevant!
【速報】BiSH 幕張メッセイベントホール ワンマン”REVOLUTiONS”決定！！ pic.twitter.com/LGPHCEkVdx
— BiSHオフィシャルプロミス (@BiSHidol) March 19, 2017
BiSH’s Nirvana-themed tour final was yesterday, and at it they announced the biggest show in their history, and arguably for anybody in the WACK camp — they’re going to Makuhari Messe (Event Hall — see below0. That’s kind of a big deal.
It’s not really a grail in the idol landscape, but it’s a big-ass venue,
20,000+ 9,000 (still!), and it’s the kind of show you do to prove that you can put a bunch of butts in seats (and fill the floor, more appropriately in their case); if you can fill Makuhari Messe, you can probably fill Budokan, which is the actual holy grail of Watanabe Junnosuke. It’s why BiSH instituted the (largely ignored) behavioral rules for their shows and why their Avex tenure to date has been a little more on the safe side than their predecessors did.
This Natalie.mu article has the specifics; I had thought that BiSH (and ayumikurikamaki, for that matter) might be able to schedule Budokan this year, but the scheduling of this sucker narrows the window a little bit. Concurrently, though, a Road to Budokan that corresponds directly to an album release (which you could argue for the fall), that’s very possible. I think they get there, upon which the general mainstreaming of loudol (/Palpatine voice) will be complete.
So take that for what it’s worth. Also, I know that some of you guys made it to the NEVERMiND final — how was it?