AKB48 performed their 6th stage concert in at the AKB48 Singapore Theater in Singapore last night. Here's the concert set list, as well as my thoughts about the concert below.
AKB48 Singapore Theater VOL. 11
AKB48 6th Stage in Singapore
28 January 2012 (Saturday)
Team A: Katayama Haruka, Kuramochi Asuka, Nakata Chisato, Nakaya Sayaka, Matsubara Natsumi.
Team K: Uchida Mayumi, Umeda Ayaka, Tanabe Miku, Nito Moeno, Nonaka Misato
Team B: Sato Amina, Sato Natsuki, Suzuki Shiori, Suzuki Mariya, Masuda Yuka
* Yonezawa Rumi did not participate in the concert
M00 - Overture
M01 - Everyday, Kachuusha
M02 - Aitakatta
M03 - Iiwake Maybe
M04 - Hajimete no Jellybeans (Suzuki Shihori, Suzuki Mariya, Sato Natsuki)
M05 - Junjou Shugi (Katayama Haruka, Nakaya Sayaka, Nakata Chisato)
M06 - Dakishimeraretara (Sato Amina, Matsubara Natsumi, Umeda Ayaka)
M07 - Kataomoi no Taikakusen (Nito Moeno, Katayama Haruka, Tanabe Miku)
M08 - Kioku no Dilemma (Kuramochi Asuka, Masuda Yuka, Nonaka Misato, Uchida Mayumi)
M09 - River
M10 - Beginner
M11 - Ponytail to Shushu
M12 - Hikoukigumo
M13 - Flying Get
M14 - Kaze wa Fuiteiru
M15 - Heavy Rotation
AKB48 Singapore Theater VOL. 12
SDN48 3rd Stage in Singapore
17 February 2012 (Friday)
Photo taken by Sato Natsuki https://plus.google.com/102181587900817571440/posts/UeJvxCtE4Dz
Sorry this took some time. A lot of things happened last weekend and I'm still trying to recover from it. Where do I start...
As you guys probably know by now, news about Yonezawa Rumi's scandal was uncovered on the afternoon of the 27th, while they were still on the flight to Singapore. And in the wee hours of the 28th, it was announced on the AKB48 Official blog that Yonechan and Nacchan will graduate from the group immediately. And in the morning, AKB48 Singapore confirmed that Yonechan will not be performing at the concert later that day.
The concert was quite awkward because the members still performing had to hide their feelings about Yonechan during their concert. They couldn't mention anything about her either. The show had to go on.
And because there was only 15 members performing, for some of the song choreography there was an empty space between the members. Or like in Ponytail to Shushu there was a move where all of them were split into pairs and danced around each other, but one of the girls would not have a pair. It was during times like that where my mind snaps back and thinks about Yonechan.
Aside from all the gloomyness, overall it's a great concert, but all the unit songs they have performed previously. In fact the whole group songs setlist (M01-03, M09-15) was exactly the same as the previous AKB concert in Singapore on November 20th last year. Some change would be nice, maybe they could perform some of their coupling songs from the singles, or other unit songs/group songs from their current stages.
Photos taken by @mirurun48, click for bigger size.
The next AKB48 Singapore Theater concert will be SDN48's 3rd and last concert in Singapore. It will be held on February 17th (Friday). All SDN48 members will graduate on the end of March so don't miss this concert. The participating members have already been announced.
1st gen: Kouchi Masami, Kohara Haruka, Kondo Sayaka, Sato Yukari, Serina, Chen Qu, Nishikunihara Reiko
2nd gen: Aikawa Yuki, Kimoto Yuki, Fujikoso Yumi
3rd gen: Kojo Seara, Shinahama Saemi
More details will be announced later on AKB48 Singapore facebook page.