Last Week, July 8, 2017, I attended Arashi's WWG! It was my first time to attend it! I remember telling myself last year that I hope I can watch it the following year.. I just wanted to experience a WWG once in my life as an Arashi fan!!!
I was lucky that the Tokyo leg was scheduled on July month! I initially planned for a Japan trip in July because of shinobi no kuni, and having WWG in the same month, made my planned trip even more exciting!!!
I tried to ballot with some friends I knew in twitter... sadly we were all so unlucky even during the reballot period!!
But I recently met a friend, sacchan (or csaca in LJ) and she asked me if I wanted to join with her buying WWG tickets. I automatically said YES!!!
As the days grow near, I made a group chat in LINE for WWG 2017 tokyo goers, and it was fun to interact with them!
Experience with Lining up for goods:
The day before first WWG show, was the start of WWG goods pre -selling, at 10 am
I met up with 2 friends, risa and sacchan at 8:30 am in the venue. We initially planned on 7am but changed it to around 8am hehehe because we aren't hard core fans who would line up super early! And true there was arleady a lengthy line before us! Surprisingly the sky was gloomy and eventually started drizzling. Everyone took out their umbrellas! The staff noticed the situation and so they started opening the goods stall earlier than usual so we had a line moving as early as 9 am! I bought several goods ahead for friends. As for me I only bought shoe bag, group clear file and the umbrella. Amazingly, we finished buying goods even before 10am! How cool is that!!!
The Day of WWG:
Before I went to DOME in the afternoon, I actually hanged out with my close friend Rina. We went to Roppongi to watch Shinobi no Kuni, walked to Tokyo Tower after and ate lunch there, Went to Tokyo Station to visit Rilakkuma store to buy Rilakkuma idol plushies (which actually sold so quickly!!) Then we went to Tokyo Dome. I ate some Gindaco Takoyaki with Rina before heading up to the meet up point that our friends set up!
The sun was scorching and we were really dying because of the heat!!! So after meeting up, we headed to our respective gate entrances and went inside the DOME.
A pic from gate 22. I was in Gate 40 again!
I am back inside Tokyo Dome to see Arashi again!! It was wondefful!!!
Then at exactly 5pm, Arashi WWG started! OMG The whole show was sooooooo funny!!!! I kept laughing!!! and smiling!!!! I kept on spotting for ohmiya moments!!! I won't dwell on details because this is not really a report! But the main point was, I realized how much I could enjoy watching WWG! If we are in awe during a concert, then in WWG we kept on laughing!! like we are really watching a live taping of an Arashi variety show!!
The show ended in around 2.5 hours.. Me and my meet up group of friends had a photo taken together. They went out to eat in the shinobi no kuni soba place. But I headed back to the apartment that I stayed since I was quite beat after a loooong day of outing ^^
I had a wonderful and memorable experience with WWG! Seeing Arashi again this year was also what made it meaningful!
Now that a concert has been announced, I will just pray and hope that my work schedule will not be in the way for the December dates in Tokyo. I hope I can hit again this year, and watch Arashi once more before the year ends!