Last Sunday was the first series of AKB48 regular overseas theatre performance in Singapore and it was wildly received with strong support from the Singapore fans. There were two seperate sessions, one at 3pm and the other at 7pm and there were a total of 1,200 fans who attended the performance.
As I was helping out as one of the official photographer, I had the good fortune of standing right in front and I can attest that both sessions were equally impressive. I’m sure the girls put in their best efforts because the Singapore fans showed them our strongest support and everyone was tirelessly waving their light sticks, chanting their names and singing along to their favorite songs.
Anyway, for those that didn’t attend the concert, these were the performing AKB48 members that day:
TEAM A: Iwasa Misaki, Nakata Chisato, Maeda Ami
TEAM K: Kikuchi Ayaka, Tanabe Miku, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Nito Moeno, Nonaka Misato, Yonezawa Rumi
TEAM B: Komori Mika, Sato Amina, Suzuki Mariya, Hirajima Natsumi, Miyazaki Miho
KENKYUUSEI: Abe Mariya, Nakamura Mariko.
Image Source: Oricon
Ani-Culture also managed to note down the tracklisting of the performance:
01 – Beginner
02 – Ponytail to Shushu
03 – Iiwake Maybe
MC (ALL – Introduction of the Members)
04 – Zannen Shoujo
05 – Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate
06 – Kataomoi no Taikakusen
07 – Tengoku Yarou
08 – Itoshiki Natasha
09 – Aitakatta
10 – BINGO
11 – Oogoe Diamond
12 – Sakura no Kini Narou
13 – Heavy Rotation
14 – Hikoukigumo
15 – Dareka no tame ni
I think the best highlight of the performance was the end where each and every fan got a chance to high-five the AKB48 while they left the concert hall. It just proves that AKB48 is still one of the most accessible idol unit out there and its impossible not to love the girls.
If you had missed the 15 May perfomance, don’t worry because AKB48 and their sister groups (SKE48, NMB48, SDN48) will flying down to Singapore twice every month, with two performances lined up each day, in 2011. If you don’t get to see your favorite member this round, she might just be coming down the next performance.
For those that had attended the performance, do share your thoughts here with me as well XD