Arashi Live Tour 2014: THE DIGITALIAN… in Nagoya

I’m back home from a two-week trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. I’ve seen lots of things, had lots of experiences, met quite a number of people, and been to a considerable number of places, but the first post I am making is that of the concert to top all concerts that I’ve seen live: Arashi Live Tour 2014 – The Digitalian.

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37 comments on “Arashi Live Tour 2014: THE DIGITALIAN… in Nagoya

  1. I love your post, others write details, but no one share what you share (I think is pretty obvious what I mean) and you focused in other things, I really appreciate that.
    Hope in the darkness is my favourite song from the album, so I feel you.

    I have to wait, but in the mean time I can’t wait for the dvd of this tour.

    Thanks for sharing ❀


    • I’m actually quite amazed at how others are so detailed about it. Do they take notes or something? Haha! I simply go for what I can remember and what I felt in the moment, so I’d totally suck at making con reports.

      Glad you enjoyed reading this post! πŸ™‚ And I, too, can’t wait for the DVD to come out!


  2. Thanks for the interesting read,,,you’re able to snag lots of pic, good for you! as for me, I’m too afraid to even bring out my cellphone.
    Truly amaze with hope in the darkness, that performances successfully made me tears up,,,,and it’s first time experiencing the beauty of colorful fanlight, Thank God I decided to bought it,,,


    • I was actually quite nervous the whole time I was taking my small camera out of my pocket during the show. πŸ™‚ I was also praying that the other fans beside and around me won’t rat me out. Fortunately, that did not happen and I wasn’t kicked out, haha!

      I totally agree! I loved their perf of that song, and totally look forward to seeing it again on DVD. πŸ™‚ What color were you in for the fanlights? Ours was in the red section. πŸ™‚


      • Where were you seated? There are lots of guards in my section and none of the fans around me take any picture, even a fans beside me who take out her phone to text and got warned,,,that’s why I wouldn’t dare to take out my phone XD

        I know right? I still have chills whenever I hear Hope in the darkness and Asterisk. I got Arena seat and it’s on the red section. I’m lucky enough (well my section) to get a wink from Jun πŸ˜‰ . Seriously can’t wait for the DVD,,,

        I learn that you also bought the ticket from, is it unknown or known seat?


      • We were also in the Red section, but on the stands, not arena (lucky you!!). Yep, we had to go with blind seats because we had a certain limit on how much we were willing to spend on the ticket. Haha! Our two nights’ worth of CNBLUE concert was not even half of the price of the ticket we got for Arashi (and we got arena seats for the first night of CNBLUE’s concert, too!).

        There were also guards, and a fan behind us poked my friend when she brought out her phone to take a selfie. I was hiding my camera beneath my coat. LOL.


  3. Haha, nice to see my hands made this post!!!

    I miss tour 😦

    So great to meet you, your pics are so much better than my iphone attempts!


    • Hey, Cath~!!!!

      You know, to this day, I am kicking myself for not having taken a photo of all 4 of us together that night! NUTS! Were we too high on the Digitalian aftermath to even think about it? The sad part is, we were engrossed in taking photos of the food, but not of ourselves!!! ARGH. #fail


  4. I’m glad to read and see you had a wonderful time watching their Digitalian Concert! Hope to see the awesomeness of the concert on DVD soon~ πŸ˜€

    If you don’t mind me asking… Did you buy the tickets online when you were already in Japan or just before? If I could make it on their next concert when I visit Japan, I’d love to watch them live so what would you recommend or advice?

    (Btw, I’m from the Philippines too~ ^^)


    • I, too, am waiting for the DVD. πŸ™‚

      My friend and I (my friend, mostly) purchased the tickets directly off the website before heading to Japan. We totally just winged it because the site was in Japanese; she just used Google Translate, and we hoped for the best.

      Oh, she also happened to have a cousin who lives in Japan, so we used the cousin’s address, since those ordering via the website has to have a Japanese address where the tickets can be mailed to.

      (and ooh, whereabouts in the Philippines are you? πŸ™‚ )


      • I want to see Hope in the darkness already… Is it really that awesome? ^^

        Oh, I see! That’s awesome then~ I guess really is trusted when you’re buying tickets! Sadly, I don’t have any close friend/ relative living in Japan… (It’s really hard to be a fan if you’re not stepping the same soil as them, lol) xD

        Oh, I’m currently in Valenzuela right now, but I’m from Taguig. You? πŸ™‚


      • Ooh, I just checked your about me page(curious much, hehehe!) and if your an igorota then you’re most likely from baguio/cordillera region? I guess my hometown is an hour away from yours then. Haha! I grew up and spent most of my childhood in La Union~ Pero because of my mom’s work, Lumipat kami sa metro manila. But now that she’s retired, I’ll be going back to the province soon… (Still in the process of deciding whether I’d go study medicine in Baguio or Pangasinan)

        Should I call you Ate/Manang Jeffer then?

        -Bands πŸ™‚


      • Hey, Bands!

        β€œHope in the Darkness” gave me tingles. Veeeery nice tingles.
        And there are perks when you are fanning someone who is not on the same β€œsoil”, as you said. The novelty does not wear off that easily. Haha!

        Yep, I’m an Igorota. Born and went to school in Baguio, currently working here, too. But I’m residing in nearby La Trinidad.

        And La Union is close! Hey thar, neighbor! Yep, you can call me Ate or Manang or just Jeffer, Haha!


  5. your seat is the opposite of mine xD
    If 12 is the center stage, my seat is around 2/3 o’clock.
    Well, mostly saw their side face :3

    Hope in the Darkness is one of my favorite from the album and it’s a surprise to see the performance. Well, honestly I can’t remember much. I wonder what I was thinking at that time xD


    • I think I, too, was in a daze most of the time. πŸ™‚ And jumping and singing along. And having to pick up my jaw as it dropped to the ground repeatedly when I saw how pretty the lights (and the boys) were!


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  7. Hi! πŸ™‚ I’m an Arashi fan from the Philippines too and I’m glad to stumble upon your blog. I’ll be in Kyoto on November 6-8, and since I heard that Arashi will be having a concert in Nagoya on the same dates, I’m thinking of going, but it’s my first time going to Japan and attending a concert so I’m quite nervous~ “^_^ Hope you could help me with some queries:

    1. How’re the logistics to/from Nagoya Dome? Is it easy to access by train? I don’t plan on staying in Nagoya after the concert, so I’ll be rushing to catch a train to Kyoto right after.

    2. How early do you need to arrive at the venue? Buying some concert goods would be lovely, but as this isn’t really part of my Japan trip budget, this isn’t a necessity for me. So would it be okay to arrive at the venue an hour before?

    Thanks in advance! ^_^


    • Oh wow, you’re going!!! That’s great! HAVE FUNNNNNNN!

      From Kyoto to Nagoya Dome? Yep, totally accessible by train, because the Dome is right beside the station. The logistics… well, it depends where u’re coming from. I suggest you use Hyperdia to find the fastest and easiest route to get anywhere.

      I suggest you take note of the available trips back to kyoto, tho. The con could go 3-4 hrs, and the way to the train is at a snail’s pace cuz of the wave of people headed.home.

      2. We actually arrived at the venue an hour before the start, but i suggest you be there at least 2 hrs earlier. So you can be more relaxed finding your entrance and seats. Plus human traffic can be quite dense so you want to avoid the crush.


      • Hi, thanks for the tips! I plan on taking the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Nagoya, then the subway to the Dome. Maybe 1.5 hours before, then? And yes, I’ve heard from other people too that it can take a while before you can get out of the venue after the concert… I’ve checked and the last train from Nagoya Station (20 minutes away from the venue) to Kyoto is 10:58pm… Guess it’s worth a risk? :)) I’ll check my options based on the info I got :)) Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚


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  9. You managed to take a lot of photos, I’m kinda jealous! I went to one of the Osaka shows and there were staff around all the time so I only managed to sneak in before and after concert photos. I really loved how Digitalian was done, and am excited just thinking about what they would come up with for Japonism *_*


    • Ninja moves, haha!
      Our seat was also on the first row between aisles, so there were those staff holding the No Photography signs walking back and forth. I took shots just as they walked past me. πŸ™‚

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  10. Hello!! Sorry, I have a question again XD

    Would you know how to determine which seats are on which level of the Dome? Ticket seats have started to be revealed and I’m kind of aiming for at least 2nd or 3rd level standing. But tickets on sale only have the info about the gate, row, and seat number XD

    Thanks again in advance!! ^_^


  11. ooohhhh i just stumbled upon this site because i am googling ways how to get tickets for an arashi concert and they have the japonism show from april to august. tried going to the site and i cant understand a thing. i now admire your friends so much for doing google translate. haha! im also from the philippines and quite surprised that Arashi have a good fanbased here (i thought i was alone since 2006. hehe)…btw, im a kpop fan as well! πŸ™‚

    I have few questions:

    1. are you a fanclub member?
    2. you mentioned that there are sellers outside the venue, are those legit? i heard that Johnny’s is very strict and even asking for ID.
    3. how much did you get your ticket?



    • Hello there, thanks for stumbling by!

      Where in the Phils are you at? Arashi fans in the Philippines are some of the most passionate I’ve ever come across. πŸ™‚

      So, to answer your questions.

      1. No, I’m not. I need to probably change my whole life and move to Japan to be able to do that.
      2. I think those sellers are legit, but there were just too many of them, and some looked shady, so I can’t say if ALL of them are legit. I suppose they are fan club members who got more than one ticket in the balloting and selling the extras. Or fc members who are NOT fans but now make a living off getting tickets and selling them while jacking up the prices 5, 6, 7 times over.

      3. Err… you know how asking a woman her age is taboo? Asking an Arashi fan how much she paid for con tix is the same, haha! Let’s just say that, for the Nagoya con, I paid around 7x the original ticket price. ‘Nuff said. πŸ™‚

      Good luck on your getting one! I hope I can, too, but I can only rely on friends – again! *weeps*


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