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The Utada ”In The Flesh” UK Experience!

Guest written by Braz_Ed

Edits: Added some pictures, courtesy of Braz_Ed’s Twitpic page and from Utada’s Messages…

OMG my #Utada tickets arrived! Look they r so beautiful *_* #... on Twitpic

So I am still thinking about last night and what a show Utada gave! It was……AMAZING.

I came back home thinking I NEED to tell the world about this LoL. And since a lot of fans couldn’t make it to the London shows etc , I remembered I read a review made by @animemiz and since I don’t have a blog I asked her if I could write the review and and if she could post it to which she agreed ( Thank You) ^.^

So first things first, let get the bad things out of the way first okay because as I said I want everyone to remember the good stuff!

I heard some people were on line since 8AM and it was FREEZING on Thursday here in London. The night before, it was apparently -6 degrees Celsius so you can only imagine what it could feel like

As I was working and had permission to leave early. I got to the line around half past four. My brother was already there, there was still very few people maybe 20 people but then some people were cutting the line and wouldn’t even care! (Ugly face for you guys)

Oh BTW if you are going to a show with your girlfriend I understand you want to cuddle and stuff, but ALL THE TIME?? – there was a couple in front of me a short Chinese man and his girlfriend who was a bit taller than him, I think he had issues with other people because he was protecting his GF and like kept pushing me back and he was making sure his girlfriend had space to dance and do whatever, but after the first half of the show he kind of got tired (Thank God). This was an aspect that was VERY annoying, in other aspects things can be worse though =/

Oh the people from the Venue 02 Islington were really badly organised.

Last but definitly not least, DJ Marlene who was there to replace DJ Mike Rezzo was soo BAD! She came on stage, didn’t even say hello and didn’t introduce herself and she didnt work the crowed at all! She played two well known tune’s : one by the Japanese all girl band ”The’s ” and another song that plays in the movie ”Ocean’s 13” or 12 or whatever… And apparently SHE was a Man! :O


After all the waiting in the cold,the awful sound of DJ Marlene and the guys arranging the instruments,

The stage for #Utada's show! #Ublog on Twitpic

The lights go Dim, the band is in place…suddenly we hear a familiar sound,starting really low and getting higher and higher…..


She looks like a rock star and I got to say this, the clothes she picked for this show in my opinion, was THE BEST ONE SO FAR!

She wore like some crazy black and white pants, each colour on one side of her legs, black hills,a black dress (?) on top of her pants with some feathers and a white half of a shirt (?) , some black bracelets and a star ring!

She started singing On and On…the crowed went wild and we were sooo close! I couldn’t believe it! The stage was very small too….but that was a good thing because it made it all very intimate in a way. Here’s her set list and its not so different from animemiz’s NYC set list except I believe that she didn’t sing  Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence right after On and On but Poppin‘  then Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence‘ but i may be wrong because I dont remember it very well. (Sorry if I gave the wrong set list)

Opening (from Exodus)
On and On
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
This One (Crying like a Child)
Passion / Sanctuary
Sakura Drops
Stay Gold
Devil Inside
Kremlin Dusk
You Make Me Want to Be a Man
The Bitter End (Placebo cover)
Apple and Cinnamon
Come Back To Me
First Love
Can You Keep A Secret?
Dirty Desire

Simple and Clean
Me Muero

Okay, she also made as well lots of comments at this show, I am going to try to remember them just like animemiz did. LoL promise not to cut and paste:

– She greeted us and made some comments, mostly on the English accent that was very funny

-The crowed started shouting lots of ” Paris Loves You” ”Italy Loves You” and I shouted ”Brazil Loves you” to which she made a face like ”How random” LoL very funny. She only responded to a Paris I Love You by saying ” Je T’adore”

– She said as well that she was CONSIDERING moving to London for real! People went wild! And that she liked it very much and the only other place she could see herself living in is San Francisco but that she couldn’t actually live there

– There was a girl who kept shouting ”Marry me” she commented on that by saying : “There’s a small voice shouting and I think it is a girl saying ‘Marry me’ LOL well in some countrys” Everyone started laughing

– When she was going to play the piano one of the crew member almost hit the microphone on her mouth. she got scared at that point, remarking by wow that could have chipped my tooth

-Before singing Apple and Cinnamon she said London was very rainy, but she liked that because in Japan people value rain alot and she grew up somewhere like that as well and that some of her songs always have rain in it.

-When she was introducing the band she introduced the Brazilian guitar player and said this is Rafael Moreira and started laughing and said he is Brazilian as well and said look there a Brazilian guy out there as well ( I think people know me as the crazy Brazilian guy) and pointed at us and waved! AWESOME!

To wrap this up because I think i said too much,

It was an AMAZING show, and I feel so blessed that I was there at her first European concert and made history with her! I wanted her to notice as well, that she has brazilians fans, because she does. There are so many Brazilians that actually know her and like her, so I was happy to get noticed.

I got the guitar pick that Rafael threw! So happy! #utada #ublog on Twitpic

Oh and I got the guitar pick Rafael threw! LoL very happy!

Wanted the ball though =/

It doesn’t matter, because it was all worth it.. the cold, the bad dj,the waiting…

God Bless Utada !

P.S Some youtube videos of the UK show:

First Love


Sakura Drops

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  1. clowezra
    February 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    The people that ‘pushed’ were the people that turned up at 6-9 in the morning and signed a list approved by the security guards 🙂

  2. cheonsa
    February 13, 2010 at 3:39 am

    my little sister and her friend were there from Wednesday morning and she was actually going to the Friday show NOT the Thursday show~
    As for the people pushing in… People who camp for shows operate a list system. It means you get there the day before OR early in the morning (up to the 50th person usually) and means that you can go get food or go home and shower etc without losing your place in the line. Its what is used at all the jrock gigs here~
    Because the O2 academy’s security have had trouble with people when there isn’t a list system, they’ve approved it, after seeing it work the last 2-3 years~

    as for the security/02 being disorganised was that inside or outside… because outside it was being organised by my little sister mostly who is now applying to work for the o2 x.x

  3. February 13, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Good write up. Although if memory serves me right, she was talking about the rain right before she played “Come Back to Me” because she said, “this song also is kind of about the rain. Well, atleast in the beginning”.

    Luckily, in the back there wasn’t much pushing at all. I’ve been to a lot of concerts where a lot of people try to shove closer or there is a big push right as the main act comes on but really everyone at the back was quite civil.

  4. greenmilktea
    February 14, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Very nice review on Utada’s concert!

  5. February 14, 2010 at 9:31 am

    So this is for clowezra : when i say people that ”pushed” i dont mean the people that signed the list etc i was actually talking and giving the ugly face to people that actually ”push” and ”cut” the line….

    people who weren’t even there in the morning or after were actually cutting the line…i saw like up to 10 people to that behind me!

  6. February 14, 2010 at 9:35 am

    This is Response to Cheonsa: about the people ”pushing” in and stuff i think you can read the response above ^^

    oh and when i meant not organised..i’m sure they told the people that got there first that there were 2 lines one for tickets holder and one for the ones who were going to get tickets…but there were so many people that didnt know that and we almost didnt make it cuz this lady told some of us we should go to the other line and it was really late and the line was really long but luckily another of the security people told her to let us thru cuz it didnt matter…

    and i’m sure yur sister did well cuz i think i know who u talking about…she was sweet!

  7. February 14, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Hey Flipper202 yesss..your totally right it was before Come Back to me , i got them mixed up!

    Sorry Guys T.T

    yeah people were quite civilized just the couple in front of me were not that friendly LOL
    but it was a really great show!

  8. February 14, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Hey Thanx GreenMilkTea *__*

  9. cheonsa
    February 16, 2010 at 6:32 am

    I’m sorry, I just assumed it was about the list. People who were actually pushing in then were annoying >.>
    I think they knew a little better on the second night. I know my sister kept going to the back of the line to make sure people had tickets and telling the ones who were picking them up to move to the other line.

    I kept thinking that the people who we told would pass it on… they seemed to but eventually that would stop and we’d have to let people know again x.x

  10. Rayyy ^_^
    February 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Heyy I was there and the place was sweltering..there was one girl behind me who fainted at one point.
    BTW I’m the dude in the first video waving his skinny arms…lol and the dude’s head your seeing infront of Utada is my sis bf..lol can’t believe I’m actually on youtube now! Oh and it is true about the people pushing, my friend was one of those who pushed and was lucky to get to the front!!!!

  11. February 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    LoL its okay cheonsa…

    well i think people just stoped passing it on ….

    and yeah they were very annoying..have the guts to show up early and wait up…

    but anyways..lets not cry over spilt milk!

    it was awesome

  12. February 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Rayyy ^_^

    lol i know right..i found two youtube vids i think my head is there but i’m not sure so i’m just going to keep quiet!

    fainted?? why??? heat or emotion? LoL

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