Who thought I was a WaT fan?
I never thought of myself as one. But I was jumping of joy when I read they were resuming their activities last year.
When the actual single was released, later followed by a concert, I was in my busiest time ever, working at least 75 hours every week. This though doesn't justify at all that I had completely forgotten about both important events! >.<
Thankfully, I did not forget about their BEST album release and handshake event.
And to my great delight, the handshake event included a mini live as well.
The first time I ever see WaT live, which made me regret even more that I had forgotten about the live last year.
Listening to WaT's music was always fun and refreshing. But actually listening to and watching them live beats any recording by a long shot. I was very surprised at this. And not only is the singing quality better, they emanate such an overwhelming aura, my eyes started crying on their own as soon as WaT hit the first notes.
Eiji did most of the talking, but their interaction was very cute and they told funny anecdotes. You could tell they were more than just a singing duo. Seeing them together like that made the break up even sadder.
After the mini live, everyone lined up again to get their handshake, while WaT videos and music were playing in the background.
It was my first time at such an event.
When you're about 10 steps from the entrance, realization hits and your heart starts beating fast. Just when you think you would like to savor the moment and bask in this wonderful feeling of tension, a staff person shoves you towards Teppei, whose actions feel like those of a conveyor belt worker. Just another piece to mount. He's smiling and is both kakkoii and kawaii, just as always. A second later, you can see in his eyes that he's realized there's a new person in front of him. But again, just when he's adjusted his lenses to see you, you're pushed over to Eiji, who beams at you and says, "arigatou gozaimasu," going through the same confusing process that Teppei has just experienced.
In a few seconds it all ends; the bright lights, the dazzling aura, the blinding smiles, the soft handshakes. And all you want is to preserve some after taste that could confirm it wasn't all a dream. But the last shove from the staff that tears your hand from Eiji's and pushes you into the dimly lit world erases all the feelings of excitement and surreality from your heart. All you're left with is confusion, and a sense of bitter loss at what to do and where to go. You're looking for that bright light that surrounded you a few moments ago, but can't find it.
The whole thing probably took 4~5 seconds.
Though I was happy for the opportunity, I can't help but feel it is also some kind of torture.
Next planned live: NEWS.
Applied for tickets, but don't know if I've hit jack pot or not.
...I want a Yamapi live T^T