A Dream Come True: Nogizaka46 1st Tokyo Dome Concert Report!
On November 7-8, 2017, Nogizaka46 raised the curtains on Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour FINAL!, their first solo concert at Tokyo Dome! With 100,000 of their fans gathering over the course of 2 days, it was their biggest triumph in the 5 years and 8 months since their debut as the “official rivals of AKB48”!
The second day began with the excitement of a flash mob as the members of Nogizaka46 made their appearance on the stage alongside 460 backup dancers as they performed “Seifuku no Mannequin”.
Featuring the group’s debut song “Guru Guru Curtain” and “Kimi no Na wa Kibou” with a piano accompaniment by Erika Ikuta, as the set list continued along, the history of Nogizaka46 could be felt throughout the evening. The arena was wrapped up in a world of light and sound as the members danced on a stage with video projections for “Inochi wa Utsukushii”. With flames leaping through the air during “Influencer”, the intensity of the performance continued to grow.
During the final talk of the concert, the members of Nogizaka46 took turns sharing the thoughts and feelings they had leading up to the historic event, leaving some of them in tears as they spoke. Closing out the main performance with “Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyo Dekiru” which was released weeks earlier on October 11th, leader Reika Sakurai boldly proclaimed, “I think here is just the start for us”.
During the encore, the members of Nogizaka46 were brought to tears again as they were surprised by the 50,000 fans spelling out the message “Nogizaka46 arigatō” with cyalumes.
Fueled by the continued cheers of the fans, Nogizaka46 returned for a double encore where they performed “Kikkake”. The evening ended on an emotional note as Marika Ito and Himeka Nakamoto shared their feelings of gratitude towards their fans before leaving the stage for the last time as members of Nogizaka46.
With the fulfillment of a single dream, Nogizaka46 continue to make their way up the slope.
01 Seifuku no Mannequin
02 Sekai de Ichiban Kodoku na Lover
03 Natsu no Free&Easy
04 Hadashi de Summer
05 Taiyō Knock
06 Guru Guru Curtain
08 Sanbanme no Kaze
09 Omoide First
10 Hoka no Hoshi Kara
12 Arakajime Katarareru Romance
15 Koko ni iru Riyū
16 Ano Hi Boku wa Tossa ni Uso wo Tsuita
17 Kimi wa boku to awanai hou ga yokatta no ka na
18 Umareta mama de
20 My rule
21 Inochi wa Utsukushii
24 Kimi no Na wa Kibō
25 Nandome no Aozora ka?
26 Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru
E1 Oide Shampoo
E2 Romance no Start
E3 Girl’s Rule
E4 Settei Ondo
E5 Nogizaka no Uta
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