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Dream Morning Musume holds their "final" concert

March 11, 2012 @ 6:49 am
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On March 10th, Dream Morning Musume held their 'First chapter final' live concert titled "Dream Morning Musume Special LIVE 2012 Nippon Budokan~Dai 1 Shou Shuumaku 'Yuusha tachi, Shuugou seyo'~" at Nippon Budokan. Current Morning Musume members, and OG members, Ishiguro Aya and Tsuji Nozomi made their guest appearance.  Moreover, Goto Maki who has been on indefinite hiatus since the end of last year, also made a surprise appearance, showing a great performance.

Dream Morning Musume was formed on January 28th 2011 with 10 former Morning Musume members (Fujimoto Miki did not participate in this live due to her pregnancy).  The group has been active mainly for concert tours over this past year.  After this live concert, Dream Morning Musume's activity is going on hiatus for now.

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For this day's live, a total of 24 former and current Morning Musume members got together on the stage.

Ishiguro who appeared on the stage for the first time in 12 years since she graduated from the group, performed sub-unit Tanpopo's debut song "Last Kiss", and "Tanpopo" with Iida Kaori, Yaguchi Mari, and Ishikawa Rika, and commented, "I thought that there could be a barrier with the members since it's been so long, but actually there wasn't.  I'm glad."



Then Nakazawa Yuko and Abe Natsumi ran up to Ishiguro and Iida, and showed the reunion of the first generation of Morning Musume. Nakazawa said, "It's fun that these four of us got together again.  Please remind about Fukuda Asuka (who was also the first generation member) in your head now!"



Tsuji who has been on her child-care leave, joined the performance of "The☆Peace!", and said, "Since Budokan was the very first stage for me, I'm glad that I was able to stand on the same stage with the members again."



Goto visited the concert to celebrate her old fellows' grand occasion after getting called out by the producer Tsunku♂.  She appeared as Pucchi Moni (or Petitmoni) with Yasuda Kei and Yoshizawa Hitomi.  They performed  a medley of "Chokotto Love" and "BABY! Koi ni KNOCK OUT!", while receiving many "Gocchin" calls by the audience.  Goto said, "It's been a while to come to Budokan, and Pucchi Moni too!  Watching the PV in those days brought back memories. I also looked young and powerless."



Since the day was almost exactly a year since the Tohoku earthquake occurred, they sent out the message during the first MC.  Last December, the members visited the devastated areas, and 70 disaster victims were invited to this concert.

Nakazawa said with tearful eyes, "Dream Morning Musume is immortal. As long as Morning Musume keeps going, we also have to keep working hard too.  Let's meet again someday!", and they performed "Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai ga Aru" all together in the end.

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Source & Image: Oricon (1 + 2)

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