1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 11:34:29.36 0.net
Concerning inspections of personal belongings at Hello! Project Fan Club events
We have an announcement regarding inspections of personal belongings when entering Fan Club event venues.
There will now be thorough searches of customers’ possessions. This includes the contents of pencil boxes, pouches, etc. Please avoid bringing with you items unnecessary to these events, including stationaries, large luggage, etc.
Hello! Project Official Fan Club
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 11:36:40.60 0.net
It’s absurd to expect everyone to pay for a coin locker. Besides, it’ll take such a long time to check everyone, I’m sure they’ll just get lazy towards the end.
25: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 11:54:17.77 0.net
This sucks for the people who hurry to these events on weekdays right after work. It’s basically like they’re saying “go find a coin locker somewhere before you even come in.”
63: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:13:27.93 0.net
Just how much does the management distrust you guys?!
19: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 11:52:31.05 0.net
This would take ages if they started doing this at concerts held at large venues.
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:05:29.25 0.net
They’re not saying you can’t bring stuff, just that they’re checking everything.
34: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 11:59:21.61 0.net
Why not just entirely stop doing handshakes apart from release events? It’d make the release events more profitable and would probably thus even boost their sales a little bit.
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:07:34.47 0.net
The backpack wota are in tears.
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:13:06.65 0.net
No stationaries? So, what, “don’t come to our events after school“? Hell, pretty much every working adult at least carries a ballpoint pen around.
64: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:13:31.20 0.net
Yeah, good luck on getting people not bring anything “unnecessary” with them when they’re going there straight from work. Not that I mind about the being checked part though.
81: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:19:34.35 i.net
I’m pretty sure the majority of FC events these days don’t even have handshakes…
101: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:27:38.65 0.net
Feels like they’ll look through your wallet, too. I can already see them stifling their laughter when they see my Rakuten credit card.
105: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:29:57.65 0.net
Just how long will it take until we go back to the old system of no checks at all?
115: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:33:02.18 0.net
We won’t. The wota who go to these events were saying there’s no way the office would bother doing something that requires this much work, but they’re showing no signs of stopping.
106: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:29:58.98 0.net
It’s all people coming from work or school at the events on weekdays. It’s bound to get too bothersome for them at some point and it’ll get more lax again.
116: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:33:13.82 0.net
“We are also opening the presents you give to the members.”
120: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:34:06.37 0.net
They’ll make you read your letters to the members out loud beforehand to check that there’s nothing weird written on them.
126: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:36:59.94 0.net
Better to be safe than sorry.
131: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:39:05.25 0.net
Hey, I don’t mind at all if they’ll take care of my suitcase themselves, but it’s unreasonable to expect me to pay for a coin locker to put it in. Those are not free. First I have to pay the “drink fee” when entering, and now they want me to pay for a coin locker, too? With their ticket prices constantly going up on top of all these meaningless bonus expenses, there’s seriously going to be a decrease in people who go to these events.
135: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:40:45.86 0.net
It’s like the price of tobacco constantly going up. The people who go will go no matter what. So whatever.
138: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:41:39.43 0.net
“You don’t have to come if you don’t want to. We’ll just raise the prices of tickets for those who do.”
133: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:40:26.69 0.net
There’s no such announcement on M-line, but it’s probably similar.
193: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:58:48.33 0.net
They already did so at the Ishikawa/Yoshizawa/Ogawa event. They checked everything down to the contents of pouches. For female wota, it was a female staff member looking through theirs. Body checks, too. For the handshakes, you didn’t only have to leave behind your bag but all of your valuables before you could walk in to shake their hands. Quite a lot of people just said “fuck this” and left without a handshake.
139: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:42:11.49 O.net
They can inspect all they want. No need for the wota to lessen the amount of things they bring at all.
161: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:47:45.24 0.net
This is going to suck for the people who travel from far away and buy the whole sets of goods. Besides, you’re not always even guaranteed to find a coin locker at the station or near the venue.
142: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 12:43:19.10 0.net
At least trust your fan club members. Jeez…
211: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 13:06:31.55 0.net
Going through all the trouble of joining the fan club, applying for an event, paying for it beforehand, proving who you are at the door with your membership card and identification and having your poach inspected only for them to find a weapon… It’s quite a long shot.
245: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 13:19:30.57 0.net
“We’re FC members so we should be trusted!” is a pretty absurd opinion. Even FC members could turn into antis, and the FC, too, probably has its fair share of lunatics.
212: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 13:06:34.20 0.net
If they’re going to take it this far, I wish they’d just stop doing handshakes at events completely and instead make the events themselves longer. Not that I expect them to actually do so.
243: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/20(金) 13:18:20.40 i.net
What they’re really saying is: “inspections are a pain in the ass, so don’t bring anything with you!”
H!P implements serious deterrents to
attending their handshake events
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:34:39.35 0.net
S/mileage Nagoya serial event. They take your things before the handshake and you have to take off any wrist watches, accessories or anything else on your hands. The staff gives you a body check, including checking your pockets. You show you don’t have anything in your hands, and you go in the room with your hands already raised. You get back your things. The pace of the handshakes was pretty slow. #smileage
S/mileage Nagoya event. People are being instructed to take off their hats.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:35:50.45 0.net
Even hats aren’t allowed?! (laughs)
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:36:50.42 0.net
Taking off your hat in front of people is good manners.
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:36:51.16 0.net
Huh? Do I have to take off my hairpiece, too?
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:37:17.08 0.net
Hairpieces aren’t hats. Right…?
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:37:43.05 0.net
The metal detectors won’t start beeping at my hairpiece with wires in it, will they?
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:36:55.15 0.net
At least check the hats beforehand and let us wear them again before we stand face-to-face with the members… The staff are so inconsiderate…
17: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:38:56.36 0.net
Hats were banned at °C’s event yesterday, too. There was this dude in front of me wearing one when he saw the instruction about having to take off your hats. Hesitantly, he took off his hat to reveal a shining, bald head.
21: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:40:57.91 0.net
Is this like a sexual humiliation game, forcing you to show your bald head to your oshi?
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:41:05.13 0.net
But like >>1 said, the handshakes themselves were slow-paced so you get to talk more, so quality-wise it’s gotten better.
30: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:42:33.47 0.net
All thanks to baldies, huh.
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:41:48.34 0.net
Let’s all of us bald wota start boycotting them.
40: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:44:41.67 0.net
My Airi wota acquaintance who always wears a hat was at the °C event yesterday, but he escaped without shaking hands with anyone.
58: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:49:24.34 0.net
I can show my bald head to Rinapuu, but not Ayacho.
84: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:58:06.89 0.net
Okay, I really do feel sorry for the baldies on this one.
88: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 15:58:39.94 0.net
To baldies, taking off your hat is like taking off your underwear…
97: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:00:26.46 0.net
Have a little confidence in yourselves, baldies!!!
127: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:09:05.74 0.net
And to think that it used to be such a kind office towards bald guys…
206: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:22:59.95 0.net
There’s a full-on-baldie in S/mileage’s staff, too.
102: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:01:33.76 0.net
Taking off their hats is embarrassing, so they stop going to events
CD sales drop
The office stops making a profit
This is bad, guys…
106: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:02:55.48 0.net
The office stops making a profit
The company employees go bald
They understand the feelings of baldies and give wearing hats an OK again
144: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:13:07.72 0.net
No more handshake events for me.
174: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:18:18.43 0.net
The members are going to realize you stopped coming because you’re bald.
168: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:16:44.25 O.net
Staff (in front of your oshi): “Please take off your wig.”
170: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:17:53.17 0.net
But it’s my real hair!
186: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:20:31.99 O.net
Staff (in front of your oshi): “Please don’t lie to me. Take it off.”
212: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/05/31(土) 16:24:32.62 0.net
Please, not my hat… Anything but my hat…
No matter how awful a person some wota may be, please don’t make them reveal their baldness…
My hat is the final semblance of my pride as a man…
So if hats aren’t allowed, what about hairpieces?
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 16:22:33.34 0.net
Or do I have to quit being a wota?
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 16:22:58.74 0.net
Just grow some hair.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 16:25:36.03 0.net
I know a guy who seriously stopped going to °C’s individual handshake events. He’s always wearing a hat so I don’t know what’s going on with his hair.
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 16:47:19.21 0.net
The members aren’t your friends or even acquaintances. Why do you care so much?
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 16:48:49.93 0.net
You don’t understand the feelings of us baldies!
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 16:49:42.20 0.net
No, no I don’t.
76: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 17:08:31.78 0.net
Hey, this is a good chance to just admit to yourself that you’re bald and start a new life.
98: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 17:24:54.27 0.net
Don’t bald people have any human rights?!
99: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 17:26:22.49 0.net
But are we actually even human…? I’m thinking we might’ve actually evolved from a different genealogical tree than humans. We’re like some kind of mutants.
107: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 17:35:44.79 0.net
Okay, I’ll stop saying “baldies” and start calling you X-Men instead.
61: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/18(水) 16:57:27.22 0.net
I really don’t understand how you could’ve been able to go meet the members thus far just as long as you were wearing a hat. I would bet money that your scalp isn’t your only weak point.
Hats at handshake events are apparently now okay?
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 23:55:32.12 0.net
104: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 22:52:42.24 0
There was an announcement saying that people with special circumstances are allowed to wear hats. (laughs)
105: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 22:55:15.79 0
So now the Berryz members know that whoever comes in wearing a hat is bald for sure.
107: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 22:55:58.34 0
That’s like they’re saying “anyone who wears a hat is bald.” (laughs)
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 23:58:09.46 0.net
“Special circumstances“… (laughs)
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 23:57:19.16 0.net
“Special circumstances (baldness)”
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 23:58:50.39 0.net
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/05(木) 23:07:39.96 0
No one protested about having to let them take their stuff, but apparently there were quite a lot of people going in to complain about how they’re forcing them to take off their hats and bandanas. Just goes to show how many of them wear one to hide their baldness.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:00:38.66 0.net
Does being bald count as special circumstances?
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:01:35.84 0.net
What other special circumstances could there be aside from baldness?
21: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:08:51.87 0.net
Michishige fans both old and young, rejoice!
40: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:26:33.48 0.net
Why do you guys go bald?
49: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:38:25.71 0.net
To think that AKB incident could cause them to cut us baldies off like this…
I didn’t see this one coming.
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:40:34.80 0.net
I-I just really like hats…
56: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:43:56.48 0.net
If you’re just going to end up hiding it, then don’t go bald in the first place.
72: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 00:51:08.99 0.net
Hats aren’t weapons. They’re shields!
101: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/06/06(金) 01:39:57.98 0.net
Everyone should be forced to completely shave their heads.
I mean, people could try to hide small knives or metal spikes in their hair.
Henkka: I get the thorough body checks and all, but the silliness about hats and security looking through make-up pouches or students’ pencil boxes is pretty laughable, especially when there is no handshake included. And on an off-topic note, what they were saying about the crazy prices of H!P tickets in Japan is very true. I can get tickets to a show for a well-known major label Japanese band here for $30 or $40, but a non-FC ticket to the next H!P summer tour will set you back about $85 a pop (not including service fees.)
PS. In case any of you were planning to attend, tickets to Morning Musume in New York go on sale today. It’ll only set you back $42-$45 whereas in Japan for their next tour it’d be $75, so that’s definitely a pretty good deal.
Sources: http://helloprocanvas.ldblog.jp/archives/39457126.html, http://c-ute.doorblog.jp/archives/38410037.html, http://c-ute.doorblog.jp/archives/38500002.html, http://helloprocanvas.ldblog.jp/archives/39427596.html