“I don’t want anyone to think we’re
bad singers and question our right to appear at Budokan.”
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 15:19:39.09 0.net
Nippon Budokan, to me, is this place of aspiration for people involved in music. Everyone pictures the stage of Budokan, thinking about how they’d like to one day stand on it themselves. And, to be honest, that’s why I can’t help but feel that it’s a bit cheeky of us to say that we want to perform there even though it’s only been three years since our formation.
If we didn’t have the obstacle of having to perform 220 concerts before aiming to get there, I might not agree with that objective myself. But now we’re aiming for the Budokan, and before then, we must perform 220 shows. But if you think about it rationally, setting the Budokan as your objective and actually making it there in just a year and a half would normally be completely out of the question if you were just an average person. There’s no way anyone could really make that happen…
But the Budokan wouldn’t be just a reward for us; it’s not like a pat on the back for successfully performing 220 concerts. It’s not something that cheap.
Before we can perform at Nippon Budokan, we must be able to put on concerts of much, much higher quality, and we have to be able to stand on our own feet. And that’s why I’ll do my best.
All the artists in the world who wish to one day perform at Budokan, all the artists who never gave up and struggled through various obstacles before they could finally stand on its stage, and all the fans of these artists — I want all of them to consent to us being there. I don’t want anyone to think we’re bad singers who have no place being there. I want to keep improving to the point where us performing at Budokan makes sense to everyone.
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 15:34:23.09 0.net
This is exactly the attitude a singer ought to have.