20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

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20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

Postby roxfan » 2014-12-02 23:14

Let's do this thing!

When: April 25th, 2015 (Saturday)

Where: Saitama Super Arena

Who:
certainly going: roxfan's friend, Jérôme, Yyrkoon70, kbmurphy, purplefuku+1, PacificPikachu, Scoop, Eri


Ticket situation:
  • FC lottery: entry 2014/12/05~12, results 2014/12/18
    entered: roxfan, Jérôme, Yyrkoon70, purplefuku
  • FC lottery #2: entry 2015/01/??, results ??
    entering:
  • Single limited ed. lottery:
    5/01/28~02/03, results ??
    entering: ?
  • General sale: 2015/03/14~
Ticket distribution:

4 Roxfan (roxfan + 1, dillpops,Eri)
4 Jerome (Jerome, PacificPikachu, naddie, maskerade)
4 Yyrkoon (Yyrkoon,Scoop,kbmurphy,emyr)
2 purplefuku (purplefuku+1)
1 noan1213(noan1213)
2 Eri (iresa, ?)

[b]wait list:

If you require a ticket, leave a reply in this thread and we'll see. We may be able to acquire more tickets infuture; stay tuned.Price of the ticket is around 9000 JPY with all taxes and fees.

[b]Travel info:

Saitama Super Arena is around one hour (or 30 minutes by a new line) by train from Tokyo, so you can stay in Tokyo. If you plan to take a vacation together with the concert, it's recommended to get one before the concert, since Golden Week starts right after it.
Meet-up
On the concert day(25th April) at 10:00, at saitamashintoshin station nishiguchi (west exit).
Afterparty
I've got word from a Japanese fan (Satoshin) that he'd like to organize a party after the concert. Details TBA.

Share you plans or ask for recommendations in this thread; I've visited Japan (including Maaya concerts) many times now and can provide advice.

This post will be updated with current information (check the "last modified" timestamp at the top).
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RE: 20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

Postby purplefuku » 2014-12-02 23:22

They mentioned 当日チケット or same-day tickets, and given the size of Saitama Super Arena, I'd imagine it'll be easy(-ish?) to get tickets at the door? Then again, if you're coming in from abroad...

I'm definitely going! I'll be making the trek up from Osaka. :) I've been lurking on Maayas for yearrrrrrs so it'd be nice to finally meet some folks! (Besides Dillpops. :P )
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RE: 20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

Postby roxfan » 2014-12-02 23:27

So, a bit about the lotteries.

They can be entered only inside Japan, since it involves calling a special phone number accessible only from a Japanese landline. I'll be asking my friends to do it for me; let me know if you're in fanclub but not living in Japan and would like to try it (I will need some info like your member ID etc.).

Normally one fanclub member can request up to two to four tickets (depends on the venue size etc.). I expect it will be four for this one. So hopefully we should have enough between us. I'm not sure how the single lottery works; probably there will be a unique number printed on a leaflet that you would need to provide when entering. Note that the single lottery window is just one week from the release date, so if you want to use that option you should use courier shipping, or ask someone in Japan to buy it for you and communicate the number (you will probably need a Japanese person to enter the lottery anyway).

General sale often sells out pretty fast, but Saitama Super Arena is pretty big so maybe it won't be too bad this time.

If worse come to worst, there are always tickets on the auction sites. The prices vary depending on the places, artist popularity, venue size etc... But hopefully it won't come to that.


purplefuku wrote:They mentioned 当日チケット or same-day tickets, and given the size of Saitama Super Arena, I'd imagine it'll be easy(-ish?) to get tickets at the door? Then again, if you're coming in from abroad...

Ah, indeed! IIRC at Budokan there were last-minute standing-only tickets too, so I guess that could be an option. Still, it's indeed better to get a ticket beforehand.
I'm definitely going! I'll be making the trek up from Osaka. :) I've been lurking on Maayas for yearrrrrrs so it'd be nice to finally meet some folks! (Besides Dillpops. :P )

Yay! Are you in fanclub? Will you be entering the lottery(ies)?
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RE: 20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

Postby purplefuku » 2014-12-02 23:42

Recently, they've done online entry for FC tickets through Lawson's l-tike site. And the hotline is accessible from a keitai, but they charge you extra.

Yes! I actually got to go to the FC event a few weeks ago. Amazing, as always. I'll be entering for tickets and stuff. I can probably help with getting tickets for folks abroad!
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RE: 20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

Postby roxfan » 2014-12-02 23:45

purplefuku wrote:Recently, they've done online entry for FC tickets through Lawson's l-tike site.

Nice, I didn't know that. I guess I should be able to do it myself then.
And the hotline is accessible from a keitai, but they charge you extra.
Yes! I actually got to go to the FC event a few weeks ago. Amazing, as always. I'll be entering for tickets and stuff. I can probably help with getting tickets for folks abroad!

Thanks!
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Postby Scoop » 2014-12-03 11:25

So my situation is as follows: I live in Finland, not a member of the fanclub. I'd really like to have the ticket in hand before making hotel reservations, getting plane tickets etc. Would feel a bit more comfortable making the trip. Also I need to setup some days off from work during that time because of the long flights. But I believe the very least I can get is something like landing in Japan on Friday and leaving Monday. Sounds crazy to make such a short trip from so far away but I'd do it. It all depends on the concert tickets!
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Postby Yyrkoon70 » 2014-12-03 11:49

I can help too with the phone call or your trip preparation since I'm living in Japan and can almost speak Japanese fluently (I work in a Japanese only environment).

I joined the FC 2 weeks ago (the membership is supposed to be effective in 2015 only) so I think I won't be able to enter the first lottery but there will be another one for FC in January.

I hope we won't have to use Yahoo Auctions or Ebay cause that's soooo expensive...
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Postby PacificPikachu » 2014-12-03 20:32

Hello everyone! My name's Kristin, and I just registered for an account. I've been a Maaya/Yoko Kanno fan for something like fourteen years, since I was around twelve. I live in the US (California), and I'm planning on going. If anyone manages to get an extra ticket, can you let me know? I'd be happy to buy it off of you for whatever price you think is appropriate, plus shipping costs! Otherwise, I frequently use Yahoo! Japan, so I can always get a ticket off there if need be--it's just expensive, of course. That's what I did for Tanasonic in 2009.

Saving for the trip is going to be a little challenging, but I'm committed. I actually saved for Tanasonic in six weeks when I didn't have a job at the time and had never been out of the US, so I know I can pull this off! I'll probably stay in Tokyo for a week, most likely the week before the concert. I just got back from a Japan trip a month ago so I'm comfortable with staying in Tokyo, etc.

I'd love to meet up with you guys if possible while I'm there!
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RE: 20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

Postby roxfan » 2014-12-03 21:35

Hi Kristin! Welcome to Maaya's!

Wow, you went to Tanasonic! *jealous* We'll certainly try to save a ticket for you.
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Postby Yyrkoon70 » 2014-12-04 09:16

Just received a new mail from the FC.

You can buy 4 tickets per person, and there's a website for it: http://l-tike.com/idsticketfollowme/

Way better than the phone!

You have to enter your 5 digits FC ID (add 0 at the beginning so that it becomes a 5 digit number) + the first three digits of your postal code.

Enter the same code again below.
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RE: 20th Anniversary Live "FOLLOW ME" group trip

Postby Scoop » 2014-12-04 09:28

Get me a ticket please, I'll be there 100%! :)

Just tell me when you need the money :)
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Postby roxfan » 2014-12-04 10:35

Thanks Yyrkoon, I've got the email too. Will try my luck tomorrow!
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Postby kbmurphy » 2014-12-04 18:26

And of course I've made it clear that I'm in! Definitely going.

And Kristin: welcome here, and thank you again for making my dream come true last year. This time I'm going to try to get a pic with Ms. Kanno.

Look forward to seeing you again!!
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Postby PacificPikachu » 2014-12-04 23:57

Thanks for the welcomes! I wish I had known about this forum before, I would have joined earlier. Yyrkoon, I'm glad to hear that you can buy four tickets per person, that should hopefully make things easier. I'm definitely in as well! I can pay for the ticket any time!

And nice to hear from you again, Kevin! You're so welcome! I was really happy that I was able to help a fellow fan out! (And thanks again for the limited CD set, I love it!) I doubt there will be any chance/opportunity to get a picture with Yoko Kanno, but you never know. I just know that at Tanasonic, they were extremely strict about taking photos... I took one with my cell phone of the stage before the concert even began and a guy with a "No photos" sign came over and bugged me about it. Luckily the phone was just about dead at that time so I was able to show him that and he didn't bother me after that. :P

I'm so excited for this trip already!
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Postby Yyrkoon70 » 2014-12-05 04:36

PacificPikachu wrote:Yyrkoon, I'm glad to hear that you can buy four tickets per person, that should hopefully make things easier.


Sorry if there was any confusion: you can apply for 4 tickets when you participate in the lottery, but you still have to be selected..! Unfortunately, I'll probably not be able to enter the in the first lottery but I'll definitely enter the second one unless the first lottery get enough tickets.

I'm very glad everyone here is getting ready for this concert, especially Roxfan who's helping everyone a lot with this post! Good luck everyone for the tickets, I hope I will be able to help too!

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