And now without further ado....
Let's see... first off, our episode will air on August 9th, for all those who mentioned they like to play where's waldo and look for us in the audience, hehe XD This time there is only two of us, due to our schedules we couldn't all apply together this month :( So, it was me and satsumatsu who hit. Before going to the taping we had our traditional lunch at Subway in Aqua City, lol ;^^ Though S-chan arrived waaaaay early and then was too nervous to eat ;^^ I also took like an hour to finally get down my sandwich through boughts of nervousness ;^^
Then we headed over (after 3 trips to various bathrooms around Fuji TV, lol ;^^) and it was a sweltering hot day, I think the hottest day of summer so far, so we were dying all huddled up under the very few trees there were with all the other fangirls trying to get at least a little shade ;^^ It took over an hour of lining up and checking everyone's IDs and such before we could finally go into the air conditioning, lol. And weirdly when the FC lady checked our ID's she asked "Can you understand Japanese?" It was the first time I've ever been asked that! And she said it ちゃんと日本語分かりますか？ ... Yes, we can! Haha ;^^ <--sorry, that's only funny to me and S-chan ;^^ Anyway, maybe it's because there was no one asian in our group this time. Seriously I will never understand the stereotype of asian foreigners can speak Japanese, but white people can't. I get this a lot, lol. There were other foreign fans in the line actually who were asian (we could tell because they had their ARCs as ID) and she didn't ask them if they could speak Japanese or not.
Anyway, enough rambling about that, we finally got in, listened to the shpeal about what we couldn't do (no touching Arashi, no talking to Arashi, no staring at Arashi, lol) and what we had to do (scream, clap, cheer, squeal, lol) and then we made our way into the studio XDD
This time our seats were in the very back row... right smack dab in the middle. Which means we were directly behind where they sit in the audience XDDD So, being in the back was not disappointing at all XD And now I think I have covered all the bases on seating positions. We've sat right in the middle, next to them, in the front row, and now in the back row and right behind them :D And the back row is actually the best view of the actual games. When you sit closer to the front there is often things blocking your view. So, we had a perfect view of the games... and a perfect view of the backs of their heads the whole time, haha ;^^ And yes, we decided that the backs of their heads DO look good XDD And if only one of us had a neck fetish we would have been in heaven XDDD
So... some more perks of the sitting behind them seat. Every time they walked back to their seats they walked straight at us!! Or as S-chan put it "like they were coming home~", haha XD Though when they were coming to their seats they were mostly looking down because if they had looked up they would have been staring right at us. So, we didn't really get any eye-contact as they were coming to their seats, though I think I saw Aiba-chan sneak a glance at us from the bottom of the stairs. As for eye-contact... I think J really does love foreigners, lol. I wasn't actually paying that much attention to him *dodges punches from J fans* but S-chan
So, yeah, we got looks from Nino, J and Aiba-chan... but nothing from Sho-chan, the king of being serious and never once looking at the audience. And nothing from Oh-chan, the king of staring off into space half the time and being too busy being molested by Nino the other half XDDD
And I am totally going all over the place here (thus the reason for calling this post "ramblings") but there was lots of Ohmiya again this time!!! Our first taping there was lots of Ohmiya, but the new year's special they weren't together enough. But they were back this time XDDD My favorite Ohmiya moment, when they first sat down in front of us they were sitting right next to eachother and Nino totally scooted his zabuton over so that it was touching Oh-chan's, lol! I think the staff should have just placed their cushions touching eachother in the first place XDD
And jumping back to another benefit of sitting directly behind them.... underwear shots!! Haha ;^^ I was too embarrassed to mention it until S-chan did, and then I was no longer ashamed that I blatantly checked the color of their underwear when they sat down, haha! Only Nino and Aiba-chan had outfits that you could see their underwear peaking out when they sat down though (the other guys had longer cardigans and such over their T-shirts) but really all I needed was to see that..... Nino was wearing YELLOW UNDERWEAR!!! Haha ;^^ And Aiba-chan's was a teal blue-ish color :D But yes... panchira ftw ;^^
And speaking of clothes, they all looked very good in their outfits :D We discussed during breaks and such, S-chan loved pretty much all their clothes, I thought Nino's pants were really cute (though it is the butt of the pants that is the cutest and I wonder how much it will show up on screen...) and I liked his shoes too. We both decided his shirt had to go though, haha ;^^ Also S-chan loved Oh-chan's shoes, which I also thought were cute after she pointed it out, hehe. She also loved Sho-chan's shirt (I thought he was looking very good as well, I even had a moment of *shock*staring at Sho-chan instead of Nino for a good 30 seconds*shock* XD) and she liked J's pants, which I did not, lol ;^^ But I did think that J looked very good as well. As a tribute to S-chan, when he walked in I thought "Ohhh, J looks good today" and then immediately after I had that thought Nino walked in and I stopped looking at J all together ;^^ Though when he sat down in front of us, he was right in front of S-chan (she was very happy about this XD) and so I could see the side of his face at an angle.... and it was the perfect shot of his huge pores *dodges punches from J fans again* I'm sorry S-chan!! But, he still looked good, I will admit it!
And lastly, I feel like I'm probably forgetting something and might go back and add things later if they pop into my head, but... I have to talk about Nino's hair :DDDD I'm sure that a lot of you have already seen it since there were pictures floating around, but yes, Nino is no longer super bleached out yellow-blond XD Thank you Nino-pyon~!!! So, he cut his hair shorter, which I like, and dyed it into a more dirty blond, or as they say in Germany "street dog blond" XDDDD <--- another long story/inside joke that only amuses us, haha, sorry ;^^ But yes, at first I was a bit iffy on the color, but once we stared on the "street dog blond" joke I think I came to love it, lol. It's definitely a nicer color than the super blond he had for the SP drama.
/end rambling XD