Epilog for Red Night

Included in "LIVE AT BUDOKAN" (released on 2015 Jan. 7th).

Epilogue for "Red Night"   on 2014 Mar. 1st

[Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
also known as
"Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final"]

Overcoming the many severe trials that were given by the Metal masters,
at last BABYMETAL
have won the Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven and have got the true Metal.
The true Metal has turned into the metal balls,
has gone up at sonic speed just like a dragon ascending the sky
and has dyed the sky crimson.
Towards the last chapter of the Metal Resistance,
the countdown has been started...

[The next show is on March 2nd at Nippon Budokan,
Black Night, Legend Doomsday.
There is little time left until the time of fate...]



  • The texts enclosed in [   ] were not narrated, only displayed on the screen.

  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.


About the Accidents near the End of "Red Night"

All who watch the video of the "Red Night" concert notice YUIMETAL has suddenly disappeared in the middle of "Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!". You need not read this lengthy note unless you are hungry for information.

In the video (around 1:01:20-25), MOAMETAL steps back, screaming "hedoban hedoban" to stir up the audience in the stands, and just at the moment when she watches her footing, YUIMETAL's voice breaks off. Acting the same as MOAMETAL on the other side of the stage, YUIMETAL missed her footing and fell down from the passage way.

Those who noticed worried about YUIMETAL, but someone must have directed "the show must go on" through the ear monitors, so the song was continued without her. I hear she seemed to fall on her lower back and didn't move for a while (it is uncertain whether she couldn't move or just kept unmoving). It was about two minutes (but the audience felt it longer) between the end of the song and the beginning of the prologue to "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI".

After YUIMETAL came back, another accident occurred. Near the beginning of "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI", MOAMETAL & YUIMETAL always run on the stage. In Budokan, they made 90 degree turn at top speed to move to another passage way. Just after the turn, MOAMETAL stumbled on something and probably sprained her leg(s). In that part of the World Tour 2014 trailer, she is still running on the middle of the passage way when YUIMETAL reaches the main stage.

At the end of the concert, after SU-METAL said "put your corset up!" & "three, two, one...", the three jumped, but YUIMETAL's jump was small and, when grounding, MOAMETAL put her arms on the floor to support her body.

Since injuries often get worse afterwards than just after the accident, fans worried about Yui & Moa and waited for official information. BABYMETAL's official twitter always tweets something soon after their concert, and entertainment companies usually give some information as soon as possible if such an accident has occurred, but the official twitter kept silence until noon of the next day. Some fans guessed Yui and/or Moa got a shot of painkiller for the "Black Night" concert but whether they were able to perform or not was uncertain until doing the rehearsal of the day.

[The tweet after the silence] said very vaguely & equivocally about the accidents. Fans could only know the concert was to hold as scheduled and Yui & Moa would stand on the stage. It was made sure three days later that Yui's & Moa's injuries were not severe, only when Sakura Gakuin's official twitter told Yui, Moa & Hana went to Tower Records Shibuya to make arrangements which seemed easily postponable.

It is clear that the cause of the accidents was the lack of considering safety in the stage production, but no official comment was announced about it. I'm afraid Amuse Inc., as a company, seems to make light of safety.

Unnecessary addition:
The height of the passage way (> 1.5m) is enough to break someone's neck who has fallen down. Since there were guardrails on the inner side of the passage ways, I'm afraid someone may have removed the outer guardrails from the design of the stage because he thought the videos & photos of the members were offended if guardrails were in front of them.

On the "Black Night" concert, there were the outer guardrails (quickie & rugged), but some dangerous stage directions were not changed. And the pillars of fire continue to blow up near the performers also in their later concerts.

On several occasions, not a few fans show their fear of severe accidents. People easily know the danger of such actions as stepping back or running & turning on a narrow (< 1.8m) & messy passage way after an hour of hard dancing, running near the pillars of fire with the frilly garments which easily catch fire, three girls dancing together on a small (< 2.5m) & elevated (> 1.8m) stage, etc.

Considering these, though the Fox God couldn't protect YUIMETAL & MOAMETAL, it was rather lucky that severer accidents didn't occur in Budokan, and people should consider safety as seriously as if severer accidents had actually occurred. Unfortunately, however, I'm afraid 'he' seems as if he thought like "it need not be so considered because no severe accident has actually occurred". I wish no more accidents.


Epilogue for "Red Night"   on 2014 Mar. 1st

Romaji TranscriptionEnglish TranslationNotes
 
[LEGEND "Kyodai Korusetto Matsuri"[Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
mata no na oalso known as
Tenka-ichi Metaru Budookai Fainaru]"Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final"]
 
metaru masutaa yori ataerareshi kazukazu no kakoku-na shiren o norikoeOvercoming the many severe trials that were given by the Metal masters,1
tsuini BABYMETAL waat last BABYMETAL
Tenka-ichi Metaru Budookai de shoori shi honto no metaru o te-ni-ireta.have won the Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven and have got the true Metal.
Honto no metaru wa metaru booru e to sugata o kaeThe true Metal has turned into the metal balls,2
marude doragon ga shooten suru ka no gotoku onsoku no supiido de kake-agarihas gone up at sonic speed just like the dragon ascending the sky
tenkuu o kurenai ni someta.and has dyed the sky crimson.
Metaru Rejisutansu no saishuushoo e mukeTowards the last chapter of the Metal Resistance,
kauntodaun wa hajimatta...the countdown has been started...
 
[Jikai sangatsu futuka Nihon Budookan[The next show is on March 2nd at Nippon Budokan,
Kuroi Yoru LEGEND DOOMSDAYBlack Night, Legend Doomsday.
Unmei no toki made nokosareta jikan wa ato wazuka...]There is little time left until the time of fate...]
 

Notes

  1. "Metal master(s)" seems to refer to some great Metal musicians. In the picture stories of the concerts titled "May Revolution" held in 2013 May, BABYMETAL met four Metal masters, were told what were needed for the true Metal, and got them: speed, prayer, fortitude & pride.
  2. On the screen, kanji "鋼鉄魂" (= steel soul) is displayed with the reading of "metal ball". These metal balls look like the Dragon Balls. In the manga "Dragon Ball", if someone collects all seven Dragon Balls, Shenlong (= divine dragon) will appear and grant the collector one wish. Then Shenlong disappears and Dragon Balls scatter all over the world.
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