Good MorningNight. This is Moa. This year was the first time Moa could not be with her family, during my birthday. Instead I became 15 in Europe, and I was able to celebrate a special birthday!
Every time, on the days I go on stage or when I am away from my family traveling overseas, mama always says “Be careful, No matter what happens come back alive!!!”. I feel like she may be over exaggerating… but Moa, for the longest time, due to good or bad luck has been involved in strange accidents, that getting hurt is something that happens often. (sweat)
When I was a child I was in the hospital for pneumonia, I fell between the space between the bed and the wall backwards. I got my hand stuck in an automatic door and caused a commotion… I know I told this before, but during home ec I cut off the skin in my left index finger along the 2nd joint. During the earthquake, the water from the fish tank -that class all took care of- splashed on me, and I got all sticky… In the playground balls come flying towards Moa, causing bruises. Really, a lot of things happen around me. So I understand why my mama is worried, so taking her kind thoughts and feelings, I reply “Yes, No matter what I will come home alive.”
The first stop in the European tour was France!!! It was YUIMETALS Seitansai. The fans were fired up from the beginning!! During the encore, everyone sang “Happy Birthday” and celebrated. I know it wasn’t for me but I was so happy, tears came running down.
Next came Germany!!! We did my, MOAMETAL’s Seitansai. The impression I got in Germany was there were a lot of metaller’s. Are they scary?… is what I was thinking, but they were very warm and kind (heart). Every time a song ended there was a loud applause, I felt it the warmth in my heart. I was so happy.
We left the fortunate Germany, and went to England. We went to famous Sonisphere to perform. Here I ran into the issue where I could not hear from my ear monitor (sweat). At first we were waiting in our position in standby, calming myself and waiting to start, but I heard nothing. Listening carefully, I noticed I can hear the drums right behind me, barely.
Huh? Oh am I in trouble?! Is my ear monitor broken?!! ran trough my mind and I thought about going off stage to get it fixed, but I can feel SU-METAL and YUIMETAL moving. So I thought I’ll just have to move with what faint drumming I can hear, so I quickly assessed what was going on and somehow managed to move. Since we could not do a sound check being at a foreign festival, I heard this kind of stuff happens. The staff noticed what was going on with Moa and quickly addressed the issue, and I was saved. I was so relived when I heard sound coming in through the ear monitor. Thank You! I have been able to participate in many festivals, I felt everything I learned has been useful. And I will never forget the enormous view from the stage!!
Lastly, the Headliner in London!! I heard there was going to be a live streaming to Japan, with fans cheering us on in Japan, was very encouraging! Everyone was so hyped during the show, I felt everyone is enjoying BABYMETAL! I wanted to reply back to that feeling, by giving all of MOAMETAL’s to show. But there was something that happened to MOAMETAL in London. I stepped on something and and lost my footing (sweat) We don’t know what is going to happen, so we have to prepared for anything, is what I took to heart and learned from during the shows this time around!!
One year ago, right after a BABYMETAL show, we were so tired we had to rest for a while. This time all 3 of us were not tired. We were so full of energy that we had to careful not to cause trouble with KOBAMETAL and the Kami band members. (LOL)
Lastly thank you for the European Tour!! and pray for me that no “happenings” will happen in America.