BABYMETAL live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City (mutli cam fan video)

BABYMETAL Live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on November 4, 2014. This is a fan-edit of the entire concert.

This film is based on videos from other YouTube contributors (plus some of my own clips). I have tried to capture the experience of going to that awesome NYC concert.

babymetal at  Hammerstein Ballroom

babymetal at Hammerstein Ballroom

I am deeply thankful to those who have shared their video footage, capturing the moments of this amazing event. They are:

AG Destiny Abandonedlove Alexander Newton
Beew Cassandra Chhel chemicalsugp
Chinny224 Corinne Creamycakes Crow4ever
DEMON BOY TV Dennis Stefan E King
Erik Mokusatsu Fan No Sekai Frank Pellegrino
Greg Murphy iHazSeoul Jazel Ruivivar
Jovin Famor Killer X747 MariposaLovely
Melfice Sephiroth Mike Alfaro NYC SUMOYUI-METAL
POP-J s684913574 Shady San
sugoinana svramos 13 thatgirlIraeleen
The Laughing Mann TheNeonWhiteOne Wizard66
and 桜田火山

And, thanks to Amuse Inc., for permitting this fan work to be published.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1-fd_i1I8o

BABYMETAL exclusive interview

Here is a english translation from NY 新聞社社長の摩天楼★日記

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Q: So first of all, your faces are small! (Note: A small face is really highly praised in Japan. One of the girls’ obsessions.)

Su: No, no no no no (laugh).
Moa: I don’t think so (laugh).

Q: You did great yesterday. NYC audiences were so hyped.
Su: Thank you. It’s our first live at NYC, so I was full of anxiety about what audience was like here and how our live went, but I was so surprised and happy when I heard audiences loud from the dressing room.
Yui: And once the live began a lot of clapping and singing along happened, so I had a very happy time.

Q: Most of them were New Yorker… Americans.
Moa: Yes, I was so surprised!
Su: It’s so great, wasn’t it? Because we could see their faces so well.
Yui: We even could see them at balcony.

Q: And they sang along in Japanese.
Su: There is a solo song of mine titled as Akatsuki, its lyrics are difficult even for Japanese but fans overseas learned it and sang along as they could, I was so impressed!

Q: How did you feel first when live at NYC was booked?
Su: An announcement was done in the middle of our live in Summer Sonic! We were never noticed about it and it was shown on a screen at the very end of the introduction video, a simple statement only (laugh). We took a rest at the moment and saying “What?” is all we could do (laugh).
Moa: Yes, yes (laugh).

Q: Didn’t you know at all till the moment?
Su: No, we didn’t. We just said, “Really? Really? Really?” (laugh) We panicked little just after that. Moametal and I saw it but Yuimetal didn’t, and she said, “What? It must be kidding,” and “What? What?” So we couldn’t talk about the same thing. Soon a next song began and we scrambled to the stage saying, “Time to go! Time to go!” (laugh) We were full of surprise at the announcement but full of joy because I felt like retuning here after seeing the town and warmth of people at NYC in last May.
Yui: I was so surprised when I knew it at the live with audience, but also I was so, so much happy. I felt the people were so kind at the last visit in May. I was looking forward to seeing how these people look like at a live.

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Q: Is it normal to know live schedules like that?
Su: Yes, it always is.
Moa: Always, isn’t it?
Yui: We knew about The World Tour on stage, too.

Q: See. It’s a Babymetal way, isn’t it? (laugh) But you would do it well at the end of the day.
All: (Laugh)

Q: Support acts for Lady Gaga’s in the last Spring were noticed much.
Moa: What I learned by my own eyes from watching Lady Gaga-san’s show in the last May was that a live is beyond languages. Lady Gaga-san’s songs were English which I don’t understand, but I could feel something. I remembered that music is universal. So when the NYC live was booked I felt like delivering my feelings (even I could sing only in Japanese) as a presenter this time.
Su: Lady Gaga-san’s song and Babymetal’s are different in genres, aren’t they? So I was so anxious whether audiences accepted us or not. And I remembered at the very first they looked like, “What were these girls?” with a lot of “?” in their minds. But the more acts we played, the more I could feel they got some fun with us. I did remember one of her staff said to us, “You’re so good on stage!”
Moa: We played five stages. At the final one we did warm-ups with her back dancers (laugh). (Not only Gaga-san but) also staff were all very friendly.

Q: You looks so happy.
Moa: Yes! (laugh)

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Q: What was Gaga-san like in person?
Su: We three had a talk with Gaga-san before her live, she gave us an advice kindly. We got almost paralyzed in front of her but she gave us words and never was bothered to understand us speaking in Japanese. She is full of kindness.
Yui: And in a middle of singing Gimme Choco I looked at a side of the stage she’s there in a long time to support us!
Moa: I happened to look at a side and Lady Gaga-san’s there and I said, “Gosh!” in my head (laugh)

Q: It’s surprising, no doubt (laugh).
Yui: She’s so kind.

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Q: Are lives overseas different from those in Japan?
Su: Audiences in Japan tend to fill out in sync, and those overseas tend to sing along. My impression is that they enjoy songs as a whole.

Q: Did you have fun in NYC live?
All: Absolutely yes! (in sync)

Q: Will you come back here again?
All: We will! (In sync)

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Q: For last words, your messages to readers in America, please?
Su: Yes. What I try to do is to do best by doing what we always did. It might be needed to do anything different, but I want to deliver good Babymetal as usual. I want to deliver it to fans in America, too. I came to the city and felt warmth of its people, so I want to be here again. I hope you looking forward to seeing us in the city again!
Moa: I want to build a new genre Babymetal by blending Kawaii and Metal. So I want to do what we only can do now and in future. I was so happy to have a chance to perform in NYC, so I want to be here to see you again.
Yui: Babymetal is distinct not only by our songs but also by our dances, so I want more people to know that. So I want to improve ourselves a lot enough to deliver that to many people as possible. I’ll be back.
(End of the interview)

BABYMETAL in the news part 15

BABYMETAL has taken New York by storm last thursday with an almost sold out concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Babymetal Megitsune taken by Ricoh Theta #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

The purpose of the section is to concentrated all the news in a single BABYMETAL place, so here are all the latest news about BABYMETAL and their last NY concert So here we go…

The Guardian
Babymetal review: pop fans and headbangers united in awe

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Billboard
8 Observations From Babymetal’s Debut NYC Concert

Noisey
BABYMETAL VS BULLET BELTS: A METALHEAD’S REVIEW OF THE JAPANESE BAND’S MANIC LIVE SHOW

MetalSucks
Why Is It Okay To Be Racist And Misogynistic About Babymetal?

GigiWise
BABYMETAL: ‘WE ARE LIKE NOTHING YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE’

Metalsucks
Fifteen Burning Questions We Have About Babymetal

Grammy.com
Babymetal At Hammerstein Ballroom

Metal Injection
These Are The People Who Saw BABYMETAL Last Night

Can We Stop With The BABYMETAL Pedophilia Jokes?

Update 1
Gawker
I Can’t Stop Listening to Babymetal, the World’s Heaviest Teen Pop Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPy47kcdYX0

More videos from the New York BABYMETAL show!

Very close view of IDZ

2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4bP6AjoZns

Kami band solos and catch Me If You Can

Kami band solos and Akumo no Rondo

IDZ

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Song 4

Megitsune

Babymetal Death ( zoomed in and shaky in parts)

Headbanger!!! ( half of song, up close)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gtJLN_K71Q&list=UURW6ZACYg_OzPougFc21Rew

Majority of show from back of the venue on two videos, band is difficult to see but it gives a sense of the size of the venue and crowd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUbM0cYOMwg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCIXIP3A2AU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaDixVJH0VQ

Update 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJDqQgOkp7w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXkEHm-7mcQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvht1wu-KJs