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Attending the iDOLM@STER live concerts
« on: December 24, 2011, 08:43:37 AM »
So, the end of the anime comes with the announcement of the iM@S 7th Anniversary live concert in June 2012.

After watching a lot of videos of the previous years' concerts, maybe it would be fun to try and to go one in person.  It should be even grander now that the anime has been produced, along with lots of new songs since the last concert.

But then I take a look at the airfare, and from USA it's about $2000 USD for a ticket to Tokyo.  >___>  Well....

(And then I don't know how much concert tickets would be -- and good ones, too, so I don't end up all the way in the back, lol.)

Has anyone else gone or tried to go?  Maybe if you lived a lot closer to Japan than I do, it's probably cheaper.
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Re: Attending the iDOLM@STER live concerts
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 09:23:39 AM »
So, the end of the anime comes with the announcement of the iM@S 7th Anniversary live concert in June 2012.

After watching a lot of videos of the previous years' concerts, maybe it would be fun to try and to go one in person.  It should be even grander now that the anime has been produced, along with lots of new songs since the last concert.

But then I take a look at the airfare, and from USA it's about $2000 USD for a ticket to Tokyo.  >___>  Well....

(And then I don't know how much concert tickets would be -- and good ones, too, so I don't end up all the way in the back, lol.)

Has anyone else gone or tried to go?  Maybe if you lived a lot closer to Japan than I do, it's probably cheaper.

Not that I've tried to go for an Im@s concert in particular, but it's usually more worth it if you can spend a few weeks at a time there. All in all, I'd expect to spend around $600 - $700 a week on lodging and food once you're there - transportation and such are on top that. But honestly, $2000 to Tokyo surprises me a bit - I'd expect prices to be $1300 round trip. Maybe they've gone up like, a lot.

Kinda a shame it doesn't happen around mid-late August, or you could fit in a ComiKet trip too. As it stands, you'll have to find events happening around that time, which I don't know of off the top of my head.
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Re: Attending the iDOLM@STER live concerts
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 05:48:20 AM »
Stupid Question incoming!

Never been to a concert in my life - iM@S or otherwise - so I just wanted to know, how long are concerts?  How long are concerts in general and specifically for iDOLM@STER?
1.5, 2, 3, 4 hours?

Sorry about that :P
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Re: Attending the iDOLM@STER live concerts
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 07:39:26 AM »
Concerts go about 2 hours? I think? I didn't time, but it was definitely more than 1 hour and less than 3.
If im@s were to come here, I'd go. I can't afford flight to Japan just for that.... or for anything at all really. Not my life's goal either ^^'
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Re: Attending the iDOLM@STER live concerts
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 09:24:37 AM »
i'v been thinking about going to a live Im@s concert as well, but couldn't find any information on tickets only that they were incredibly expensive on ebay for one of the concerts. well my japanese isn't too good, so i guess there would be much more information out there.
anyway i don't think i'll go this year because i'd first have to find someone to go with me as i don't want to go alone on holidays. but if you intend to go i suggest you don't just go for the concert but make 2 or 3 weeks of holidays there. there is no need for other events, japan has a lot to offer if you are interested in japanese culture (which you probably are if you care about im@s). the first time i went to japan came out of a joke with a friend "how about we go to the Tokyo Game Show?" - "Sure, when is it?". So we went to japan for 3 weeks and visited the TGS during that time ;)

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Re: Attending the iDOLM@STER live concerts
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 09:54:04 PM »
That said, it's not so easy to plan the events you really want to go to together.

For example I'm interested in Dolls' party and Comiket and also im@s concerts but they rarely happen within close intervals of each other. (Dolls' party and Comiket only come close during winter).

But if you end up going try and find things you like! People always say visit shrines and historical stuff, but personally I don't find any of that interesting. ^^ So find things that work for you.