Yamashita Tomohisa (26) of popular group NEWS held another solo concert at the Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo on May 8th. With more than 13,000 fans in attendance, he sent out a call to the devastated areas of Japan: “Don’t give up, Japan!”
The Tokyo concert was one in a string of shows for Yamashita’s solo Asian tour, which began in January. Beginning May 7th, he was to hold a total of 6 shows over 4 days in the same location. The Tokyo concerts were originally scheduled to be the final stop on the tour, but due to the massive earthquake, the late March concerts in Sapporo and Taiwan were rescheduled for later this month. “It was hard to make the decision, but I’m glad that I could reschedule the concerts. I want to make the fans happy”, he explained.
Meanwhile, during his May 8th concert, Tokyo was over 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Due to the energy-saving measures imposed in concerts these days, the air conditioning was turned off. Sweating in the stuffy auditorium, Yamashita remarked, “It’s hot today…!”. The temperature in the room turned up even more after a fan asked a daring question during the Q&A session with fans. One girl asked him, “What color panties do you like on a girl?” In response to the daring question, he cheekily answered, “How should I answer this question?…Any color is okay!”.
What the Hell of question is that? >_<