Ogura Yui LIVE “Smiley Cherry🍒”
Day-Night session which was held several days ago,
has ended without a hitch!!
To everyone who came,
also to everyone who cheered me on,
I’m really thankful to you m(_ _)m
This time, the venue
is the same place with my 1st live exactly two years ago
It’s Pacifico Yokohama.
Since the last time, two years has passed,
not only my age, but also the amount of my experiences.
I must make progress,
as a human being, also for my performances. So I thought, it was a challenging LIVE with such pressure and burden which I put on myself.
Last time, during my 1st LIVE,
There was the combination of me in my teen age years
who only rushed in my full power without being able to see the exit,
also the LIVE where I only hit my limit…
That’s why, during that live I was really desperate,
I didn’t even know my own pace
Even so, I pressed myself with all my might during that time.
When the curtain opened,
despite having stood on the stage I’ve been to before, to perform in front of a lot of fans in solo,
I wasn’t able to hide the difference of power, it made me lost my confidence, I actually felt a bit scared to stand on the stage. That time, I felt that
to have a solo performance on a big stage,
not only as a musician,
but also as a human being, I need to grow even more, I can’t do this job
unless I improve my mind and composure.
Even so, during the 1st LIVE
I felt that I was able to press my power at the maximum degree as far as I could, so I have no regret, and I was able to accomplish something.
And because I was able to surpass that stage,
Now I could understand clearly about my regrets and problems.
In such a time, my 1st LIVE tour also had been decided
I need to perform in various places,
including the triumphal return stage on my hometown Gunma, also 2-days live in Makuhari Messe✨
As for myself,
The existence of this tour was really important…
Especially with having to do live in various places
I was able to feel the warmth and power from the fans closely
So I thought that the fans are my allies,
and those warmth wouldn’t ever change
no matter how many times
and how big the size of the venues changed…
So I thought that I need to live up to expectations until that time.
This is how I was being stubborn and overthinking things…
Though for other people, even though I made mistakes and show my weaknesses…even though things wouldn’t go as I expect to be…you would say that you’d still accept it,
cheer me on, and you’d still watch over me.
I want to always be myself who is constantly evolving
while being perfect,
but it was also where I was able to feel your gaze, also the power of your support☺️
with that change of mind
For this time’s LIVE stage,
it might be on the same venue as two years ago
but the scenery I saw, also how I felt
were completely different from last time✨
I was able to feel the warmth, heat, and how important it is,
I was also able to see everyone’s face much clearly
more than before…
The audience on the back, on the side,
also the 2nd and 3rd floor…
While firmly reflecting upon everyone’s feelings
which became one and united,
I thought I was able to stand on the stage that way.
This time’s LIVE title,
is Smiley Cherry🍒
The concept was so a lot of people
could have a wonderful smile, also so everyone could be able to stick together like cherries
so we wanted to make it a LIVE Stage where we could be as close as we could
With those objectives and world view…
If it could reach everyone
in the venue even just a bit✨
Also, if you could accept my existence in a way, even just for a bit…
I feel that this LIVE
has its meaning and inevitability☺️
I hope this feeling could reach a lot of people, even if just a little…✨
And on this LIVE
there was a time where I need to perform
while using a headset and there were LED panels,
also the wonderful costumes and hairstyles, goods, choreographs,
stage and intermission video, the arranged sound and such…
I could implement all of them
thanks to the support from a lot of staff!!
Before the LIVE this time,
there was a time where my physical condition was bad,
and made the staff also fans
worry about me…
I couldn’t do the rehearsal like I expect to,
I felt frustrated and cried, I felt disgusted with my own weakness and was almost crushed by it
But I really felt encouraged by how I have my fans around me who always support me,
also a lot of people who will support me
whenever I’m troubled or having a rough time…
I won’t lose to something like this, so I thought.
Because I’m always being supported,
that’s why it’s obvious that I want to return those feelings
as many times as I could, it made me realize such important thing.
That’s why, from now on as well,
I want to make people smile
with my own voice and performance…
When you think it as various people’s life
it might only be a glimpse of sparkling and happiness…
But, because it’s just a glimpse,
Cherish that moment.
I want to do my best, so I felt from the bottom of my heart that I need to do my best 😊
I wasn’t a skillfull person,
so I have complexes and weaknesses… That’s why I might need more time than everyone else. But,
I’ll do it step by step like before
but steadily, so I could make progress
I think that I’ll devote myself to it!
The 2nd LIVE TOUR
and fans club has been decided…
So I could find a new side of myself, I’ll do my best while strengthening my feelings, okay!!
Everyone, please come along with me😊
This time, even I myself, from the bottom of my heart,
I think that I was able to make a wonderful LIVE
where I could enjoy it with my best smile!😊
To the staff, including my family and friends who always support me,
also to the fans who cheered me on…I’m really thankful to all of you!!✨
I won’t ever forget, everyone’s Smile(^-^)
Good fortune and happiness will come to those who smile☺️
I hope you can meet a lot of wonderful smile
also brings a lot of smile to other people
from now on as well…✨
Source: Smiley Cherry☆