Hello! Project 2007 Winter / Shuketsu! 10th Anniversary : 4 of 5
I always enjoy Morning Musume concerts more than these giant extravaganzas with the entire Hello! Project line up, but it just wouldn't feel right if I didn't see this concert, and it definitely had some great moments. Overall, I enjoyed the variety and the quick transitions from song to song (made possible by the different sub-stages in the huge arena), but I was disappointed that there was more lip-syncing than usual (and when actual singing was going on, I was intrigued by the use of ear monitors, which I don't remember seeing before). There are way too many girls and too many performances to mention, but here are a few highlights. Ayaya and Nacchi both show their talent (meaning real singing voices) and professionalism that kind of blows the baby girls away! Reina still manages to be a camera ham among the crowd, and Goto totally cheapens the entire show with her slut-fest. Seeing Sakura Gumi and Otome Gumi perform again was absolutely incredible - I felt nostalgic even though I wasn't a fan back when they were around! The Country Musume graduations are nice mainly because Konno makes a surprise appearance, and the final huge rendition of All for One & One for All is beautiful with so many of the girls in tears, caught up in the anniversary feeling. This is a nice long show with plenty of entertainment, and I'm looking forward to whatever the next concert release may be!