A fantastic show it was, with a few surprises. We hadn't expected to hear "Heaven" again any time soon, and though rain failed to fall from the Budoukan ceiling during "Nocturne," the beautiful graphics more than made up for the lack of getting wet. Here's hoping the footage from the crane cameras turns up somewhere besides Imai's papa's home video collection.
As for a live report on the standing tour, it's coming. We've had an extremely busy late autumn and we're now taking a well-earned break, but we promise we'll be back with some proper articles in the new year. In the meantime, Happy New Year to you all, and here's hoping the Year of the Sheep brings some wonderful warm fuzzy feelings to everyone.
The small child in the foreground had a large B-T painted on her face in eyeliner.