This week was relatively quiet, so it's mostly summaries of concert MCs.
Shizuoka 30 Apr 1st concert MC
After the first concert in Shizuoka, Shige and Massu and Koyama and Tegoshi went out to eat in pairs. Shige and Massu ate unagi and Koyama and Tegoshi ate a local specialty, Sawayaka Burger. Tegoshi appeared to look a little jealous after hearing about the unagi as he claims that’s his favourite food. KoyaTego also went out in matching clothes - NEVERLAND jackets and sandals.
Matsushima Sou (Sexy Zone) came to see the concert and brought a gift of high end fruit jelly for NEWS.
Shizuoka 30 Apr 2nd concert MC
The members and juniors celebrated Koyama’s birthday with a special cake and a rendition of Happy Birthday.
Shige grabbed a piece of cake with his bare hands and fed Koyama.
Birthday Messages for Koyama from the following:
Massu’s radio (5 May)
He introduced “ORIHIME” as the Masterpiece for the week, and said that they put in particular effort as to how to present this song for the concert. He hopes people who can go to the concert would take note of the presentation for this song, especially for the “Semete Hareta Yoru wa Ai ni Kite Yo ” bit
He mentioned his next appearance in “BITEKI” again - to look forward to it. Second mention following his jweb dated 4/20
Osaka 6 May concert MC
Tegoshi, Massu & Shige sang the theme song for Pokemon and made Koyama sing the Sailormoon theme song
On 24hr TV this year - Koyama asked them to all come, to perform songs or something. Tegoshi said he’d go if he gets to sing 5 solos. K: “I’m Coming” at 24hr TV!? Shige: I’ll sing vampire. Massu: I’ll sing “Love Addiction”!
TegoShigeMassu refused to leave at the end of the MC. Koyama tried to drag Massu off but Massu went, “Nooooooo...No way am I leavinggggggg” and Koyama “Taka’s core is really strong”
Tegoshi asked Shige to play the recorder. The members were surprised as that was what he did in Kinpachi Sensei, which was before Tegoshi joined Johnny’s. He said he knows because he was watching. When asked about Massu’s role, “The one on the bicycle”
On how the venue was really hot and the leader should do something about it. K: Like, how many humidifiers am I supposed to get for each venue? S: You mean DEhumidifiers!
Osaka 7 May 1st concert MC
The 4 of them went out for dinner together after the previous night’s concert and talked about what they want to do for their 15th anniversary next year
On which famous musicians they hope would write songs for NEWS - M: Inaba-san from B’z. S: Nishino Kana, so she can write a version of “Torisetsu”* for NEWS. K: Dreams Come True. T: Mr Children. Apparently Tegoshi is also close to Sakurai-san from Mr Children in private, as they play soccer together (*Torisetsu is a song by Nishino Kana, which is the colloquial term for "user manual" in Japanese. This song has been spoofed by various comedians, including Massu in a collaboration with Asagaya Sisters on 26 Mar's episode of Chara Parade)
On weeeek - the title was “week” at the demo stage, and Shige and Massu suggested to the producer to make it weeeek so that it reflects GReeeeN’s 4 Es. The producer snapped back, “We’re already thinking of that!”
- Tegomass did runway performances for the costumes, with Tegoshi singing Dreams Come True’s “Osaka Lover” as BGM during his turn and Massu ending his turn in a sumo pose