Hello my lovelies~ It is I, Alisha, finally able to write a blog post~
I applied months in advance and totally never thought I'd get selected, and then a few weeks before the actual convention I found my reply in the junk folder of my email! They'd messaged me asking to perform months ago, noooooooo T^T
Here are some photos from my performance~
Here is my set list:
(Note: this also includes songs I would've performed had the CD player not broken)
1. Bad Apple!! (TOUHOU)
2. a little pain (NANA)
4. Lonely in Gorgeous (Paradise Kiss)
5. te-yu-te (Kagamine Rin)
6. Mozaik Role (English)
In the end I had to remove 3/6 songs, so I only had half of my set list ToT
I'm determined to have better organisational skills for my next performance~!
I also had the opportunity to meet Kelsey again (I last met her at London MCM Expo 2013)
I watched her performance (which I just about managed to get there in time for T^T)
And then we took a polaroid together~ Well, Andy took the photo (KleptoPenguin)
I always say it, but Kelsey is so so SO lovely in real life, she's a total sweetheart<3
Over-all, I had SUCH a great time at Hyper Japan, and I'm going again in July this year~!
(Hopefully I will be performing again, but we shall seeeeee)
I 100% recommend this convention to everyone who lives in the UK that reads this blog,
I really think you would all enjoy yourselves, even Jamie had a good time and he doesn't even have that much of an interest in Japanese culture, he was just chaperoning me. orz
They have such a wide range of fashion styles, and there's even a fashion show for budding models~ I couldn't actually watch the fashion show because that was when my performance was happening... oops.
AND~ I met Diana Garnet and watched her perform! Okay so, for those of you who don't know who she is, she was a YouTube coverist (Youtaitte) by the name of 'Tonkhai'. Basically, she used to do what I do now, and it was mainly her covers that inspired me to start singing myself.
She sent off some demos to Sony Music Japan, and they absolutely loved her
I loved her covers and I now own her album~
Seeing her perform in person was really emotional because she's such an inspiration to me, as I'm aiming to become a recording artist myself. It's kind of making me see that it could actually potentially happen if I keep working at it. It was a very emotional experience. Yes.
I don't think Jamie understood why I was almost crying, haha~
I did have more pictures but they seem to have vanished T^T
Although in all honesty I couldn't take very many pictures because I was too busy running around trying to see and do everything before my performance.
I was lucky to attend both sessions, and they offered to let me keep my pass so that I could attend the next day, but as I don't live in London I had to go home, haha~ booooooooo
I don't know how the people that only go for one session manage ;-; I wanted to do EVERYTHING.
If you go to Hyper Japan, you'll probably be like me after a while and go running upstairs to escape from all the food (because, as you all know, food makes me pretty awkward after a while) and they certainly have a looooooot of food there, but it smelled really good and I kinda regret not trying Takoyaki now because it looked amazing (but I think octopi are super cute so I don't think I could ever ever eat one ;;~;;)