DaizyStripper EGO: Days 1 – 5
Perhaps the most notable aspect of DaizyStripper’s egos is that the pride of each member of this band seems to be founded in his fellow members. While each member’s special day did, of course, show off his personality and skills, there was a special segment set aside for other members to showcase themselves, mostly in ways that the egoist of the day was proud to share with the fans.
On Kazami’s day, Yugiri was called upon to sing “O Sore Mio” in a deep classical baritone. Yugiri, on the other hand, left the stage to his comrades for an “ad lib guitar solo battle.” He and Mayu also took the crowds on their days on a few trips down memory lane with first a repeat of the shocking “papa” gag and then back a week further from that bonus O-West performance to the fateful Kudan Kaikan as Mayu sought to bring closure to a set which was never finished.
Rei then prevailed upon Yugiri to sing “Chisai Goro Kara” the Judy and Mary cover song that had convinced Rei he simply had to start a band with this vocalist and to gather DaizyStripper about them both. Meanwhile, on Nao’s day, the crowd was treated to an intimate scene as the guitarist chose “Rude Boy,” a song he claimed held some of his most beloved lyrics by Yugiri for yet another acoustic section.
Of course, each of DaizyStripper showed off their own talents to the fullest: Kazami playing piano and singing warmly, Yugiri taking up acoustic guitar for an entirely solo performance, Mayu recreating a nostalgic acoustic scene with Yugiri’s aid, Rei taking to the microphone for a vocal solo, and Nao enjoying unrestrained freedom in a 20 minute number which sent one of his guitars to an early grave with a broken neck.
All of this only scratches the surfaces of DaizyStripper’s 6 egotistical days at Shibuya O-West, which culminated in a final concert rich with the memories and experience gathered over the five days previous. Read on for the finer details of each day and a unique insight into the hearts of each of DaizyStripper’s five stars.
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