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05 May 2009 @ 12:43 am
Ume-chan Ochakai -- you guessed it -- Not-Report!  
Lucia asked for an explanation of how I came to be going to Ume-chan's ochakai in this not-report.

The answer, naturally, is "Cate's connections". Cate = Haya club, Haya = Hoshi 86th; Ume-chan = 86th formerly of Hoshigumi. There you go. ;)

Hoshigumi fans adore Ume-chan, by the way. They're STILL convinced that Ume-chan's not going to retire, or even go to Tokyo, but instead magically appear in Taiou taking Nene's her rightful place beside Chie.

Hoshi fans ♥

Hoshi fans are also the reason we had an amazing encounter post-ochakai, but that story will be saved for the full report.

The short report is: Ume-chan. Hair. Ume-chan. Thighs. Boots.

Ume-chan is so quirky and love and sweetness and so so so kind and humble and...

...And pretty much over being in Takarazuka. Not a tear. Not a word of regret about leaving. Hardly a word about retirement in general.

She still wants to support Takarazuka though, so please say hello to her if you see her in the audience after July 5th, and she had a nice talk with Nono Sumika today (yesterday?) so please support Soragumi too.

Oh, I was going to end it there but there is one other big thing. STAY GOLD. Not a music salon, she says. More like a revue. Actually, more than a revue, a "revenge performance" as she, Masami and Eriko reprise roles they wish they could do over. Characters who should have absolutely no relation to each other will be appearing onstage together in what sounds to be epically awesome fun times.

I applied for a ticket through Ume-chan club. :D

There, that's the end... for now. ;P
 
 
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Becca: Ume by pam_hikarumuffin_song on May 4th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hoshi fans are also the reason we had an amazing encounter post-ochakai, but that story will be saved for the full report.

You are a tease :P

As for Ume-chan being over Takarazuka...in a way, that makes me feel better. As much as it hurts us the fans, if she feels that it's time, then I'm okay with it.
A fascination frantic in a ruin that's romanticshirabyoshi on May 4th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
How... Ume. ♥ I hope you get that ticket!
Ms. Brittladybretagne on May 4th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
As if the poster didn't convince me that Stay Gold was going to be AMAZING, that pretty much sealed it. Oh Ume. ♥
utena1409: Wao/Mariutena1409 on May 4th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it was a great night!!! ^^

And you're going to see "Stay Gold" YAAAAAY!!! ^_____^

I'm really looking forward to a full report of this ochkai, no matter how long it will take! ^^
My Lady Tongue: Mucha with Shel poemomlteaufromage on May 4th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Would that I lived a hop, skip, and jump away. ;_; Eriko, please rock at the mini-revue like I know you will.
kirakira_sora: mon coeurkirakira_sora on May 4th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
"Revenge Performance" .... I like the sound of that. I'm really glad you are going♥

I wonder what roles Eriko would want to do over again. I suspect Phantom is going to be in there *laughs*
ceteranna: peacock womanceteranna on May 4th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Oh Ume-chan. ♥

I hope the next time such a quirky, sassy, unboxable, ambitious musumeyaku pops up, things will go a little bit easier for her because Ume-chan came first. I hope.

(For some reason, I can't help thinking of Earmuffs. Did you get that Ume-ish vibe from her? Or was it just me?)

And god oh god I cannot wait to hear more about Stay Gold. "Revenge performance" indeed. It seems like in these music salons for the retiring top musumeyaku, we get a glimpse of what they've always secretly wanted to do and haven't been able to get away with because they had to fit into the Classic Top Musumeyaku image. After Mihoko and the "ore"s and the fedoras, and Asuka and all the drag and mischief, I can only begin to imagine what Ume-chan's going to bust out with. XD I REALLY hope you get a ticket... because I desperately want a super-detailed Julie-style rundown of the show....

Also looking forward to the full ochakai debrief! ♥

Jess (Ducky)just_keep_on on May 5th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Characters who should have absolutely no relation to each other will be appearing onstage together in what sounds to be epically awesome fun times.
Do they get to plan their own dinner show? I'm guessing they have some say in it, by the looks of things ...