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I got the official announcement email from Johnny's web today. I haven't even looked at the comms but this is more for my information than anyone else's. Apologies to anyone for reading this for the sixty-second time.

◇Tokyo-National Kasumigaoka Stadium
8/28(金)17:30, 29(土)17:30, 30(日)17:30

Ballot deadline: 7/13
1 ballot 4 tickets max

◆Fukuoka Dome
9/18(金)18:00, 19(土)18:00

◆Kyosera Dome Osaka
9/25(金)18:00, 26(土)18:00, 27(日)16:00

◆Sapporo Dome
11/14(土)18:00, 15(日)16:00

◆Tokyo Dome
12/4(金)18:00, 5(土)18:00, 6(日)18:00

◆Nagoya Dome
2010/1/16(土)18:00, 17(日)16:00

Ballot deadline: TBA, end of July
1 ballot, 4 tickets max

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Fanclub ticket price: 7,000 yen

◇Frequently Asked Questions◇
Q1. I want to go to the Stadium and Tokyo Dome shows!
⇒A1. You can ballot for 1 date of the Stadium shows and 1 of the Dome dates. You have to submit two of the blue forms at the post office. You need to ballot for the Stadium by July 13. The Dome tour ballot date will come after; when the deadline is confirmed, choose one of the dates for Tokyo Dome.

Q2. I want to ballot for two of the Stadium shows!
⇒A2. NG. You can choose 1 performance.

Q3. I want to ballot for both Osaka Dome and Fukuoka Dome!
⇒A3. NG. You need to choose one or the other.

*****
Release Info:
New album: "All the BEST! 1999-2009"
8/19(水) on sale

26 released A-side singles from 1999 to 2009, a total of 31 songs in this best album.
● First press limited edition (3 discs)
4,200 yen * Special booklet included, special packaging
● Normal edition (2 discs)
3,200 yen

Well, the fact of the matter is I can't afford to go to the stadium show. If tickets were only 5,000 yen, like they were last time, maybe. But 7,000 is a lot and I'm going to Singapore. I would love to go to Tokyo Dome. It's close to home and I sure that it would just be fantastic show. Lydia will also probably be here! I wouldn't mind go to Nagoya. I've been there once, I know my way arond and what's the best way to get there and back. Tokyo is the most balloted venue, I think so I think there's a better shot at winning Nagoya, but it's the last venue. And the last shows are always the best.

I've got til the end of July to figure this out. I think I have more friends who want to go than tickets available. And I wouldn't want people to make plans to come all the way here from overseas especially for the concert and then have no tickets.

Now that it's official, I really want to go!

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Date: 2009-06-25 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iaoiua.livejournal.com
So, if I'm understanding this correctly, you can ballot for both a stadium AND a dome show? which increases the chances of "winning" tickets to at least ONE show? If money is the issue for you, I can spare the ~$20 and pay the difference for you. I'm not assuming that you should include me, because you have many friends in the same position, but I have no qualms about giving an extra $20 to the cause for you to ballot for both. It can't be more money than my plans to scalp if I have no other choices.

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Date: 2009-06-25 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
I suppose balloting won't hurt. If I don't win, I just get my money back, I suppose. Maybe Alex will come over for that too. :D Although, if it's like last time, you pay first and then get your money back later. -_-

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Date: 2009-06-25 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
The stupid thing is... you won't know if you win the stadium tickets until after the other ballot is due, I think. They're just trying to suck everyone of all their money!

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Date: 2009-06-25 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iaoiua.livejournal.com
The perpetual Johnny's dilemma ...

D:

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Date: 2009-06-25 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
I know... :( I wonder if they keep records of what you ballot for and what you win.

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Date: 2009-06-25 10:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iaoiua.livejournal.com
Yeah, I know that money is tighter for you at the moment. Well, let me know if I can help? I should be able to transfer money by using PayPal or something similar.

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Date: 2009-06-25 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
We'll work it out. Paypal goes to my Cdn account and it's a pain to get to it, but I could use the money to pay off the airline ticket on my credit card. XD

Well, I can count you and me and Alex (if she gets back to me). That's three~ Only gotta put down 21,500 yen up front!

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Date: 2009-06-25 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iaoiua.livejournal.com
By golly, when you add up the price of all those tickets, it's quite a nasty sum. Just keep me posted :D

Any idea when they'll announce the balloting results? -_-;

Re: other comment
If only ... but there isn't anything better (like better seats) for members who have been in the fan club longer, is there? If there isn't, then it might be too much to hope that they might "compensate" fan club members somehow. But there should be many, many tickets available for all of these shows. Let's stay positive!

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Date: 2009-06-25 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
We're lead to believe it's completely random but I'm sure there is some kind of favouritism involved... it IS Japan after all, home of Lifetime Employment. Fingers crossed yo!

Well, If ballots are due in for Stadium July 13, I think they'll announce it by the end of July? Tickets will be sent mid August. Maybe we will know by the time the other ballot is due. That would only make sense, so that people don't need to ballot twice (though I'm sure that won't stop anyone). But Japan doesn't do things logically, we know this.

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Date: 2009-06-25 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iaoiua.livejournal.com
Oh, China too, China too. Lifetime employment and it's all about connections x:

We'll keep our fingers crossed :D
and our wallets half-empty D:

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Date: 2009-06-26 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlealex.livejournal.com
Actually, the only show I could possibly make it for is the Stadium shows. The other ones are too late for me to leave for visa purposes, and the Stadium shows are EXACTLY when I need to leave. Like, my sixty days is up ON the 28th.

So. That's my situation. *GRINS IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION*

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Date: 2009-06-26 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
Oh so you have to leave China before the 28th? Are you going to have to leave every 3 months? Or what the fuck?

Just let me know which day is good for you and I'll get on it.

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Date: 2009-06-26 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlealex.livejournal.com
Yeah, well I got a six-month visa with multiple entries. Each entry can only last up to sixty days, though. So because I'm going to be entering China on the 28th (or 29th, I'm not sure if they'll count the entry to Macau/HK....), the latest I can leave China again is August 27th. Then my next entry will count 60 days from whenever I re-enter China. If that makes sense. ANYWAY, the Stadium shows are perfectly timed. The Tokyo Dome ones MIGHT be, but I'm not sure yet. Let me think about it once I'm back in China and have my brain back there. But the Stadium ones would be amazing :/

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Date: 2009-06-26 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
Well, don't worry. I'll try for the middle show. Last show will be more popular I think. That's the 29th. At least you'll have a place to crash!

So you have to leave China every 60 days? I don't get it. :/ Or you have to stay in for 2 months before you can leave again?

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Date: 2009-06-26 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlealex.livejournal.com
No, the idea is I can only stay in the country for 60 days at a time, even though the visa lasts for 6 months. Any visa longer than 3 months is arranged this way though. My housemate's firt visa was in increments of 30 days, gross. Thankfully "leaving the country" includes HK.

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Date: 2009-06-26 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
That kind of seems better than Japan where you aren't ALLOWED to leave unless you pay money to get a stupid stamp in your passport. :/

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Date: 2009-06-26 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlealex.livejournal.com
ew, that's annoying! Also thankfully I checked and Australians don't need to get a visa for trips to japan for less than 90 days. brilliant!

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Date: 2009-06-25 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oviparous.livejournal.com
darling put me last on your list! don't worry about me. i am prepared to brave the december chill and face up to a scalper. XDDD

am i crazy for forking out 120 000 yen for tickets?! XD i'm planning to go for all three of the tokyo dome concerts, i'll see what i can get for 30 000 yen the first night, and then next two nights i'll be giving it a 45 000 yen cap. sigh. ARASHI. YOU GUYS MAKE ME FOR DREAM.

I HOPE YOU GET TO GO DEAR. ♥

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Date: 2009-06-25 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
You're going to be one of THOSE people!? That goes to all 3 shows? Like a certain person that really irritates me? I thought you were going to drop 2000$ on just ONE show. That makes more sense. I hope I can get ticekts for at least 1 show! Though I wonder if the stadium and the domes will be the same. Probably not. And would anyone win BOTH?

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Date: 2009-06-25 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oviparous.livejournal.com
who what why huh?!! you mean it's more worth it to bunk $2000 on one show than to go for all three? what are the economics of that? tell me plsssss.

i figured going for all three would point to some kind of pilgrimage thing, you know? XDDDD

i guess some lucky duck would win both. duncha think? what are the chances, but it's possible. that one person. haha.

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Date: 2009-06-25 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
Wait. So are you just going to TRY and go to all 3 shows? Or actually go? Just the way fandom is and the way the fucking balloting system is, seeing people go to 3 shows just feels selfish to me. When some people don't even get to go to one... That's just my person opinion. But I hope you can go to at least one! And I hope even more it's with me. :D Though I guess I should count Watermelon in on it too, eh?

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Date: 2009-06-25 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oviparous.livejournal.com
hahaha i see, i see. i am planning to go for all three and procure my tickets from scalpers all the way. it's gonna cost me, but seeing that i've waited 10 years to get my ass to japan and six to see arashi AND considering that i plan for this to be the only time i spend so much on arashi's live performance, i would go for it. if i ever, ever get to go for another arashi concert in my life, i'd pay much less. but since this is my first time (bwahahaha arashi is de-flowering me in some way) i'm planning to just let go and see where the money takes me (or leaves me).

and while i get your point about how people don't even get to go to one, i don't even get the chance to ballot! and no, melon's not coming with me. hahahaha. maybe on one show, but i doubt it :P

right i gotta run! i hope i get to go with you tooooo ♥

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Date: 2009-06-25 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
Fair enough. Well, I'll ballot for Tokyo (though I'm not optimistic) and we can go together!

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Date: 2009-06-26 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sundaecone.livejournal.com
...and I just said that I'm giving up on this then there's a January 2010 at Nagoya no less. I might need to sell my kidney for this. Not to mention beg to all the gods and deities to give me a Visa. Fark.

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Date: 2009-06-26 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
Well, just think -- it's 6 months for you to save. And you have a full-time job and live at home. It's possible. Though... you'll need like, $2k? I don't even know what flights are like between Tokyo and Manila.

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Date: 2009-06-26 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sundaecone.livejournal.com
I.. do.. but there's stuff in between so I'm just hoping I could save enough for it. ;____; Otherwise, I'll have to beg real hard for my dad to lend me some.

I know at least two carriers that flies to Japan directly, one of which offer cheap fares so that's a good thing. My biggest problems are, as I've said before, VISA (I'll probably apply for one in a couple of months) and tickets. Argh. Arashi, why so hard to reach? ;___;

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