Last night, a few friends and I went and saw the Japanese pop sensation, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) live on the Los Angeles stop of her "100% KKP WORLD TOUR."According to her Wikipedia page, she started out as a blogger, than moved on to modeling, and finally ending up doing the Japanese idol thing, all before the ripe old age of 20.
|That's as perfect an idol/model face as I ever done seen!|
Now, none of us had been big fans of hers or anything before seeing this. I had seen about three of her videos previously and enjoyed them as much as I usually enjoy Japanese poppy musical acts, which is to say, pretty minimally. Cute for sure, but not enough to make me a life long fan or anything.
|And I definitely couldn't match this dude's enthusiasm.|
As one friend pointed out, the production of the show was suspiciously low in quality. I'm know not of the budget of things like this, perhaps her relative obscurity in the states had something to do with it (you couldn't tell she wasn't big here by the huge crowd that turned out, that's for sure), but the quality of the energy was in no way compromised.
|But the quality of my phone's ability to take reasonably decent pictures from a distance sure was.|
I left the show wanting a CD, but as the gentle men and women of Club Nokia routed us outside of the venue afterwards and away from the merch table, that was not possible. Thankfully, the US iTunes store does carry her albums and quite a few of her singles and so I was able to purchase one there. Be sure to look her up.
This was her second appearance in L. A., and if she ever makes a stop in your city in the future, wherever you may live, and if you like cutesy J-pop that may be the cutesy-est J-pop that ever popped, be sure not to miss her.
Her music videos are amongst the most entertaining you will ever see, and includes such things as a faceless, chubby dancer dancing to her songs with amazing dexterity, to floating eye balls and ninjas.
Below is some video I took of the show of her performing my favorite song of hers and the actual music video to it.