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This is the second of two concerts in Osaka.
From For Whom The Bell Tells, December 4, 2013:
Second show in Osaka
The reviews are Out There! I’m up early and off to see my new friends at the newsagents who I am pretty sure think I’m a mega fan! I get back to the hotel room to take a look properly. The newspapers here are physically huge, like the British broadsheet papers used to be. The bright colours they use make them almost like comics. They look great. I stuff them in a bag and head to the venue to see if I can find someone to translate them.
Arriving at the venue the local PR, Masa, excitedly runs up to me clutching the papers. We spread them all out over a couple of tables in our media office and it does look very cool. Masa explains this level of coverage is unprecedented which our translator Simon confirms.
Reporting tends to be pretty factual, talking about what time Paul went on stage and what time certain things happen in the show, but the overall tone is brilliant.
Tadaima Paul! (I’m back!)
36,000 ecstatic fans enjoy a special evening getting high on a superstar.
He mischievously greeted the crowd in the Osaka dialect. The setlist offered an impressive spread pleasing fans with career spanning songs, and including new material such as ‘Queenie Eye’ which gives this Japanese tour a special edge.
He spoke several times to the audience directly in Japanese, which drew enthusiastic applause. Paul had them on their feet from start to finish.
High on Paul! Two and a half hours nonstop, joking in Japanese and the subtitles were a brilliant touch.
Maido Ookini Tadaima! (Cheers lads, I’m Back!)
Powerful Paul has 36,000 fans laughing and crying with joy.
Paul’s tour kicks off in Osaka after an eleven-year absence. He doesn’t disappoint. The packed hall was on its feet from the first. He used Japanese wittily saying ‘I’m Back’ in the local dialect and even making a joke about being more fluent in English.
Asahi (leading broadsheet):
Hey Paul! ‘Ookini’ (cheers)
Paul played to 36,000 ecstatic fans. In between songs he greeted the crowd in Japanese and even drew a laugh with his remark about being more fluent in English!
You get the idea.
As with yesterday, shortly after 4pm Paul arrives – this time though many more fans are outside as they’ve worked out from yesterday exactly where he arrives. He greets them and is straight off for soundcheck.
Hours later he’s back on stage for show two. Another packed dome and an awesome evening for all.Stuart Bell
Last updated on February 7, 2021
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert