If you are a newcomer to an AKB48 theater or concert performance, do you ever worry about what to do, and how to act? One 2ch user asks the question, “At theater concerts and performances, what actions make think that a wota is not really accustomed to their surroundings?” Everyone is a first-timer at one point, and 2ch users comment on their experiences.
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Translation notes: there is portion toward the middle, where a few commenters are talking about the various audience cheers / chants and related phrases. This is commonly known as wotagei, and I will not have enough space to explain it all here. There are usually a specific set of chants, and the commentators in this thread are merely talking about how hard it is to follow at times. Further wotagei details available, upon request
At concerts and performances, the actions that make you think, “Man, this guy is really not really used to this place”
1: 47の素敵な(東京都) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 134d-C7VL) 2016/05/02(月) 13:35:52.06 ID:bmgZVXPf0
During “Rock dayo, Jinsei wa”, he says “Oi, oi, oi oi oi oi”, just one too many times.
2: 47の素敵な(茸) (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sd2f-oTzJ) 2016/05/02(月) 13:40:34.12 ID:O6/Xei9Ld
A person who drinks Oolong tea.
5: 47の素敵な(茸) (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sdaf-9h1d) 2016/05/02(月) 13:45:57.13 ID:DHM+W2abd
At the theater, it’s the guy who brings a ton of bags and starts lining up.
6: 47の素敵な(openmobile) (ｵｯﾍﾟｹ Sre7-x9NC) 2016/05/02(月) 13:48:47.50 ID:B7X2Se6br
When Overture begins, it’s the person that rushes and whips out his glow stick right away.
8: 47の素敵な(東京都) (ﾌｫｫｰｯ MMf7-SLJg) 2016/05/02(月) 13:50:58.04 ID:rzuVtBoZM
For me, I’ll ask, “What number are they on?”, and the first-timer ignores me.
10: 47の素敵な(東京都) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 134d-C7VL) 2016/05/02(月) 13:53:36.31 ID:bmgZVXPf0
It’s the guy who will scream out a member’s name, even when she isn’t on stage singing.
13: 47の素敵な(家) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 2b85-sJE4) 2016/05/02(月) 13:57:44.80 ID:cCUdsfP60
Seriously, when you get used to it, that is really off putting.
15: 47の素敵な(茸) (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sdaf-9h1d) 2016/05/02(月) 14:01:11.61 ID:DHM+W2abd
As soon as the lights go out, there’s always a guy who yells out for an encore like right away.
42: 47の素敵な(東京都) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW ab1c-hBSK) 2016/05/02(月) 15:37:13.81 ID:AZ3g++eQ0
I understand where they’re coming from, but it’s really a bad thing to do. I wish they would do a theater performance where there wasn’t an encore portion.
16: 47の素敵な(catv?) (JPW 0H07-ohpd) 2016/05/02(月) 14:04:59.43 ID:Ud1UpFwuH
This thread is describing all the shit that I do. HAHA
17: 47の素敵な(神奈川県) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ f3e3-+Ehz) 2016/05/02(月) 14:06:16.59 ID:xvNw6HFZ0
Everyone is like this their first time!
18: 47の素敵な(dion軍) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 8b4d-kwsb) 2016/05/02(月) 14:12:28.07 ID:tCBP1TH50
It’s really scary thinking there’s a bunch of old guys who are accustomed to all of this.
21: 47の素敵な(東京都) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 135a-ZWIR) 2016/05/02(月) 14:19:29.71 ID:K8JgbRdi0
During “Hatsukoi Dash”, there’s a spot where everyone says, “HAII” three times. I said it four times, and it was pretty embarrassing, haha. This happened to me last year the HKT Arena Tour.
31: 47の素敵な(関東・甲信越) (ｶﾞﾗﾌﾟｰ KKb7-Vm4t) 2016/05/02(月) 14:40:35.77 ID:rZUfNXOKK
It really can’t be helped if this was at an HKT event.
For the sister groups and other related groups, it’s hard to keep track of all the various songs.
24: 47の素敵な(神奈川県) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ f3be-OoOA) 2016/05/02(月) 14:23:59.76 ID:N7i5sN2I0
During the send off portion, first-timers always walk really funny and slowly.
25: 47の素敵な(dion軍) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 8b4d-kwsb) 2016/05/02(月) 14:25:19.36 ID:tCBP1TH50
Are you really keeping an eye on the other wota during the send off?
37: 47の素敵な(神奈川県) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ f3be-OoOA) 2016/05/02(月) 14:56:33.15 ID:N7i5sN2I0
Well, if you’re sitting in the third row, even if you don’t want to see the wota, it’s hard to not see them anyway.
26: 47の素敵な(茸) (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sd2f-ZWIR) 2016/05/02(月) 14:29:15.99 ID:89jOOaCWd
It’s the guy who just yells and sings along.
27: 47の素敵な(庭) (ｱｳｱｳ Sa27-r6CW) 2016/05/02(月) 14:32:35.27 ID:BhEAndTZa
When I went to the SKE theater for the first time, I didn’t really know what to do. I just went to the spot where people looked like they were lining up, but there was a really nice wota who helped me out. I think of it now, and it’s a really good memory that I have.
Please teach others if you see someone is lost. Everyone was a first-timer at some point.
32: 47の素敵な(チベット自治区) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ cb5d-89Kw) 2016/05/02(月) 14:47:22.51 ID:XqLEzYFE0
First-timers always ask, “Who’s your favorite member?”
33: 47の素敵な(栃木県) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 2b00-OoOA) 2016/05/02(月) 14:48:29.92 ID:MMr/HLxQ0
I don’t talk to anyone at all.
38: 47の素敵な(茸) (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sdaf-hBSK) 2016/05/02(月) 15:13:00.52 ID:nCYxS+aUd
First-timers say, “Oh my gawd, she’s so cute!” to every girl they see.
40: 47の素敵な(神奈川県) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW cb24-hBSK) 2016/05/02(月) 15:20:27.60 ID:+d35iGAr0
At the “Tiger” part, they’re so energetic. When “oodora” comes, they slow down. And when it gets into the “chape” part, they’re totally silent, haha.
41: 47の素敵な(関東・甲信越) (ｶﾞﾗﾌﾟｰ KK7f-C6aq) 2016/05/02(月) 15:25:43.57 ID:5srdsqXFK
The only part that I say is “jyaa jyaaa!”
The rest of it is really tedious.
45: 47の素敵な(公衆) (ｴﾑｿﾞﾈW FFaf-hBSK) 2016/05/02(月) 15:59:39.57 ID:HUAloe6dF
Me? I just go “Waaayaaaa”
46: 47の素敵な(庭) (ｱｳｱｳ Sa07-hBSK) 2016/05/02(月) 16:03:45.50 ID:1r87vgHKa
I remember at a SKE concert, during Overture, I started going “Tiger! FIRE!… uh…?” and realized I was the only one.
63: 47の素敵な(東京都) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 134d-C7VL) 2016/05/02(月) 17:27:30.67 ID:bmgZVXPf0
During the MC portions, first time wota will forget they’re standing when everyone else is sitting down.
64: 47の素敵な(庭) (ｱｳｱｳ Sa27-hBSK) 2016/05/02(月) 17:44:05.93 ID:+D3JBW0ra
During theater performances, the staff usually announce multiple times that you can not bring bags or other items, but there’s always the first-timer who comes packed with so many bags.
79: 47の素敵な(やわらか銀行) (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ b7c8-x47k) 2016/05/02(月) 21:53:14.93 ID:ThcMavVM0
At the AKB theater… in relation to those two pillars. Some first time wota don’t take into account the reflection from the mirrors on the pillar’s side, and they sit around there without thinking.
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