MAKING 上編 - 「旗」

After dragging for a month almost two months, I finally refreshed my memories with the other 2 so to get my butt started on this super long making journey…
It goes all the way back to June that’s why I’m so lazy…  ε=ε=ε=ε=┏(; ̄▽ ̄)┛

Part 1 will focus on mainly planning and flags. Not sure how many parts there will be, we’ll see how it goes.

Content:

  • Planning

  • Flags

Disclaimer: Some details may not be in order but you’ll get the gist.

where it'll happen...

where it’ll happen…

The brainstorming process began all the way back in June when we met up with new people from the group for our 2nd year anniversary~ (live circus screening)

2nd brainstorming session with a smaller group ww

2nd brainstorming session with a smaller group ww

Through lots of trials and errors, (like really, a lot of ideas were rejected/deemed not possible)
we decided on the following:

1. Flags
2. Storybook
3. Banner
4. Misc.

The flag project was the first to be finalised slightly more than 1 month before the live.
The production was only finished about more than 1 week before 27th Sept.
Design was by Gekkie and Kaichou. (^・ω・^ )
Originally, we planned for 1600 of them but due to budget constraints, we cut it down to 1000 sticks.

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できたあぁぁぁぁー

できたあぁぁぁぁー

Brief concept of the flag:
– inspired by our National Day Parade which includes waving our (national) flag
– it’s cuter to sit on a paper airplane in line with the theme “Flight” w
– symbolises a milestone achievement that’s why “our journey has only just begun…”

 

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お疲れ様 m(_ _)m

The real thing only began after the production ww
They had to meet up another time to pack the flags and some rehearsals (oops

i wasn’t present as i was having my examinations during this period of time… (′︿‵。)

assembly line ww

Workers taking a water break after packing ww

all packed nicely for further packing

All packed nicely for further packing

oneesama conducting rehearsal

Oneesama conducting rehearsal ( ̄ー ̄)

Of course, that’s not the end of the flag journey because we needed to prepare the flyers to be placed together with the flags.

Time is running out and our meeting location was…

slotting flyers @ changi airport

Slotting flyers @ Changi Airport

There were 2 shifts but shift 1 did most of the work already.

i had a lot of troubles that day (and i troubled a lot of people but that’s not the main point so i won’t go into it w)
ちなみに、the slotting was a difficult job – i can’t do it //runs


 

The next day was the live, and the main problem was how to go about distributing the flags…
we were not allowed to crowd at the door, we were also forbidden to place it on the seats inside the hall as it was not organised by the officials.

In the end, we went up to each and every one individually with the help of the regulars (from rgg) and others
we started to give out the flags just before the opening time (of the doors).
There were even people who recognise/remember oneesama during the distribution ww (΄◞ิ౪◟ิ‵)

 

process of giving out the flags

Process of giving out the flags ( ;´Д`)

We prioritised Cat 1 and Cat 4 holders (incl. VIPs) but towards the end we gave out randomly to Cat 2 because the live was about to start.

Really really sorry to those who we had to ask multiple times since we don’t recognise who we had given it to m(_ _)m
Once again, we deeply apologise to those who didn’t get it. 本当に、すみませんでした。m(_ _)m

 

Before the live, we were super stressed out ( :;(∩´﹏`∩);: ) since we seriously thought that there is nothing special about our surprise.
I mean, they are just flags. ( /._.\)

 

And then…when the time comes…

During Nana’s last MC for the main setlist, we were extremely anxious.
We were thinking “what if she changed the last song?” “what if the effect is not as good?”  “what? sing together? die liao”
and then in the midst of all these thoughts, the sound of people opening the wrapper could be heard (we were breaking out in cold sweat ww)
We panicked a little and Gekkie was like gesturing to the people around her to put it down ww

To be honest, i couldn’t concentrate on her last MC at all (∩︵∩)

We only heaved a sigh of relief when she properly announced her last song to be 「ミラクル☆フライト」
and right after that, our next worry is if people will start taking out the flags immediately
Fortunately, almost everyone adhered to our instructions and only a handful on the right and left (around less than 5?) started waving it at the start of the song.
A few kept after noticing how no one is using the flag.

While clapping to the song, we were all waiting for the climax chorus………. (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))
That instant
when she start to sing the chorus…….

「広い宇宙まで 長い旅に行きましょう...」

//THAT// sight, //THAT// sea of blue flags

めっちゃ感動しました… (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)

then my focus turned to Nana who was stunned by our actions …
After being taken aback by the surprise, she was trying sooooo hard to maintain composure (´;Д;`)
but she couldn’t hold back her tears and she was wiping her tears while singing…(╥_╥)
At that time, when I saw her cry, I cried even harder ( ´•̥̥̥ω•̥̥̥` ) //Oneesama was crying as well

even if you can’t see it, you can definitely hear it in her voice as well…

奈々様〜だ〜い〜す〜き!!!!! o(TヘTo) クゥ 

(no, we don’t have any photos of Miracle☆Flight yet…)

so basically, we cried throughout the song even into the encore call
(thanks to oneesama. i was wiping off my tears during the encore call already!!)
(*´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥﹏°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ )人(´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)

 

that scene…will be a moment etched in our minds w

It was so successful beyond our imagination so let me borrow this post to thank everyone involved in it again.

This post is like a condensed version so it is definitely not an easy journey. All your hard work is very much appreciated. 

Thank you admins, thank you to those regular helpers (you know who you are)
Thank you to ヘイ様 and sapphodil for helping us out on that day itself!

大成功!!みんな、ありがとう!

大成功!!みんな、ありがとう!*(*´∀`*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other parts of Making:

MAKING 中編 - 「WITH YOU」
MAKING 下編 - 「永遠の5分」

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