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05 March 2010 @ 05:04 pm
Event Report: Starfire 10th Anniversary event  
Hi everyone, Heather here. Last Saturday was the big Starfire 10th Anniversary event so I figured I'd contribute by writing an event report.

The event was held at Pasela in Ginza as usual, and a total of 400 people participated according to Ryohei. That's easily twice as many people as usually come. The line to get in was huge. People from all over the country, and people who haven't been to Starfire in years came out for the event. It was great to see so much support for Starfire and for parapara. The club was packed as you can imagine, but it was so cool to see that many people dancing parapara at one time.

There were a lot of special touches for the big event. They had a video camera set up at the front desk and they asked everyone to give a congratulatory message to the camera. I said "10shuunen omedetou gozaimasu" but I stuttered, dammit. There were bouquets of flowers donated from various people who support Starfire - Farm Records, DJ Yosshi, etc. They were selling Starfire goods at the door too - t-shirts, DVDs, CDs, towels and lighters with the Starfire logo. The tshirts were pretty cool and Max bought one. They gave out gift bags, which had a Starfire 10th Anniversary strap, Starfire vol. XVII dvd, and a condom haha.

The tracklist for Starfire vol. XVII:
Best of Both Worlds
Super Super Man
It's a Party
Shake that Thang
Fire it Up
Stomp da sh*t out
Dream Lover
Monokuro no kiss

My picture is on the cover of the dvd case! The case is a montage of pictures of people downing bottles of Cafe de Paris, which is an amazing idea by the way, and my picture is on the bottom row on the front. Max's picture is technically on it as well, but it's hidden by the logo. On the dvd they showed footage from the para contest last August at Differ Ariake, and you can see Max and Jasmine in the background when they are announcing the winners ww.

There were special performances as well of course. J-euro singer Miwa gave a live performance with the Starfire dancers dancing in the back (but she really wasn't very good live...). There was a special appearance by Hustle Spider - Shintaro wearing his suit from the DJ Ozma Spiderman music video. They taught a euro lesson and a techno lesson as usual. All three members of T-rrex danced the euro lesson, and the techno lesson was danced by Ryuuichi, Buta and Tomoki. There was a euro special performance danced by Kotomin, Ke-tan, Hitoshi, Kazupyon and Hide. It was a high quality performance, but you wouldn't expect anything less from Starfire. Ryuuichi, Buta and Tomoki did a techno special performance, and it was soo hot. They used mostly old techno, and they did a couple of songs with fans. It was incredibly hot. They did a prize raffle again, and each member of the Starfire staff gave out a present. It was mostly stuff like fragrance candles and Starbucks mugs, but I still want to win something once!

They celebrated Bancho's birthday, typical Starfire style with a cake smashed in his face and a bottle of Cafe de Paris to down. Cafe de Paris was on sale for the anniversary event so we had reserved 3 bottles, but they didn't last long. Starfire also has started selling "Tequila balls", which are basically jello shots. They sell them for 500 yen a piece which is ridiculous.

There were people there that I haven't seen in a long time. Harumi was there for the first time since she's had her kid. (by the way in the credits for Starfire vol. XVII, Harumi and Satomi are listed as members of SFA mamas haha). I was really surprised to see Sekai no Yoshikazu there. I almost didn't recognize him at first. That was really cool seeing him and Ryuuichi dancing techno on stage together. They played some old Yoshikazu songs - 1 2 3 4 Rico, and Bandido. Kyohei was there working as staff, but he's been coming to events a lot lately. He got really really drunk and fell down and split his lip ww.

It was a really fun night and it was great to see so many people coming out and supporting Starfire and parapara.


euro pafo

hisabisa no Yoshikazu

some goodies:
euro performance
super hot techno pafo
Miwa live


posted by Heather
Current Location: beautiful Iwaki
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
zyxjimmathon on March 5th, 2010 11:28 am (UTC)
wow miwa's performance really was bad.

that's not in the world-san with max is it D8. .?
Heather-chanheatherchan on March 5th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
in the photo? That's Bacchan :) gay HK friend of Akira's
Densetsu13: untuckabledensetsu13 on March 10th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
I actually enjoyed that Euro perfomance more than the techno one. Maybe it's because the pafo from this summer involved the Buta and Ryutan shirtless 8D

Thanks for the uploads!