Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 - Rave 18 Movie Theater - 11/10/11
Hatsune Miku in Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39's Live in Sapporo
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Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39's Live in Sapporo
Rave 18 Movie Theater
Better than... Spending the night with "Ievan Polkka" stuck in my head.
The first rule of Hatsune Miku concerts is to bring glow sticks. They become part of the show.
The occasion was a one-night only broadcast of a recent concert from the virtual pop star called Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39's Live in Sapporo. The concert screened in nine cities across the U.S., giving fans the opportunity to witness an unusual performance that they may never have the chance to see in person.
Before the show started, some kids at the front began waving their glow sticks. Teens not even old enough to drive started talking loudly, and someone even pulled out their phone to blast Miku's early viral hit, "Ievan Polkka."
Two of the girls wore outfits inspired by Miku -- and the crowd cheered for them. Hatsune Miku events are a lot like anime conventions, after all -- filled with happy kids, baffled parents and a lot of costumes.
Apparently, traditional movie theater rules don't apply when you're watching a Miku concert screening. Noise is okay. Standing up isn't even that big of a deal. Waving your glow sticks above your head is a must. As the concert progressed, the crowd in the front of the theater swelled until there was a small army of Miku fanatics attempting to do the same arm dances as the audience in Sapporo.