“I wanna see you smile on me…” 看完DATS的广州的演出以后，Amazon的旋律不断地在我脑海里循环。早川随着节奏晃动时不时被染出一圈光晕的爆炸头，大井轻快准确的鼓点和挥鼓棒的样子始终挥之不去。2017年10月的广州与往年一样，依旧是闷热的夏天。11号早上在上班的路上，刷推特发现DATS早早地就已经出发到机场了，4个人都穿了长袖外套，我瞬间脑补了他们下飞机感受到阵阵热浪时内心的崩溃。正和lulu吐槽天气，就突然被lulu拜托去借键盘架，我十分受宠若惊，虽然是去借一个我很熟悉的东西，但为自己喜欢的乐队演出而借器材，这是第一次。
Drums session是非常出乎意外的观众互动。伊原抬着Tom走到杉本前面，大井也从后面走到前面，录了几段节奏。然后伊原跨过音响箱，想从舞台边缘跳下来，重心不稳差点摔，我和小伙伴吓一跳赶快扶了一下他，好在台上还有staff在抬着Tom。在台下摆好Tom，Drums session算是正式开始了，然后杉本也从台上跳下来，把鼓棒塞给了我们这些有点害羞的观众，一起敲Tom，红色的灯光让整个livehouse都high了起来。再后来就是Remix版的Candy girl了。听到一半，就发生大概一辈子都很难再遇到第二次的电视剧剧情，作为歌迷，除了心疼也就只剩非常心疼了。即使如此，他们也没有露出不高兴的表情。看着他们还有说有笑，和男歌迷握手自拍，在楼下跟大井挥手，大井比了个耶，超可爱！后来杉本说，遇到这种事情也只是运气不好而已，没有什么。他们还真的是一群乐观的大男孩呢。
拍完照之后，我问大井能不能给个拥抱，他上前来给了个紧紧的拥抱，一点都不敷衍哦！小伙伴抱了四个人。伊原是第一个，她问能抱一下你吗 ，然后有点小幅度地张开了手 ，他开心地说yes yes，然后主动上去地紧紧抱住了她。接着每个人都给了她拥抱。分别前，伊原说了不止一次hope to see you again next time！我们心满意足地互相挥手告别。接着，我倒回livehouse去取键盘架，再出来的时候DATS和staff们正好在等车，他们疑惑地看着我的键盘架，于是我和他们解释了一遍，他们对我说了谢谢。DATS坐上车后，主动和还没有打到车的我们挥手告别。后来他们在微博上专门写了不会忘记我们这些等待他们的人，现在回想起来和成员们在livehouse外昏暗橘黄的灯光下超近距离地聊天还是觉得心里甜滋滋的，像一场梦，却又那么地真实。我永远不会忘记这么特殊的一次经历，期待他们下次再来。
“I wanna see you smile on me…” The melody of Amazon echoed in my head after I watched DATS’ gig in Guangzhou. That gig dramatically enhanced my love for DATS. 11th October 2017 was a hot and humid day. I went to work early in the morning as usual and found that DATS were waiting for departure in the airport at the same time. Suddenly I receive a message from Lulu. He asked me to borrow an X keyboard stand because SD livehouse could not offer so many stands. I felt excited because this was the first I could involved in the gig preparation of a band I love.
I was so excited so that I slipped away from office 1 hour earlier than usual in order to bought GZ specialty and dim sum and borrowed the stand on time for DATS. However, due to traffic jam, which is quite common in GZ, they arrived about 2 hours behind schedule. After a 12-hour journey from Tokyo to Guangzhou, they should be very tired. But they started working immediately when they arrived the venue. For such a band, equipment testing should be more complicated and time-consuming than a traditional band. Altough time was limited, the gig started on time.
Stage lighting was quite dim, but fitted well with the intro. The stage is not stable enough, takuya's laptop fell down from the chair more than once and was picked up by one of the staff. Although there were not many audiences, DATS still did their best to warm up the audience. Before playing Mobile, Sugimoto said that it was the first time they came to Guangzhou, and it was also the first time they performed oversea, so they felt excited. He wanted everyone clap hands with him, and then Mobile started. The interaction with audiences was fantastic and unexpected. It surprised us when Takuya jumped from the edge of stage with a heavy Floor Tom. Drums session started with red lighting. And then, Sugimoto also jumped from the stage to hand over drum sticks to audiences. We took the sticks and struck on the Floor Tom with Takuya and Sugimoto. I could see smiles on everyone’s face.
Kazuya is my favorite drummer in the world! He likes to make eye contact with audiences while playing drums. Nobody can escape from his charm. I promised I received stares from Kazuya, which even made me too shy to look into his eyes! He’s not only a pretty boy but also a outstanding drummer with remarkable skills and his own style.
After the remix edition of Candy girl, the gig was stopped by force majeure. None of band members reveal his dissatisfaction. My friends and I made apologies to Sugimoto, but he just treated the accident as bad luck rather than tragedy. They always look at the bright side. I got strength from their smiles.
After gig, we waited outside for DATS. Kazuya greeted to us initiatively when they came out from livehouse. One of us stood in front of Takuya. He gave his hand to her initiatively and smiled like a kid. We started a long conversation in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. And they agreed to sign for us. Kazuya was a man with good manners. When he took my cd, he asked me kindly whether he could take the package off for me. When they signed for us, Kazuya dropped my pen by accident. He said ごめん immediately and picked it up with both hands. When finished signing, Kazuya also remembered to return my pen. We talked about weather in GZ, it was too hot for them. Sugimoto was wondering if people live here have already got used to this climate. We said no, and explained how the weather uses to be. After taking photos, Takuya said 'hope to see you next time' more than once and I promise we will meet again! In the end, Kazuya gave me a tight hug which made me happy for couples of days.
Guangzhou gig was such a tough task for DATS. On the stage, they are super stars. Out of stage, they are energetic,kind, funny and real. They posed a weibo to say thank you and that they will never forget us. So lucky to be a fan of DATS. It's worth doing anything for them. I will never forget their kindness.
Many thanks for Lulu’s trust on me, I will never turn you down. Thanks to Beibei, Jiansheng, Bazao and Meii.
(by Yao Yao)