Well, I’m sure it was going to happen sooner or later. The Guiness-certified largest ever pop group AKB48 will be visiting the capital city of our fair land. (I’m still wondering why exactly they needed 90 members, though.) The girls will be visiting as part of the celebrations of Cherry Blossom Festival.
The festival runs from March 20th to April 27th; however, AKB48 will be performing on March 27th, at the Lincoln Theater. Two shows are planned: once at 4:00pm and then also at 7:30pm. The members scheduled to appear are:
Team A: Asuka Kuramochi, Aki Takajō, Minami Takahashi
Team K: Ayaka Umeda, Reina Fujie, Sakiko Matsui, Minami Minegishi, Sae Miyazawa
Team B: Shihori Suzuki
Team 4: Maria Abe, Miori Ichikawa, Anna Iriyama
Research Team: Rina Kawaei, Natsuki Kojima, Juri Takahashi, Rina Hirata
Of course, both of the shows are FREE! However, in order to attend, you MUST register on the EventBrite site to attend. It can be found here: http://j-pop-concert-akb48-esearch.eventbrite.com/?srnk=1
The AKB48 official blog stated that the shows are a way to thank America for their relief efforts after the earthquake last year.
They will also visit an elementary school on the 26th as part of a cultural exchange.
As exciting as this event sounds, I’m totally holding out for an NKB48 show.