The final performance of singer and voice actress Pile‘s live tour, Pile Birthday Party!!! 2017, was held on her birthday on 2 May. The venue, Maihama Amphitheater, held approximately 2000 fans who enthusiastically celebrated her birthday.
Pile went onstage from the theater’s basement while performing the introduction, ‘VENGEANCE’ from her new album Tailwind(s). ‘Let’s go, Maihama Amphitheater!’ she yelled, beginning the concert.The standard concert songs ‘Checkmate’ and ‘Hikari Light’ pumped up the crowd and then she introduced herself saying, ‘Good evening, everyone! I’m Pile! This is my first live concert since turning 29! Yesterday was my last concert as a 28-year-old!’ Then she commented, ‘Tonight’s set list is not one that lets you rest so let’s get pumped up!’ and mainly sang songs from her new album.
There was also a unique plan on this tour, allowing filming during the encore. Pile said, ‘You can film or put away your phones and have fun but either way enjoy yourselves! Everyone is the wind pushing me forward so it doesn’t matter how you enjoy yourselves! Okay! Let’s go!’ evoking laughter from the audience.
During the double encore, she commented, ‘Having been able to meet everyone like this is a miracle and it is a treasure. When I look at the faces of all of you who are supporting me, when I think of the time you spent coming here to see me, it really strikes home that I am standing here. So that I can receive everyone’s time again, I will try my best as a 29-year-old so please treat me well!’
Finally, the song expressing the theme of the new album, ‘DASH’, was performed. During the performance, a fan holding a board with the lyrics to the song written on it was displayed on the screen.
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