do you have a Birthday? Awesome! Do you like AKB48? Also Awesome! What do these have in common?
Theater manager Togasaki has informed the fans that starting this October, AKS has decided to take these two great things and mash them together. Every month the AKB theater will have a few shows dedicated ONLY to fans who have a birthday of that month, and that includes us foreigners!
Togasaki said that there will be a follow-up post with more details about it, but I assume there’s gotta be some unique elements to this, whether it’s that they all get treated to cake, have Namida Surprise and Tanjoubi no Yoru performed for them, or get special b-day swag for attending. It’s always nice to see new ideas implemented to keep things shaking, and it’s a good way to give fans a good fighting chance to get in the theater at least once a year. Knowing how large AKB’s fanbase is these days and how small the AKB theater is (holding only 250 people max), they need all the help they can get.
My birthday is in the scorching month of July so I’m not thrilled that I have to be in Japan in an ungodly month to get into this but if the opportunity arises, you bet I will do everything in my power to get into one of these shows.