There's just this sense of pleasant unexpectedness when a group has a live band behind it. To me at least, it feels like how a real concert should be. Don't get me wrong...I enjoy MM and C-ute concerts a lot but with Buono, there's so much more energy and flow.
Take for instance the MCs...they're like 100x better with a live band to follow up. On one, Momo meant to say "For the next song..." but mistakenly said "For the last song..." to which Maimai the drummer did a nice rimshot with a fake lead-in into GO!GO!ゴーダ which got laughs from everyone including the members. That kind of dynamic really helps the concert come alive. It makes me appreciate the group even more.
That said, it was two hours of Momo, Miya and Airi awesomeness.
Distribution was pretty uniform. I think Airi had a slight lead but I'm only judging this from the ground floor. I couldn't really see up to the second floor very well. Tons of female Miya fans though...tons.
Band was pretty solid the whole time too. New guitarist Mariko (aka Okaasan) did quite well especially on acoustic with Urahara. Given that I was close to her I was probably the only one that payed attention. She was good for the rest of the songs but seemed to lack the energy. Come back Junko~ I was hoping Eji would go a little crazy like prior concerts but she kept it pretty tame sadly.
New songs were really great. I had them playing the whole time I ride the train to get familiar with them. Seriously blows you away to watch them live.
Only downside to the concert was Miya singing Blue-Sky-Blue solo. She did a fine job with it no doubt, but it's just not the same. It's probably my favorite song from them. I seriously get chills when I see Momo singing "Nagai nagai michi no tochuu de samayoi tsuzukete mo." I was really looking forward to hearing it truly live from the three of them. So when I heard Airi's MC about intro-ing the next solo songs, I was pretty crushed. By the time Airi came out in her new hot-pants outfit I perked right back up and had completely forgotten about it. Such awesome power she holds.
Also, the Pizza-la DJ didn't really have to be there imo...
Surprisingly, Momo wasn't as spazzy this time around. Was kinda shocked to see a mature Momo giving well-timed comments and appropriate jokes. Although the Miya-Momo MC skit about not doing her best at anything was pretty hilarious. After they sang 初恋サイダー and 恋愛ライダー back to back, a few of the wotas were alternating サイダー and ライダー calls. Also pretty hilarious.
Finished up with Bravo☆Bravo and I was swinging my towel like a maniac. After everyone threw their towel straight up, some Miya fan threw his jacket up too. It had some writing on the back which I couldn't see really well but I know it did have something to do with "marry me."
Fantastic concert and can't wait to go again. Buono saikou!