Hatsune Miku to hold concert in Hong Kong & Taiwan

For the first time ever, virtual idol Hatsune Miku is coming to Hong Kong and Taiwan for a concert performance!

The official tour title in English is Hatsune Miku Hong Kong & Taiwan First concert “MIKUPA♪”. The concerts will take place on 2nd October (public holiday) in Hong Kong and 6th October in Taiwan.

Date: 2nd October
Venue: KITEC Star Hall (http://www.kitec.com.hk/eng/index.php)
Performance Time: Afternoon show 14:00 / 15:00 ; Night show 19:00 / 20:00 (Local time)
Price: A-section (680HKD), B-section (480HKD), C-section (280HKD) ; A & B are all standing, whereas C is seated
Ticket Sale: HKTICKETING (www.hkticketing.com), sales to begin on 12th July

Date: 6th October
Venue: Taipeishow (http://www.taipeishow.com.tw/)
Performance Time: Afternoon show 13:00 / 14:00 ; Night show 18:00 / 19:00 (Local time)
Price: A-section (2900TWD), B-section (2200TWD), C-section (1500TWD) ; all standing for all sections
Ticket Sale: http://www.ticket.com.tw/, sales to begin on 12th July

Miku has performed in Japan, as well as in Singapore and in USA. While there were past concerts broadcast to cinemas before, now it's time for fans in Hong Kong and in Taiwan to see her singing on stage live in holographic form!

While fans rejoice getting to see Miku "in person", others question why one should bother watching something that is not real but a hologram fixed on a screen. This can generate quite a debate due to the unusual nature of Miku as a voice synthesiser mascot-turned virtual idol (though some may disagree with me on this particular description), but I suppose part of the fun of being in a concert is enjoying the atmosphere, which one can't have while watching her on a video screen of a computer or other devices.

So, if there will be a Miku concert taking place in or near your area, will you go? I personally am on the fence at the moment. Mostly due to that I don't listen that many her songs or know the composers of the songs, or know who I should go with should I decide to do so. Well, there's still a fair amount of time for me to think about before making the final decision. It may be interesting to see how it is like attending one of these compared to, say, L'arc~en~Ciel earlier this year!


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