As most have probably noticed I normally don't share videos on this blog but today I'm making the exception. This is just a stream anyway and I didn't put it up so I can only hope it stays up long enough for people to see.
But NYC performed on Music Station, and instead of doing the the Yuuki 100% - Yumetamago medley they were originally slated to perform they just performed Yuuki 100%.
I was touched watching them perform as I know they were trying to give those affected by the current disaster some hope and smiles. As well as the fact that the stage was so bare and they were wearing simple clothes with no back dancers. And even though they put on smiles you could see their sadness show through.
I think it stands well as a reminder for us that aren't in Japan how the current situation is affecting everyone there. We are lucky that if we don't want to think about it we don't have to but for them you can't really forget what's going on as it's all around you. That kind of environment must be so stressful for everyone and I can't help but feel proud of those boys for doing what they can do and try to raise the spirits of the nation.
The return of programs on Music Station is also a sign of the beginning to the return of normalcy and they help give people a way to escape from the anxiety living in such a situation can cause. Of course you can easily tell things aren't all like they were before, the bare stage is most likely because of the studio wanting to conserve energy than anything else. But it's a start and hopefully things will continue to calm done instead of escalate for the people of Japan and they can rise from the ashes as they have done countless times before.