On Saturday, April 7th, 2012 Very Good Days! was able to sit down with our second interview with Stereopony.
After the conclusion of our interview we had a few special moments with Stereopony that we would like to share with you.
Through the combined efforts of Hirokazu Tanaka (Hirotana) and Eddie Lai (Elsuke), Very Good Days! was able to present a signed banner to Stereopony. Hiro-san designed the banner, and Eddie had it made in Chicago overnight. Eddie then went the extra mile in making sure the banner safely arrived in Seattle. We brought the banner to the concert, and it received lots of praise by staff and concert attendees. It was even filmed by Pan-kun, the Stereopony videographer. During the concert the banner was held by us in the front row! Immediately following the concert was the Stereopony autograph signing. We gathered fans to come sign the banner, and were proactive in making sure the banner signing was hidden from Stereopony. Even Stereopony’s own staff signed the banner! It was a really fun operation.
Following the concert Very Good Days! own messages were added too!
After the conclusion of our interview the banner was finally revealed as a gift to Stereopony. First Eddie recited a special message to Stereopony that he had written with Hiro’s assistance. Eddie practiced for days and it was done quite well. (You can read the speech here.) Halfway through the speech we unrolled the banner… We expected a nice reaction, but what happened next really touched us. The girls appreciation was quite vocal, and there was genuine shock. Both AIMI and SHIHO were actually in tears. They were truly moved by the gesture! After Eddie finished reciting the speech we also handed AIMI, NOHAHAN, and SHIHO each a Very Good Days! Tote Bag that said “The World Loves Stereopony” as well their very own Very Good Days! t-shirt! (Which are available if anyone wants one!)
You can hear the actual event here:
Post Interview Audio.
(We hope someday to share with you video of this full moment if it can be obtained. We’ll keep you posted!)
Needless to say, this was a very special moment, and we thank everyone involved for making this come true.
Finally, a special surprise as promised:
We asked Stereopony to greet Very Good Days with a short video message!
We apologize for AIMI’s teary eyes… Next time we’ll ask for the video message before presenting the banner! Please Enjoy a very special message directly from Stereopony to you!
The Very Good Days Interview Team: Eddie Lai (Elsuke), Roderic Suarez (RSNiteblaze), Conrado Richard Pangilinan (Drahc) and Zachary Kopp (Arcluna) + Hirokazu Tanaka (Hirotana)
A special thanks to Derek Lu (Dereko92) for subtitling the video and Hirokazu Tanaka (Hirotana) and Namrata Kale (ButterflySparkle) for their translation!
PS: Yes DSO… that’s your letter in Aimi’s hand!
Let’s all continue work hard together to continue to support Stereopony in all of their endeavors now and through the future!