Yes, this is true, but this was no normal end by any means of the expression.
Everyone woke up around 10 am and before long we began to line up early again for the *ahem* Lotus Juice Solo Concert. To our surprise, there were no delays we were let in very early and we were in a great spot for the concert. Before that though, I got a text message from Matthew staying that Eric Stewart was available for autographs. Despite not being ready, I rushed to Dealer's Hall to finally get a chance for something signed for me and a Blue-Eyes White Dragon to be signed as a gift for a friend.
He would bang up the concert hall with songs from other games as well as anime. Now the reason the *ahem* above was mentioned was because to our surprise Hirata-san and Kawamura-san would make one last imprint and surprise at the con by singing tracks not sung the previous day. They also reprised "MAZE OF LIFE," which as much as I loved that song none of us in the room would want to hear that song again for awhile.
|Lotus Juice with Kawamura-san at his solo concert.|
The day would wind down with the VIP Meet-and-Greet with the musical guests of honor one last time, only available to VIP ticket/band holders. Matthew and I would ask some much needed answered questions that we missed to ask during the duration of the convention. I'd get Kawamura-san and Lotus Juice to sign my Persona 3 CD and badge as well as Hirata-san to sign my badge and copy of Persona 4. Due to a mysterious error on my phone, Matthew and I would get a selfie with the trio but only his photo would survive. Frantically, I nearly panicked as the one photo that meant the most was gone. One of the translators nicely mentioned that I could meet with the three in the lobby of the hotel after the signing. With some luck, I caught Kawamura-san and Hirata-san in the lobby leaving for a meal and asked them politely for a quick photo in Japanese.
|The save of the century.|
|The Seahawks winning in dramatic fashion.|
To a shocking surprise going back up to the room we found Lotus Juice and Kawamura-san one last time having some drinks with mixed staff and attendees. I would come back down with what little we had left and had and made a few drinks for those around including Lotus Juice himself!
As the crowd died and the guests were going back up to their respective rooms, I asked Lotus for a photo.
|The save of the century, Part 2.|
This would end my coverage section for Taiyou Con 2015.
End Of Con
(FYI: I still like In-N-Out better.)