Shortly after I returned from my epic Twenty7 In Bali birthday trip, I learnt about Britney Spears Japan Live Tour. I was ecstatic at the thought of seeing her and so I sought more information about how I could achieve this. To make a long and interesting story short, I got my ticket and I did see the concert. It was everything and then some. Gimme More please! So like with any event, I needed to find the perfect outfit. This time, I had to find one that was concert ready.
In my blog LIVING MY LIFE LIKE ITS GOLDEN, I made mention of the fact that I went shopping in Osaka, Japan (大坂) when I was on holiday. While there, my eyes caught this splatter paint shirt and I fell in love. I needed a second opinion, (well, not really) which was when I messaged a friend to help with my choice. Luckily for me, the shirt was being sold with a white long tank which I thought was quite the bargain. I paid about 25 USD for both at Method.
Since the main colour of my splatter paint shirt was black, I knew I didn’t want to wear black bottoms. Instantly, I thought of my trusty skinny, blue denim jeans which I purchased from Bershka while it was on sale about a year ago for 20 USD. When I tell you that Bershka never fails, you need to believe me. The jeans were the right choice especially cuz they were super comfortable. I could have gone the obvious route and went with a island inspired tank and shorts from H&M or Forever21 Men but I wanted to be different or at least not be looking like every other Britney fan. Besides, being Jamaican, that didn’t feel like the best choice for an event that wasn’t a water theme.
When it was time to decide on which shoes I’d wear, I was in a rut. I wanted to wear some black boots but I didn’t own a pair. I browsed several stores here in Japan (日本) and I came across the neatest set of Timberlands (Tims) I’ve ever seen. But, when I checked the price, my wallet screamed in shock horror and I felt a sharp pain in my chest as if I was daggered. I couldn’t afford. I wept. Those Tims were going for 230 USD which would cost more than my entire outfit. That wasn’t about to happen. 2 years ago I wore a black pair of high top (more like mid high top) I got from Bershka for 40 USD and they happened to go well with the colours I chose to wear on top.
Per usual, I recycled my only necklace and bracelet but this time, I had a new pair of sunglasses I purchased from WEGO Japan for a price 8 USD. You’re probably thinking ‘sunglasses at a concert?’ Well, since summer is right around the corner, the days are much longer, so they made sense. Since this was a Britney Spears concert, I worse two of her buttons on my shirt and made signs so she could see me in the crowd.
I don’t want to get too much into my hair but I opted to put my hair in a ponytail to keep the back of my head as cool as possible. I mean, no one wants to have sweat just running down their neck.
Everything was in place and I headed to National Yoyogi Stadium (国立代々木競技場) in Harajuku (原宿) on June 3rd, to see the Pop Princess herself, Britney Jean Spears.