SCANDAL gave their comments on α-STATION FM Kyoto's 「STAR TRAVELER」radio programme on 7th March, on their appearance at the Hawaii Honolulu Ekiden & Music Fes 2014. SCANDAL's part as translated below (from 1:17~):
“Listeners of 「STAR TRAVELER」, good evening! (Inserts member intros here) It’s been decided that we’ll be attending Honolulu Ekiden & Music Fes 2014, which will be happening in Hawaii on 1st June! Yay! This is our first live in Hawaii, and we’re really looking forward to it. This time it’ll be an outdoor live held at the Waikiki Beach, which we’re enthusiastic about. To do a live at an long-distance relay race, isn’t it pretty uncommon be it in Japan or overseas? It goes without saying for performers, but for those participating in the relay race, it seems the tension must be quite high too I’d bet. That’s why we’ll like to give some strength, and I think we’ll want to work hard as well.”
“To add on, locals can add on and see a different sort of live than in Japan. We also talked about it before but it’s a first challenge to perform at a long-distance relay race, and probably won’t happen again. I think that’s probably the greatest difference, but given that we’ve had plenty of new songs, we’ll like to put up a fresh sort of live. It is also a different atmosphere than the usual to perform on a beach, and it feels good.”
“Next up, is there anywhere you’ll like to go in Hawaii? It’s not just about doing the live on the beach, you can also go into the sea and enjoy right? That’s why, I’ll like to take off from the water (→ I’m not 100% sure about this part but I think she wants to try the Jetlev water-propelled jetpack sort of thing.) I see! That thing’s goes pretty high up. It kinda looks difficult too. It propels you up but because the whole balancing thing is your own self. I think I’ll like to make the best of my time, somehow.”
“For those listening to this radio broadcast, if you don’t quite go to Hawaii for lives and you think it’ll be nice but it’s hard (for you to go), please do participate since it’ll be a great experience. Lastly, let’s listen to a song by us. Released on 12th February was this song, a song which we’ll also bring to the long-distance relay race- “Runners high”.”
SCANDAL will be at the Honolulu Ekiden & Music Fes 2014 on 1st June 2014, where they’ll not only be performing but also do welcome greetings, handshakes and a fan meeting (which will include an acoustic live, games, talks and dinner). Official goods will also be given at the fan meeting to the selected limited number of participants.
Video upload w/ thanks to sun201009 @ YT, translated by me. Also previously translated the official comments by SCANDAL for the Ekiden HERE. All info at the official H.I.S. website HERE (in Japanese only) and the Honolulu Ekiden website HERE.