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This Japanese News Report on Babymetal’s London Show is Hilarious

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I know a lot of you don’t understand my love / fascination / obsession with Babymetal, but I am completely serious about it. Later this week I’ll be publishing a longer-form think piece on why Babymetal are the best thing to happen to metal in a decade: brace yourselves!

In the meantime I’m too busy enjoying the pro-shot footage of Babymetal’s London performance earlier this week — part of their WORLD TOUR — from this Japanese news report on the show. Also included: Japanese news anchors presumably saying funny things, and footage of actual babies dancing to Babymetal. Also, holy shit: dat mosh pit!!!

There was a pro-shot full song from the London show posted yesterday but it seems to’ve been pulled down, so here are a bunch of fan-filmed clips instead. The best is how the very white people up front seem to know all the words despite the fact that they’re clearly not Japanese and probably don’t speak the language at all. This is the kind of fandom Babymetal inspire. 

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Here are the remaining dates of Babymetal’s world tour:

Jul. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
Jul. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)

Aug. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 02 – Stateline, NV @ Harveys Lake Tahoe (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 09 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

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