Q: Why did you decide to stop using the box?
Kyo: /smirking and a small chuckle/ It is my choice what I want to do or not do.
Again… Nora’s translation of both my question and his answer are questionable… though this time she didn’t look so confused, and with his reaction, the answer makes…
Ah, so he chose to use the box last night. And then chose not to use it during the encore. Makes sense in a Kyo kind of way.
After the end of the main set and before the encore, the pause was longer than it usually is. The crew were all talking to each other, which isn’t the norm, and then they removed the cage on which Kyo stands. Maybe I’m wrong, as I haven’t read any reviews of other shows from this tour, but I got the impression that they were surprised that he had asked for it to be removed. He then performed the final songs without the barrier of the cage between him and the audience.
He looked very happy (for him while performing) that the whole audience knew and sang the words to the Final and Hageshisa to, and he looked very content as he waved his good-byes to the audience.
I like the use of the scarf and face paint because even though as an audience member you’re dying to see his face, since you can’t see it you have to focus on his movements a lot more. It’s a super smart way of refocusing the audience’s attention. This man is a genius at expressing himself.