Got all this in the ongoing ACGHK 2010 convention. All for zenical ^^;
Japanese girl band SCANDAL has an autograph event and did guest performance (a couple of songs) on 31st July. In order to be able to get an autograph from them one must buy a fan package in order to get an allocation ticket for the event.
A blue plastic bag with an orange rope thing to hold all the stuff in. Comes printed with a large SCANDAL logo too.
A light pink t-shirt of SCANDAL. There are other colours as well but what is given to you seem random.
The album that comes with the package is BEST SCANDAL. Not a new album at all though since it was released in 2009 I think.
Oh and lastly but not least - the autograph itself. It is on an A4 poster advertising SCANDAL's concert on 1st August in Kowloon Bay HITEC. I won't be able to go because of time issues (and I only just knew about it when I bought the package), but I know Rin from Koi Aichaku who went with me is definitely going for the concert. Luckily they sell concert tickets there too (250 HKD). No arranged seating there so be there and grab the best seats as early as possible!
Before SCANDAL appears
And afer the girls make their appearance
SCANDAL letting the fans take pictures before the hand shaking begins.
As for the autograph event itself, we queue up and wait for SCANDAL to arrive after giving the staff the allocation tickets we got by buying the fan package earlier that day (420 HKD). When they arrive at the scene they were greeted by a low pitch cheer (as expected ^^;) from the fans. Apparently to save time, the autographs are pre-signed already, so fans basically just get to shake hands with each member of the band and gets an autograph from a staff before he is asked to leave for the next fan's turn. So that means you won't be able to get them to sign on your CDs or albums or other merchandise. Oh well, at least you get to take a lot of photographs while queueing to shake hands, and getting to shake hands with a band one admires is sure something one won't get to do very often :o
SCANDAL members shaking hands with fans. After one shakes hand with the 4th member the next fan is then allowed to come up to shake hands.
Will have to keep them safe and send them to zenical once ACGHK 2010 ends! Coverage will come later this week :o
"I won't wash my hands tonight because of this!"
- Rin, after finally getting his hands on his autograph ^^;;;