Anifest... more like Ambifest (hee hoo)

Hi everyone! It’s k8 checking in with my very first blog post! ☺️

This weekend was Sydney Anifest and it was so much fun! We debuted our new set of costumes (designed by our own Pengi and Lolly) and 2 new songs - Tokyo Rat City and Ambivalent!

Getting to Sydney was a bit of a debacle for me... My fellow group members flew in to Sydney on Friday morning, but I unfortunately had work and had to fly in on Friday night (gross). By the time I got to the airport, it started to storm and all flights were delayed... after an hour or so of sitting around the rainy airport, flights started to commence again, but my flight was kept waiting for a particularly long time..... it turned out that the plane was held up because it had not been stocked with SNACKS! They ended up putting us on the plane without snacks, and I ended up getting to Sydney 2 and a half hours later than I was supposed to... zzzzz.....

I finally got to reunite with the rest of A-MUSE at about midnight, but we were faced with some... costume challenges that kept us up into the wee hours of the morning. Whoops. (More on this in a future blog post maybe.... these costumes have quite a story behind them!)

On Saturday we headed to the con exhausted and incredibly nervous about our new song “Ambivalent” by Keyakizaka46. Keyaki is a 20+ member idol group known for their intense choreography - so it was unlike anything we’d ever attempted before. Learning the choreography and adapting the dance from 20 people down to 6 was no easy feat - huge thanks to Rinya and Lolly for breaking this down!