Arashi is back. In 2001 they had scheduled a show in Honolulu for November, but that 9/11 terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City cancelled the performance. Instead, they will be celebrating their 15th anniversary with two live concerts for an audience of 30,000 at Ko Olina. Almost everyone in the audience will be from Japan, and their presence in Hawaii, even with a 109:1 yen:dollar ratio, has the tourist industry thinking Golden Week. All hotels in Hawaii are taken.
Here is Arashi's Love So Sweet. Arashi on tour.
Davis Love made his debut. I walked to the first hole and saw Love pull his first ever drive on this tour into the pond. However, he made it up on the second hole with a birdie. However, he fell 9 strokes behind leader Tom Pernice, who finished the day with a spectacular 60. Here are Love, Jay Haas and Jeff Sluman on the first hole:
It was an absolutely beautiful day, but the temperature was almost up to 90 F. However, sitting in the shade with a gentle breeze, it was, if anything, a bit too cool. There must be something to the wind chill factor. Had a hot dog with a beer, finishing up with a cognac infused cigar. Great day in Paradise.