State officials believe that the “Arashi Blast in Hawaii” will raise the profile of Ko Olina Resort, and Hawaii, in Asia with the next generation of travelers.
“will be beamed live to Japan”
“JW Marriott [Ihilani Resort & Spa] is sold out due to the Champions Senior PGA Tour golf tournament that week [at the Kapolei Golf Course, and] Marriott Beach Club timeshare is always at 95 percent occupancy, so neither are benefiting in room revenue,” Larry Harrington, president of the Beach Villas at Ko Olina Association of Apartment Owners, wrote in the letter. “They expect marginal use of the Disney Aulani.”
“putting up a 12-foot fence along most of the empty lot to contain the attendees.”
“The stage will face out to the ocean and be mid depth on the property so sound should head out that way. Guests will face back to the stage and the main street. This is intended to minimize lighting and sound impacts. Concessions will be in an area close to street and both the [concert] team and off-duty Honolulu police will be on site throughout the day.”
“The concert will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, with an estimated 15,000 fans attending each show, and about half of the tickets being made available to the general public. General admission tickets for both shows go on sale at 9 a.m. HST on Saturday via Ticketmaster and by other means. Prices are $150 for adults and $75 for children between the ages of 3 and 15.”
“Each concert-goer will be given a stool to sit on during the shows and a space on the grid within the field to place the stool.
The five-member Arashi, basically the ‘‘N Sync’ of Japan, officially formed in Hawaii in 1999. The September concerts are planned to celebrate their 15th anniversary together.”