"ClariS 2nd HALL CONCERT" event was held on September 16, 2017
At the conclusion of their "ClariS 2nd HALL CONCERT in Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall ~ Sayonara no Saki e ...Hajimaru no Melody" concert event, pop duo ClariS - who are known for performing their live events while wearing masks - removed their masks and greeted their audience for the first time with uncovered faces. The concert was held on September 16, 2017, at the Pacifico Yokohama venue in Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
After the finishing the 19th song of the set, "Sayonara wa Iwanai" ("Don't Say Good-bye"), Clara and Karen exited the stage. They returned moments later to perform the song "Prism" without their masks on. When the song concluded, the audience burst into thunderous applause.
During the encore, Clara stated that she was happy to finally truly meet her fans after performing masked for more than seven years. Karen observed that she was a little nervous and embarrassed about removing the mask, but also very happy. It was also revealed that the entirety of the concert program, including the unmasking, was planned by Clara and Karen.
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