Yesterday was the official Friday of Anime Boston, and Mari Iijima was a Friday guest, alongside other things I happen to see and do at this convention. Check out my twitter if you’re curious. But as this moment, I have time to update Mari’s concert set list. She was great to share it. Since I have a special interest in Mari as a guest, she was the guest I attended a majority of panels for yesterday. During the convention, I made a request to her guest relation for her set list, so I was definitely please to see that Mari had also uploaded it to her facebook, so if there are people getting into her music, definitely check her out. Mari keeps contact with her fans via facebook, and her website.
Mari Iijima is a trained pianist, who is a singer/songwriter. Early on her music career, she was chosen among thousands to play Lynn Minmay for the original Macross in the 1980s. Here is her set list from the concert:
Oh England My Lionheart (Kate Bush Cover)
Goodbye My Love (New Song)
*Do You Remember Love
Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Oasis Cover)
*During all her appearances at the convention, Mari was a very personal, gracious, and frank singer, who created memories for those who saw her on this side of the coast. During the concert, Mari either stood or played on a piano and kept up a steady stream of conversation for her feelings about these songs. She did mention before performing, Do You Remember Love, that there is difficulty on singing this particular song that is a continuing fan favorite. So her performance of this was sung with participation from the audience, and her rendition of the song this time around was definitely different. Definitely was a performance to not miss.