The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational celebrated its 8th season, "HoliDAYZE", at Philadelphia, PA's The Rotunda on November 28th-29th, 2009. It was the 1st season of TAKII to feature 8 different theme songs centered around its season theme (which was celebrating the spirit of the holiday season). It also was the season of TAKII that almost didn't happen *GASP*. You see, right after TAKII 7 ~Simply SINs"ASIAN"al~, D-chan (TAKII Founder & Lead Coordinator) & his family got heavily involved in what can only be described as 1 of the most arduous things a person can go through in life....purchasing their 1st house! Through many ups & downs & people coming out of the woodwork to help see things through, he was able to achieve a lifelong dream of home ownership as of November 16th, 2009, in Upper Darby, PA!! Now, how exactly did this impact TAKII 8? Considering that TAKII parent organization headquarters (Prince Diamond's NegaMoon Zone) had to now be reloacated & that there was plenty of TAKII planning left to do, TAKII Coordinators went into overdrive in putting together the most dynamic season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" to date, in less than 2 weeks!!
It is said that some people tend to do their best work when put under pressure. The same can be said for TAKII Coordinators & Coalition Members, as TAKII 8 ~HoliDAYZE~ would not have been possible without everyone's conbined effort & well-wishes. It was a season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational put together in less than a month, yet produced attendance that rivaled not only internal records, but those of other local similar events in the area! Due, in part, to its demonstration of influence on Asian culture fandom, TAKII was able to attract over 2 dozen new organizational sponsorships & help launch what would then be called PDNMZ Shoppe X-Perience!! After a well-deserved break, a few weeks after TAKII 8 ~HoliDAYZE~'s conclusion, it was announced that TAKII 9 ~Yume Ga Kanau (Dreams Come True)~ would take place from Philadelphia, PA's The Rotunda on May 29th-30th, 2010. With time now on its side, the fusion festival would promise to kick its 4th year of existance off with a bang, in true TAKII style. Don't deny your destiny & arrange to attend TAKII 9 ~Yume Ga Kanau~ today, minna-san!!!!