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We've had three really strong earthquakes in just four days now <_< I somehow managed to sleep through this one, but felt the other two well enough. Maybe it's because we hadn't really felt anything for several weeks, so there was a need to relieve some tension down there. At least these quakes aren't supposed to be related to the Tokai quake according to people who know more about this than me. But I'm not used to having several floors above my head, so the thought of having them all fall down on me, freaks me out a bit.

Went to Takadanobaba to see THE VELVET today. It's been great keeping busy these past few days. Getting my mind off things....

When I got there and received the bunch of flyers we get as we enter the venue, I noticed Velvet's was not in there. The first thought that hit me was that MiMi forgot, but I then thought "nah... who on earth would forget to bring their own flyers for their live..." and settled with the livehouse simply making a mistake. But later, MiMi confessed to actually forgetting the flyers at home today, lol XD

Usually I get an e-mail from him, with information about when they're going to play - which is really convenient; I wish all bands would do this. But today the order was supposed to be secret. It's been like that a few times before as well, and MiMi always finds ways of letting us know when we should be there without directly telling us (as he's not allowed to). It's nice of him to do so, as unlike the fans of the other bands who constantly have to try and sneak peeks under the curtain, we know when we should move forwards and can relax until then.

They finally did "RIDE ON ME" again! It's been months (>_<) They did a very good set today, much better than the three previous lives, and they both moved around a lot more. And somehow most of the people there seemed to be familiar with Velvet o_O A lot of them knew about the clapping during the Edward Scissorhands introduction, so we all started at the same time. Usually it's just us 7~8 girls in the front, so we can barely hear ourselves. People even did the clapping for the outro, which we usually don't bother with because the band can't hear us anyway. When MiMi asked those who were seeing them for the first time to raise their hands, almost no one did. He had to ask a couple more times to make sure this was actually the case.

To my (and all the other fans') surprise, AREA put up a new poster this week :D It would be great if the band started selling them too. It's pretty big:

(weird angle, but it was the only place I could stand without blocking everyone's way)

@[info]mrs_fujiwara: We need you there! D:
This is what it looked like today...

When the curtain was drawn, he first looked down at me, then at the spot where you were supposed to be standing x)
I'm looking forward to the live next month, when we'll both be there (^.^)


( 17 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Aug. 13th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
I already read you and Jenifer mentioning the earthquakes recently O.o
Just let's hope it doesn't get worse and you guys stay safe.

@the Velvet:
haha~ MiMi really is the "king of forgetting things"
I really wonder what the lives are like with only the two remaining ?
(and how on earth does he tell, when they are on, without actually telling O.o )
~ really like to see them live again some time.
Aug. 14th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
It's been quiet so far today at least.

It's still Chiro (guy with long blonde wig) playing bass, so the only difference is Lem not being there (Don't know the name of the current support drummer). The other two manage fine.

This time he simply said that "it would be wise to be there at the time when Sazae-san begins" (which, if you look it up, is the name of a TV series running every Sunday at 6:30)
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Aug. 14th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
I just saw his entry ^^ I was really suprised at how loud the clapping was. Hope it will be similar at the event on the 2nd (which I can't go to D: Please let a random Bera fan show up >_<)
It was about time they got a poster at AREA. Lots of bands who don't 'belong' to this livehouse, have had their posters up there for ages. But they got one of the best spots, so I'm glad ^^

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Aug. 14th, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
As mrs_fujiwara said below, she'll be standing in front of Bera on the 2nd, so I feel less bad about not being able to go now ^^
Looks like I'll be stuck in Europe until the 9th, so I'll have to wait until the live on the 21st (>_<;)

It's such an eye catching photo, and it's placed where it'll be the first thing you see as you descend the stairs :)
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Aug. 14th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
OMG, I am sad now! *cries*
That's so sad that he looked and I wasn't there! And much more sad that it was only you! *desperate*

Oh, dear, I am definitely going to their next live and I will be in front of Bera again to let him know I wasn't there the last time because I really couldn't. I am reserving a ticket for their live in Shibuya's Chelsea Hotel right now. Sad, sad... :'-(

But I am glad you had fun! I will miss you a lot at their next live and AC's, of course. <3 And yay for poster; and since MiMi's memory is not that good, I am wondering if he really went to that store and put the flyers up himself. *laughs*
Aug. 14th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
It was kind of embarrassing ^^; *curtain is drawn - looks around - yeah... It's only me...* x)

But, you're going to the sponsored event?? That's great! :D I'm so relieved to know someone will be on the kamite side. It's an important event, so it would be sad if one of them were standing all alone :(

It's really too bad you couldn't be at this particular live though, as MiMi came out to talk after their set, and he hasn't done that for a while. But let us know what happens on the 2nd :) (And if he does that O_O thing at you again XD )
Aug. 14th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
I can see it beeing embarrassing! It'll probably be the same on the 2nd, right? I don't understand why he doesn't get more love on stage. He is adorable.

That's great to hear! Sadly, even if I was there I would probably stand smiling only, as usual. I get what people are talking, but my spoken Japanese is worst than my English, so, no good. ;-P

And I do hope he doesn't stare that way next time. *laughs*

Btw, it'll probably be polite to get something with polka dots to this event, right?

Edited at 2009-08-14 06:57 am (UTC)
Aug. 14th, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
Maybe more people will show up on the 2nd as it's a bigger event for the band than normal?

Aww, I thought it was really cool the way he stared, lol

You could bring some small accessory stuff. No need to get an entire outfit. But as I said before, he's not going to yell at you for not bringing anything :p You're always really nicely dressed anyway.
Aug. 14th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
Hahaha, it was embarrassing! I was, 'God, stare at someone else now, please'. *rosy cheeks*

Thank you! And yeah, I remember your advice, so I bought a cute headband and a small flower wrist or whatever it is called. :-)
Aug. 14th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
Just thought I'd let you know if you didn't already notice; they've updated their website with info about how to get tickets for the 21st now :)
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw it! So we can buy A tickets starting from tomorrow, right? When are you planning to get yours?
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on going to Like an Edison on Sunday. (They only accept phone reservations tomorrow)
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. We can go together, then!
MiMi just answered my mail confirming the reservation for the 2nd. :-)
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Sure :) It's a longer distance to travel for you to get to Shinjuku, so send me a PM telling me when you want to meet up.

And now he's scratching his head wondering why I'm taking so long with sending my reservation... oh well, have fun!
( 17 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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