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Nov. 27th, 2009

I feel like I should write a little regarding tonight's Art Cube live, considering how last week's live was....


Today's live was so much better! Three of the other jouren showed up, making us a total of five people. We're still missing several girls though, including all the other Seiji fans, so it felt a bit lonely. But the general atmosphere was a lot better this time during their performance. No large group of random people (not AC fans) trying to occupy the front row for no apparent reason, so I was able to return to the center spot, in front of Seiji (^o^) Unfortunately it doesn't seem like any of us have the contact information of the missing people, so we have no way of asking them what happened. Maybe they'll come to the oneman in December.

I was hoping the setlist would be similar to last week's (though I wouldn't mind the addition of False Praye), and it turned out to be identical:
1. 虹化鏡 (kougekyou)
2. Pain~ Wing・・・
3. Blue Heaven
4. (new song)
5. 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou)

They had some sound problems, causing them to appear on stage a bit late (They were the last band playing, so it didn't cause any major delays anyway), but they've had very few technical problems these last few months compared to last spring/early summer. During the live, Seiji also had a bit of trouble with his voice, forcing him to pause during some parts of the songs. This, on the other hand, tends to happen quite frequently. Hopefully it's nothing to worry about.

I wonder if this was the last we'll see of the current costumes for a while? They've changed costumes for every oneman so far, and they're not doing any more lives until their upcoming anniversary oneman on December 12th now.

Comments

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tsukinokrystal
Nov. 27th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Glad that it was better this time!
chounohana
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Yes, I was a bit worried after last week's show, so it was a relief when some familiar faces showed up ^^
zeldana
Nov. 27th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
It still boggles me to hear that only five people were up front for a band like that. How many people are usually there, total?

And glad to hear it went better this week! ^-^
chounohana
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Two non-regulars (friends who are here on vacation) joined us for the front row. I tried asking others to help us fill up the empty spots, but no one wanted to >_<
We used to be able to fill up the front row + sometimes having an almost complete second row (That would be about 15 people total)

But still, it was loads more enjoyable this week :D (Unfortunately one of the other girls have no current plans of attending the lives after the oneman, so I hope the other two stick around. In January, the band's playing at Club Citta', which has a capacity of 1500 people... It will look so empty @_@)
zeldana
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Aww it must be pretty intimidating being up in the front row with only a handful of other fans as support. (Seiji looks huggable and all in pictures but it seems like he'd be a lot more intimidating IRL.) Compared to the turnout for Moi dix Mois I would've thought a lot of people would see Art Cube, too, solely to be closer to Seiji, but then again you did mention in the past that quite a few fans had no idea he even had a side project.

D: Time to run around and get peoples' attention!
chounohana
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
It didn't make it any better that we had MiMi and Bera from THE VELVET standing behind us last time, and this time Seiji's wife ^^; Slightly embarrassing...

But Seiji is the least intimidating guy you'll ever meet! So that's definitely not a problem. Smile at him, and he'll automatically smile back at you ^^
zeldana
Nov. 28th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Ahhh yeah, that would throw the atmosphere off just a little bit. ^^; But... Seiji's wife? Actual wife? He's married? I haven't heard that before. But it's actually rather cool...

Aww he's one of those warm artists! It's definitely a nice change from all the 'cool, srsbsns' musicians you see and hear about. ^o^
chounohana
Nov. 28th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Yes, his actual wife. He'll be 40 soon, so it makes sense he's settled down by now.

It's fun to see him with Moi dix Mois. Their image is a lot more serious than Art Cube's, and you'll see Seiji trying to supress smiles at the beginning of a show. Then slowly giving up/forgetting about it as the night progresses. He looked like a kid having the time of his live by the end of D's sponsored event earlier this month, when he got to have fun standing on top of a box, waving a giant M10M flag while the others sang/played.
zeldana
Nov. 28th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
x) ♥
otterley2
Nov. 28th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
I can't imagine how they will look when they change their costumes! Really, their changes are so 'agressive' xD (really sorry, I don't know a exact word to say that ><)

I'm glad some of the regular fans are back, and hope the others show himself in the oneman ^^

and this new song! its the same from last week concert? I cant wait for the release, its less than one month now for the release, but its like years xD
chounohana
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Seiji's current costume has started to fall apart, especially the "dead buttefly wings" on his back, so he could need a new one. And I hope he gets one with shorter sleeves. It's annoying constantly getting hit in the face by them ^^;

The new song was the same as last week. Seiji did say the name of it last time, but it's in English, and I really don't trust his pronounciation, so I'm not sure of what it's called. It's a heavy song, with lots of headbanging.
They'll have a presale of the album in two weeks, so I'll see if it's on it then.
mrs_fujiwara
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Yey, yesterday's concert was a lot better, despite their sound problems, wasn't it? I am glad Hiroko and Nobu's male fan showed up as well.

And I really enjoyed that girls' band! Their sound and visuals are really something.
chounohana
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
I'm sure the band noticed the change of atmosphere as well. And, at least I, had a big smile on my face throughout their entire performance :)

Which one? exist+trace? Yeah, I was happy to see they had been added last minute ^^
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