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Ended up going to Kaya's oneman tonight, even though I hadn't been planning on going. But then Kamijo was added to the guest list, and I got a ticket mrs_fujiwara  had bought a while ago, giving me an excellent seat among the Addict fanclub members ^^

As we entered the concert hall, we were given a pamphlet, some flyers and a couple of Blue Rose Excursion tickets (I thought that tour already ended? o.o Also, we aren't supposed to get two of them at a time, are we?) All of it placed inside an official clear folder. (One of those you can buy at the merch table; see through with Kaya's logo printed in red). In addition to this, they gave us a small bottle of Yakult XD This was Yakult Hall afterall...

Looking through the pamphlet, I could see that Veronica and Lil' (drag queens) had been added as guests as well :D Hadn't seen them since summer 2008, so that was a neat surprise. Other people who participated were four male dancers: Yui, Hiroyuki, Ryoushin and Aki (Looks like they found a replacement for Ochi, and Aki was really great). The two female dancers, Kitty and Ayano, as well as a guest dancer called Rioto (Fabulous guy; glitter and feathers all over. Fitted right into a Kaya oneman). And of course, Kamijo and Hizaki playing the roles of the Prince and Princess visiting from the Kingdom of Versailles.

It was supposed to start at 6pm, but for some reason it started 20 minutes early, causing some fans to miss the beginning of it (>_<) The show consisted of three acts. In the first and shortest act, we were introduced to "Princess Carmilla, living in a kingdom surrounded by roses". In the second act, the Royals from Versailles joined in for a royal ball with Carmilla. Rioto did some solo ballet dancing, while the others danced in pairs. Kamijo and Hizaki were wearing their newest costumes for this part. I noticed a long, glittery earing hanging from Kamijo's right ear, and was wondering for a second if he'd pierced his ear in an unusual spot. But when he got closer, I could see the ear wasn't pierced at all. He'd just hung it over the pinna XD I'm surprised it didn't fall off mid-live. 

After the dancing, act two ended. Kaya did a costume change for act three, putting on a princely outfit and a long blonde wig, as he became Prince Chocolat (French pronounciation). Kamijo joined him on stage, continuously addressing him as Prince Chocoreeto (Japanese pronounciation) instead. They called Hizaki on stage as well, and did "Rose Jail" together (Kamijo forgetting when he was supposed to start singing). By now, they'd changed into the Prince & Princess outfit. Later, they did Glitter Arch (Again, Kamijo messing up when it came to doing the furi ^^;). And Kamijo was wearing the pants and black shirt of the new costume (The lower part of his jacket, that looks like it's stuck to his pants, is obviously detachable)

In between the three acts, the dancers would do dance solos set to the songs of Kaya's new remix album. No singing from Yui this time unfortunately. It also just hit me now that Kaya didn't talk much this time. He usually does really, really, really, really (really, really) long MCs, but he barely talked at all tonight. But when he did talk, he'd talk more to the audience than he's done at previous onemans, commenting on what people were wearing, letting us speak to him and answering back etc. So that was pretty nice and made the live more personal.

I'm usually not a fan of lives at concert halls, mainly because you're stuck at your seat throughout the show, while I prefer a mosh pit. But this time the chairs were really close to the stage (I wouldn't have been any closer even if they hadn't been there), the stage was quite low, and Yui got off the stage to join us on the floor :D Overall a really enjoyable live. 


(Kaya has a couple of special events coming up that haven't been announced on the official site yet: He's doing a Valentine's Day oneman on February 12th, and a White Day fanclub event on March 13th.)

 


Comments

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tsukinokrystal
Dec. 27th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Aw it sounded really fun, wish I could have gone (as usual).
chounohana
Dec. 27th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
I think I enjoyed it more than I normally would have thanks to the fanclub ticket. With it being a seated venue, I probably woudn't have been too happy if I was stuck in the back.

And I've missed seeing Kaya and Kamijo sing together, so that was great (^o^)
kurobara_natsu
Dec. 27th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
that sounds like it was a fabulous live.
Too bad I couldn't make it to Japan for christmas/new years this year.
(instead I'm stuck here in the cold, working *sigh*)
But I'm glad you guys enjoyed that live ^.^

hm~ Kamijo is not only good at messing up lyrics, but also furi as well ?
*laughs* somehow that's so~ him.


Oh I just see, that I haven't read you previous entries O.o
Seems like I have some serious catching up to do ^^; (I've been as good as completely away from my computer since I returned home in November...thanks to work and our new dog)
Maybe I'll get the chance to read /comment some more now (I'm on the car on my way back home atm, so maybe that gives me some time
... or maybe not... we're almost home already
chounohana
Dec. 27th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
His Christmas lives tend to be the most fun ones ^^ But at least you'll get to see plenty of Versailles this spring (Did you have any luck with the presale tickets?)

It was the furi for Glitter Arch, which is mostly just waving your arm from side to side. But he still managed to get it wrong several times xD

I envy you the dog ;_; I really wish I could get one, but I'm out most of the day, and being locked up alone in my apartment all the time wouldn't be fair to the animal.

Edited at 2009-12-27 04:04 pm (UTC)
mrs_fujiwara
Dec. 27th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
I am glad you had fun, dear! And that the ticket was good enough for you to be close to Kamijo and the stage, as I expected when I bought it. And thank you for the fast report. It was good I stayed at home this time though. I had serious problems today with documents I need from Brazil until January the 7th and this didn't help my current condition. So, I am really, really happy at least you had fun! :-D
chounohana
Dec. 27th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
It was good to see both Kamijo and Hizaki being all smiley and having fun on stage again. And the ticket was great, thank you ^^ (Too bad you ended up missing out on Lil' and Veronica though, now that they finally showed up again.)

Hope you'll be able to recover more by Wednesday! Most likely(?) the pushing won't be as bad as last time they did a live at duo, seeing as Közi was there that time. And it still wasn't bad at all compared to how it usually is because more people fit in the front row at this venue.
edit: oh, wait... was Közi there? I think I'm mixing up the events. They've been doing so many compared to their regular schedule this past year x) Anyway, the pushing wasn't bad.

Edited at 2009-12-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
aitreni
Dec. 27th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for writing this and letting us know how it went! I was so curious about it. Wish i could have gone.

See you at the Jasmine memorial live!
chounohana
Dec. 27th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
It was fun seeing Kamijo and Hizaki dance together, and they really looked happy tonight :)

btw, are you going to the XOVER shusai on the 5th?
aitreni
Dec. 27th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
I want to go to the Xover thing but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! I'll try to get a same-day ticket and go. Will you be there?
chounohana
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Both me and Angelica are going. (Art Cube are playing ^^)
You can reserve your ticket with one of the bands, so you won't have to pay more for a same day ticket.
lady_asphodel
Dec. 27th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the report !!! I would have loved to see them all together on stage again just like in Node of Scherzo back in 2007 !
The story sounds awfully cute ahah I would love to have a visit from the royal couple too ^^;
What kind of dance did Kamijo and Hizaki perform ? Hizaki spoke about dancing during the rehearsal so I'm curious !
Ahhh dear Kamijo...always remaining faithful to himself XD
BTW...are the Santa Kamijo pics, the one he posted for X'mas on his mobile ? I think I read on a random Ameblo from a Versailles fan that he sent some.
chounohana
Dec. 28th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if it was a particular form of dance, but... something waltz inspired? They did quiet well. I was wondering about Hizaki, as he's always so manly when moving, but it looked nice.

Yes, they're from his mobile site. I'll email you ;)
risu_kami
Dec. 27th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
I hate that he doesn´t have a international fanclub >.<
It sounds so great and I hope he will have some events or even a oneman or something like that in March.
chounohana
Dec. 28th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
He probably won't do more than one oneman in March, but I'm sure there will be some other events :)

As for an international fanclub, maybe fans overseas could try and put some pressure on Universal. If enough people are interested in it for them to make a profit, they might consider it.
skagirlie
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
wow
thank you for the report!

I adore the prince and princess idea! yes, it's obvious, but I didn't think of it. (corey was almost certain that it was going to be a node of scherzo type thing.)

here's hoping he has something planned for march. :D
chounohana
Dec. 28th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: wow
It did feel like the Node of Scherzo, especially as Kaya played the role of Carmilla in the last Scherzo act too ^^ (I hope they'll one day decide to continue that story >_<)
tanbikakumei
Dec. 29th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Gaaah is life worth living if I miss lives like this one all the time? T__T But thanks for the report! much appreciated
chounohana
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
aww, I'm sure they'll be around for quite some time still, sooner or later giving you the opportunity to attend a live.

:)
liajost
Dec. 31st, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for review. Was a lovely concert, I think!
chounohana
Jan. 1st, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
:) It was indeed.
yuukosan
Jan. 1st, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Sounds really funny!
Thanks for report!
sorrowandpains
Jan. 5th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the report, dear! It was a amazing live, right?
Kaya and Kamijo singing together is ♥ XD Kaya is so cute in that flyer! His smile. ♥

Thanks again.
hee_glance
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Hello!! ^^ I just stumbled upon this, and I really enjoyed reading it!! Thanks so much for putting it up! I was extremely intrigued, though, reading that Hizaki and Kamijo performed Rose Jail with Kaya!! *lol* Since Kaya is usually so...naughty in that song. XD I was wondering if you could give a little more detail on how they did it? I mean, I can't really pick out a guitar line in that song - what was Hizaki doing? And how did they both interact with Kaya and each other?? Thanks so much!! :)

~a passing Rose
chounohana
Jan. 12th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
They seemed to all be doing their own thing during Rose Jail, walking around the stage and catwalk interacting with the fans rather than eachother.
I've gotten the impression that Kaya has toned down the performance of that song a bit over the past year. Saw him again last week, and people were all standing neatly in two rows in front of the stage, rather than going completely nuts like they used to (People would get seriously hurt, so this might be a change for the better). And I guess that would affect the way Kaya acts too.

Hizaki was playing guitar, and probably just came up with some parts himself that fitted the song, so that he could take part in it as well :)
hee_glance
Jan. 13th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Ahh, I see! Thank you so much! Presents a lovely picture, with Hizaki and Kamijo's new outfits. ^^ Kamijo's voice would be quite interesting to that song, too....

o_o Oh my! I suppose it is a good thing, then, that he has calmed down.

Thank you soo much for this! ^^ (and icon lovveee..... ♥_♥)
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