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Moi dix Mois had their first instore event today, at Zeal Link in Shibuya.
Thankfully the weather was really nice, albeit a bit cold, as we knew we'd have to wait outside for some time (Have bad experience with Versailles photo event and heavy rain). Zeal Link is, like every vk music store, quite small. We arrived about half an hour before the doors opened, met up with a few other friends and watched the poor store people carry boxes up and down the narrow stairs. We would all be given posters for the band to sign during the event, so I guess these were the boxes they had been stored in until then. It was surprisingly few people there at the time, but a little while after 13:30, the line of people grew very long, and we had to be moved somewhere else to not completely block the street.

I was number 169, and had to wait outside for about an hour, but it was a nice chance to talk to people since the event itself would be quite short. A surprising number of Art Cube fans showed up, even people who haven't been going to the lives lately. (With the AC members not coming out to talk to fans after lives, I suppose people want to utilize all the opportunities they get to say a few words in person to Seiji).We were let into the store's basement in groups of ten at a time, and when I finally got inside, we had to line up again while the people in front of us greeted the members. Appreciated this short time inside to try and make my hands a bit warmer before shaking everyone's hands ^^; They were ice cold by then.

First up was Sugiya. He's always really shy and adorable on stage, so I was surprised to see him so talkative and open at this event. He looked like he really wanted to talk, and obviously waited for me to say something, but I don't really know him that well so I didn't know what to say ^^; Sent him a message online now instead. But as I moved on to Hayato, Sugiya turned to him and said "It's the girl from Art Cube's lives!", lol. I don't think he meant to say it quite so loudly. I looked back at him and started laughing, and he looked like he was thinking "oops, she heard that? ^^;" and started laughing himself, as did Hayato.
Third was Seth (not wearing any eyepatch today), who concentrated really hard on writing his signature on my poster. When he eventually looked up, he noticed who I was and gave me a huge smile :D I greeted him with an "ohhahou", though slightly out of place at a Moi dix Mois event, it made him laugh ^^ He thanked me, and I could go over to K - Who was actually kinda scary this time. Just sitting there staring, not saying a word or responding to a smile. He was like that with most people I asked, so I don't know what's up. Same with Art Cube's oneman last week too; just staring - And he's usually a really sweet guy despite his image. It would have been fun trying to speak with him in English, since he's quite good at it, but since he behaved so differently from the previous three smiling and laughing guys, I ended up just going to Mana instead. (Seth managed to (not intentionally) make K, and all the others, laugh later on though. He gave a loud and very mispronounced "sankyuuu!" to a friend of mine whom he hadn't met and therefore didn't know if understood Japanese x) )
Mana looked quite good in a white shirt and black pants. I've always preferred him with more natural make-up + hair, and a toned down outfit. And Mana's handshake is definitely the one that leaves a bigger impression on you at an event like this. Really firm, but at the same time gentle, and he manages to convey a lot of feeling through his eyes when he stares at you. He added the last signature to my poster, and handed it to me. And thus the event was over.

I hope they'll be able to do more instore events in the future from now on. And most of all, a talk event where we can ask them various questions and get to know them better.






On our way to the store ^^


 


Comments

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zeldana
Dec. 18th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
K was rather unresponsive? That's unusual. =(
But lol, Seth sounds adorable. As usual. X)

The poster looks huge!
chounohana
Dec. 18th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I asked the others to see if maybe he was just being weird with me, but he didn't talk to anyone it seems...

lol, Seiji's English is a lot harder to understand than his Japanese most of the time. Points for trying though I suppose x)

I have no place to put the poster (And I'm afraid a certain four-legged creature will try to behead the vocalist again if I put it up.)
kass
Dec. 18th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't spent much time on K's blog, I wonder if he's been talking differently, too... I suppose I should check, because that does sound strange.

XDDD I love Seth's signature. The whole event sounded like fun, though yeah, very short. They're so friendly they must be fun at instores, it would be great if they kept doing it.
chounohana
Dec. 19th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Haven't read his blog lately, so I'm not sure. May be that he had a bad day, or simply that he's trying to be more like the "scary wild beast" again.

Seth always concentrates hard when signing stuff x) Even if it's just the "Z" for Art Cube, he takes his time, making sure it looks as pretty as possible.
If it had lasted longer, people would have been stuck waiting outside for hours, so I think this was the best theyu could do at the moment. But it would be great if they could eventually do an event in a bigger place, and talk a bit more :)
kass
Dec. 19th, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)
Hahah, perhaps a new development with the release of D+Sect? It is only concerning because you mentioned it being that way at the recent concert, also. ^^

It's nice, though, because it always does come out looking lovely! Most signatures you can't even begin to make out. ^^
huivanta
Dec. 18th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
K not talking? o_o How strange! I can't read Japanese as you might know, but I think he said something about a cold on his blog? (I use a horrible translator though, so I'm probably wrong.) Or perhaps he's trying to go back to his image. xD
chounohana
Dec. 19th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
I haven't had time to read their blogs lately. If he wasn't feeling well it's understandable that he acted different. And especially since he was like that throughout the entire event, and not just towards individual people. I hope he won't start trying to live up to the scary image thing again though x) I like sweet K :)
huivanta
Dec. 19th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
lol, even though it was his scary image that got me into him in the first place, I hope he'll stay sweet and approachable too. It would suck if I could never have a talk with him again because he's busy staring at me like he's gonna eat me. xD
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chounohana
Dec. 19th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
Sugiya's cute ^^ At first I wasn't sure if I shouldn't greet Seiji like that in this band, but when one of the members goes "Art Cube!" in my face, it didn't really feel that out of place anymore x)
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mrs_fujiwara
Dec. 20th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)

We had basically the same experience and described it almost in the exact same words! lol we match even when we don't intend to.

And they've got some of these pictures now, fufufu ;-D

chounohana
Dec. 20th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
Haven't we always done that... ;)

lol, I hope they saw the humour in them.
ma_a_ya
Dec. 27th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
oh! everything was so quick!
well...but I think it's good for them, they now they have a lot of fans! ^^

I have just one doubt, that I've just recently started to notice: when you go to lives there, do the bandmembers remember the fans and go, after the live, to talk to them?
mmm...not shure if I made my point
xD
chounohana
Dec. 28th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
I think it was a lot more relaxed in Osaka the next day, with only a third of the people.

Do you mean Moi dix Mois or bands in general?
MdM never comes out to talk after lives, but a lot of smaller bands do at regular events. Bands do know the regular fans. Even Moi dix Mois who only does a few lives a year know us by name etc, but to take small bands like Art Cube and THE VELVET as an example, they see us several times a month, so of course they know and remember their fans pretty well by now :)
ma_a_ya
Dec. 28th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
oh! that sounds cool! *o*
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