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Newborn PARADE-2009-

We got some snow yesterday, for the first time since last January. I guess we won't get any more until next year now...

Tonight's live took place at Takadanobaba AREA, and the bands playing were:
1. PoP'n'-roll.3rd
2. Vettic
4. ゴールデンボンバー (golden bomber)
5. Ellseed
6. Art Cube
7. Megaromania
8. 東京ミカエル。 (tokyo michael)
9. 焔 (homura)

I almost didn't recognize PoP'n'-roll.3rd. They changed their looks quite a bit since I last saw them. It didn't look like they'd become any more popular since last time (when the vocalist took the mic stand with him and jumped down from the stage to get closer to the people sitting in the back, since so few wanted to stand in the front area). But a lot of the other bands' fans in the back joined in on the furi this time.
Their set was short; 3 songs, 20 minutes. The MC was... interesting. The vocalist hadn't prepared anything?? Most of it consisted of "um.... eh.... what should I talk about... um.... This is awkward ・__・; eh..." Then he spent some time drinking water from a bottle.

With 9 bands playing, I expected most of the MCs to be rushed, and the sets to be short, but most of the bands seemed to have all the time in the world. THE VELVET played 5 songs tonight (They've played 4 at most the other times I've seen them). Their MC was also looong.
I still find MiMi's new miniskirt weird. His upper and lower body doesn't match anymore <__< But anyway, he sang well tonight as usual, and he was cool enough to stay at the merch table from the time their performance ended until the live was over, several hours later. I'm also happy this band got the opportunity to play at a bigger event like this, where there are more than 10~30 people, like there often is at the lives they play at. Lots of people stopped by the merch table to talk to MiMi throughout the evening, so hopefully that means they got some new fans.

ゴールデンボンバー.... Where do I begin? @__@ Someone just topped Pii-chan's intro XD These guys were fun from beginning to the end. Most of it is difficult to describe in a way that makes sense (The band made none). Maybe the depts of youtube has some good examples of their lives. This was one of the songs they did. They also did a Gackt song. Or rather a parody of it. The vocalist put on a suit and sunglasses, as he turned into "Gockt".
Their set also included the guitarist eating a couple of ears of corn way too quickly (he looked seriously ill after this). And the same guy pretended to cut open his stomach, using sausages as intestines, which he then proceeded to throw into the audience

Art Cube's set was also longer than it's been before:
1. Pain~ Wing・・・
2. Blue Heaven
3. False praye
4. A got confinement
5. 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou)

Even though it was cold, Rem was fairly awake during the first couple of songs :D Not "moving-all-over-the-place" awake like she is when it's warm, but she was moving her head and flickering her tongue a lot. Then Zeta left her on the mic stand, which was very close to the front row of people, turned his back on her and went to the back of the stage.... Keep an eye on your giant reptile!! o_o;

They did a couple of mistakes tonight, but only minor ones.
I wish they wouldn't keep to their image so strictly. Zeta can be so silly and fun on stage (who else would do the oppapi song and dance dressed in his Moi dix Mois outfit?) But in Art Cube, he's never out of character >__< At least he still smiles, but that's just because he can't help it x) He's still Seiji under the wig and fake breasts after all.

Megaromania had lots of fans there, it felt like a oneman. Everyone was moving along to the coreography. Their popularity has really grown fast, even for an Under Code band.

Turns out yesterday was Sui's birthday, so they presented a cake for him. The guy actually looked genuinely surprised! That's kinda rare, seeing how common it is to do these things. All the other members said a few words to him, while Sui ate strawberries.

It will be interesting to see how quickly this band will get big, if they keep gaining fans in a speed like this.


( 12 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Jan. 25th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
I love how ゴールデンボンバー's song you linked had everyone doing some modified version of an Egyptian dance. XDD I'd like to hear more of them~

And Megaromania makes me laugh. I don't know where they got the name from, but of course I see "Romania" in there and I can't help but lol every now and then. X3
Jan. 26th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
(Did MaitoreiA send you a PM too? o_O)

They had everyone doing that "egyptian dance" yesterday as well x) It was lots of fun. I really hope they have a recorded version of the 'Gockt' song too, but there's the copyrights and all, so maybe not...

I'm guessing this is the origin of Megaromania's name?
Jan. 26th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Megaro... megalo... *headdesk*

Pretend I never said that. ^^;

That dance = extreme aerobic workout. Well, when you look at it that way, doing Versailles furi is probably a good source of exercise, too. XD

And I did get a PM from them! I got excited for a second until I looked at the message and lol'd. What are we supposed to say?
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
I don't think we're supposed to reply. I was just wondering if they sent it to people outside of Japan as well as they were telling people to look forward to the lives next month and stuff, and it surprised me a bit that they would actually send it as a PM ^^;

Being part of The Red Carpet Day live is a great way of working out XD Last year, when Versailles were doing the countdown live at New Year's.... First of all, we had been waiting for them for 12 hours, in which other bands had been playing. We were already tired when they came on stage, and when The Red Carpet Day was done, we were kinda exhausted. Ready to rest a bit, Kamijo suddenly shouts "the Red Carpet Daaaaay!" AGAIN!!! What were they thinking playing that song twice in a row 12 hours into a countdown live XD We were dead after that.
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
So... that was retarded comment number 2 for the day. I'm on a roll! Well, what happened was I tried looking at their message through my phone, and all it read for the body of the message was "???". So I lol'd. Test PM! Ohohoho~ But then I double-checked on the computer and saw the full thing and got kinda sad since they didn't bring up any awesome news about a release or anything. ^^;

Kamijo. @__@ He has a habit of making you go "...what?! D:", doesn't he? XD He never fails to surprise me. But hey, at least you got to listen to them play The Red Carpet Day twice! As tormenting as it was for you guys. o_o;;
Jan. 26th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
You wanted news on releases, so I just asked them myself ^^; They said they are not planning on selling a CD at the oneman, and they aren't yet sure of when they'll release something... Maybe not great news, but you got your answer :)
Jan. 26th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oh hey, thank you for doing that. That's cool that you got a reply back from them. :D Well, at the very least I can breathe for a bit before their first release. ^^;
Jan. 26th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
What a great lineup: Art Cube, Megaromania, Ellseed and The Velvet!
Jan. 26th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought as well :D It made it a bit difficult to do the ticket reservation though. I felt kinda guilty towards Velvet, cause MiMi obviously noticed me, but I reserved my ticket through Art Cube ^^;
Jan. 26th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
I can imagine! It's difficult when bands are small enough to more or less know their fans. What do you do if two or more of the bands you support play in the same lineup?
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Jun. 13th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
Aww, I wish I'd known Velvet had other foreign fans. I'd have tried to make contact.

And lol, you flatter my entries by calling them live reports. I'm mostly writing these things for selfish reasons. Sort of notes, so that I can go back and see what happened at the various events ^^;
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Jun. 13th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Which CD? Brand-X currently have one of their older releases, and if you don't mind using a shopping service, getting the other two shouldn't be much of a problem. Or just e-mail the band and ask if they would be willing to send you a copy themselves.
( 12 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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