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le festival de la naissance sanglant

I originally already had plans for the 14th, so I wasn't going to apply for a ticket to Versailles' fanclub live that day. I had also already gotten the fanclub tickets I wanted for the non-Tokyo tour lives, so I thought that would lessen my chance of being picked for this event. But last minute, I decided that "oh, why not...?"  And yeah.... looks like I'll be changing my plans for next Saturday, cause I got the ticket o_o I didn't even write anything in the "Please write a message to the band"-part of the application...

I'd never been to Otsuka before, let alone RED-Zone (the livehouse). But it turned out to be very easy to locate, and a lot closer to the train station than I thought.

The live was generally very non-visual. Dark Schneider and Art Cube had already looked out of place on the list of bands playing, and certainly didn't look any less out of place at the actual event. I had expected Dark Schneider to have more fans.... They've got the potential to have a large group of followers. But there were barely any people there who looked like they knew much about them (six girls standing in front of the stage). I did hear lots of girls around me comment on how handsome the guitarist was though. Until "he" started speaking, and everyone exclaimed "It's a woman?!! D:"
It was the first time I saw them, and they were definitely the ones I liked best, appart from Art Cube. But then, the other acts included things like a Limp Bizkit cover band.... (They were very good, but I'm not a fan of LB.) The voice of Dark Schneider's vocalist was surprisingly deep and powerful :D I'd love to see these guys again soon. A couple of the members came out to watch Art Cube, and it would have been interesting to chat with them, or just see if they enjoyed the performance, but they kept to the mid section. I'd stayed a couple of rows away from the stage at Art Cube's last live, as I had a headache and didn't want to headbang then. So this time I wanted to join people in the front row. Which turned out to be an eventful spot today, when Zeta almost dropped Rem o_o; She slipped off him, and he just barely managed to grab her neck in time to prevent the huge snake from falling off the stage. Poor creature.

The set list:
1. 砂の華 (suna no hana)
2. Blue Heaven
3. Pain~ Wing・・・
4. 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou)
"A got confinement" is one of their most fun live songs (only topped by Pain Wing), so I was a bit disappointed that they didn't do it this time, but I guess I should appreciate some variety in their set list. (As long as they keep doing Pain Wing, I shall be happy).

And my suspicion last month about Zeta having lost some weight, was correct. The upper part of his costume is a bit loose on him now, and it made it very easy to see the tattoo at the back of his shoulder... Why do they keep bothering with trying to hide his identity? (Not to mention, there were several Moi dix Mois members at the live today).

I have to get up early to go somewhere important tomorrow, so I guess I should at least make an attempt at getting some sleep now...


( 10 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Feb. 6th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
o_o poor snake...
if Rem actually fell? it'll be directly to you guys in the front row. X_x

i recently saw the Art Cube video you uploaded on youtube on a friend's journal. i gotta say i'm liking their music and Zeta's voice too ^^.
Feb. 6th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, she wouldn't have fallen down on the floor, but had a half-way soft landing on top of us ^^; Zeta tipped over the mic stand while Rem was on it too, but was able to get it back up before it fell all the way down (over us).

He couldn't have Rem on stage with him during the entire oneman in December, which is why she isn't present in the video on youtube. So I hope the live digest DVD they'll be giving out at their live in April will contain some of the songs from the beginning of the show ^^
Feb. 6th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
Nice that you got a ticket for the Versailles event! And Dark Schneider looks interesting! I like their image. :) And their music is not too bad. I just looked at their website and was thinking one of the guitarists looks familiar and then I realized I saw her before when she was playing for Hagakure and they toured in the US. XD It's a pleasant surprise that Dark Schneider has more than one girl member. :o
Feb. 6th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'm curious to see what the tickets look like, as they will be printing our picture on it ^^; (we had to reply to the email they sent us with a picture of our face)

I'd heard Koro was in Dark Schneider before, but completely forgot about it until last night. I've been seeing more and more girls pop up in various vk session bands lately :) It's nice.
Feb. 6th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
Poor Rem, but at least her life isn't boring! She sure gets to experience more than the average snake...
Feb. 6th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
I guess ^^; I just hope all the sound and movement doesn't bother her too much. She is calmer now than she's been before, but that might simply be because winter arrived.
Feb. 8th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
D= Poor Rem! He should take better care of her. I wouldn't mind having a snake on me, but depending on the weight...and I'm sure the snake would mind being dropped. Poor thing.

I downloaded Blood Sucker of Dark Schneider and I think they are pretty neat. The voice is like a mix of Asagi and Loki somehow. Music sounds good too.

I did hear lots of girls around me comment on how handsome the guitarist was though. Until "he" started speaking, and everyone exclaimed "It's a woman?!! D:"
Visual Kei never fails to confuse or surprise 8D Go Koro! *laughs*

(Not to mention, there were several Moi dix Mois members at the live today)
Mana and Sugiya weren't present were they? Or did they drop by too?
Feb. 8th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Rem is heavy. Zeta's new costume is designed in a way that makes it possible for him to have Rem over his shoulders or wrapped around his arm, and still comfortably move around. But I think there's a reason for him getting the special microphone stand that he's currently using, which allows him to relieve himself of the snake's weight every once in a while during their performances.

You're right about Laer's voice. But listening to Blood Sucker, I feel like there's something missing... His voice had more depth to it live I think.

I don't know about Mana, but there was a certain masked bassist there named "Sugi". So at least 4 out of 5?
Feb. 10th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, she seems to be quite heavy. But staying pretty much on one spot makes even a not that heavy snake heavy. Additionally when you're a vocalist and actually needing you upper body for singing. Maybe somewhen I'll come across a picture or video being able to see the mic. (Thank you btw for uploading the Art Cube live at Meguro)
Did he ever mention how much she weighs? I remember him mentioning her length, but nothing about the weight.

I sadly can't say anything to that. Never saw them live and probably never will...
It's good to hear though that he seems to be one of those who actually sound good live.

Yes, I just came across that *laughs*
But why not. The other Moi dix Mois members surely don't complain to be on stage for other bands too.
It's amusing to see that somehow everyone/everything seems to be connected.
Feb. 11th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
I can't recall him saying anything about her size, except stating that she was 2m long a year ago. But she's grown since then. I guess we could try asking him about it.
And the mic stand is in the video I uploaded ;) The ornamental stuff on it is there so that Rem can wrap her body around it without slipping down. But as she got heavier, it doesn't support her weight that well anymore (which is why it almost fell over when Zeta bumped into it this time).

If Mana was there, he didn't come out on stage. It seems like they thought even showing Sugiya's face would make it too obvious that these guys are related to M10M x) (How slow are we fans supposed to be?)
( 10 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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