Today was a great day :D First of all, the weather was really nice, so it was a good day for hanami ^^ Met up with lady_asphodel for a quick walk in the park in Shinjuku, and had some time to sit down under the sakura trees and eat among a billion other people (That was one crowded park @_@), before heading for Takadanobaba to see THE VELVET play at AREA.
The secret band was Virgil. Kamijo recently mentioned this band in his blog, as Haku from Izabel Varosa is a member and they'll be a part of the coming Versailles events. They haven't released anything yet (and their first official live isn't until next month), but I LOVED them *_* So much that I'd like to start going to their lives regularly. I'm just not sure if I'll have the time to do so :/ At least they'll be appearing at the live with MaitoreiA and Chemical Pictures I'm planning on going to in May. The vocalist was playing an electric violin for parts of the live (You can hear it in the preview of "broke stone awake sevendays" on their myspace) which I thought was a nice addition to the band.
I'd never heard of Vincent before. While we were waiting for them to come on stage, a couple of their fans came over to us and asked us to come to the front row. I told them I didn't know any of the furi, but one of the girls said "Oh, you'll be fine :D" And then goes ahead to demonstrate complicated custom stuff D: Good thing this was being video taped for all eternity x) But it was fun. The music isn't what I'd normally buy CDs of, but it was fast paced which means front row definitely = most fun place to be. So I was stuck there saku'ing for a guy I don't know who is.
(Berry, you were right. The vocalist posted the set list in his blog, and it IS just one song XD )
PIECElang was all sorts of ridiculous XD The vocalist is another Izabel Varosa member. He was a guest at the Sherow New Year party in January, revealing that he'd adopted some hip hop-ish style, eagerly trying to teach us to "Say YOOO!". Their music was nice though, but whatever is going on on stage is pretty far from his last band. There's a DJ among the members, who took it upon himself to show us what coreography we should be doing. Entertaining to watch at least, and they'll be playing at one of the Kakumei no Anthology events I'm going to next month as well.
THE VELVET was the last band playing tonight, and I'm happy for them cause this meant more time on stage + encore :) They don't get to be last very often as they usually don't play at sponsored events, and they're not that in-the-news now that Dada, Kalm etc. aren't there anymore. But we managed to fill up the front row today, and the band did a great job on stage :) Hadn't seen them for a couple of months, and was glad to hear they're still using music from Edward Scissorhands ^^ (It's a beautiful soundtrack). I was hoping we'd get an announcement about a future release, but no such luck. I'd love to have more of the band's songs with MiMi on vocals available on CD than the two tracks that currently exist.