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-Versailles Fes-

Slowly got ourselves home on one bike, when it turned out my friend's bike was stolen/moved somewhere we couldn't find it in the dark/something unconvenient, while we were in Tokyo. Which is easier said than done when it comes to the two of us apparently, though we managed to not have any near accidents until we got to our appartment building this time....

The Versailles Fes gradually became more fun as the show progressed.
The first band playing was メリー (Merry), and I can't say I was able to enjoy their set much. Nothing wrong with their music or performance, I like several of the songs I've heard of them. But oh my god, the fans D: Pushing, elbows in my ribs/spine/face etc. is one thing, but why must people crowdsurf? D: I kept getting people landing/jumping on my head, and there's no way I'm able to support the weight of a grown man when he comes jumping without warning, so whenever someone landed on my head, I'd be pushed down towards the floor with the person on top of me. Thankfully I was standing next to a group of guys, who pulled the people up and away from me. And pretty much the entire set went on like this, so my main focus was more on surviving than on what was going on onstage.

筋肉少女帯 (kinniku sjoujo tai) were interesting :D And though the set had its rough moments, it was a heapload more comfortable than the previous band. I had seen pictures of the guitarist on several occations, but didn't know anything about this band's music prior to tonight. They started activities 28 years ago, and they definitely have that 'old band' feeling. And the drummer was Shinya from Luna Sea!

After seeing Versailles in Yokohama, I mentioned in my journal that I was sure we wouldn't be able to get that close to the stage again for this live. Studio Coast being a fairly huge place, and our ticket numbers were just above 300. Somehow we still ended up in third row for Merry (ouch..) A friend literally pulled me into the second row for Kinniku. There I seemed to end up behind the ONE person in the front row who was not a Versailles fan, so as soon as Kinniku were done playing she offered me her spot! I couldn't have been closer to the guys on stage :D And I am SO grateful to the guy who was standing behind me. There were at least three rows of male fans behind me, but the one closest to me must have taken care of most of the pushing and general pain that comes with standing in the front at Versailles' lives lately. I barely felt he was there (except for parts of The Red Carpet Day, which really can't be helped)!! 

The band looked really happy and energetic (Let's compare this to what they'll look like at the end of the Rock May 5 days). Teru jumped around more than usual (resulting in him falling down while running, but he kept on crawling along on his knees instead x) ) Everyone but Jasmine took their time to walk along the edge of the stage grabbing our hands. There's a bit of a gap between the stage and the audience, so maybe that's why Jasmine didn't lean out towards us. Don't want him to lose his balance with all the extra weight he has around his shoulders and on his head ;;

Did Kamijo add that little dance to Zombie during the recent tour, or was that improvising for tonight?? (Haven't seen them since Yokohama in March) Cause OMG that looked ridiculous XD (But also awfully cute; he was wiggling his hips from side to side. Not a particularly dark, seriously vampire-ish move). And as far as I noticed, he did not forget any lyrics tonight :D I almost expected him to do so.

On our way back to the train station after the live, we passed the girls from Danger Gang handing out flyers. No surprise there, as they're one of the bands I see most often doing this; you just smile, take their flyer and move along. So it definitely caught me by surprise when the random non-Danger Gang member standing nearby turns out to be MiMi dressed in full costume, (THE VELVET's vocalist/bassist)  I've never seen him hand out flyers anywhere after his band changed their lineup, nor heard of any who have, so I really really didn't expect to run into him tonight. o_O "eh...um..eh...konbanwa....(whyareyouhere?)" That was awkward.


Got a mosquito bite on my way home too - summer's here!


( 13 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
May. 19th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you got home ok.:D Too bad about the bicycle though. If someone really took it maybe it will turn up at 1 of the pick-up station later on. Something like this happened to my friend too, and the bike turned up at the collection/pick-up station. But she need to pay the penalty fee to get the bike back, because the bike was left in a non-parking area.

Um yeah the Merry's set was crazy....
May. 19th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Re: =^v^=
Regardless of her getting her bike back, I'm pretty sure she can borrow one from the school. But untill then we'll have just one bike, which is kinda unconvenient (and dangerous on these roads) ^^;

I wonder how crazy their onemans are...
May. 19th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Kamijo started shaking his hips during Zombie in Hiroshima. I thought he was just being silly that night because it was such a relaxed and fun concert for everyone, and maybe that's all it was. We laughed right in his face when he did it and he didn't care. XD Then he did it again in Osaka. And now again tonight. I guess he's keeping it for a little while at least.
May. 20th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
I tried not to look at him, I didn't know if he was being serious or purposefully being silly making it ok to laugh ^^;
But it'll be fun if it lasts for a while x)
May. 19th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hiiii Mimi !!!! XD

OMG..wanna see the Kamijo zombie dance °p° I can't remember now but he sort of reused the Darkness weird movements for one of the songs during the concerts I attended ..did u notice anything similar ?

I'm glad you both managed to get close to the stage and to survive it !!!

Seems that no matter if it's train or bike but going back home often turns out to be epic ^^;
May. 20th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
It just seemed so completely random that he would be there ^^;

I never saw Darkness live (only that one video clip) so I'm not quite sure which movements you're talking about... It didn't remind me much of the video at least.

Front row for Versailles was nowhere near as much of a struggle as third row for Merry. I hope the Versailles fans who were in the front row from the very beginning weren't too badly injured.
May. 20th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Two people on one bike? That sounds like a pretty extraordinary feat to me. O_o Way to go! :D

I have a random question about Versailles in general. About how often do they wear their new NEW costumes compared to the P&P ones? I'm trying to gauge whether or not they've got any plans to submit new photos of their ID-Japan costumes in a magazine anytime soon so we can get a good look at them. There's plenty of Prince and Princess material, but I guess we'll have to wait 'til Ascendead Master (and the DVDs) to get a really clear look at the new NEW ones.

Oh, Kamijo. X)
May. 20th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
We had to get around like that today as well. Along a heavily trafficked road with no sidewalk.... yay

They've been using their newest costumes on this tour. I don't think I've seen the P&P ones since the oneman in December, so maybe they were mainly used for promotional purposes. The new costumes also seem more practical to move around in on stage.
By the way, there was a photographer running around in front of the stage yesterday, taking photos during the entire live :)

edit: Just remembered, they used the P&P ones at the fanclub event in Feb. too! But during the tour that started a couple of months ago, it's been the new ones.

Edited at 2009-05-20 07:18 am (UTC)
May. 20th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
zombie dance
I'm glad you thought that was ridiculous too.
May. 20th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Re: zombie dance
I don't mind him doing it though. It was just unexpected x)

Were you on Teru's side?
May. 20th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
Re: zombie dance
yeah, I don't mind sexy kamijo either.

yep, we were in the back half though. no elbow for us.
May. 22nd, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
That with the bike sucks. I hope she can get it back soon or a new one. I've done the two-on-one thing before as well and it's everything else than convenient...

Crowdsurfing can be horrible. You're lucky that you still have all your teeth. If it's just bruises you've made a pretty good deal. It's sad that things went like this though.

Unsuspected first row! Nice~
Also sweet of the guy to take care of you. It's great to have someone take pressure for oneself.

Aww I want to see Kamijo's hip wiggling too! XD I probably would laugh, but I want to see it. It surely is cute. Or at least ridiculous enough to be amusing cute. X3
May. 22nd, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Well, there's one positive side to it: You get the chance to relax at the back of the bike while someone else drives you around :D

I've been fortunate enough to avoid crowdsurfing until now. It definitely put me off seeing Merry again :(

And yeah, I felt like turning around and giving that guy a hug at the end of the set x) He made it the most comfortable and painless Versailles live I've been to for quite some time. He was even careful not to pull my hair a single time ♥

I'm glad Kamijo doesn't take himself too seriously to make a fool out of himself ^^
( 13 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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