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Midnight Circus 第2怪

Haven't written about the lives I've been to recently. There's just been too much going on this past week. I'll try to get through my flist eventually too....

But we had fun at both the Versailles event and the live with Art Cube/Kaya/XOVER this week. Hadn't expected to see the vocalists of those three latter bands sing together on stage (They did a XOVER song. While Seiji was playing around with a toy gun thing.... I don't think that made sense to anyone), and then all leave hand in hand.

But my main point with this entry is to write about THE VELVET's sponsored event that we went to today (or, yesterday by now). Not being able to go to the one in September, it was my first big event with them, and I had been impatient to finally be able to enjoy a longer performance. And it was so much fun! ^^

I'll steal the setlist from MiMi once he posts it. I wouldn't be able to remember the order of the songs. But they played most of them, with the exception of "yume akindo" and "ROCK LOVE", including a new song ("Plastic *something*??" Didn't get what MiMi was trying to say.)

edit - setlist:
1.真夜中のサーカス (mayonaka no circus)
2.狂った夜に (kurutta yoru ni)
3.ヒロイン (heroine)
4.クライベイビィ (cry baby)
5.ポワゾン (poison)
6.君が見た夢 (kimi ga mita yume)
7.プラスティックドール (plastic doll; tentative title)
9.ヴィクトール (Victor)
10.白いカラスは眠れない (shiroi karasu wa nemurenai)
11.陽炎の向こうで (kagerou no mukou de)

The new song's (temporary) title is "Plastic Doll", so I wasn't too far off.

They wore even more polkadots than usual, and even Bera had changed his outfit a bit, wearing a long polkadotted shirt instead of his usual black coat/jacket thingie. A lizard drawn on his face, and his hair shaped into horns again x) (The lizard was the exact same shape and size as the brooch MiMi often used in 2008. Maybe it has some special symbolism attached to it?) Both wore polkadotted tights, matched by both me and mrs_fujiwara  today. MiMi also wore a polkadotted onepiece, the Alice in Wonderland clock on his chest, and he'd cut his hair and permed it again, so it was less of a mess. Hairs from his extensions kept falling off though ^^; He was shedding long white hairs throughout the entire performance.
It was not only the band who was covered in polkadots today; When we went to pick up our tickets before the doors opened, the entire ticket table was decorated with them, as was the livehouse staff :D

The show started with the intro from Edward Scissorhands, followed by Mayonaka no Circus, which had MiMi seated in the middle of the stage, pretending to be reading what he was singing from a book. Around his head, hung the birdcages. I'd been hoping to see the cages again, and MiMi did take one of them down by the end of the live and placed it over the head of one of the girls ^^ Both him and Bera were interacting today. I always wished Art Cube would do that more; we're such a small group of fans anyway. In the middle of the gyakudai part of the last song, MiMi came over to our side of the stage and took hold of my free hand. At first I was appreciating how gentle he was compared to Bera, but I guess he just wanted to make sure he had a firm grip of my hand, cause he soon started pulling me forwards with all his might, repeatedly slamming me into the railing ^^;; And he didn't let go after the first round of gyakudai, so I had to do it all over again. After talking to mrs_fujiwara  who was standing next to me, he apparently had an amused look on his face while doing this. lol, thanks MiMi.
At the end, Bera threw his guitar pick at me, and I actually managed to catch it mid air, with one arm. I'm amazed at myself. Why does this never happen at Versailles lives or any other live where that's pretty much the only way of getting the things they throw out? (No space to bend down and pick it up, and a billion people looking for it as soon as the show's over)

Some news: A new release! :D MiMi said they'll release a new CD this spring. Bera said that was impossible, to which MiMi replied it was already decided... Either way, we'll get a new release from them this year ^^ (They already have three songs finished??)

As usual, we had MiMi tripping over the cords on stage again x) He also managed to get the cord of his mic completely entangled with the cord of Bera's guitar, resulting in a "oi, MiMi-san *points to mess on the floor*" by Bera, and they had to try and untangle it all before continuing.

No more lives planned for the next three weeks (Though there is the Art Cube instore event to look forward to of course), but it's probably for the best as I'll have loads of other work to do the rest of this month @_@ I can't wait until spring vacation starts, about a month from now. (Why is it so late this year?)

Hope you all had nice holidays and a good start to 2010 (^o^)


( 8 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Jan. 9th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
I wish I had extra money to buy a CD or something from them...though if I had extra money I might as well just go to Japan. XD
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Do you have any current plans for a future trip to Japan? :D
Jan. 10th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
I was hoping to go in April for spring break but it's not going to happen unless my mom feels generous and sends me there. ><;
Jan. 10th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
I hope you'll get the chance to come here before too long anyway :) If not in April, that simply leaves more time to save up extra money for lives and other fun stuff ^^
Jan. 10th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
Haven't had time for a job but the next Deep Sanctuary tour is a good motivation to kill myself and save money for it. x.x;;
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Jan. 10th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
I hope it'll be at least a mini-album this time. And that it'll contain Mayonaka no Circus and, most of all, Victor! ^^
Jan. 9th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
I was appreciating how gentle he was [...] he soon started pulling me forwards with all his might, repeatedly slamming me into the railing
XDDD Poor you! *laughs* Has he fun to hurt petite girls? XD
I'm surprised though to hear that there is a railing...? If it's just that few people...? Then again I remember enough Japanese live footage of bands with just 20 people in front of them where there is one... here if concerts are small we don't have any.

Congrats for catching the pick ;3

Mimi reeally is clumsy isn't he. I wonder if he hurts himself often ^^;
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
Despite the pain, I couldn't help but laugh the entire time XD
The railing is almost part of the stage at this venue. There's no gap between the stage and the audience, so it just acts as something to lean on/throw yourself at, or for the bandmembers to step on.

I'm surprised he doesn't fall down more often with those high heels he's wearing ^^; But at least he seems more amused at himself than embarrassed whenever stuff like that happen.
( 8 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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