Been a tiring week and a half... My family's been visiting Tokyo, which meant getting up early and pretty much walking around non-stop all day, every day. But it was a lot of fun too, and I hadn't seen them since last summer. Might post some pictures later, but they're not on my camera so that would have to wait until they send me some.
Got to visit DisneySea for the first time. Unfortunately this turned out to be the coldest day in weeks (Been a really cold spring in general, with snow even in March). Not much fun waiting for the bus for more than an hour to get home at night @_@ But I absolutely loved the place. And fortunately Mermaid Lagoon was all indoors so we could escape the rain when it arrived. It was probably my favourite among the different areas. It looked really neat, and was a complete labyrinth of various passages. There's a video here. (Not my video)
edit: Disney souvenirs
Does anyone know why this bear is so immensely popular? Is it just in Japan? I had never heard of him before, but he's called Duffy, and 4 out of 5 people were carrying at least one of him while walking around the park (Saw quite a few people with up to five bears).
Also went to a couple of THE VELVET lives...
Out of the two, I definitely enjoyed tonight's live the most. Mostly because of the setlist; I'm always hoping RIDE ON ME and Victor will be part of it, but last week they didn't even play Shiroi karasu which is the song they always end their set with :( It's a fun song as it has both headbanging and gyakudai parts (Only this one and Victor do). But tonight they did all three songs :D And as an intro to RIDE ON ME we also got a new guitar solo from Bera. I'm glad to see them continue adding solos like that as I'd hoped for earlier ^^
Both MiMi and Bera have new shoes now, and MiMi's got some new props, in the form of a female torso... Not sure if it's the kind that was originally used for modelling clothes in stores or what, he said he got it for free when someone was throwing it out. And it looks really awkward on stage, so I hope he'll get rid of it eventually ^^; (It reminds me of Loki's (ex-Sugar) old microphone stand if any of you saw that, except it looks a lot more out of place during a live performance)
Both of them have also been experimenting more with their hair lately. MiMi's currently sporting something I guess is best described as "mickey mouse ears"? to give you an idea of what it looks like. His hair is gathered in two small buns on top of his head, and suits him quite well. Bera seemed to have been using a curling iron today, with his bangs combed back (We can finally see both of his eyes!) And this week and last he's been wearing half a mask across his face.
I was surprised at the number of fans today. Granted we were only about 6~7, but usually only the jouren show up for lives at other livehouses than AREA (Today was Ruido K4). Last time we were also joined by risu_kami , which was nice :) (Sorry if we disappeared a bit abruptly; we had promised to meet someone by 7pm. Hope you enjoyed the live!) It's always fun having new foreign faces in front of Bera, and he looked happy too.
My vacation ends this Friday T_T It's been a fun couple of months.