Just got home from Saitama and the opening of Moi dix Mois + Közi coupling tour Deep Sanctuary II.
The live house was pretty tiny. Which in many ways is nice, because no matter where you stand, the different band members aren't too far away. The bad thing about the venue though, was the barrier between the audience and the stage. It was quite short, so it ended up being around hip-height rather than in our waists. And that is extremely painful for a Moi dix Mois live; we were lying forwards supporting ourselves on the stage a lot of the time.
Közi was the first one to perform. Looked like Charge (drums) had taken part in another live as well the same day? While we were waiting outside the venue after the bands were done with their rehearsals, he suddenly arrived in a taxi and ran past us, inside. Everyone including himself laughing, because it looked so silly ^^;
First of all; Közi was great! As always. But some of his fans.... I was in the center of the front row, seeing as that's where Seth would appear later on. Közi's fans also had priority tickets, so I was surrounded by them. And people behind me started climing on top of me to reach the man :/ His set ended up being far more uncomfortable than M10M. But he played a lot of my favourite songs of his + a new one :D And the Közi fans on either side of me were awesome. One of them was in full cosplay, and had even shaved one side of her head to look like him.
Charge was being silly in the back everytime Közi left to go to one of the sides, so that was lots of fun. Masashi is in Europe with Versailles at the moment, so he'll only be joining the tour later on. The temporary bassist for tonight was introduced as "kurokosugi", and had the black bag over his head that he always uses when his identity is supposed to be secret... It's pretty obvious that it's Sugiya x)
After half an hour's break, Moi dix Mois finally walked out on stage. During the first song, the pushing was as bad as for Közi, but Seth noticed, made a comment on how it looked like the people in the front were having their bones crushed and asked if everyone else could please step back a bit. And it really worked; until the encore, at least us in the center area were fairly comfortable. And he asked us again if everyone was ok.
The most important announcement of the night was probably the details of the forthcoming album. It'll be released in December, and the title is D+SECT. Seth explained how the D meant "dix", but said he'd tell us what the rest of the word meant at other lives...
He also presented the new tote bag they're selling (by putting it around his arm, and walking around with it. Even Mana laughed - It's kinda girly).
I already knew they would play Dead Scape, as we could hear their rehearsal quite well from outside the building earlier. I love that song. Everyone look so happy when it's being played, both band and fans. And I really enjoy Sugiya's solo, when he finally comes to the front of the stage. I think the crowd did very well in showing him their love tonight ^^ He looked a little surprised.
For the encore, everyone changed into the new Deep Sanctuary II T-shirts, and they were joined on stage by Közi. He came out on stage together with Mana, who had his arms on his shoulders, and was jumping in on stage rather than walking, lol. They all played Deus Ex Machina, and Mana put his white Jeune Fille around Közi and let him play on it for most of the song. I wished they'd done a second encore, cause it was really enjoyable :) But they'll probably play a longer set at the live in Tokyo with Yu~ki.
I also saw Art Cube this Friday.
Their set was shorter this time:
1. 花陽影 (hanahikage)
2. 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou)
3. False Praye(r)
4. Soaring awakening
I was hoping for Pain Wing and Kougekyou, but was happy with the last two songs as they're of the more violent kind too. And I absolutely love Hanahikage (^^)
Shizuki's birthday went by in silence. It hit me afterwards that we should have written a note or something which we could have showed him from where we were standing, but oh well.. Maybe next year, or if they end up doing lives on any of the other guys' birthdays.
And don't think I have much more to say about them, as everything went fine (one of the few lives without trouble). They've had lives every single week for a while now, and therefore didn't have anything new to announce either. Now some of the members will finally be able to take a break until July 30th. Shizuki is still playing with DANI and probably some other bands. And Seiji's touring the country with Moi dix Mois. But he'll return to the role of Zeta for one day in a week and a half; at Kaya's second Bonjour Chanson event :)
We also got to see Primeaddict for the billionth time @.@; They keep appearing with AC and Velvet. Thankfully they're good, and their songs are fun. They have this cute little rabbit thing called P-chan that teaches people the furi.