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absolute scream vol. 9


It's like every fifth or so THE VELVET live is suddenly a lot more fun than usual... (Though of course I have fun at most lives, or there wouldn't be much reason to go). Probably a mix of setlist and the members' mood, but today was one of those lives :)
They had a lot of problems going on though. They seem to have more sound problems than most bands I see. (As well as falling, losing stuff ,or hitting themselves with props, lol) But if it doesn't shorten the live much etc. it's mostly just entertaining. At least on the fans' part. 

We had some fun listening to them do almost an entire song before their set really started, while the curtains were still closed. It started out as a sound check, but eventually everyone joined in x)  After that the lights went dark, and for the occasion of Halloween, music from A Nightmare Before Christmas served as the intro tune this time. No one showed up in costumes though, despite MiMi's request. I think it's just too awkward to do that at a non-Halloween event with lots of other bands and their fans... But more people than usual showed up in polkadots, although it looks like at least MiMi is slowly moving away from that image, lately wearing black clothes. Bera and the others are still keeping to the old look for now - Which is still newer than their most recent photos... They really ought to get a new, updated flyer soon. 

We got an unplanned MC with an announcement while some guitar trouble was trying to be solved. And looks like we'll get some new singles to buy around January :) Hopefully seijaku... will be one of the tracks.

Next week they're finally playing at AREA again. BlackHole, where they played today is good for sound and stage, but people smoke all over the place so you end up smelling like cigarettes no matter where you sit, and they don't allow you to eat anything. (I didn't have time to eat before going to the live, so that wasn't appreciated.) AREA's great.



( 15 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Oct. 27th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
It's always great to hear you've had fun at their live! :D

They seem to be somewhat clumsy? I mean, managing to get hit by the props, haha. Btw what kind of props do they usually use on stage? I remember you've mentioned birdcages before...

Do they ever sell cheki then, if they don't have photosets?

Oh glad to hear about new single! :D

BlackHole... Is that the place with all those bugs?:/
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Oct. 27th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
I read this, loled, then read chounohana's comment and loled some more. Can't believe they've actually said that! XD
Oct. 28th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
lol, yeah...

I just noticed I forgot to answer your question about props. MiMi hit himself in the head with an electrical lantern he was swinging around by its cord. Most vocalists also has a small box at the edge of the stage they can step up on. Once MiMi did that at a venue where the ceiling was really low, and bumped his head pretty hard x) (He'll love me for spreading this stuff around I'm sure)
And I don't know if you can really call it a prop, but he posted a picture of the latest addition to the stage in his blog here: http://bit.ly/cX1XBV It's cute.
I really like the birdcages, and it's fun to have them put over your head, so I hope they'll be making a return soon (Haven't seen them in a while now)
Oct. 28th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Poor MiMi, LOL! He seems to be talented for that! Not everyone can do it! XD

Oh a bunny! :D And what does he actually do with it?
Oct. 28th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
He has the bunny around his neck! x)
<--It sometimes replaces the clock.
Oct. 27th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, clumsy wouldn't be the wrong word to describe them. I think for the guitarist's case it's more that he gets nervous about messing up in front of people who care about him, and then stuff like that happen. The vocalist just seem to be clumsy by nature...

Cheki are quite expensive to make, so I don't think we'll be seeing them at the goods table for a while. (What wingsinacage said is MiMi's official explanation). They do have photosets though. But their current photosets are of previous outfits. (And pre-MiMi cutting his hair) But they'll probably take some more pictures for the new release.

The bug filled place is Cyber (both are in Ikebukuro). BlackHole is much better. (But it's been so cold lately, I doubt we'd see much of them anyway.)
Oct. 27th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Meh, he shouldn't worry so much. It can happen to anyone that they mess up and I'm sure you people don't care much if it accidentally happens.

Checki are expensive to make? I thought they were just regular polaroid photos? Oh, I see, I thought they didn't have photosets (like recently made)as you've said there are no new pics of them...

That wasn't very nice of MiMi to yell at Bera! He could've asked him nicely to stop for a sec. Of course he wasn't amused!
He storm off the stage before? What was the reason? Did he return to the stage? :/

Those annunciations sound great! I'm happy for them! Hopefully, they'll attract more fans. :)
Oct. 28th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
The film you need for polaroid cameras are usually pretty expensive as far as I know.
Yeah, I meant there are no pics of how the look now. The photosets are from the same time as their most recent flyer, which is from before the summer.

MiMi was just messing around, trying to make us laugh as usual. It's just that Bera doesn't like to make mistakes. Of course we don't care if he makes mistakes; all musicians do. When it happens we always turn our attention to one of the other members instead, to make it less embarrassing since he seems to care himself.
He didn't storm off during the middle of the live, doubt he would ever do that. But he managed to unplug his guitar twice during a live (by doing the same mistake twice), and instead of waiting on stage with the others for the curtain to close, he walked off as soon as they had finished the last song (They never leave the stage before the curtain has closed, so it was quite obvious)
Oct. 28th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know it was expensive!
Then photosets aren't as old as I though they were! I thought they were older...

I see. I guess if he would be more relaxed, he would have more fun up there on stage. I think if he worries so much, it'll be easier to make a mistake just *because* he worries. :/
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Oct. 27th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
Maybe not the most graceful way to have it announced (He kept yelling "urusai!" at Bera, who was trying to get the sound from his guitar to work properly... Bera didn't look amused)
But it's nice to see things are going well for them :) Two sponsored events, release, and looks like they'll get to play last next time too (There were people who didn't make it to the live in time yesterday because they played so early).
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Oct. 27th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
Messing things up like that seems to irritate Bera a lot, so I think MiMi was just making it worse getting everyone to laugh at him ^^; But no one stormed off the stage this time (Just kicked angrily at the cords instead), so I guess it was fine.

Sounded like it, and I saw chiro's blog update too. Still waiting for MiMi to confirm information in his blog.
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Oct. 27th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
There seemed to have been something most of us must have missed... Which is partly why I'm waiting for MiMi to make an official update (This is why he was yelling at Bera "They can't hear me") Guess we'll jsut have to wait.

I can't believe you haven't seen them make fools out of themselves OR seen Bera's smile x) It happens at every single live now <3
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Oct. 27th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Their lives make me feel like that :) They are able to make their fans feel so appreciated, more so than any other band I know.

They haven't been doing kimi ga mita yume live much lately, but I think you'd like the new songs a lot too. They're really fun.
Oct. 28th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
Poor, dear Bera.<3
We like him anyway, he shouldn't be worried about doing something wrong on stage. It's normal, it happens to everybody.:-)

Hopefully I'll be able to attend the next one. At least I was wearing polkadots in their honor!
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
I think those small mistakes just makes their lives more fun <3

Lives at AREA starts late, so at least time shouldn't be a problem for the next one :)
( 15 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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