Jeanette (chounohana) wrote,



Finally another live at Takadanobaba AREA yesterday. Most of the lives lately have been elsewhere, but none of those venues really matches AREA... It was quite a long wait for THE VELVET to play. They were the last out of seven bands, and probably as bored as we were by the time they could go on stage (Playing last, they most likely had their rehearsal first, which means they'd been there for a while).

Most of the other bands were guys we'd seen before, and unfortunately not very interesting. I did however like Spinning Q Factor, but maybe more than I would have under other circumstances... They were the only other band that was different from everyone else there, and I hadn't seen them before. The vocalist in particular caught my attention, and his voice was good. I'd like to see more of them in the future, or at least check out more of their music.

It was getting cold, and we were getting hungry, but finally it was 9pm and Velvet's turn to play.

We were surprisingly few people for this being a Friday and them playing last though. As we went to the front row, we were two people on Bera's side and two in front of Chiro... I ran around asking people to join us, but no one knew the band, so they preferred to stay in the back. So all we could do was try to spread out a little, trying to make it look better. Thankfully one of the MiMi fans came running in a little while into their set, making it just in time. MiMi looked pretty happy.

1. 幻影フィクション (genei fiction) 
3. 愛憎倒錯遊戯 (aizou tousaku yuugi) 
4. ヒロイン (heroine) 
5. プラスティックドール (plastic doll) 
6. 静寂は凶暴 (seijaku wa kyoubou)
7. 白いカラスは眠れない (shiroi karasu wa nemurenai)

They did great this time, compared to all the trouble they were having at the live last week. And with the return of shiroi karasu on the setlist, MiMi got the chance to use the electric lantern again. It looks neat :) Wish he would bring the bird cages too.

As the live ended and we turned around to leave, Lake (staff) was urging us on to go back and start calling for an encore. We happily did, until a voice over the speakers announced "That's all for today" etc, aww x) At least we tried. Hopefully the band heard us.

Today we'll be going to Design Festa (huge annual international art event) :D I've never been there before, but friends of mine have, and it sounds pretty interesting. Also, looks like Velvet's staff girl will be there selling some of her own creations, so it'll be fun meeting her. Must remember to bring my camera!

Tags: area, live, s.q.f, the velvet
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