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Went to Meguro Live Station for the first time today. Surprisingly easy to find (Live houses are usually hidden away in the basements of small buildings in the middle of a maze of narrow alleyways, often in the more questionable parts of the area.) The venue itself was quite nice too, although it got a bit crowded since the room is narrow, and Suicide Ali has a lot of fans...
We met up in Meguro early to have time to eat first, and ended up having some time to kill before the doors opened, so we walked over to Atré. Where there was this:



Before heading back to Live Station...
We were of course there for THE VELVET (<-- for those who haven't seen it yet; they've updated the frontpage with a new picture recently), who played really early this time (third band). Great not having to wait so long. But the opening act was really enjoyable too. It was a session band with members from DieS and Suicide Ali; called DieSUICIDE. They obviously played songs belonging to one of the two, as everyone knew the furi. Wonder which band's music it was, cause it was really catchy and fun!

They had presales of tickets for the two sponsored events, and I don't think the staff expected me to buy tickets for twenty thousand something yen, lol ^^; Lots of friends joining for the January one, what with vacations and stuff. Really looking forward to that live, especially since Art Cube has been invited to play as well :)

They had included both Poison and Kurutta yoru ni for tonight's setlist. Nice hearing them again (although still no Ride On Me...? Do the guys not like the song themselves? o.O)
With the small size of the venue, and the large amount of people, Velvet ended up having a big audience. And people seemed to love them! There was lots of applause, and even howling! I hope they managed to make some new fans. 
Of course there was the required(?) "omg! the guitar stopped working D: *messes with amp stuff while MiMi sings acapella*", and eyelashes flying about x) But at least no one fell down or completely messed up songs this time (Though, there was a "eh... maybe I need to be close to the microphone for them to hear me?"-moment, lol.) There are times Bera looks dissatisfied about his own guitar playing, or the sound it results in (Not only tonight). I really don't think he should worry that much about it... It sounds great, and we wouldn't care even if he was off once in a while.  


We had originally planned to stay for the entire live this time, but ended up getting bored so a couple of us went on to Shinjuku for purikura and dinner instead.

    <-- lol


Wish it wasn't Sunday already, meaning I have to get up at the crack of dawn in the morning, but it was a fun afternoon/night! ^^ 



 

 


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chounohana
Nov. 21st, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
The audience seemed to be especially fond of "Stripper". Out of all the bands I saw, Velvet were the ones that got the most positive respons among non-fans :D

I was really glad to see Velvet finally decided to invite Art Cube, since that hasn't happened since Brain Hacker times. But since bands who participate in their sponsored events tend to do so a couple of sponsored events in a row, maybe you'll be lucky enough to catch a live like that <3
zeldana
Nov. 21st, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
omg looking forward to January so much. <3

This will sound bad no matter how I put it, but I hope they have some amp/guitar issues then, too, just so I can see what the fuss is all about. XD
chounohana
Nov. 21st, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
That live will be great :D

I'm sure something is bound to happen, be it guitar issues or not XD
mina_cross
Nov. 22nd, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yay for them possibly getting new fans! I'm so glad to hear they got big applause! :D

But... did it ever occur to Bera to try and figure out what's wrong with the equipment and permanently fix it (maybe replace something?) so he wouldn't have to worry about it at every live? I guess there has to be something wrong somewhere, because it wouldn't just stop working from time to time for no reason. :/
And what's with the eyelashes? XD I don't remember you've mentioned that before...

Lol I can only imagine staff's faces when you bought so many tickets.

Haha those puris look fun! :)
chounohana
Nov. 23rd, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what the problem is, but it seems to be something that happens during lives, so there's not much that can be done beforehand. He often looks like he's not happy with the sound (though I can't hear anything wrong with it), then starts messing around with it to improve it. (It also stops working from time to time when he stumbles in the cords, unplugging it x) )
They both use big polkadotted eyelashes during the lives, and sometimes the glue losens because of the sweat, making the eyelash flutter away ^^; We once had Bera crawling around on the floor while MiMi did his MC, asking "Has anyone seen my eyelash? Please tell me if you find it." XD Usually they just ignore it though.

The staff was sort of panicing as she didn't have the right coins to give me back, saying "You MUST come back here later and tell me I owe you xxx yen!" and appologised a billion times. I wouldn't have minded waiting for the next live or something, but I guess I understand them not wanting to take extra money from me. I'm sure the members themselves expected me to get a lot of tickets for the live with Art Cube though.
mina_cross
Nov. 23rd, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
He manages to unplug chords? Hahaha

LOL usually people look crawl on the floor to find contacts, not eyelashes. But it sounds kinds cute what Bera did! XD

Yeah, it's understandable. Their staff seem to be nice. :)
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