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Second Art Cube live of this weekend.

At a more famiiar live house this time, RUIDO K4. With 10 bands playing it got extremely crowded and diffiicult to move around in the small hall, but we managed to get a few spots next to the wall, so we weren't as surronded by people as we would have been towards the middle of the room.

Not many people showed up for this live. With 10 bands on the list, each band only had time for 2~4 songs, so I guess many people don't think it's worth coming. But the four regulars were there, and Aiza the amazing Zeta-sama cosplayer managed to make time for a trip to Tokyo :) The band is always happy to see her; Seiji had sounded really sad when told she was sick and wouldn't make it to the recent instore event. I'm sure he'd really like the chance to talk to her in person.

As expected, the setlist was rather short:
1. Breath of Mind
2. Pain~wing…
3. 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou)

I was waiting for Shizuki to mess up the rhythm of Breath of Mind again (after having to restart it several times last time), but they played it flawlessy.

Nothing new for the MC. But Seiji told us to sneak Art Cube's singles into the CD player of our parents' cars, and went on to make an impression of their reaction which made everybody laugh. And again he failed at reading the MC notes written down for him. "Takadanobaba" in particular is always a word he has problems reading. (It's the name of a place in Tokyo where a lot of their lives are so he has to say it during pretty much all the MCs.)

Nobu has renewed his bass pick. I posted a picture a while ago of the previous one, which had a snake on it. The new one still has the snake, but on the opposite side there's randomly a surprised-looking bunny now. It's really cute.

Thankfully they were one of the bands playing during the first half of the event, so they were done already by 19:00. As we left the venue, the Art Cube members were standing down the hallway smoking and talking. There were no one else around, so they looked quite surprised when one of the other girls suddendly shouted "otsukaresama!"  Yossy had already spotted us though and was smiling at us, and started laughing heartily at the shouting. His smile is always so honest <3

Art Cube have no other lives planned until March 21st, so it'll be some time before we get to see them again. But Seiji will be appearing at Kaya's next Chansons live on March 1st, and at Moi dix Mois' live on the 19th. So at least I can see him then, and a couple of the other Art Cube jouren will be joining us for the latter :) Until then I have THE VELVET's live on the 16th of this month to look forward to (aah, Valentine's live D: ), as well as Hizaki & Yuki's birthday event.
Also, today should be the last day of intense working before my vacation starts (^^) 


( 15 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Feb. 6th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'm always amazed when I read that *that* many band are playing. >_<

I'm glad to hear the cosplayer is well now. :)
I wasn't aware she was sick. :/

Nice to hear no one messed up this time! ^^

His smile is always so honest <3
Awwww! :)

You going to the Kaya's event?
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:22 am (UTC)
Thankfully most regular events don't have more than 7~8 bands. How boring the wait is depends on the live house. Some venues have a place you can wait outside the main hall, which is less noisy, so you can kill some time talking to friends while waiting.

She had managed to get the day off to travel up to Tokyo but ended up feeling too sick to participate in the event that day. It's too bad, cause she was planning on going in cosplay. But hopefully there'll be more chances.

"You going to the Kaya's event?"
Yeah.... I almost want to say "unfortunately", but I want to go to support Seiji. The other Art Cube fans don't seem to have decided on what to do yet. They really don't want to go to an event with Kaya's fans, but said they'll consider it now that they heard I'm planning on going. Hope a couple of them will join me.
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
I hope none of them will be rude this time. Would be nice if they would let you and the other Seiji's fans to stand in front of him... :/

I just remembered what I wanted to say on that when you wrote about him saying to bring grandparents to their show. It'd probably look like those old people headbanging in One Veru episode. Amusing! XD

He has problem with pronouncing "Takadanobaba"? But...that's easy... O_o
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
It seems like the venue isn't a normal livehouse, but more like some sort of cafe? There will be serving of food, and there are chairs (probably around tables). But the whole deal with standing in front of the various musicians isn't really the problem. Kaya's fans are known among fans of lots of bands for being extremely rude. And they've somehow decided to hate AC's fans in particular, sending messages to Seiji through his blog telling him "how awful we are", and it's resulted in Kaya and Art Cube not doing any events together for a long time.

He has problems with the name of a couple of the other members too, and sometimes the "shi" sound of the Japanese language. Maybe it's related to his dialect? Or maybe just an individual problem he has. Anyway, it gives amusing results :)
Feb. 8th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
I really don't get it why are they like that... And he seems like such a sweet person to me... :/
Oh wtf? But there are so few of AC fans... That's really mean that they had sent him messages like that! :(

Lol maybe he should practice pronunciation more. XD
But if it's fun, no reason to complain really. hahah
Feb. 8th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
There are some Kaya fans who are absoluetly lovely people too, of course. But unfortunately a lot of them seem to have set it as their mission to ruin the fun for others (Including Kaya himself, as he obviously enjoys doing lives with AC). Some of them will even physically try to injure Art Cube's fans during lives if the AC fan is smaller than them, trying to push them down on the ground during the heavier songs (Which can be really dangerous for the person being pushed). I really don't see the need for such behaviour :/

Bandguys messing up on stage is good entertainment, so I don't mind if he keeps saying "Tabadakoba" etc x)
Feb. 9th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
Omg that's horrible! I knew there was a lot of pushing during Rose Jail, but trying to hurt people on purpose is just wrong. I wish something could be done about it. :(
I hope they didn't seriously hurt anyone and that they won't do it... Wth are they thinking?!
(Plus, they ruin the reputation of the whole fandom when acting like that. :/)
Feb. 6th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
sneak their singles in our parents car?

actually I recently made a compilation cd with all of their songs, and my mum actually liked it and asked me about the group :P
think they'd be happy to hear that? XD
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
I'm sure they'd be happy to hear that. Seiji keeps telling us to buy tons of their CDs (so the band will get more money) and give them out to our parents and grandparents :P And we're supposed to describe them as a new type of kabuki. (But I suppose that won't really make sense to them if your grandparents aren't somewhat familiar with Japanese culture.)
Feb. 7th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
well, I bought all of their releases for myself, but I wont be buying them ALSO for my parent for sure XD

anyway, do you have the new explosion showcase omnibus? seems like one of those things like kasoukyoku that will never be uploaded anywhere...but I cant live knowing there's an art cube song somewhere and I cant listen to it :P
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Most of us ordered the omnibus through SHOXX to get the free polaroids (cheki), so we're still waiting for it to arrive.
I assume it'll eventually be released on another CD though.
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
I see :P
mind if I ask you to rip it for me when you recieve it?
like I said I own all of their releases (including kasoukyoku), but I cant buy that omnibus :/ and also I wouldnt buy a full album for just one band :P
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry I don't upload their CDs online.
You could try sending an inquiry to Dual Core asking if they have any plans for making it available overseas eventually. (Also, the omnibus will propably end up on internet auctions in case you're able to bid on Japanese auction sites)
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
ok, no problem, I'll find it somewhere else :/
thanks anyway
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Feb. 7th, 2011 08:14 am (UTC)
I like the sound of 'Takadanobaba' too :) As does my parents, who don't speak much Japanese but still don't have any trouble with that word. But Seiji's having trouble with quite a few words in Japanese. And the one time Takadanobaba was shortened to 'Baba' (in kanji) on the list, he didn't know what it was at first, lol (Even though it had 'AREA' written behind it).
( 15 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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