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Versailles did another limited event today; an early birthday celebration for Yuki and Hizaki at a really nice club(?) in Shibuya. The place was really small, so although we weren't that many people participating, we were separated in two groups on different floors, in the "black room" and "red room". I was in the latter which looked like this:


It had sort of a Versailles-ish atmosphere going on. The big screen at the end of the room showed the black room. The band was divided in two groups as well, and the screens would allow us to see the members in the other room. As we had all gotten our drinks and sat down, Kamijo, Teru and Yuki entered the red room, while Hizaki and Masashi went to the other one. During the first half of the event we were shown pictures of Yuki and Hizaki from when they were children. A very chubby-cheeked two year old Yuki lying face down on the ground for some reason, and various baby pics (He was really cute). Hizaki also showed a picture of himself around the age of 4 together with his older brother. He was wearing a brightly coloured yukata and said it kinda looked like girl's clothing, and jokingly added that already back then he was raised to dress like this. The last picture he showed us was of him as a very naked baby. They'd added a rose to the picture to cover up essential parts, lol. After this part was done we waved goodbye to the three as the members changed rooms. Hizaki and Masashi entered the room arm in arm, and huge Masashi banged his head on lamps in the ceiling both when entering the room and when leaving it later x) The event would only last for about an hour, so the time for talking was pretty limited. After a little while the lights were dimmed and birthday cake was brought into the two rooms. Someone in the other room (Teru?) counted the candles and came to the conclusion that it was the celebration of someone's 10th birthday. The candles were blown out, and we all raised our glasses in cheers. Then followed a lottery where five people would be able to take polaroids together with all the members once the event was over. And as a nice surprise, they were also selling polaroids they'd taken earlier. (They don't do cheki very often anymore). Here are some of them:

After the cake, the members left the rooms, and we were shown the new PV for the song "Philia" while waiting for the last part of the event, which would be a meet & greet. And we got to talk to each of the guys much longer than I'm used to at events. Usually all there's time for is a "Hello" followed by a sentence or two, but today we could have longer conversations with them. All the members lined up outside the room in the order --> Kamijo - Yuki - Hizaki - Teru - Masashi. They were in the hallway, meaning we would have to go through a really low doorway to get to them. Lisa in her lovely Hizaki cosplay was in front of me, and Kamijo saw her bowing down to get through it. So the first thing he said to me when I went up to him was "Konnichiwa! Did you get through the doorway alright?" LOL. Yuki was the one I ended up talking to the most though. I first only intended to give him an early birthday greeting and move along, so I finished the handshake and turned towards Hizaki. But he was still busy so I had to turn back to Yuki, who smilingly took my hand again and was actually quite talkative :D My home country (Norway) came up, and he suddenly remembered and burst out "Ah!! Oslo!!" (the capital) "We played there!" (lol, I know Yuki), and went on to tell me how cold it is there. It basically ended up being Yuki asking me a bunch of questions really quickly, wanting to know which lives I was planning on going to etc. He's such a nice guy to talk to, and the conversation somehow feels a lot more relaxed compared to talking with Kamijo. Hizaki was a tad more awkward not really saying anything, but instead patting me on the head ^^; Teru was his usual bouncy self, and with a big smile on his face asked me loudly "Do you understand Japanese??! :D" (what? we've met and talked several times over the past few years, haven't we? x) ) I told him that yeah, I do understand, and he answered with another loud "OK!! :D" ..... silence. lol, silly Teru.  Masashi had been assigned the job of handing out signed postcards to us (the one in the top picture). I thanked him and with that the event was over. It was a really nice and kinda random event, so I hope they'll continue to do similar things later on as well :) 



( 12 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Feb. 13th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
It seems that they are really cute at their events.
But sometimes they are really silly. A foreigner evertime showing up and talk with them ... no, the foreigner don´t understand Japanese.
The fotos are a little bit weird .. oh, I forgot, it´s Japan.
How are you doing during your holidays now?
Feb. 13th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
I think Teru just often speaks first and thinks later. When an American friend of mine who lives here, and follows the band to most of their lives, met him at an instore event he flat out asked her "Are you a foreigner?" lol
Teru has seen me at events for years, and we've spoken several times, so he should know by now ^^;

My vacation just started, and there's been stuff going on for most of the days so far, but I'm having fun :) Looking forward to relaxing a bit this month, and next month will be filled with lives and other adventures.
How are things with you lately?
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
You´re right, teru looks like first speaking, then thinking.
So there is something we can laugh about.
Or he knows what he is saying and want to make fun of you. But I am sure, you´re theory is the right one .

Filled with lives and other adventures? Sounds interessting. Especially the adventures.
I also will come to Japan next month and will stay for a year. I got an internship at the german national tourist office. So, maybe we could go to some lives together again, if you want.
Oh and I should send you greetings from my dad. (He and a tutor of me were at the live from THE VELVET last march)
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd like to explore some new parts of the city, and we already have fun things like Disney theme parks + trips out of the city planned for the next few weeks. Should be lots of fun.
oh, next month already? That's great :) Are you gonna live in Tokyo? (Decided on what part of the city?)
THE VELVET have several lives planned for March btw. And send my greetings back to your dad ^^
Feb. 13th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a lots of fun. With all of this, you will enjoy your vacation.
My internship starts at April 1st , but I will be there two weeks earlier with a friend for holiday. Then the first month I live in Tokyo (near Aoyama itchome) and from May 1st I will live in Urawa (Saitama).
When you say there are lives planned in March, hoply in the second half. I definitly want to see them again!
Feb. 13th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Aweeeeeesomeeeee! Thank you for the report! :)

The place looks totally kitschy with all those chandeliers (?). I like it! XD

OMG the baby pics sound soooooo adorable! Awww! ^o^
I didn't know Hizaki had older brother. But omfg at the naked pic. Wtf? *facepalm*

and huge Masashi banged his head on lamps in the ceiling both when entering the room and when leaving it later x)
Poor guy! But he should've known it'd happen again when leaving and try to avoid it. Bwahahahha! XD

Someone in the other room (Teru?) counted the candles and came to the conclusion that it was the celebration of someone's 10th birthday.
Sounds like Teru to me. lol He's childish enough to do it. XD

The cheki look cool! Thanks for the pic of them! I love to see pics like that where they're more relaxed. Always fun to see! ^^ (No blue stuff in Yuki's hair?) Masashi and Teru look a bit like they're doing that "Kamehameha" thing, lol. XD

and went on to tell me how cold it is there.
What, he thought you don't know that? XD He really seems to be a kind person. :)

Blame Lisa for Hizaki being awkward, she probably stunned him. XD j/k

All in all, sound like a nice event. :)
Feb. 13th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
They're all kinds of chandeliers, lanterns and lamps. There were also mirrors everywhere, and grapes randomly hanging off the walls.

The lamps Masashi banged into were two different ones x) He also had to sit down when introducing himself, because if he stood up, he didn't fit on the screen for the people in the other room to see, lol.

Yeah, I also thought "kamehameha!". That's probably what they're doing. I'd like to see the process of taking these kind of photos. They must have had fun :)

I'm sure he just wanted to say something about the country, and he didn't really know anything else (It's not like they had much time for sightseeing). I commented back on him saying that, and he started laughing.

I'm glad she was in front of me occupying Hizaki though, as it gave me a great chance to chat with Yuki ^^
Feb. 14th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Grapes? Sounds like Kamijo had something to do with that. XD

Hhahaha I thunk he should loose the platforms. Seems like they only trouble him. :/ I bet others don't have problems like that. Or?

That'd be great! I think it's a lot of fun as well! ^^ Say, how much do cheki usually cost?

Eh, yeah. They get to travel a lot (well more or less) and it's such a pity that they don't get to see almost anything wherever they go. Just work, work! :(
Feb. 14th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
They made me think of Kamijo too, lol.

Masashi's shoes aren't that tall, so I don't think it would make much of a difference. But yeah, he was the only one banging into ceiling stuff ^^;

The price of cheki might vary a little sometimes, but usually it's 500yen for one picture. For smaller bands it sometimes pays off taking the risk of not buying them at the start of the event. If the band still has a bunch of them left towards the end of the live, they sometimes put down the price a bit to try and sell them. (That's never done for bands like Versailles though. They always sell out.)

Even if there's no time for sightseeing, at least they get to meet some interesting people from the countries they're visiting? :)
Feb. 14th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Maybe the next time Kamijo or whoever chose that place will try to be more considerate of Masashi and chose another place with higher ceiking or somethng. XD

Understandable that they sell their cheki so fast, haha. Do you get to choose them or get random ones?

I guess you're right about that. But if they're in the tour bus on the road most of the time, they don't get to meen many people either. :/

Also, I can't believe Teru asked someone if they're a foreigner. Well, I can, since it's him, but LMAO. He's such a child sometimes. XD
Feb. 13th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
D'aww Yuki, the epitome of grace under pressure. XD I'm sure the alcohol has some effect on his chill attitude, lol!

Sounded like a fun event!
Feb. 14th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Yuki's awesome :) I really enjoed our random conversation. He was given so much alcohol among the presents handed over to them, I'm sure he might be having a rough morning after atm.
( 12 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )

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