Another live report from GazettE gig in Finland

Please read my friend Merja‘s live report from the GazettE gig in Finland.

If you were there – just like me – it will awaken beautiful memories. :-)

The GazettE LIVE in Helsinki 29/10/2013

Yau me and Merja

Yau, me and Merja

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th
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Important message from Aoi (the GazettE)!

Please read and share!

Translation made by mou_ichido.

From Aoi’s Twitter:

It’s time to head back. As it’s over, I’m quite lonely. But a sexy person said, “It’s a LIVE until you reach your front door,” so nothing is over yet.

That’s right. Because at this time we are visual-kei. Please remove all the photos you have uploaded of us on our off days. Before we go back to Japan. That’s a line you can’t cross.

Memories let you look back on events gently and quietly, and that’s why they’re beautiful.

Additional comments from mou_ichido

Source: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rpb3vi

Looks like lots of people are looking for more explanation, so here we go:

He says: “It’s a LIVE until you reach your front door,” so nothing is over yet.

That means: Just because all the shows are over, the world tour isn’t over (they’re working/doing their job/on business) until we get home.

He says: That’s right. Because at this time we are visual-kei. Please remove all the photos you have uploaded of us on our off days. Before we go back to Japan. That’s a line you can’t cross. Memories let you look back on events gently and quietly, and that’s why they’re beautiful.

That means: Oh, that’s right. We’re visual-kei. That means that our visuals are just as important as our music. So please take down the photos of when we’re in private by the time we’re back in Japan. That’s a line you just can’t cross. If there are three categories, 1) taking no photos, 2) taking photos during the live, 3) taking photos when we’re out in public on our private time, you JUST CAN’T cross into the third one. You should just keep the experiences you have with us (either at the lives or when you run into them in public) to yourself, in your memories. Memories let you cherish those moments with a warm heart (nostalgia), and that’s why they’re beautiful.


From here on it’s going to be my (Cheese’s) take on things–I am NOT speaking for Michido as a whole.
I don’t know if I worded it well, that’s what he’s trying to say…
Not only is taking photos of them:
1) Breaking company policy
2) Disrespectful
it is also as if you’re going around giving away a magician’s tricks after a magic show. You make “the GazettE”, a visual and musical product, lose its magic. To Aoi, and I’m sure to other members, “the GazettE” is an art piece that they work together to create a universe for, building it up with each costume, each album, each tour. To give it away like that discredits their work.

Taking pictures of them when they’re sightseeing, etc. is not okay. Understood. Now, you’ll probably say, “But everyone takes photos/photos are allowed during so-and-so’s lives!” But, a large portion, if not most, companies and bands in Japan carry the same no-photo policy. Regardless of if they’re visual-kei or not. That is how they do things in Japan, and just because they visit you in X country, doesn’t mean they will change their policies to what your country considers to be normal. That is, UNLESS their management decides to make a special-case exception, and allow photos.

Perhaps I am overstating, or exaggerating and you don’t feel like this is right, but this is what I believe Aoi’s perspective is, and what I think it means to the fans. Feel free to offer your questions, comments, concerns, alternative opinions, etc. Thanks for reading.

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

Live report: GazettE in Hesinki (my story)

GazettE, the band I hold more precious than life itself…

I’ve seen them live four times. In Tokyo, in Dortmund, in Munich and now in Helsinki. Four is a bad number. It can’t end here.

This will probably not be a very long live report, ’cause I’m absolutely exhausted and I have this feeling that I didn’t have after the previous lives: emptiness and sadness. A lot of things was also the same as in Dortmund and Munich.

This was the finale of the GazettE’s World Tour. Here in Finland.

Tomorrow I have to go back to Sweden. Back to my everyday life… well, until next weekend when I will see Gackt. ^^ But even though Gackt is awesome – he is not the GazettE.

It has been a long and very physically challenging day. 12 hours of waiting, and most of that time outside in a very cold Finland. COOOOOLD! Apparently, Ruki had written on Twitter that he found Helsinki cold too. Poor guy. But he didn’t have to sit outside on the street in that cold. ^^

I met up Merja and Yau outside my hotel. The venue was only a few meters away. I must say that Jrock Suomi organized the whole queuing process very well. We all had to gather outside the arena at 8 a clock. We were divided into three groups: Fanclub members, VIP and regular. Then we got a random queuing number. Me and Yau who was going to queue VIP together got 200 something.

VIP passes

VIP passes

It was sooooo cold to wait. I had brought hot spots, foil blanket and a regular blanket but it was apparently not enough. I was shivering the whole time. During one of our walkabouts (we could leave the queue for 30 minutes) I went to a nearby mall and bought pillows and another blanket.

I met Melva Yan, a very cute lolita facebook friend!

Me and Melva

Me and Melva

And I did also meet Nina (another facebook friend) and Natsu and Mazaki; fangirls I’ve met before. ^^

The camera men took a picture of my flag again. ^^

People queuing outside The Circus

People queuing outside The Circus

The arena was much smaller than I thought and the stage much smaller than in Munich. I ended up on fourth row between Ruki and Uruha. This time I really wanted to be able to stay in that crowd to the end and I had prepared myself by drinking water just before the gig started. The air-conditioning was also a billion times better than in Dortmund.

The setlist was exactly the same as in Dortmund.

It started with XI. The members entered the stage from the left thought, so they came out in a different order: Kai, Uruha, Reita, Aoi and Ruki.

Then VORTEX. I could see all members on the stage very well, but Ruki and Uruha best. The lightning was much better also. I could see Ruki’s face more clear.

VORTEX got followed by Leech. So much energy in the crowd. And a lot of pushing, of course. (ME DON’T LIKE!) But WTF… just had to deal with it and fight for my spot.

Then Before I decay, followed by GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS. Ruki licked the microphone. Mmmm… sexy!

And then VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB. The Seeeexy song where Ruki jumps up on the box in the middle and touches his groin very seductive. I wish I could have these moments on repeat *ha ha ha*… Hrm… sorry. As I’ve said before, I’m an old woman, and we have legal right to dirty minds.

In the end, Ruki did the cross sign and they started to play THE SUICIDE CIRCUS. As usual the crowd cheered extra loud – it’s an favorite after all. Ruki smiled a lot during this live, and it was so wonderful to see. A genuine smile. When the song ended he stepped forward with the microphone cable between his teeth and DRIPPING INSANITY and UNTITLED followed.

Ruki was very sweaty now and he shook is head so the sweat quirted in all directions.

Uruha is a true beauty. Wow. Tyra Banks would be very proud of him, ’cause he truly knows how to “smize” and pout his lips like a real model. His eyes were intense and seductive.

Time for DERANGEMENT and Headache man. As before, Ruki laughed like a maniac in the start and in the end of the song. He also repeatedly humped the air on stage. Oh lala, I simply love that. And then it was SLUDGY CULT and cockroach. All members on stage head banged synchronously – I simply love that sight. Then of course – Filth in the Beauty. You know how it goes. More energy, more power and more circular head banging.

Encore. Everybody shouted and the band entered again to close the show with Shiver, Ruder and Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~.

During Ruder, Ruki took Uruhas place to the right, put a water a bottle against his groin and squirted the water on the audience. How dirty of that man. And we loved it.

When it all was over I was SO close to catch Uruha’s plectrum again but I simply have bad luck when it comes to these kind of things. I got showered by Ruki’s water again though and that’s always something. ^^

They thanked us and we sheered. It was a great show and I felt that Ruki gave more today than he did in Munich. Aoi seemed to feel better as well.

I love this band so much that it hurts. I guess that’s why I feel so sad now. I’m exhausted, physically and mentally – but I don’t want it to end. It’s the same feeling like when someone you love dearly leaves you.

But that’s life. Thank you GazettE for an amazing world tour. We love you, please come back!

Setlist

[XI]
01. VORTEX
02. Leech
03. Before I decay
04. GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS
05. VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB
06. THE SUICIDE CIRCUS
07. DRIPPING INSANITY
08. UNTITLED
09. DERANGEMENT
10. Headache Man
11. SLUDGY CULT
12. Cockroach
13. Filth in the beauty

Encore

14. Shiver
15. Ruder
16. Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~


Ruki and Aoi tweets

translated by mou_ichido

RUKI: And before long, lots of info about the album will be released. Very sorry for keeping you waiting, …

RUKI: but this was sth we couldn’t compromise…Sorry for being so vague(´._.ˋ) …

RUKI: we’ll be able to tell you soon so pls look forward to it m(_ _)m

Aoi: Seems like there are some early birds already waiting at the venue again. Please take care not to catch a cold.

Aoi: Actually, “the GazettE” means “Helsinki”.
http://twitpic.com/dfbgtf

Aoi: Was it called Salmiyakki? Salmiakki?
Anyways, it was in the hotel’s mini-bar, and this gummy is so nasty it’s destructive.

Aoi:: That’s right. It’s the city in Finland called Helsinki. By the way, the tax is 24%.

Aoi: Good mornin’~! It’s cold this morning!


Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

Live report: GazettE in Munich (my story)

Two days ago, I saw the GazettE in Dortmund: Live report: GazettE in Dortmund (my story)

Today, I saw them in Munich.

Omg… what a day… and what an evening… I need time to let all impressions sink in. This was truly wonderful – and somehow unbelievable. It all feels like a dream.

My precious VIP-ticket.

VIP tickets

VIP ticket

The day and waiting was long though. Me an Mono Chrome arrived at the venue at 7.30 in the morning and we were definitely not the first ones. I got queueing number 65 among the VIP and fanclub members.

Number 65

Number 65

It was cold as hell and I realized that I really need to buy some extra clothes or blankets for Finland. We talked with other fans and signed tour-flags.

Fan tour flag

Fan tour flag

We met a lot of people that had been in Dortmund as well. Among these was the girl who gave me water during the Dortmund-concert, Raoii, and now I got the opportunity to thank her. She was accompanied by her friend Suzuki.

Suzuki & Raoii

Suzuki & Raoii

It was Raoii’s birthday and Suzuki had made her a beautiful Gazette-rainbow cake that we all could taste. ^^

GazettE rainbow cake

GazettE rainbow cake

A couple of girls from Switzerland took the initiative to hand out small papers to all fans, letting them write personal letters to the Gazette. The letters were then put in a piggy bank and handed to the staff.

Me and Mono Chrome with out letters

Me and Mono Chrome with out letters

Some fans had organized a queueing system and even though it was for a good cause, this was the most confusing queueing ever. I don’t even have the energy to talk about it. But it was with this system I got number 65 and in the end it let me enter the venue pretty early. The venue in Munich was much much bigger than in Dortmund and the arriving amount of fans was massive.

I really tried to eat and drink smart this time. I was afraid that I was going to be one of them passing out this night – but I didn’t.

Mono Chrome is so sweat. She bought me Dextro Energy and Redbull! <3

Dextro and Red bull

Dextro and Red bull

The fanclub members could enter the venue first, which decreased my chances to get a good spot on the front row. So far, the European fans have been crazy. Some very sweet but some also very rude. The guards had to shout constantly “Don’t push!!!”

Here, me and other VIP had been lead up to the VIP entrance.

Fans gathered

Fans gathered

My VIP passes. :-)

VIP passes

VIP passes

In the venue, me and Mono Chrome took a spot to the left, on Aoi’s and Reita’s side. I ended up on third row, but could easily grab then crush barrier if I needed to. This was a very good spot, in contrast to standing in the middle in front of Ruki, which I did in Dortmund. Here was no pushing, I could wave my hands and clap, headbang and jump. This is the reason why this concert felt so much more enjoyable than the last one.

People was excited and – just as in Dortmund – we clapped the rythm to Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~ before the concert started.

And very punctual at 8.00 PM, the live started… and according to routines for this world tour it started with XI. White spotlights from the front of the stage piled down and looked like bars of light. Then to a punching rythm, the big “GazettE”-flag on the wall got lightened up.

People went crazy and screamed. Kai enterted, Aoi and Reita entered, Uruha entered and last Ruki.

I was looking at Aoi a lot to see if he was well or not. I haven’t been able to follow the news on Internet much during this journey, but apparantly he has been very very sick. In Toulouse they first didn’t want to do an encore, since both Ruki and Aoi didn’t feel well. But the crowd craved an encore so intensly so they got one in the end. During the Dortmund concert, Aoi was very very sick. He was pale like a ghost and was about to throw up. In the end of the concert he had to sit down.

But he seemed to feel a little bit better now and I’m so happy for it. Maybe he still felt very sick (I heard that he have had 40 degrees Celcius fever.. :-(), but it didn’t show much.

Firs song was DERANGEMENT. Ruki moved like he was a robot or a broken doll, with his arms stretched out to the sides, crooked and he snapt forward like he broke his back. He threw a kiss to the audience and kept doing this strange ragdoll dance during the solos of the song. It was very sexy.

Next song was GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS. Reita run forward and showed off his skills. Aoi – who I stood closest and could see very well – made a weird face towards us, stared like he had went temporarily possessed and then he made his sexy dance where he moves his hips like a belly dancer.

Time for VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB. Apparently, this is a song where Ruki choose to offer some fanservice, ’cause just like in Dortmund, he started to touch himself in the groin very sexy. Oh la la. Here, I don’t really know what happened to Aoi, if something got stuck in his ear or if it was an expression of the song, ’cause he tilted his head to the side and punched it with his hand several times. You know, like an expression of insanity. It looked very cool to the music.

Next up: VORTEX! Ruki wanted us to JUMP JUMP JUMP! And we did. :-) Aoi rocked so hard. I couldn’t believe he had been so sick. He swinged his head around and gave us true attitude.

Next song was Before I decay. Ruki held his hand over his eyes and looked out over the audience, like he was scouting.

Then it was time for THE SUICIDE CIRCUS which seem to be a favorite among many. Aoi swirled around like he was doing a piruette. At a point of the song, Ruki, put his finger to his lips and hushed and then he made the most awesome painful scream ever. LOVE LOVE LOVE. He put the cable to the microphone between his teeth in a very sexy way and the audience went wild. Aoi pointed at someone in the audience and smiled.

They drank water. The stage was dark. Then suddenly some soft tones and soft lightning. Ruki went towards us. His eyes looked empty. Like he couldn’t see. He moved around with his hand stretched out, like he was lost and tried to find something. Time for DRIPPING INSANITY, as emotional as in Dortmund. And all over again followed up by UNTITLED. These songs are sooooo beautiful.

Then they played a song that they actually didn’t play in Dortmund: AGONY! (Wohoo!) Aoi smiled a lot and looked at us so softly. He seemed so genuinly happy to be there. Such fragile smile. He looked kind and humble. It was adorable.

Reita came over to our side and made us rock harder. That guy truly has attitude. Mono Chrome said that his but was sexy, but I couldn’t find it… ^_- (So small…) In the end of the song, Aoi put both of his hands in front of his mouth and blew away a kiss to us. So sweet.

Kai, this man with the most beautiful smile in the world, smiled constantly. It looks like he can’t be happier than behind the drums. ^^

AGONY was followed up by another song that we didn’t hear in Dortmund either: Remember the urge! Rock on! Ruki drank water and squirted it up in the air like a fountain of watery fog. In the end he put his microphone horisontally over his neck and made a gesture like he was about to cut himself. He made this weird/crazy – and so adorable – laugh and it was time for Headache Man. That is such a great song and I was happy to hear it again. He ended it with is crazy laugh as well.

Then I was about to cry, ’cause they played my absolute favorite song from the DIVISION album that I really was hoping that they would play: REQUIRED MALFUNCTION. It’s so beautiful, the harmonies, the lyrics… I screamed of happiness and sang along. I was close to tears.

It was followed up by another favorite: Filth in the beauty. An acoustic guitar had been brought up next to Aoi and he played the acoustic part to the song. He switched between that guitar and his electric guitar very smoothly. Damn, he’s an awesome guitarplayer. Unfortunately, Ruki’s voice started to get tired here. After all, we had heard that he have been a little sick. He let us sing a lot instead of him, which we did with delight.

In the end he spoke some german: “DANKE SCHÖN GERMANY!”

So well pronounced, Ruki! :-D

And here it was time for encore. We clapped and shouted. After… maybe fifteen minutes (?) they entered the stage again and played Shiver. Ruki’s voice had recovered a bit and he made the most awesome vibrato.

After this – to my great delight – they played HYENA (another song that they didn’t play in Dortmund). Aaaaah, that song is so AWESOME! Gosh! Reita and Aoi danced around on the stage and…

.. here it was time for some FANSERVICE again! ^^

Uruha went over to the middle and leant towards Ruki who put his arm around his neck and started to touch Uruha’s chest sensually. Zomg… Like it wasn’t hot in the venue already!

Aoi looked at someone among us and gave us “thumb up”.

And last song, the good bye song that is so happy but still makes us so sad since it symbolized the end: Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~

We clapped to the rythm and sang along. Ruki and Reita made this awesome crazy dance where they lean forward and kick one leg up, over and over again – you know -, it looks very tiredsome. Aoi jumped up on a box in the middle of the stage and made his wonderful solo. They started to wave us good bye and we waved back.

Finally, Uruha came over to our side and made this funny dance he does sometimes, you know, left foot kick, right foot kick, left foot kick… like he is steppdancing. ^^ And lo and behold, we could see that he actually was barefoot and danced in sandals. his toe-nails were painted black. ^^

Show was over. They threw water bottles, drumsticks and water at us. Kai made a crazy run to the middle of the stage and threw his bottle very far. Ruki poured water over us and when I got drenched in his water it felt like I got touched by God. Ha Ha.

Yepp, the end. People was crying. A lot of people have had to be lifted over the crush barrier by the guards just like in Dortmund. Everybody was sweaty and exhausted. Going to a Gazette concert is not a game – remember that you who will see them in Finland! Take care of yourselves!

After the concert music was placed while the roodies took care of the stage equipment: “Knockin’ on heaven’s door” by Guns’n roses, just as in Dortmund. I wonder if it’s GazettE who have chosen that music list.

After the show it turned out that Raoii had managed to catch one of Uruha’s plectrums. Wasn’t that an awesome birthday present to her or what? ^^

Ooooh, this has been a tough but wonderful day. Next stop is Finland, which is the Gazette tour finale this time. In Dortmund I stood in front of Ruki, this time in front of Aoi and Reita… so I hope I can stand at Uruha’s side next time. Then the circle will be comlete. ^^

A long trip awaits me… You’ll hear from me again! Over and out!

The setlist:

[XI]
01. DERANGEMENT
02. GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS
03. VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB
04. VORTEX
05. Before I decay
06. THE SUICIDE CIRCUS
07. DRIPPING INSANITY
08. UNTITLED
09. AGONY
10. Remember the urge
11. Headache Man
12. REQUIRED MALFUNCTION
13. Filth in the beauty

Encore

14. Shiver
15. HYENA
16. Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

Live report: GazettE in Dortmund (my story)

This is the second time I see GazettE live. They are my number one band. I saw them last year in Tokyo (DAY 5: Groan of Diplosomia).

But now… now they are in Europe. So crazy.

Like a dream.

This concert was one of my most wonderful – and horrible – concerts I’ve experienced at the same time.

I’ve just got home to my hotel, taken a – very needed shower – and type this words at the bar with a slightly injured hand (I’ll come to that…)

I can start with the setlist of tonight:

[XI]
01. VORTEX
02. Leech
03. Before I decay
04. GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS
05. VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB
06. THE SUICIDE CIRCUS
07. DRIPPING INSANITY
08. UNTITLED
09. DERANGEMENT
10. Headache Man
11. SLUDGY CULT
12. Cockroach
13. Filth in the beauty

Encore

14. Shiver
15. Ruder
16. Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~

I’m very pleased with the setlist, even though I could kill for hearing Miseinen live one day. I keep praying.

We arrived a little bit late to the venue, me, Mono Chrome and her friend A.

Mono Chrome and A

Me and Mono Chrome

Me and Mono Chrome

I think we arrived at 01.00 PM and the concert would start at 08.00 PM. There was 2 queues; one for VIP’s and one for regular tickets. We had VIP-tickets. :-)

GazettE VIP-ticket

GazettE VIP-ticket

One funny thing happened during while we were waiting. The GazettE staff wandered around the area and filmed an photographed people. When I saw them, I started to wave with my Swedish flag and caught their interest.

They filmed me with flag and wondered if I they could interview me. Of course. ^^ But I got nervous and probably said a lot of weird stuff… I can’t remember. They asked if they could use the material for a DVD and I said yes, so who knows… *ha ha* Small chance, but this means I have to buy GazettE’s World Tour DVD (I would have done it anyway, but…)

My Swedish GazettE flag.

My Swedish GazettE flag.

Ok, five hours later we could enter the venue. The VIP entered first. This is my VIP-card. (Yeah, I look like a mess, the picture is taken after the concert. ^_-)

GazettE VIP

GazettE VIP

Inside the venue, I handed my little gift to a staff-member who promised to give it to the band. It was a stuffed moose (symbol of Sweden) with a post card (a picture of Swedish archipelago and a letter). I will give the GazettE my flag too, but not until Finland. I’m planning to bring it to every concert first.

Gifts to GazettE

Gifts to GazettE

There was a lot of people before us in line so we ended up on 5th/6th row from the stage. I stood in the middle, right in front of the spot where Ruki was going to be. He’s simply my favorite. ^^ The venue was actually not that big. I think it could take 1500 people.

Inside we had to wait another two hours and while it got more and more crowded, it got hotter and more difficult to breathe. Even before the concert had started, sweat was dripping from peoples faces and everybody tried to squeeze themselves as close to the stage as possible. I don’t like this kind of pushing. I faced the ceiling and tried to breathe deeply.

Lol, found this picture on Facebook. This is meeeee! ^^

Venue in Dortmund

Venue in Dortmund

The concert started with XI. Noone on stage yet. It was dark. Punching rythm. Everybody got crazy.

And then they entered. First came Kai, very welldressed. Then entered Aoi and Reita, then Uruha and last Ruki.

ZOMG… that man (Ruki) is SO beautiful! I can’t believe I’ve been standing only four meters from this man. In contrast to my last GazettE-gig when I was very far away from the stage, I could this time see everything in details. Every pearl in his necklace. I could even see the small, small, cross that was painted under his left eye. He looked like a god.

They started to play Vortex. I expected Reita’s current hairdo to make it impossible to see his eyes, but his frizzy bang was combed to the side so we could see his eye. At least in the beginning of the concert. Very soon, all members of GazettE got as sweaty as we and Aoi’s and Reita’s hair covered their faces. Ruki’s, Uruha’s and Kai’s hair remained perfect to the very end though. ^_-

Ruki spoke remarkably good English. He screamed “Hello Germany!”, “Nice to meet you!” and his wonderful: “Rrrrrrets ROCK!”

VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB… oh my… With his back to us, Ruki made a sexy dance, swaying his hips, and in the middle of the song he started to touch himself intensly… you know where… yes, his crotch. I counted the seconds. *ha ha* I’m a dirty old woman. This truly made my day!

Reita sticked out his tounge to us.

I must admit that the concert was about to be really tough for me at this point. The heat was awful, the pushing was awful, and I was very much dehydrated. Since it was so crowded I couldn’t move my arms. I couldn’t even clap my hands even though I wanted to. I just had to focus on breathing, keeping myself conscious and try not to fall (people were pushing a lot).

While doing this, I tried to enjoy everything I saw and heard. GazettE is truly an amazing band.

Aoi made his typical poses where he throws his head back. Uruha truly looked like a god in his new hairdo. Kai smiled. And Ruki licked his lips almost all the time, ha ha. Seeeexy.

At one moment he pointed at the people in the back, made a gesture that they would come closer, bit/kissed his finger and then threw his kiss at us.

The text on Ruki’s jacket “HOMME” was glowing in the dark and his scream in “THE SUICIDE CIRCUS” was to die for. Wonderful!

Then it was time for two slower songs. First Dripping Insanity. It was very emotional. And then the played “UNTITLED” which I absolutely love. In the end, Ruki put his hands together, like a prayer, and bit his lip. He looked bothered. We could see that this song is important to him.

People started to pass out in the crowd. They got lead back in the venue or got lifted over the crush barrier by the guards. I felt very dizzy myself, like a zombie. I wasn’t able to headbang or anything, just focusing on not passing out. We screamed for water, but the guards in the front was very bad at helping us. They kind of handed us a glass of water each and every 20 minutes… and THAT’S NOT ENOUGH WHEN AN ENTIRE CROWD is about to pass out.

One girl gave me a glass of water that had been passed back to us. There was only one drop in it and even though she looked as tired as me, she actually gave me that drop. What a wonderful person.

I thought: “I don’t want to pass out and I don’t want to leave. I must cope this situation until encore, at least.”

But during DERANGEMENT, the situation became unbearable. I was about to pass out. And when I noticed that my friend Mono Chrome was about to faint too, I decided to lead us BOTH back to the bar. Mono Chrome fell to the floor and I cried for for water for us.

I stayed there, drank water like crazy and watched Reita who now had taken Ruki’s spot in the middle of the stage. Even though I couldn’t see them as good at this spot, it was much nicer to be there, then in that chaos.

I got so happy when they played Headache Man. It’s a great song with great screams. In the end, Ruki made a very weird laugh. I loved it.
Then it was time for SLUDGY CULT and the band told us to JUMP JUMP JUMP! I had recovered a bit and was able to do that. Wonderful.

After the encore, the band entered the stage with their tour t-shirts (on which it says “Rad Man”), except Ruki who still had his HOMME-jacket.

Uruha put his hands together like praying and bowed with his head with eyes closed, as a thank you to us who asked for an encore. Ruki threw a bottle of water to the audience and said: “Thank you Germany!”

Time for Shiver! The audience got crazy again. And then the lovely punk’ish song “Ruder”! (LOVE LOVE LOVE!) Ruki screamed “REITA” when it was time for his bass-solo and he enter the middle of the stage again. Then it was time for Aoi and Uruha to enter that spot for their solo.

At this time, Ruki put his water bottle to his groin and showered the audience. *yeah yeah yeah* Reita took Ruki’s place to the right of the stage, stuck his tounge out and gave us the finger with both hands.

Last song… the traditional Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~… As usual, the audience was lightened up with spotlights – the band could see us! And everybody sang along and clapped their hands. I knew this was the end of this night. A very… strange night.)

Reita made his awesome “circle-jump-dance” – you know when he starts to jump and circle around with his bass like crazy (I don’t get how he do NOT get dizzy and fall while doing this.)

The end. They thanked us. We sheered. They threw bottles, drumsticks and plectrum at us. Uruhas plectrum landed in my area and I threw myself to the floor to get it. This was where I injured my hand ’cause I kind of ended up in a fight with another girl who also wanted it badly. I HAD it under my hand, but somehow she punched it and took the plektrum. I’m SO ANGRY!

People truly looked horrible at this point – and so did I. Everybody was so sweaty like we had been taking a bath. Even my bag that I have had hanging on my shoulder was soaking wet.

The merchandize was sold out fast (even before the concert). But I did some bargains. All stuff is personally designed by Ruki. He is such an amazing artist in every possible way. I bought the tour-t-shirt, the rivet slippers, makeup mirror, a towel and iPhone decoration.

GazettE Merchandize

Next stop is Munich… I will take the train there tomorrow. I hope I will be able to enter the venue earlier next time, so I can stand at the crush barrier. Then I have something to hold on to, and it’s easier to get the guards attention when you need help.

The venue in Munich is much much bigger, so… we’ll see.

Over and out.

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

The GazettE Setlist in Toulouse

『the GazettE WORLD TOUR13』 Toulouse Setlist [11-23-2013]

(Unofficial setlist)

(This post has been edited. Eva (see comments below) gave me the correct setlist! Thank you Eva!)

SE:
[XI]
01. DERANGEMENT
02. GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS
03. THE SUICIDE CIRCUS
04. VORTEX
05. VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB
06. Before I Decay
07. DRIPPING INSANITY
08. UNTITLED
09. AGONY
10. CLEVER MONKEY
11. Headache Man
12. REQUIRED MALFUNCTION
13. Filth in the Beauty

Encore:
01. SHIVER
02. Hyena
03. Linda ~Pinky Heaven Bloody Hell~

All post about the GazettE’s WORLD TOUR

World Tour 2013

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

The GazettE in Toulouse #2

Yet another concert in France has been done and soon the GazettE will head to GERMANY! I’m sure som exciting fan-live reports will pop up from the gig in Toulouse soon. :-)

Tweets

(all Translated by mou_ichido)

Aoi: Ah~ I really wanted to go to Kishidan Banpaku this year~ Since I lost my ayanoco lighter at the airport in Brazil…(ーー;)

Kaolu: Is SHOXX already on sale?? There’s a new SuG in the works!! Def CHECK♡♡♡

Merchandize

Credits: moonsparklechris

Outside the arena

Credtis: sweet amaelle

Fanreport

@CLUBGAZETTE
Aoi was so funny… He kept following Reita and imitating him, and at the end of the live he dropped his guitar off the stage lol

@CLUBGAZETTE
Reita you are such a dork but I love you (lots of Reita and Ruki on the middle platform), knocking down the mic stand with your bass spin

All posts about the GazettE’s WORLD TOUR

World Tour 2013

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

The Gazette live report from Paris gig

Here follows a live report from a fan that attended to the GazettE’s gig in France. Please check out here blog her: groan of diplosomia


Live Report : the Gazette at Le Trianon, Paris, France on September 20th 2013.

By: groan of diplosomia

To begin with, this live report is a total mess. I basically poured all my feelings into that post and therefore it doesn’t really make sense anymore. I’m sorry for being completely unable to write something properly in English … but I hope you’ll appreciate anyway.

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20-09-13. I will remember this day forever. My favorite band in concert at Le Trianon in Paris, France, my country. I met an amazing girl about 2 years ago ( if I remember it well ) on Twitter and we quickly became friend, then best friends. We both followed each other because we both love the GazettE. We talked a lot about seeing them in concert together and this wish finally came true. I discovered this amazing band in 2006 on YouTube and I immediately loved their music. I could go for hours when it comes to them so I’m gonna try to be quick xD These guys saved my life so many times and stopped me from ending my life. That sounds crazy and unreal but this is the truth … without them I wouldn’t have met my best friend and this boy I love with all my heart and others I really like too ! Okay let’s go back to the concert (笑). The set list was BRILLIANT.
1 – VORTEX
2 – LEECH
3 – Before I Decay
4 – GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS
5 – Venomous Spider’s Web
6 – THE SUICIDE CIRCUS
7 – DRIPPING INSANITY
8 – Untitled
9 – DERANGEMENT
10 – HEADACHE MAN
11 – Sludgy Cult
12 – COCKROACH
13 – FILTH IN THE BEAUTY
ENCORE
SHIVER
RUDER
LINDA ~ Candydive Pinky Heaven ~

I danced, headbanged so much my whole body hurts so much but it’s all worth it. They look so so so so so lovely in real, I just can’t even describe it (´;ω;`) ♡ I was in the 3rd row between Ruki and Uruha. But unfortunately, due to some tall and huge people I couldn’t see very well >< and at some point, I had to go in the back because I was seriously going to faint because we had no water and I was squeezed between everyone and it was just not bearable. The good point is that in the back, we were able to see the whole stage and to have a great sound !! We got to the venue at 6:30am so my energy was really low but I had SO MUCH FUN. So, they wore their FADELESS outfits and during the ENCORE, only Ruki kept his first part costume. They all looked extremely happy, Kai was smiling all the time and being just so lovely I can’t even, Reita was just being himself, sexy as fuck but so tiny ; w ; Ruki is so beautiful it hurts, Aoi is SO lovely and ugh perfect. And last but not least, Uruha is fabulous and his hair was stunning. as usual. They are extremely talented and Ruki’s voice is amazing live. They all had a lot of fun because they were all smiling and happy. We even had some fan service 8D Ruki got all pervy and Aoi and Uruha played together and Aoi touched Uruha’s chest.
During the ENCORE, we all had black hearts on a piece of paper and we all raised it when they came back on stage. They were so surprised, nothing happened for at least 10 seconds ; w ; ♡ They all made hearts with their hands and I literally died looking at Uruha doing his. ( HE WAS SO LOVELY WITH HIS DORKY SMILE YOU CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE AKDHAHSHAH ) and then Ruki killed me with his “Je t’aime” =w= ♡ Aoi danced during LINDA and I don’t even remember when I started crying because I just couldn’t handle all my happiness anymore. I literally burst into tears and I couldn’t stop. It was brilliant. It was the best day of my life and I couldn’t thank them enough ♡ Just thank you so much the GazettE for being awesome and I love you from the bottom of my heart.
Okay I’m sorry for this messy live report but I am unable to write this properly without letting all my feelings go (´;ω;`).
Oh and btw : Since I am a HERESY/GFC member, I was a VIP and got these things as a present ( picture )
And I bought merch too of course 8D

Ah. and on a special note, thank you to my dear Yuu-chan for coming with me in the back and missing amazing opportunities thanks to me :’) I’m glad she went to Toulouse, otherwise I would feel like the worst friend in the whole universe T_T.


Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

The GazettE in France (Film by the GazettE staff)

ZOMG… a glimpse of heaven…

All post about the GazettE’s WORLD TOUR

World Tour 2013

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook

Other post about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

The GazettE in Toulouse!

The GazettE has arrived to Toulouse and also seem to have had some time to walk around a bit. I read about a fan who actually met them on the street and got their autographs…. geeee… jealous! ^^

So tomorrow it’s time for their 2nd live in France and then they head to Germany (Were I WILL FINALLY SEE THEM! ^^ *nervous breakdown*)

Let’s hope everything keep going well for the guys!

Tweets & Instagram

(all Translated by mou_ichido)

Ruki: 10 hours passed on the bus, and we arrived in Toulouse?

Kaolu: Hi Toulouse

Kaolu: Shook in the bus from Paris and….arrived in Toulouse :)

Aoi: How is it such a quiet street. It seems like it’s a 2 hour round trip to McDonalds, makes me crabby.

Aoi: SuG’s back huh! It’s out of character of me, so I won’t say “Do your best”&stuff, but in my heart, I really was like, “DO YOUR BEST” Even they aren’t told anything, the guys themselves know it best, but that thought of cheering them on is just an ordinary one, so I just thought it for them. SuG UWOOHHHHHHHAAAA! ✋🌝

Aoi: First of all, isn’t the sun ginormous? ✋🌝

Aoi sun picture

Aoi: It’s the best when the wind is cool, and the sun is warm. Basking in the sun at the moment.

Kaolu: TOULOUSE <3

Kaolu: TOULOUSE <3

Kaolu: Fiesta!

Kaolu: Fiesta!

Kaolu: Walking….. Walking…….

Kaolu: Walking..... Walking.......

All posts about the GazettE’s WORLD TOUR

World Tour 2013

Info

Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002

Members:

Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

Web;
the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th