ADAMS shows in Finland and Sweden

Nyanko Scandal Factory booked the sexy duo ADAMS to Finland and Sweden and hence I got the opportunity to work with them during 11th and 12th April as staff.

First I headed to Helsinki to pick up the band at the airport and things went quite smoothly to my relief. We headed to the venue where I finally got to meet my Finnish friends Merja and Reina, which were staff as well.

A lot of people showed up at Gloria and it was such a delight to see.

ADAMS spellbound the fans with passionate music and sexy performing. The audience got wild, screaming, sheering and clapping hands. It truly was an amazing show. ADAMS played mostly old songs from NEO SEXUAL but also some new ones from their recently released album SIXNINE.

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For those of you who haven’t bought the album yet, I can reveal that it contains some pretty crazy/sexy photos of the guys… totally naked. ^_-

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Next day it was time to go to Stockholm, Sweden, where ADAMS performed at the Lakeside venue. The audience was a bit smaller, but ADAMS still gave the most amazing show like if it would have been an arena with thousands of fans. I remember that I was smiling widely all the time at my spot behind the merchandize table. They are truly a delight to watch live. And I actually think that their performance was even more daring and sexy here than in Finland. Fans were blushing and partly covering their faces with their hands, like they were afraid to watch. Very cute.

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The next day it was time for the band to continue to another city in Europe, but we got some time for sightseeing here in Stockholm, which I hope they enjoyed.

THANKS GUYS FOR AMAZING SHOWS! And please come back. :-)

But hey, ADAMS’s Euro tour is not over yet! Take your chance to see them live!

April 19th: Moscow (RU), Zhivoe TV
April 21st: Montreux (CH), Polymanga
April 24th Amstelveen (NL)
April 25th: Merida, Spain – Extremanga
April 27th: Toulon (FR) – Mang’Azur

More info at RAMEN EVENTS!

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Band: ADAMS
Formed: 2011

Members

Vocal: Adam (ADAMS)

Guitar & Vocal: Shota Yokoyama (ADAMS)

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Visual kei event in Ikebukuro Cyber

Today me and Jessica headed to Ikebukuro for another visual kei event. Today we were going to see palholic, Lil.y, Hisatan, Gimmick, Misaruka, The Gallo and Capella.

Very big building that looks like a cell phone in Ikebukuro. ^^

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But first we ate some FOOD! I love gyoza!

The venue (“Cyber”) was very very small. Like a garage. I think we were less than 50 people in the audience. So the concert became very intimiate and cozy.

First out was palholic/pastelholic/ (パスホリ). I have never heard about this band before. The singer was dressed in red and was very smiley and energetic. Maybe a little bit TOO smiley. ^^ The music was OK, but a little bit too soft for me.

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Next was Lil.y. I liked them, since there was more screaming. I had heard about Lil.y before. They wore blue and white clothes. The singer had very sharp blue lenses. Me and Jessica did a good job to copy the furi. I think I will listen more to Lil.y when I come home.

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Next was Hisatan (ひさたん) from FULL EFFECT and he entered the stage with a mask so we couldn’t see his face. Neither me or Jessica had heard about him before so we wanted to know what he looked like. Was he old? Young? He had a lot of fans in the audience that was screaming for him like crazy. His music included a lot of headbanging, so that was nice, but the rest was not that exiting. When he took off his mask we could see that he was a pretty young boy. He wore a simple hoodie and shorts, the less visual kei of tonight.

Next was Gimmick. They had quite funny clothes. The singer did not have that much charisma though. The bass-player was very small, dressed in baggy clothes, big black glasses and had big cute hair. He smiley constantly. Looked a little bit like a cute nerd to me. ^^ One of the guitar-players sang along very passionate to each song. It was fun to see Gimmick, but not that great that I wanted to buy a CD.

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Next was Misaruka. When the curtain in front of the stage was removed and we could see their siluettes, they looked like giants compared to the other bands. Big hair and big dresses, like a Versailles replica. The singer was very cute. This was the first time I saw them live, Jessica had seen them three times before. I think their songs had funny furi and this was one of the best bands of tonight. During one song, everybody was supposed to run to the stage and kind of bump into each other, hard to explain. Jessica enjoyed this a lot, and the singer kind of grabbed her head and forced her to his lap. To me, it looked like Jessica tried to get loose, but couldn’t. But she returned smiley widely. Well, yes, he was good looking.

Misaruka

Next up was THE GALLO, my favorite band of this night. I had bever heard them before. They entered the stage with black capes, holding candles. Last entered the singer with a big scary black mask, looked a little bit like a gas-mask. But he threw it off quickly. THE GALLOs music was fast and heavy, a lot of headbanging – I liked it a lot. Definitely the best of tonight. One of the guitarists was pretty crazy. After a while he took off his shirt and ran down to the audiece. The singer told us to split and gather at each wall. Then we were supposed to jump into the middle and moshpit with the guitarist. He seemed to enjoy it a lot. He ran around among the girls and messed up their hair. Then we were split again, and demanded to start circling arount the guitarist.

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In the end the singer smudged his lipstick all over his face and chest. Sexy. I decided to buy one of their CDs, their music was good.

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And last out was Capella. Maybe the most popular band of tonight. I had heard about them before. Their music was OK, but not really my taste. A little bit too soft. But they were cute and smiley. The band will dispand this year.

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Overall it was a pretty cool evening. It’s exciting to see bands you haven’t heard of before. :-) And Japanese concerts are so much more fun that European one.

I believe I’ve seen 15 bands during this Japan visit. That’s probably more that I saw during entire last year. ^^

And I bought some chekis of THE GALLO and Misaruka.

VelBet’s last live (Shibuya)

I’ve seen two band during this Japan visit that I used to think I never would see live. The first one was GRIEVA. And the other one was VelBet.

I saw VelBet this evening. And it was their last live ever, since they will disband. A very emotional night. I will come back to this…

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But first, me and Jessica made a short visit to Harajuku this morning for some shopping. I found following:

Bracelet, hide-necklace, hide pin and black mouth masks.

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I also bought this beautiful hide-figure. HIDE YOUR FACE

Jessiva found this cool glasses.

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It was sunny and warm and very crowded. We strolled down Takeshita Street and ended up at Laforet. We had to take a look at the visual kei store “Like an Edison”.

Um… a lot of teddy bears that holds up their own loose heads seems popular right now….

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DIAURA singer shows what happens when he puts on some makeup…

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Reasons why you can not smoke on the street in Japan…

Anyway, later I headed to Shibuya for VelBet concert. It took place at Shibuya O-west. I saw that Alcatraz was located next to it – a restaurant with theme mental hospital. I would like to go there… Hope Jessica will join me.

Outside O-West

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I bought some photo-cards and chekis with VelBet.

The band has been active for five years (2009 – 2014). Now it’s gonna end. It’s so sad.

 

The arena was quite small. I think we were about 400 people there. I got a good spot with a good view and even though the hall was pretty crowded, there was some space between the rows. That makes it easier to dance to the music.

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I found it pretty cool to see them live. I feel truly blessed and I’m so happy that I have the opportunity to experience things like this. I realised that this would be a passionate night.

And that’s the true word of this evening – passion – ’cause the band rocked so so hard and gave absolutely everything. The whole atmosphere screamed “last time”.

I truly love Riuki’s voice and I think he is so cute. He wore a black and white shirt and a colorful jacket. His hair was sprayed up in the back so it looked like a gloria, he looked like a lion. The same kind of hairdo that Ruki (The GazettE) used to have. Kaie looked very much like Uruha and Yuuna looked very much like Aoi. If you squinted with your eyes, it actually looked like you were watching the GazettE.

In Europe, you do whatever you want at a concert, but at a Japanese gig, you’re part of a bigger system and the entire audience makes the same moves at the same time. The dance moves is called furi. It’s almost like aggressive and loving aerobics (ha ha), or watching an audience street dance. I think it’s very fashinating. I tried to copy the furi as good as I could but sometimes it was very complicated. But it was fun and I enjoyed it all, even though you get very tired fast. Jump, headbang, run back and forth… I will truly have an aching neck tomorrow, we headbanged so much.

I’m in love with this band. Riuki forgot a little bit of the lyric once and after that he got the cutest big smile. Watching the entire band headbang together was wonderful. Ryohei reminds me a little bit of a young Pata (X-Japan) by some reason.

Suddenly it started to rain “cherry blossom petals” over us. It was very beautiful.

VelBet's last live

I the middle of the show, all band members left the stage except Natsuka. He gave us a wonderful drumsolo, made us clap our hands in certain rythms and shout.

Then all members came back again and continued playing. I’m so glad that they played favorite songs of mine like: Tokyo (東京), Yuusetsu Monochrome, Youthful days and Toshin Dai no Bokura (等身大の僕ら).

Then it was time for encore. We shouted and shouted.

Suddenly they lowered a giant screen over the stage and the entire audience sat down on the floor. We watched photos and movieclips from 2009 to 2014 where VelBet was performing live or kidding around backstage.

Then we saw an audience and it took a while before I realised that it was us. We stood up and waved. It was crazy to see myself there on the wall. Then the camera filmed the band backstage and followed them out on stage. Now they wore band-t-shirts.

The played more songs. Riuki sprouted water on us and I got some very appreciated drops on my face. It was so warm in there! This time it rained plastic silver ribbons on us. They played a song with the most exhausting furi. I thought I was going to die. Riuki did stagedived twice. Ryohei once. ^^

Then another encore. It took a while before they came back and performed Toshin Dai no Bokura as the last song. It was very emotional. I wondered why Riuki’s voice suddenly became so weak. Then I saw that tears fell down from his face. He was crying! He made the audience sing the refrain for him and I saw how everybody in the audience cried intensively. It was a quite painful moment.

When the song was over, the drummer sat on the floor and cried. The bassist stood there, like paralyzed, not wanting to take off his bass. He cried the most of them all. Shit, I felt so sorry for them. They all held a speach for us and I really wished that I could understand what they said. When it was time for Ryohei to speak, he couldn’t say a word, ’cause he was crying so much. Riuki gave him a hug and that was sweet.

Then they threw picks , waterbottles and drumsticks to us. They also threw a way a bunch of… I don’t know the word for it, you know, the upper part of a drum, the lid, that the drummer hits. They were signed and they threw them away like freesbees. I wish I could have caught one but I didn’t.

This have been a wonderful night, very emotional. I’m so, so happy that I got the opportunity to see them…

I will never forget this night.

Info

Band: VelBet (ベルベット)
Formed: 2008

Members

Vocal: Riuki (リウキ) (VelBet) Guitar: Kaie (VelBet) Guitar: Yuuna (ュゥナ) (VelBet) Bass: Ryohei (猟平) (VelBet) Drums: Natsuka (VelBet)
Vocal: Riuki
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Guitar: Kaie Guitar: Yuuna
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Bass: Ryohei
(猟平)
Drums: Natsuka

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GRIEVA, MEJIBRAY, BORN, DIAURA, Liphlich & DEZERT concerts

This day has been really sunny and warm, no jacket needed!

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We made a short visit in Harajuku where we went to a Purikura place. You know, these cute, pastell colored photos that Japanese highschool students like to take together. I simply think it’s fun.

It was very crowded today…

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Everything is about being KAWAII in Japan! ^^

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I think I’ve told you about this before, but you need to make a lot of choices before you can actually take the photo.

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Then you go into a booth, follows the instructions and take your photos.

Then you need to find another booth where you can decorate your photos.

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And here is the result… lol.

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Today we had big plans…. we were going to Ikebukuro for a visual kei event and see following bands: GRIEVA, MEJIBRAY, BORN, DIARUA, Liphlich and DEZERT!

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Ikebukuro

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We saw some sakura in bloom. ^^

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Inside the arena. It’s Tatsuya ‘s birthday today, drummer in DIAURA.

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Flowers… since it was the arena EDGE’s 2nd anniversary. But we weren’t actually in the EDGE building… I don’t know why. That’s why we got lost a lot today.

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We thought that we would be standing during this event, but it turned out that we all had seats in the arena. I liked it, ’cause I was still quite sore after the GazettE gig yesterday (where I more or less had to fight for my life). ^^ We sat on the balcony and got a really good view.

First to perform was GRIEVA. To me it was really amazing to get the opportunity to see them live. They were actually my favorite this night. It was really hard, fast and a lot of screaming and headbaning. They were all dressed in black and rivets, and the singer ran around and rolled on the floor. High energy!

Band: GRIEVA (グリーヴァ)
Formed: 2012

Members:

Vocal: Kyouki (狂鬼) (GRIEVA) Guitar: Roku (碌) (GRIEVA) Guitar: Haru (陽) (GRIEVA) Bass: Hisame (緋雨) (GRIEVA) Drums: Rui (琉碧) (GRIEVA)
Vocal:
Kyouki (狂鬼)
Guitar:
Roku (碌)
Guitar:
Haru (陽)
Bass:
Hisame (緋雨)
Drums:
Rui (琉碧)

Next up was DEZERT. I have actually not heard them before, I think. But they were pretty good. The singer had two top-knots and a “bloodstained” white shirt. The bassplayer wore a panda-mask for a while before the singer took it off and threw it to the audience. The singer poured a bottle of water over himself and a guy from the staff had to run in and dry the floor. It looked a bit funny.

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Then there was Liphlich and they played at least three songs that I like. They looked the less visual kei today I believe, in comparison with the other bands. The singer wore a quite simple, red and shiny costume. He had a quite powerful vibrato.

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And next up was BORN. I really didn’t like the singer’s clothes, I don’t know how to describe it… some kind of black and golden body suit… any way he looked really redicilous in it and when he started to hump it didn’t look sexy at all. ;-) He had really sharp red lips, blond hair and glitter under his eyes. He has a very powerful voice and the whole crowd below us started to jump from side to side in the arena.

Band: BORN
Formed: 2008

Members

Vocal: Ryoga (猟牙) (BORN) Guitar: K (BORN) Guitar: Ray (BORN) Drums: Tomo (BORN)
Vocal:
Ryoga (猟牙)
Guitar:
K
Guitar:
Ray
Drums:
Tomo

Then there was MEJIBRAY, Jessicas favorites. I saw Meto enter the stage, crawling with is teddybear in his mouth. Then did Koichi and MiA enter and last came Tsuzuku with a black cape. Mejibray was awesome, as expected. Shit, that man has an extremely high-pitched scream sometimes. And it didn’t take long before he took off his cape and his jacket below. Then he was wearing a black string vest. He tied his jacket around his neck and simulated himself being hanged and fell down on his knees. The first song they played was RAVEN. MEJIBRAYconcert included a lot of headbaning and it was fun!

Band: MEJIBRAY
Formed: 2011

Members:

Vocal: Tsuzuku (綴) (Mejibray) Bass: Koichi (恋一) (Mejibray) Guitar: MiA (Mejibray) Drums: METO (メト) (Mejibray)
Vocal: Tsuzuku (綴) Bass: Koichi (恋一) Guitar: MiA Drums: METO (メト)

And last was DIAURA. That singer looks really really good, and… he he he, especially with this shirt off. That man has some serious abs!!! I think he had the most handsome clothes of them all tonight. And the music was good.

Band: DIAURA
Formed: 2010

Members

Vocal: yo-ka (DIAURA)

Guitar: Kei (DIAURA)

Bass: Shoya (DIAURA)

Drums: Tatsuya (DIAURA)

Vocal:
yo-ka
Guitar:
Kei (佳衣)
Bass:
Shoya (翔也)
Drums:
Tatsuya (達也)

All band were great, I must say that it has been a wonderful evening. But the best bands for night – according to me – was GRIEVA and Mejibray.

I bought a lot of chekis tonight…

GRIEVA

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Mejibray

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DIAURA

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After a beer it was time to go home and buy something to eat for the evening.

Do you want some Japanese snacks?

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Jessica ate soba noodles.

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I gave Jessica a cherry mochi, but she spit it out and gave to me. Lol…