Finally, the day was here. The day of the Versailles concert. I’ve been longing to see them again since last time in Oslo: Versailles concert 26 June 2010
I went to the Angel area in Islington and the O2 Academy building. I was quite surprised that there wasn’t more people queuing for the concert. It was a quite humble amount of people, just like it uses to be in Sweden.
Seeing Versailles live again was amazing. I really LOVE their music, which might be described like neo-classical power metal.
Kamijo, the singer, looked like a god as always, a noble vampire as he is. So did the drummer Yuki. Teru had this amazing hair and Hizaki a beautiful white dress. This time, the new bassist Masashi got a more notable part in the band. Last time he didn’t do any entrance, just stood in the background with regular clothes.
This time, he was dressed up in a renaissance style like the others and interacted more with the audience. I like it and I believe it’s hard to replace someone like their previous bass player Jasmine.
They mostly played songs from the newest album – Holy Grail.
This was the setlist:
2. ASCENDEAD MASTER
3. Judicial Noir
5. Glowing Butterfly
6. Love will be born again
7. Faith and Decision
9. DRY ICE SCREAM!! [Remove Silence]
10. DESTINY -the lovers-
11. The Red Carpet Day
12. Remember Forever
When Kamijo stood alone on the stage, singing “Love will be born again” I got pretty emotional. It was so wonderful live. I had expected them to play The Revenant Choir, but apparently they didn’t because there would be a Meet&Greet session afterwards.
Hizaki was cute as a doll and graceful like always, but he really shocked me just before the encore.
Suddenly he stage-dived!
Who could imagine him doing that?! That little fragile girly boy? Very daring I must say. Jrock-fans can be pretty dangerous when they get their hands on an idol.
But he seemed to survive and actually smiled when he got back on stage. Impressive! ^^
The beautiful memory of this concert will be kept in my heart forever. I hope I’ll get a chance to see them again.
Hiatus since: 2012
Revived: August 7th 2016
July 19th 1975
Feb 17th 1979
April 10th 1981
- Vo. KAMIJO → Bijireiku → MALICE MIZER [roadie] → LALIENE(SHOKI) → LAREINE(KAMIJO) → NEW SODMY → LAREINE → Versailles, Node of Scherzo → Versailles → KAMIJO (solo), Versailles
- Gt. HIZAKI → GARNET GRAVE → Crack brain(hizaki) → Grotesque Romantica(HIZAKI) → Schwardix Marvally → HIZAKI(solo), BURNING FIRE → SULFURIC ACID → HIZAKI grace project → HIZAKI grace project, Versailles → Jupiter, HIZAKI grace project, Versailles
- Gt. TERU → Aikaryu → Aikaryu, HIZAKI grace project → Aikaryu, Versailles(support) → Versailles → Jupiter → Jupiter, Versailles
- Ba. MASASHI → Diza wa-re → ALPHA → Ash → KANZAKI(support), CRAZY Bom.(support/masashi) → Red Carpet(Miwa Masafumi) → Chocolate’S(support) → CODE(MASASHI→masashi) → COSMO, közi(support), Versailles(support) → Versailles(MASASHI) → Jupiter → Versailles
- Dr. YUKI → amnion → THEPOD → Sugar Trip → Alively Sanctuary → Versailles → Jupiter → Versailles
- Ba. Jasmine You → Jakura → HIZAKI(support) → HIZAKI grace project(勇) → Node of Scherzo → Versailles(Jasmine You) → [R.I.P. March 8th 1979 – Aug 9th 2009]