Shinkiba and the GazettE concert at Studio Coast

This has been a bit gloomy day and in the morning it was raining cats and dogs. I was a little bit worried, ’cause I was going to a GazettE concert today and did not look forward to stand waiting in line in the rain. But I was lucky, and the raining stopped.

We can see Tokyo Tower from our hotel. 🙂

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Jessica and I did miss the hotel breakfast today too… something tells me that we need to get to bed earlier.

We didn’t have much time to do anything else today, so in the afternoon, Jessica went to see a HITT concert and I headed to Shinkiba for GazettE.

Don’t do this in the subway… whatever “this” is. ^^

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In Japan there is tube carriages only for women – so they don’t need to be harassed maybe…

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Do this if your wife fall on the track!

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I’m always a little bit nervous when I need to get to new areas in Tokyo alone, but everything went fine and I found the arena easily.

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Here we leave gifts for the band members.

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And outside the arena they were selling merchandize.

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I managed to get my ticket at the place and felt really releaved and happy. ^^

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen GazettE overalls before…?

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More and more people arrived to the arena.

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And inside was a big sign welcoming us… ^^

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Last time I saw GazettE in Tokyo, the arena was huge and we all had seats. I ended up in the very back and somehow I expected it to be kind of the same this time. But I was very wrong.

The arena was quite small and we all had standing tickets. I ended up on 5th or 6th row right in front of the stage. I realized that I would get an equally good look at the boys as I got during the European tour. And that was exciting. I wondered if the crowd would be as crazy as well…

The concert started and it felt amazing to see them all again. I saw them all very well from my spot. Their clothing are so awesomly good looking this time and I love Ruki’s and Reita’s current hairdos.

They only played old songs this time and I’m so happy that I got to hear favorites like Social Riot Machine, LINDA~candydive Pinky heaven~, Silly God Disco, Akai one piece and Ruder. Ruki gave us some fan service and Uruha flirted with the crowd constantly. Finally I got to see Uruha with bare legs. ^^ Well, at least one bare leg. His pants was only short on one side. But what a leg!!!

Kai was smiling big and happily behind the drums. His smile is really adorable. Aoi smiled more gently to the crowd.

It was quite crazy to stand were I did. I thought it would be calmer at a Japanese concert, but this was just as chaotic as in Germany. People was pushing like crazy and it was hard to stand up. I tried to endure as long as I did though, since I had an amazing spot.

They had burning candles on the stage and the sound and lightning was great. Ruki’s voice was very very strong and clear this night. Uh, I just wish I understood everything they talked about.

Then there was encore and we had to shout for a long, long time. I realized at this point that I wouldn’t be able to stay, I really needed water or I would faint. It was so hot inside. So the end of the concert I stood a little bit in the back, but still so close that I could see their faces clear. Yes, this was a small area. Kai and Reita had along solo with us.

Japaneses don’t clap hand after fast songs, only after slow ones. And after a fast song, they all start to scream the names of the band members. And they do that growling – even the girls. It sounded really weird to me… like there was a bunch of old, angry men shouting. But there was mostly girls. Girls with very raspy dark growling voices. ^^ I couldn’t believe that sound could came from such small and cute beings.

It was a wonderful concert and I’m glad I went here. This was my fifth concert with the GazettE and I hope there wil be more.

Here’s some merch that I bought: A Black Moral Teddy

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A Black Moral towel that I truly got use for during the concert… (It’s all sweaty and jucky now…)

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A Black Moral necklace…

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Tomorrow, me and Jessica will see Mejibray, GRIEVA, Liplich, DIAURA and BORN. It will be sooo fun!

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And now, time to eat something… this tasted as sponge cake with strawberry and milk.

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And this I believe was some kind of mochi (correction, my first guess was wrong. ^^). Very sweet… the filling inside tasted like strawberry cake. ^^

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Oyasumi nasai!

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

7 replies »

  1. You are so fortunate to see the GazettE live in Japan. I just can’t get enough of them. If they are not on my iPod, in my car, my head phones they are on my TV on youtube. I can’t get through a day without hearing the GazettE and also Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. That’s a bit of a strange combo don’t you think? It doesn’t matter, I love it all for it’s own unique qualities. There is more than a few dimentions to my life.

  2. Dango is a dumpling, that stuff you ate was mochi. The only difference is that mochi is made from pounded rice and dango is made from rice flour and is boiled or steamed. Just for future reference (^_−)−☆

    • I don’t know for this case, but I doubt it. :-/ Usually, foreigners can only go to certain GazettE concerts in Japan if they have bought the ticket as Heresy members.

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