Now and then, the GazettE members wrote small columns in the jrock magazine SHOXX, called “Red Motel”. The texts are originally in Japanese, but I found some translations for you.
The funny thing about Red Motel, is that the topic was determined by the previous GazettE member, so it could be about absolutely anything!
Red Motel #9
Reita: Top 10 Gazetto’s Strange Incidents
Hello… Thanks guys for reading this (to the gazemember’s too) Hi, Reita here. How’s everyone doing? Btw, it’s already spring!! Great weather we’re having!! And it’s finally my second time to write an entry for Red Motel~ I was worried that this column would be cut out before I could write a second entry… So I’m extremely happy Red Motel is still running.
Let’s get on to the topic! Gazetto’s unexpected events – Best 10.
#10. The Case of the Pudding! Someone ate 2 of my pudding that I kept inside the equipment van! Plus there were traces of the pudding’s caramel sauce on Aoi’s guitar（￣ロ￣；）!! Who the hell ate my pudding?! No one knew the answer. I don’t care if you don’t know!! Find out who ate it!! The manager said it was Ruki. But Ruki kept on denying that he did it. The criminal is still out there on the loose… This happened on October 2003…
#9! When I found out I got Traumatic Cervical Syndrome. It was really harsh… It was the first time I got admitted to the hospital. My neck hurt like hell, but I was glad it happened during a live!
#8! The old man on the ferry. This is a trivial story, actually. Nothing much to say about it. OK. Next.
#7. Ruki’s epic costume failure. This happened around 2 months after Gazetto was formed. It was during our live performance, Ruki came out on stage with a Mohican hairstyle and he was wearing a skirt. Thinking back now, it was just awful…
#6! Everyone got locked outside their rooms. This also happened around when Gazetto first started. Sometimes we’d stay at the hotel for consecutive live days. We weren’t used to the auto lock doors… We’d always forget to bring our keys along. Suddenly at that hotel, a looot of guys were locked outside of their own rooms!
I have just taken a bath and I could hear at the corridor someone said “My door got locked~”. Then it got noisier and I realised it was my band members. I was all “Oh those idiots”. So I went out, annoyed and asked “Dude! What happened?” And as I say those words. My door auto-locked, with my keys still inside my room.（￣ロ￣；）!! And I only had my underwear on…
Waah~ It was so pathetic. We don’t make such mistakes like that much now… Aah… maybe half of us still do. Meh.
#5! The inability to recall more unexpected events! …. It was really dreadful. Yes. That major incident happened here and all of you witnessed it. Somehow… that’s all I could think of. My brain is empty （;－＿－ I am only human. This happens sometimes, right? If I tried any harder to remember everything that happened, my brain would puncture…. So please, forgive me.
With that said, when Gazetto turns 3, there will probably be more unexpected events happening… Lots of things happen during tours! And when the tour ends, we’ll still have finale lives, right? And we’ll have another tour for the summer, I can’t wait!
Next up if Gazetto’s Prince! …Ah? Maybe I’m exaggerating… It’s Kai! What topic should I give him? [Will you come in Spring-time? If Spring has passed, I’d still love to hear your stories…Please do tell!] Good luck Kai! Kai is a really easily the laughing stock of the band. I hope he’ll pack quite a punch for his next Red Motel entry!
And that’s all from Re-re-re-Reita! Viagra!!!