Today we went to Kudanshita and Nippon Budokan to see the GazettE – 13 anniversary live!
There was a lot of people of course, and outside the arena they sold merchandice and held an exhibition. The goods were sold out early… when I reached the booth, almost half of the stuff was gone. Oh yes… I bough a scarf also… but it’s not in the picture.
There was a message board where all fans could write a message to the band…
When we finally got into the venue, we realised that we had been granted awesome seats, just in front of the stage on the FIFTH ROW! *so lucky* (Im the red dot in front of the stage on the picture below. ^^)
This was my sixth time to see the GazettE live, my third time here in Japan. I can tell you that my neck has never been so sore after a concert before. I can rarely hold my head up right now. So in other word, the concert was so, so awesome.
There was a giant stair made of stone in the middle of the stage. When the concert started, spotlights started to climb up, step by step, while a big screen counted up to 13.
The members entered the stage, except Ruki, but when he started to sing I finally saw that he was sitting at the top of the stairs, lightened up by spotlights, behind something that looked like a podium.
I really like the GazettE’s current look, soldier-like. And Ruki wore a skirt, which I couldn’t see on their new photos. But the black skirt and the golden wide and shiny belt suited him well. Uruha looked awesome in his uniform, black makeup and pale lenses. Well, they all look awesome. Maybe their best look so far… (?)
In the beginning of the concert, numerous big flames bursted up from the stage and we could feel the heat where we were standing. It must have been extremely hot on stage.
They played a lot of favorites, like Akai one piece, Inside Beast, Linda ~candy dive pinky heaven~, DISCHARGE, Filth in the beauty, Reila, Headache man, Venomous Spider’s web, My devil on the bed and even a totally NEW SONG! (It sounded great)
But best of all was to hear “Miseinen” live, which I’ve been longing for so long, I thought it would never happen. But tonight it did. After Ruki had presented the song, their was a “boom” and glitter fell from the ceiling down on us. It felt magical.
12.MY DEVIL ON THE BED
13.VENOMOUS SPIDER’S WEB
17.Filth in the beauty
19.TOMORROW NEVER DIES
The GazettE also announced upcoming tours in Japan and a NEW ALBUM – “DOGMA” – that will be released in August!
A magical night that I will never forget. The GazettE for the win. ^_-
And in six days I will honor them by getting a tattoo of their logo in traditional Japanese tattooing style “tebori” (no machine).
I think there is much more to tell about this concert, but unfortunatly I’m soo tired and demolished right now that I hardly can write. 🙂 How you get happy regarding the album news though!
On our way from the arena, a bunch of jrock artists stood outside and handed out flyers – as usual. We saw several artists we know and love, like Kuroyuri to kage and GOSSIP! I think it’s awesome that the Gossip-guys had dressed up totally just to do this. ^^
[ADDED LATER –>]
Pictures from this GazettE concert
Band: the GazettE
|Vocal: Ruki||Guitar: Aoi||Guitar: Uruha||Bass: Reita||Drums: Kai|
Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)
|Ruki||Ruki||Ruki: B||Ruki: FEB 1st|
|Aoi||Aoi||Aoi: A||Aoi: JAN 20th|
|Uruha||Uruha: O||Uruha: JUN 9th|
|Reita||Reita||Reita: A||Reita: MAY 27th|
|Kai||Kai: B||Kai: OCT 28th|