I’m sorry that I haven’t blogged so much the last days, but I’m on the road for the moment due to the GazettE’s World Tour. I have VIP-tickets to Cologne, Munich and Helsinki so there has been a lot of traveling. This will be a very personal post.
And first stop was Cologne yesterday. I met another Sixth Gun at my hotel and together with her and my friend Mono, we headed to the venue E-Werk in the afternoon. This was my 7th GazettE concert and I didn’t feel like standing in line from early morning. I had my VIP-ticket and knew that irrespective of line-number, I would meet the guys for the very first time. And I was nervous.
Cologne is very humid and hot. I miss the dry air in Sweden. But I’m glad it didn’t rain much. When we finally entered the venue I was not at all prepared for the meet and greet which apparently was directly around the corner. So I was about to run into Aoi when I got totally starstrucked and tumbled back. ^_- I know that I sound like a fan-girl now, but what can I say… I love the GazettE.
So there was no time to fix makeup or sweaty face, we were directly pushed to the table where they all stand in same order as always: Aoi, Reita, Ruki, Kai and Uruha. Aoi had a gentle and kind smile – as always. Reita looked down a bit. You cant’s see much of his face with all hair and that mask on. Ruki was almost hidden as well under his big black hat but had a small smirk that I love. Kai had the biggest smile in the world and burst out in laughter when I told him – what I told them all – that it was an honor to meet them. Uruha struck me with his incredible beauty and his piercing eyes (white lenses do magic ^^). I was bowing so much so afterwards I had a hard time to remember what had happened. It was over so fast and it felt like I’ve been staring into the floor more than into their eyes. I’m glad that I will get a second chance in Munich.
I need to tell you that things gets sold out fast, so if you really want something you need to fight for it. The same thing with the VIP-tshirt. Apparently there wasn’t as many VIP-tshirts as there was VIP-tickets, so some of us didn’t get any. 😦 That’s pretty bad done by the arrangers I must say. If people pay for something, they should get it. I heard that the same thing happened in Paris. So if you are VIP and want a tshirt – make sure to get one early.
The venue was divided into two areas. One close to the stage for the VIP guests and the rest was for regular guests. Since I was a bit sick and didn’t want to fight in front of the stage so I chose a good spot on the balcony. It was perfect for me at this time.
The arrangers asked us to respect the bands wish to NOT take photos or video with cellphones and cameras. Still people did that. I don’t get it. How can people pay a lot of money to go to a concert like this, proudly wear the band-tshirts and openly disrespect the band like this. It’s so rude.
Anyway, the concert started and Ruki entered with a German flag in his hands. He wore this slim skirt/dress and wide hat, and opened with “DOGMA”. I must say that Ruki’s growling skills has improved a lot the last years. It was even more clear when they performed with older songs. There was a nice mix with old and new songs, and favorites like Headache man, Gabriel on the gallows, Fadeless, Filth in the beauty, Suicide circus and so on.
03 – MC –
06 GABRIEL ON THE GALLOWS
10 THE SUICIDE CIRCUS
14 FILTH IN THE BEAUTY
– ENCORE –
15 SLUDGY CULT
16 HEADACHE MAN
17 TOMORROW NEVER DIES
I simply love Ruki’s dance moves. He spoke some German with us and didn’t try to cover the fact that he was reading from a note on the floor – and it seemed to be difficult reading. I think his English has improved a lot too though. I got some very mixed feelings during this concert and I enjoyed it fully. One part of me wished that I was in Japan, ’cause the experience is so much different from Europe, but when they played Headache man… I was glad I wasn’t. (The Japanese fans tend to jump to the sides like crazy rabbits during that song… I simply don’t like that furi. :-P) There was an encore and then the concert was over with a lot of sheering. I don’t have much time to think it all over, I must jump on a train to next destination – Munich.
|Vocal: Ruki||Guitar: Aoi||Guitar: Uruha||Bass: Reita||Drums: Kai|
|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|
- Vo. Ruki → Mikoto(Kaede) → Ma’die Kusse(kirihi) → L’ie:Chris!(Dr.kirihi) → Kar+te=zyAnose(Vo.setsu akane) → ガゼット(ruki) → the GazettE
- Gt. Aoi → Melville!(Natsume) → Artia(aoi) → ガゼット → the GazettE
- Gt. Uruha → before christ → adolf → dis eine → KARASU-鴉- → Ma’die Kusse → L’ie:Chris! → Kar+te=zyAnose(Kyouki) → ガゼット(麗~URUHA~) → the GazettE(Uruha)
- Ba. Reita → KARASU-鴉- → Ma’die Kusse → L’ie:Chris! → Kar+te=zyAnose(Mio 祁) → ガゼット(Reita) → the GazettE
- Dr. Kai → La’DeathtopiA → Mareydi†Creia → ガゼット → the GazettE
- Dr. Yune → Latour → Melville! → Artia → Vall’na racill(support/Dekith) → ガゼット(Yune) → König(support) → More
Categories: The GazettE (ガゼット)