This is one of my personal posts. On September 24th I went to a whole-day-visual-key event at Ikebukuro Black Hole (Tokyo) called “Dark in the DarkVol.45～ジャック in the ハンター2016”.
There was 14 bands performing and I will give you my review about almost each and everyone of them, but in separate posts (takes time to write them all). But you can see all current ones at this link!
12th band on stage was: balalaika
They had the same look as on the picture below.
I’ve been eager to see L on stage again, ever since I got the chance to see “The 3rd Birthday” at Ikebukuro EDGE last year (before they disbanded).
This gig started hard and heavy. I guess most of us got fascinated by otonashi futaba’s extravagant look; feather-decorated long black and white hair and super-white and thick eyelashes embracing sharp red lenses.
L head-banged so deep I thought he was going to hit the floor and saitou yuudai smiled like a happy child, covered in rivets. He’s handsome. ^_-
I like their new look. L was covered in regular leather and patent leather, decorated with metallic details. His eyes were yellow and red which kind of popped through his dark heavy makeup. At one point he made a weird robot-like dance, leaned forward and stretched out his crooked arms to the sides. This reminded me of Ruki (the GazettE).
One moment saitou yuudai picked up something that looked like a violin bow and played his guitar with it. That noise was very strange. Don’t know if I can say it sounded good. But cool idea!
balalaika’s music was good, but since I’m a bit nostalgic, I still think that The 3rd Birthday sounded better. But I absolutely recommend everyone to see balalaika live and they definitely had many fans in the crowd.
Here is a short movie with katase kei and otonashi futaba, which they recorded this day.
Debut: July 4th 2016
| Vocal: L
|Guitar: saitou yuudai
|Bass: otonashi futaba
|Drums: katase kei
- Vo. L → Amber Bullet→ The 3rd Birthday → balalaika
- Gt. saitou yuudai → Lostthing of Memory → BLACK LINE → The 3rd Birthday(support) → balalaika
- Ba. otonashi futaba → ABNORMAL VOLTAGE → The 3rd Birthday(tomoya) → balalaika
- Dr. katase kei → Illweeds from machida , Re-lay(support) → The 3rd Birthday(support), VAMPIRE ROSE(support/kousuke) → balalaika