A friend and I headed to Takadanobaba AREA on September 30th for a one-man concert with Gossip. This was the first date of Gossip’s 108-dates tour “wareware ga Gossip desu”(我々ガゴシップデス) which has its final on August 18th 2018! Imagine – 108 concerts… until August… that’s a hard schedule. Hence I was worried that they wouldn’t “waste their energy” tonight, but they did the absolute opposite. This was a very long and intense concert in which they gave their everything. It was wonderful and I was extremely exhausted afterwards.
They wore their latest outfits, but saku’s hair wasn’t black. It was blond. I saw them some days earlier at the [M.A.D] Tour as opening act to DIAURA, Arlequin and MEJIBRAY. There it surprised me that his hair was blond as well. How could he have this black luscious hair on the last-look-photos and suddenly be blond and “short-haired” again. Well, I guess it’s temporary coloring and extension. ^_- Not really unusual. And I was glad that he didn’t wear any extensions tonight, since it usually hinders the musicians from rocking hard on stage. Headbanging before big hair I say!
This was the fourth time for me to see Gossip live and I must say that they are one of my very favorites nowadays. We had a blast and the music was so, so good. Definitely my style, alternately hard, alternately melodic. Saku seems to have a light-hearted personality and a good sense of humor. He smiled a lot and sometimes we played games – like this “freeze”-game where the audience must stand absolutely still when the music stops. Those who fails must sit down on the floor.
Here is a video-clip from tonight… me and my friend are easy to spot. Me with my big read head and her with shaved sides. ^_-
Gossip (ゴシップ) -大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠されゴシップ-
Debut: July 1st 2014
- Vo. saku → Jyulie(Kiyo) → Gossip(saku)
- Gt. akane → Jyulie(Kei) → Gossip(akane)
- Gt. satsuki → Jyulie(HIRO) → Gossip(satsuki)
- Ba. zero → Jyulie(ACE) → Gossip(zero)
- Dr. ritsu → VeiL → VARYL(shikito) → Gossip(ritsu)
- Dr. hayate → Gossip → ?