Dir en grey live in Avalon!
current mood: high
It was amazing.
We arrived at Penn Station (Ari, Mom, Dad and I) and we met up with Ryou at some street. 7th Ave or something? I don't fucking know! We all parted ways and we went straight to Avlaon and sat our asses down. We met a lot of cool people, although some people went by 'Kyo' a lot. I met this person named 'Die' and she was so fucking sweet as well as this Kyoka chick. I also met Anna. I've seen her on myspace and she lives near me. Uh, and everyone kept calling me 'cute' and 'adorable' and Ryou was all like "I don't understand. This girl says she's fat and she's obviously NOT" or something along those lines which made me feel really good about myself. People were swarming me. I adored it. I adored the energy of the fans. Everyone was actually beautiful in realtiy. Fans of visual kei seem to have a better way of understanding one another and being open minded.
We walked towards the back of the line and decided to wait by the side door where this interviwer for Dir en grey approached me becuase of the outfit and Mr. Labcoat guy! So we got pictures taken and were asked about Dir en grey becuase she was going to have a lengthy interview- audio. I was kind and asked her where they were coming in and when. She said we're in a good spot, and they'd appear within fifteen minutes. Sure enough they did, but at a different door. I was able to see their heads. It was a neat experience.
On line again we were filmed a LOT by cameras and asked to say something to the band and it was really cool, but people kept shoving me into the camera. Hn. I'm really hoping that doesn't appear on a DVD or something. Speaking of which, I hope they have a DVD that comes out.
Around 3:00 they put a gate up and caged us in. We did pee runs and stuff like that... nothing important. Pictures will be later. . . . . .
I'm trying not to focus on what happened beforehand when the first band played. Let's jsut say I was crushed to the point where this guy named Damien (Mr. Labcoat man!) I met had to escort me out. I was screaming, sobbing, and clawing for people to let me through. We were so packed that if I lifted my feet I could have stayed in mid air with how tight we all were. I was being elbowed in the chest and I couldn't breathe.
I shook all the way up to the balcony where I met with Die and she told me everything would be okay. She let me hang with her. Dir en grey came on and her and I were SCREAMING and CRYING. G.D.S was blasting and we were rocking out. Then everyone came on stage and Kyo looked gorgeous. Picture how they all looked during the Austin Industrial Performance, but give them a dash of energy, excitement, and glow. They were FAB! Kyo was so into the audience and kept LOOKING at everyone. Die was flipping everyone off and Shinya was gorgeous with his hair. Kaoru had his face showing. He still looks spectacular as well as Toshiya! Toshiya was really good looking actually. I just... wow.
So they started with CLEVER SLEAZOiD and it was performed to a T. They did more Withering to Death songs. All I remember specifically is that after the encore they played Mr. NEWSMAN and a BRAND NEW SONG just for US man! I loved it! Kyo had so much energy. I'm not fucking kidding you when I say this... they looked at EVERYONE. Totchi pointed at Die, Anna and I. Then Kyo looked me straight in the eyes and curled his fingers and persuaded me. Fucker. I LOVED it. They adored us and we adored them. There were RABID fucking fangirls I wanted to knock in the face though, believe me.
THE FINAL was grand. I was crying, a lot. Sobbing. I can't speak. I'm in awe. I'm so glad and happy and jovial.
I'm sorry, but I found this adorable:
The show ends and Kyo begins to grab at the stand he uses all the time during the concerts. Well, he's tugging for about a full MINUTE every which way to tugg the fucker off to throw it, but can't find a way to get it off the stage (I think it was screwed), so basically he grabbed the fan to cool him off under the stand and chucked it!!! Basically I thought he was all 'I want to be American-cool too... and throw things...' because the band before hand was chucking shit.
Then... he grabs this big huge bucket and stands infront of us all all '. . .' and simply dumps the fucker on his head, he gets soaked, and then he FLINGS the bucket into the audience!
Toshiya tries to throw guitar piks into the audience on the balcony, but he fails every time and bows with his hands pressed together and simply says "I'm sorry". He was so sheepish.
Toshiya and Die hugged as well as Kaoru and Die. It was great!
I can't type more... I can't....
I'm sorry. I need to relax or something.
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japanese rockstars "dir en grey" in nyc
Current mood: optimistic
american rockstars, you better watch your tight little pants...
japenese rockers "dir en grey" were in town yesterday to play one of three american dates.
as i headed to avalon in nyc, the former church- turned -club, turned limelight (and my prom afterparty. yeah man, like yeah! no.) i was shocked to see a line of kids around the block, hours before doors opened.
yes, i've interviewed a lot of bands, been to a lot of venues. this had a different feel. you could smell the anticipation. mmm mmm. some had been waiting overnight. sleeping bags, "dir en grey" personalized blankets, dressed up kids. It smelled GREAT.
hmm... this reminded me of? oh yes, the pop days circa 6 years ago. nsync, bsb, brit (when she ruled the world. and yes, she did.). when people actually camped out at trl just to get glimpse of a blockhead host and the carbon copied pop act of the day (yeah otown. sorry ashley parker angel fans. he is extremely bomb.).
but then i looked closer at the DEG fans... the faux bloody wounds, creepy color contacts. To their credit, it was a little different than a popcraze. But the fandom was coming from the same place. A cultish network of kids who related to one another with their secret passion. The music touched these kids, and now the foreign act was in touchable distance. Somehow, I dont think they copped a feel. But they did get their DEG swagger on. alraaawyt! An iamerica HOLLER to the DEG fans.
the interview was an experience.
yes, they spoke japenese.
yes, i america.
Ms. iamerica posted that on her myspace. You can visit her myspace if you'd like by typing iamericamag.com! She interviewed the band and got our pictures. I had a lot of fun, and she was incredibly sweet! I really enjoy her update on that!!
Or... you know... you could technically click here for her myspace and her website for the pictures and interviews!
This is her. I caught a picture
Ariana and I on our way to the train to get into NYC. We're PIMP!!!
Oh no! This is hotarubi being beautiful! Please refrain from touching her~!
We got there and I met the most beautiful couple in the world and found 'her' 'pad'. (LOL!)
Theres nothing wrong with being random...
Look at the above stated.
Could you miss me? :( No. I'm just an obnoxious little fluff ball of... stuff!
This is around the corner from the door. In the back you can see where they were unloading Dir en grey's stuff!
While there I met a kind young fellow~ Oh ho ho ho yes Mr. Labcoat, I must say he does look rather dashing. Mmn. Free exams ;)
Dir en grey equipment! Oh mah Gawd!
An example of some of the fans who were there. I'm enjoying the contacts. I want a pair!
Camera happy. We're waiting around and I found a nice picture opprotunity.
A gorgeous girl~ She was a real sweetie too.
I was feeling the love~
This is Ari who we must convert to LJ! >O
Fans were simply waiting in line, looking their best....
...and excited to see Dir en grey!
"fufufufu!" says Ryou. (
POW! We fucking OWN YOU BITCHES!
And the lovely Anna has the best make up ever. Iiinaaa~