Monday, September 23, 2013

Looking back: Experiences #3

Concerts are partly different of what I'm used to in Finland and what I have heard also in rest of Europe and maybe in America as well. People don't push or hit you and you have actually space to breath and enjoy of the live without getting hurt. It  is not as loud as people get in western cultures but it also does have it's positive side. People can actually hear what band member is saying. I just hate when people start screaming/shouting something and won't let band member have his/her turn to speak.

Cosplay is big part in some concerts but often fully made band member cosplays can be seen in bigger bands live. Seen some sort of cosplaying people in smaller bands live, meaning that there is certain stuff band like to use and you do that sort of costume. Let's say white clothes and blood spilled all over clothes. I like more of Asians who do cosplay not because they cosplay someone from their country, because they make more detailed work on their outfits. I have seen few good western cosplays as well but there aren't many. It seems more like let's do it mainly and do some details so it looks like we did effort. Yes, I know doing costume takes time and money. I have friends who does this but for me I rather spend money on something else. Once if I didn't knew this person was a girl (her height was too short anyways) I would have mistaken her to be Reita for sure.... (laughs like he would ride in a public train right after live) 
I'm not saying people should do perfect cosplays, just wanted to point this out. 

There are lots of different type of flower arrangements but only in special situation. Such as birthdays, tour final live, the final live, first live, anniversary ...and so on. Every time I see these I really enjoy them because you don't get to see these in here.

 About the memorial live Nega wasn't supposed to be in there but they had decided day before the live to come. And they performed in their regular clothes without make up. It was really surprising. And also everyone was surprised when noticed Nega in the bands list. It was first time for me to experience such a thing. Usually you get to see bands what are shown but not this time.
Also for some odd reason I always end up seeing D live in Saitama Heaven's Rock VJ-3 and once again I'm trying to get to see them in very same place. Funny in it's own way and very memorable. There is only once when I have seen D somewhere else. I'm not counting times when they were in Europe and Helsinki, Gloria. It was their tour final live in Shibuya-AX.
Indigo O2 in London was confusing because it was first time in there and didn't really know where we should go as there were quite a few entrance doors. Luckily staff came to check everyone tickets before and guided us to right place.

Funny thing happened in one long live which was around 9 hours. I'm serious! Longest live I have ever been in. VII-Sense performed in that live and I accidentally happened to be in their guitarist Erina's side. When they were ending their live, Erina threw his plectrum randomly and it ended up hitting my knee. Yeah, I got it.
Oh! One thing I find really nice and interesting in Japan. In events when some band member throws something and someone catches it and happens to be the person is not a fan of the band. She/he will actually give it to someone who looks like enjoying of the band. These days if it happened to be me who got something I don't like, I would give it someone behind me or throw it even further back for someone else to catch it.
Telling something off topic quickly because it's bit of funny. After being in Japan as much as I have been, I have found myself to actually say "sorry" "thank you" in more places where western people usually doesn't say a thing. People respond often this way; smiling because I actually said sorry for bumping into them or say "Don't mind", "It's okay." or just walk by like nothing happened.
I kind of get annoyed when people don't watch out where they are walking and such. It's nice when everyone looks out for others and makes it that much easier. Seriously while walking in a crowded shop, it's pain in the ass.

Depending of the live area/arena how many tickets there but most on for me goes around 3000 people standing and with seats it goes around 4000 people. About the smallest live area I'm not sure which place I should say, maybe Ruido K3. Only 300 people fit in there.
Some of bigger live houses (arenas) with seats has bit of different kind of numbering, they pretty much have balcony number, left or right or center side and row in same (R4) and your actual seat on that row.

Liquid room is one of my favorite places of these smallest places and I kind of like how Takadanobaba area is made but hate the fact that every time after being in live there my ears are ringing. Other than that I don't really get it in Japan live houses. which is big plus. In Finland almost every live places makes my ears ring.

Often when I have been alone in some live, someone has came up to me for a talk or asked something example for me to watch their place, so no one takes their places while they go toilet or something. 
It's nice to have a talk with stranger from the same live you went to. Of course, I don't recommend everyone to go every stranger in the streets, need to have your common sense with you. 
Last year November when friend and I went to the GazettE lives we ended up talking with this Germany girl in every live we saw each other which was pretty much all 4 lives. And yes there were couple foreign jerks as well ruining experience for others. I never sat close to those couple foreigners but I heard things about them.... So, yeah don't be stupid people!! And mind other ones around you.

I went to one event where Satsuki (ex Rentrer en Soi) performed as last one. His new single had just been released and when he started to sing one of the songs from the new release he messed up. He smiled and asked us if we wanted to sing or more like if someone wanted to sing his new song because he messed up his own lyrics. Everyone went silent and stood in a place not doing much till Satsuki said something like this 'Let's start from the beginning.' This time he got it right.
Once I went to his oneman live (happened earlier than above) and after the live he was close to the door which led outside. People paid to one staff memeber and then could write something down in a book and then Satsuki would give poster to them. Not sure what this was all about but friend and I got to chance talk with Satsuki shortly and got his autograph. He even talked Finnish .. yes he actually does have short part in his lyrics in Finnish.
"Unessani minulla on siivet
 Todellisuudessa olen siivetön."
English: "In my dreams I have wings, 
In reality I am wingless"

There are lots of more experiences about lives, such as band members asking what did we like their live, filling these forms where is questions about the band and their live, finding accidentally someone you wanted to find, to have weird things band people saying middle of their lives.... and so on.

No comments:

Post a Comment