So yeah, like, -OZ- are fucking amazing live.
I kind of just want to write that and then collapse into bed, but I do realize that is far too little and doesn't really justify nor explain anything, so I suppose somehow I'm bound to write more *laughs*
Either way~ Thing is, I'm not really listening that much to -OZ-. There are a couple of songs that I like, but that's it. They don't really blow me away, ne. I just know from people who've seen them live (and seemingly made them to a regular event to attend w) how great they supposedly are live. And since I was lucky enough for them to actually come here
, plus my mom happening to be quite a huge -OZ- fan, I ended up going. Heh. Oh well, I really was curious.
What is it about Japanese artists that make me go all "hnggggkyaaaa" as soon as I see them, with my pulse doing interesting things, when I'm not even into them? wwwwww 変態か。｜D When we were still standing in the queue outside, some of the members randomly came up to the window upstairs and looked outside, and obviously I'd be all "Kyah! *WAVEWAVEWAVEWAVEGRINWAVEWAVE*". The duh. I think it was either Nao or Aki who looked out first. And I was like "nyanngghhhh! LOOK!" and grinned like an idiot while I waved up at him the second he hadn't yet been noticed, before he waved and made a piece sign, and sat down to become invisible again, cigarette smoke circling upwards. At some point, a staff went to the window and closed the blinds though.
A little later, another member opened the blinds... I think it was Natsuki, and looked down at us and waved, then tried to close them again but somehow they were stuck, so he struggled a bit with them, and the crowd was all like "Ehehehehe >D" ... aw. But uh really. Like, 実はね、natsukiさんを見ると恥ずかしながらなんか…「へ〜すごいなこりゃ…体
本音だけどこれ、本音｜D The broad shoulders and all, it was just. Mmh well, kinda close to perfect. I actually turned to Dani and ... no wait, did I? Reality and illusion are mixing up again, I'm not totally sure I did, as I was in a slight state of delirium just then, but I think
I turned to her and said that he looked just like some guy from some (yaoi |D) manga. Eheh. Mentioned delirium might also have been caused by certain songs coming up on my iPod, plus mom going on about how the car's windows always steam up whenever something by シド comes up and I happen to be there, just to make fun of me and prove once more how affected I am. Poeh. >_>' IT'S NOT MY FAULT, kay?
Either way. We've only been waiting since about five in the afternoon, quite a short time for once, and once they started letting us in, it all went pretty fast. The security didn't really keep us long, and woosh there we were, third row in the middle :3
We had quite some space, too, and luckily it stayed that way all throughout the concert. I had perfectly place for headbanging like crazy, it was beautiful I tell you ♥ One or two rows behind us was already the last official row anyway. Behind that, people stood in clusters with loads of space for everyone. There really weren't many people, but that did not matter the least bit.
As soon as -OZ- came on stage, people welcomed them accordingly, and the tension sky-rocketed.
I actually loved the showy way they appeared *laughs* I'm not sure now who came in pairs and who came alone, but they all went to the front of the stage, took an angled position, stretched out an arm, and then lit a lighter, holding it out towards us. Some of those who had lighters, responded with lighting theirs. It was really nice.
I really do have not the least clue about the setlist, I didn't even know the titles to most of their songs. That's how much I listen to them usually
|D Anyway, after about one or two songs, the technic worked perfectly, and everything sounded just... well, perfect, practically. The drums' sound was simply amazing
, seriously. The guitars were great, not to loud, not too low, and once Natsuki and his mic had warmed up, that was just wonderful, as well.
And the mood was amazing. People shouted until their voices broke, they jumped when they were told to jump - which happened a lot-, their fists and hands shot up towards the band continuously, and heads whirled like crazy. Yes <3
I was only able to see Zukki once when they had actually made spotlights shine on him especially. From my angle, Nao also disappeared behind Natsuki, unless he came up towards the stage, and maw, was he adorable, smiling like that. Tama and Aki switched places quite a lot. I thought I saw Tama crying during Rain Delay
... made me elbow my mom, but her teary gaze was transfixed on Natsuki.
There once was this scene when I looked over to Tama, and he seemed to happen to look right back that moment, and so I just kept looking at him, and his eyes didn't move either... I'm pretty sure we actually kept looking at
each other for all that time, but I wondered why he
did... I just tend to keep a gaze once there ~is~ one, but why he'd gaze over in the first place, I don't know *laughs*
Mentioning those three first has one good reason: My eyes and attention were almost exceptionally on Natsuki and Aki. I mean, from the start I was most interested in Natsuki. However, whatever it was Aki was doing on stage, I was just so... haha, there were so many occasions, I just felt like crying out something like KYUUUUUT. I just couldn't (= didn't want to) control myself in that aspect *laughs* He was so a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y adorable, I couldn't take it. Each time we'd grin at each other, I'd be like "kngghhhhhhhhhhowfuckingcuteisheeeeeeeeaaaahhh
" and clench my teeth making weird sounds. Such like the mentioned knnnnnnnnnnnnnnghhhh
. Hahahahah! I'm still all overwhelmed over his adorableness. I smiled and grinned at him a lot, seriously. This "looking at someone, them looking back and then laying your head to the side and smiling all the way and them replying with a similar smile". I love that *laughs* And I really loved how he acted out his guitar-play. I mean, I generally really love it when guitarists move their bodies to the music, possibly even sing along [I mean, like... 円……麗……葵………ahah...]
it's just wonderful. And Aki, you know, he'd raise an arm in sync with the melody, swing his body, sway, circle an unoccupied hand over his head, swing around, and always
looking at people in the crowd, nodding at them with lifted eyebrows, or smiling.
He was wonderful, period.
Else, Natsuki... Hmmm, I might actually have ended up looking more at Aki than him, but... I'm not sure *laughs* It was a draw in the end, I guess, haha.
Either way, right from the start and all throughout the concert, he was simply amazing. One of the most amazing things I think was his smile. Like... I mean, as I don't know the band in 'private' at all, I had no idea about him, really. I would probably have thought he was one of those badass vocals, you know, thinking of PVs and stuff. But then he stands there, and fires us up, talks to us and just SMILES with this... gawds, his smile is so warm and adorable! Some of his teeth are a little crooked, I guess that what gives it an extra-cute note. But else... it was really pretty.
I mean honestly, the whole man is pretty pretty, ahaha...hah. No picture I've ever seen of him can do that justice. Not even the PVs. *eyes staring wide in horror while reminiscing on all that beauty* ... 嗚呼… Well! That's just my personal impression though, as always. I loved his outfit. I like those that just look classy, almost minimalist. I do
like elaborate ones, too though *laughs* Basically I just have a (huge) thing for guys in suits, so if their stage outfit looks just a little like an actual formal suit, nice ♥. He kept fucking around with his black blazer, throwing it back over his shoulders, baring the white shirt underneath, as iffff he'd take it off soon, but nahw. Tease.
I fell a little bit in love with his thumbs
There was a lot of pointing-to-his-chest-while-making-us-sh
out-for-them. I interpret it as "make your voices reach through until my heart".
I didn't like how they had a security line this time, though [Guess I've just been spoilt during the last concerts I've been at, nya]
, so there was quite some space between the stage and us, but Natsuki tried his best to reach out to us and at least have some of us grab his fingertips *laughs*. Once or twice he leaped down the stage to the security line and held his arms into the crowd so more of us could get a piece of him, heh. Natsuki also blew water into the crowd. Which was very welcomed, as it was rather verrry hot in there.
He also stage dived at least three or four times. Which was pretty brave I think. I mean, he had to jump
from the stage OVER the security line, and INTO us. ... Well okay, sure enough we only were like four or five rows, but whenever he would jump, people would cluster together. Still, that takes quite some courage! He'd be like "ARE YOU READAY???", and we'd be like "GRROOWWL", and then he'd walk to the back of the stage, and start runnnning and JUMP! *laughs* The very first time he did it, I was worried he would go down the second he'd touch people's hands, but he never did. Well, mom said that compared to Yuuki he was a light-weight. I can't really say, I never had a lot of Natsuki's weight on my hands, just his legs and side. It made me smile when I saw he had taken off his shoes before jumping. Black nail-polish, at that *laughs*
At one point, I think it even was flower bead
(as I remember I was all frolicking about it being played), Natsuki... fondled his micro stand, sliding his hands slo~wly up and down it in a very very
mesmerizing way, lifted it, and licked it... hngh... well. Mom really didn't have to tell me to look at him, because I had already been staring since he started doing that *laughs*
He had a couple of MCs. Most of them were in English, one time he tried in German *laughs*. They were all very cute. How it was there first time here, and so on and so on, the usual "are you excited??" ... and at some point when he paused during the first MC, when he had explained how he can speak a little ... very
little English but no German sorry sorry... at one point it was quiet, and I took the chance and shouted out ドイツようこそぅ〜！ and he *laughs* looked up like "hnn?", playing with his hair, and then smiled all flustered, looking at the floor and went like あ…あは…ありがとう！ before talking on in English *laughs* Awww... that man is just too cute, seriously. He had learnt to say "Ich liebe euchi" though. *nod* ... *nods again* ... made me think of Isshi *laughs* I think he was the first one I ever heard it say like that. ... 'Euchi"... kyah, my heart.
They played an encore of about four songs, I think. Natsuki had said something about 'new song', so maybe it was an unreleased one. I do remember the very last song having been DETOX
. Awesomeness. Really love that one. And so much jumping, pumping, and banging. Perfection.
All in all, the concerta was amazing.
Even the fans were wonderful.
Apart from one person.
At first we thought it was male, simply because of the raw force she tried to push her way to the front. She was, simply put, brutal
. She jumped at and into people, almost boxing her way to the front... no, not even almost. At one point I saw how she actually attacked
the guy who was standing to mom's left. I saw her fist lashing out at him, and I was like "fuuuck, don't start a fucking fight!" I think it even was just after an MC or something, or just at the start of a song, so it was just really... holy shit, common. Dani told me she'd also tried to squish to the front where she was, and she had tried a couple of times just between me and mom, but I had managed to push her back most of the time. One time she had actually managed, just after they had started the encore, and somehow she got really brutal with people in front of us, and they, obviously, complained, and tried to push her back, and something happened I'm not even sure, but suddenly she and my mom were like ... well, shouting at each other, practically, shoving and pulling, and pretty fucking mad
, I just reached out my arm to between them, pressing against her, to keep them from each other, while she was like "no, YOU fuck off!!" repeatedly. [Mom told me later that she was close to wanting to choke her to death, seriously.]
Luckily, although she was strong, she was not stronger than my single left arm *poses heroically*, and after I told her to "Go back to where you came from!" - "NO FUCK OFF!" - "... Just go BACK from where you CAME from!!!" ... after a couple of these she was just like "Aw come on, please?", and I just ignored her, interlocking my arms with mom for a while and concentrating on the band again. She didn't try again.
I mean, seriously, if you want to go to the front, then DON'T fucking go aw please
after attacking and jumping forcefully into people, actually fucking hurting
them. The fuck? The others around us all were like "is she crazy or what...", and the boy she'd attacked later was like "what the fuck was she on...", well, who knows. She definitely had issues, her arm was covered in (shallow, but still) scars. Others said she just seemed to snap at some points. And when -OZ- left (there are stairs to the right of the stage, which lead up to a ... what do you call it? a balcony that is actually a 'corridor', alongside the hall), she actually climbed up the... wall... or well, hard to explain it when you don't know the location, but in the back of the hall there were some tables, and from there she climbed up to this balcony thing. Like... oooohhhkay, well, strong body there, kudos, but... ugh. Well, it was definitely interesting.
Anyway! After the live, we gathered our stuff together and went to the merch. Me and Dani got towels, mom got a poster, and then we just stood at a table and waited for the signing session to start. While mom and her boyfriend left for a fag, security or staff already put up some chairs to the side. When the two came back, she told us that Miya had told her -OZ- are seemingly taking a shower first, so they should be there in about half an hour. And just a minute after my mom had told us, the side door right next to our table opened... I didn't even realize, I was looking somewhere else, and suddenly my mom is like "KYAAAH" and I just see either Nao or Aki passing me by, and I was all like *flashbackflashback* and turned around to mom, seeing a black&smooth-haired guy in a black jacket, and she's all like "Natsukiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii♥" and kind of... well, grab-attacked him, sort of, and I was all like んんグっ恥ずかしい！ Just when I had told people about how "civilized the fans were at the UnsraW signing session, no one ran to them or attacked them, just quietly let them pass", and then my own mother... >.>'... OH well XD They passed us by then, mom almost dying from heartfailure, and us then filing in the queue.
I had actually really
been looking forward to the signing session, because I had already had plans of what to say to Natsuki regarding my mom *laughs* But well. From where we were standing, we could see Natsuki perfectly from the side, and somewhere behind him Nao, as he kept leaning over the table a lot, so he wasn't hidden behind vocal-san *laughs*. Aah, Natsuki. I didn't look at him all the time, but at some point when I did, when my gaze once more had fallen from his forehead down his pretty nose and over his lips down his chin and dropping to his hands, I turned back to Dani and randomly said "He's so pretty! >___<"... and then turned back again. ... heh...|3 No I seriously think he is beautiful. And mom kept going on about his upper lip and almost swooned over it *laughs*
It took a while until we could even move as much as meter, and then mom was short for a collapse. Iya well, we managed, and a girl close by who was really compassionate about her state, let us go in front, and then we actually already were at the table. Natsuki unrolled mom's poster, and since she had held the ticket with her hand as well... or actually had put it on the poster? I think she held down the poster with her left, trying to help him, and the ticket was there. So Natsuki looked up and said "ah... only one...", but I think she had never intended to let him sign the ticket. He then looked up again and pointed to himself on the poster, asking "... me?" with his pen hovering over himself... Maybe I and her said 'yes/hai' at the same time, not sure anymore. So he signed it... me being just totally randomly amused over the scene for some reason, and mom then said something like "I'm sorry... I'm sorry I'm so old... but I really love you ;-;" and Natsuki just looked, and I grinned, and then the staff girl next to him leaned down and translated, and Natsuki looked up at her and was all like "Oh, no no! You're beautiful!!" ... ... aw... ... just... AWWW.
And then mom was already on the way to Zukki, but I was like "Oy. Wait a second, come herrrrre...", pulling her back, and so I started speaking to Natsuki... and went like "母ちゃんですけど…（ふふふ）" [telling him she's my mom]
and he was like "... oh...?", looking back and fro, and then I started ramsing up what I had wanted to say, like ... how she always is like へ〜natsukiすごいなーT^Tとか、natsukiさん大好きーとか………なん
か…natsukiのことすごく憧れそう……blah blubb, basically just how much she adores him, the girl staff just smiling, and he looked up at me/us, I don't know whether he was confused from the sudden flood of japanese words, *laughs*, there was just something adorable about his features, really ♥ I asked him whether he could do some 特別な思い出作っていいですか… eh, whether he would do something special for her, awhg, I just love giving them something to do XDDD And he was all like... 「特別な……思い出…*puzzled* *racks brains*」 and I just giggled to myself and said 「なんでもいい！なんでもいいから！」[anything's fine]
which I guess puzzled him even more, and in the end he said "Ah... ich liebe euch!", and we said our thanks and I giggled myself into oblivion on the inside. XD Well. I thought he could have come up with something better than that *laughs* but a lot of the 'something better' might have put him into doubtful positions I suppose, haha.
Either way, so mom went on, and I put down my book for Natsuki. I had had this sudden idea when we were queuing, so I asked him to please write a kanji he likes as well. *giggles* Mou, I loved the idea, and Natsuki was all like 「んん…*thinks*好きな漢字…」and then wrote one down, and he even explained it to me, pointing at it and looking up, while the security unfortunately already was nagging at me to please go on, so I slid slowly further, while Natsuki told me it's おとこ, and then said something, followed by "gentleman." If I had had some more time still, I guess I would have said something like 「natsukiらしいの男？^\ω\\^」[So, a man like you?]
Ah..hah...（照）Well you know, after he wrote it down and all, it made perfectly sense to me. He definitely behaved like a full-fledged gent the whole night
in my eyes. うん. *smitten* I failed to find the kanji though, as I suck at certain handwritings. It's a nice kanji though.
So next up was Zukki, and he did his sign, and then I asked him the same. And Zukki was just... too amusing XDDDD He was all like "uhm... a kanji I like? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" and kept thinking and thinking and thinking and I just stood there all amused and laughing my ass off -on the inside of course-, also how it is obvious that a lyricist would be pretty quick in finding a kanji he likes, whereas drummers... well XD... I then started joking around and suggested him to write "drum set"... XD and said 「まぁ…漢字じゃないけどねXD」hehehehe and he STILL had no idea... and mom already was at Nao or Aki's, and I think she called out to me and went like "THEY'RE TALKING JAPANESE TO ME, HELLLLP!!" ahahahha, and I was all like "Gaaaah, wait a bit wait up wait upppp" XDDDD and she said something about "my daughter" pointing at me, and they looked over, and I don't know whether it was then or... well I have no idea, but I heard one of them, I think Aki, say "beautiful!" and I have no idea whether that was supposed to be about ~me~, but I was all like "THE FUCK DON'T YOU FLIRT WITH ME WHEN I'M NOT ACTUALLY THERE YOU
PRICK! T^T" ...
Well. After like a century, Zukki settled with... 川……………… AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fuck? XDDDDDD Well I don't know. It's a cute kanji. But. I mean. ... XDDDDDDDDDDD Either way I was terribly amused, and I think he realized, because I actually said "kawa... ahahah" when I read it. XDD
Tama next to him already had heard everything that had happened, as, well, mom had already passed him by ages ago, and between me and her there was no one. He flipped the pages, and then I realized that they AGAIN had gone into the wrong direction, so I was half way panicking when I saw he would be signing on the other side of UnsraW, so I was like うわっ、ちょっと…… and hurriedly flipped the pages over into the other direction. Tama already was mumbling something like 好きな漢字……んん… and after a very short break of thinking, he wrote 酒 (alcohol XD). I read it as he finished it, just as I had done with Zukki, and giggled, and he said something about German alcohol/beer... XDDDD <3 Okay dear alcoholic. He wrote it very purty at least. I think that he winked at me somewhere during the whole process of writing, but in a cute way.
So then I finally got to Nao and Aki, who seemed to sit really close for some reason. I might be mistaken, but it seemed to me that there had been quite some space between Tama and Nao. Either way, mom on the verge of panic, since they apparently had been talking in Japanese to her all the time, until I got there... and I was all like "hnn? |D What's happening?" and I think before I even could say a word, both of them look at me, and Nao's all like "You supiiku ... Japanese?" and I said that I did. Well, as usual I said that I do speak a bit
which I guess is true, but after today I thought I should just drop the 'a bit', because I suppose, they notice pretty quickly how much or little this "a bit" actually is, and I don't want them to assume I don't actually understand them when I label it "just a little" xD
Either way! So they were like "ohhhh!" and I think mom again said that I was her daughter, and then I pointed at me and said "daughter" and then told them in Japanese how she's my mom, and I have no idea what happened first, but Nao, seemingly totally fixated on me, asked me all like "WHEEE" whether it had been fun, and this and that, and I was just like "yeah it was really fun and you were cool and it was so great and gah"
in Japanese, and obviously that made him all happy XD
Well, he also wrote his favourite kanji, but I had no idea what it's supposed to be, and he didn't read it out to me either, so, eh, fail. I found it though, it's actually 武. Nice one~
I know that there was something more with Aki, but uhm, I fail in recollecting it. I know that I WANTED to tell him how cute he was and all, and how I might just fall for him... *shot*, but obviously I didn't. ... Fail. I just told him again how mom is, well, my mom, and he was all like "woaaah", leaning back in the chair and then like 「仲良くて！！」[you're getting on quite well]
which I could just agree to, and we held around each other just then all picturesquely *laughs* and I think it was him, and not Nao, who said, in Engrish, how my Japanese was "goodzu!"
He then wrote his favourite, which turned out to be 赤 [red]
, which made me smile, both thinking of his name and how mom had called him the red-head just when we had a discussion where I would be standing in the hall - more towards the left, or more towards the right? Nao-ishNatsuki, or Aki-ishNatsuki?
He then suddenly leaned forward and reached out to me and took both my hands, holding them... (my heart liked this a lot)... and told me 気を付けてね！ and I totally felt like saying something, but I was just... totally incapable of saying anything anymore *laughs*
I mean! I hadn't even come close or made the least bit of notion of wanting to shake his hands or anything, and then he just takes them... TT^TT
Ahah, either way... Mmh, well, I love that I had that spontaneous idea with the kanji. I love
giving them something to do, and favourite kanjis is actually something I'm really curious about. Guess I'm going to ask that everyone from now on *laughs* It's just so nice, you get to know something from them, and you also make them think.
Like Zukki, orz
So, it was really really really great. All of it.
And hello there 3:30am. I should go to bed. |D
For some reason I still see Natsuki's eyes in front of me, orzzzz
Yes well. Good night! 8D