SE: Diplosomia/XI mix
Gabriel on the Gallows
Venomous Spider’s Web
Kago no Sanagi
RIDE WITH THE ROCKERS
Tomorrow Never Dies
Silly God Disco
Swallowtail on the Death Valley
Linda ~Candydive Pinky Heaven~
Kantou Dougeza Kumiai
We were on 21st row on the first floor, on Aoi's side, with a perfect view of the stage. They were playing Muse while the fans were filling up the hall (lol), and then there was the usual announcement that the live is about to start, please be careful if you feel ill etc etc and then the lights went out.
(At this point I always feel like I'm going to throw up because it's GazettE and it's amazing, but ok.)
→ They came on stage in their derangement outfits and can we like take a second to just appreciate how perfect they all look?! Seriously. Especially Ruki. His hair was a bit like a spikier version of his D&C hair (which I love) and it just looks so akhjsdkjf. Reita had his hood on during the entire first song (and idk whether to laugh or cry at that tbh seriously you're an idiot but I love you)
→ I don't remember what song it was during (I think it was Ibitsu? Hedoro?), but at some point Reita went up on the middle tachidai with his left leg and Ruki just leaned over him and put his arm around his shoulders and they stood like that for a moment.
→ I didn't see much of it because I was headbanging, but during HEADACHE MAN Ruki went up on the middle tachidai with one leg crossed over the other like he was the
→ Reita and Kai had (really nice) music to walk on to stage to before RIDE WITH THE ROCKERS. (Let me also mention that Reita was wearing a white, drapey hoodie and I screamed (I don't (as in can't) scream but I did when he came on stage because akhsdkf ♥♥♥))
There's a new version of RWTR this tour too, but as always reminiscent of the old versions. This one's more upbeat than the one they had for VC (which is tiring but fun). Uruha and Aoi came on stage and they went straight for TOMORROW NEVER DIES (it was weird having this as the start of the encore seeing as it was always the last song before the encore during VC).
→ Ruki is flawless (Anna lost her shit).
→ During the MC, Ruki was calling out to the different floors (as usual), and he seemed a bit confused about the layout (in a really cute way). He asked if the ones on the "wings" of the second floor were actually third and we laughed at him and it was cute (and it sounds lame but it was funny). I btw didn't even know there was a third floor until he mentioned them but oh my god they screamed loud (I think louder than first and second floor together).
→ When it was time for the guitar solo in SILLY GOD DISCO (all the screams for this song btw), everyone was ofc waiting for the Ruki and Uruha fanservice... which never happened. Ruki walked to Kai's drum set and stood there drinking water and whatnot while Uruha (looking a bit confused) played and followed him like a lost puppy, kinda trying to dance behind him but Ruki just ignored him LOL.
→ Reita tried to do his usual spin during SWALLOWTAIL OF THE DEATH VALLEY but failed and stumbled and then tried to make it look like he did it on purpose by kinda jumping and landing low on his feet. We saw that, you dork.
→ When they came on stage for the second encore, Reita pulled up his (white) hood and covered his face with it for a couple of seconds (lmao what??). Dork. He was also wearing the bandana from JUDGEMENT DAY and when they started playing Kantou there was this red light on him that made it look like he was blinking red (thanks to his white hoodie).
● The rejection of Uruha continued during Kantou, he tried to get close to Ruki a couple of times but Ruki just walked away (I should probably feel a little sorry for him but I'm just laughing, sorry Uruha). After some time he gave up and went over to Kai instead. All the members took turns walking up to Kai and playing with him btw and it was so cute ;u;
● Aoi sat down on the middle tachidai and played his guitar like he was at home or something, it was kinda funny for the mood of Kantou.
● Aoi and Reita were standing on Uruha's side of the stage talking and pointing to the stage in front of them and the edge of the stage. It looked like Aoi was daring Reita to jump down and when Uruha came over he actually did - Reita jumped down off the stage and walked like two steps in front of the people on the first row, then tried to jump back up on the stage but he kinda tripped (lols).
Starting the live with songs from TOXIC was a good warm-up since everyone knows what to do (furi), but IT WAS SO CRUEL to just go from Suicide Circus to Dripping Insanity. Feels.
the GazettE is the kind of band that will always test your limits during a live. Think you can't do it anymore (as in - stand/move/live/etc)? You probably can. The part after Depth was insane, I thought I was going to die 8( but it was FUN.
Ok we're going to try to sleep and recover a bit for tomorrow. Also, sorry this isn't the usual good reports you see floating around but I'm tired and jetlagged (I arrived to Japan this morning lmao) and I'm not good at writing live reports anyway. Thanks for reading!