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When I found out that the Gazette was having a couple of Canadian shows back in the beginning of January, I knew I had to go. Or at least try to go. There was lots of conversations with various people about who could go to which city and time off and such. I bought the tickets the day they went on sale. I had initially planned on flying out, but it was a little cheaper to drive there, so that's what we planned for. We did the drive out in 2 days, stopping to visit my Geepa on the way, and came back in one (very long) day. Overall it was a fun roadtrip!

The concert was interesting. We got there around 6:30, where the line went around the block. I'd bought our tickets for the balcony, with assigned seating, because the floor was general admission and I didn't want to be in a pit, not even a pit as nice as the one we had was (no one seemed to be pushing into each other and crushing the people at the front). I figured we'd have to deal with some people who wanted to enjoy the concert the same way the floor people did without actually being on the floor, but for the most part the people around us were pretty chill. I also figured that they'd play a lot of songs I didn't know, because I haven't listened to them with any kind of regularity in a good 6 years, and even then I go back to the songs I do know. The venue was SO SMALL, and not even close to being sold out. We had a good, clear view of the stage and everyone's faces.

And yeah, they played 95% songs I didn't know. There was tons of "metal voice" (you know the kind) and the music was really heavy. And really really loud. It was hard to discern the different instruments sometimes. BUT despite that, I did enjoy the concert, and I definitely would have regretted not going. They played for an hour, and towards the end they did Filth in the Beauty. When they left, they made us wait 15 minutes for an encore (the crowd started up 'encore' Japanese-style (it sounded like UNCLE RAY) at least 9 times) and then came out for 3 more songs, the second of which was Cockroach (BEST EVER omg). After that, they started throwing guitar picks and used water bottles and drumsticks into the audience, three of which were aimed into the sides and center of the balcony audiences, and my sister caught the one aimed at center! Totally jelly XD

Some fangirly stuff (ahem) )

Now that I'm home, I'm going to see what the songs are like when not filtered through enormous speakers lol. I have a feeling I won't enjoy them a ton, since I don't care for really heavy metal, but there were a couple I did like, so I want to find them. And catch up on the other albums I missed.
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Oh my goodness, you guys. This hasn't happened in 6 years. I'm totally obsessed with U-KISS. I've spent three days watching videos on youtube, including my lunch break (my boss laughed at me). Bought some songs on iTunes. I literally cannot go three hours (excluding sleeping) without listening/watching at least one of them. What it is wrong with meeeeeeeeee? (Nothing. I'm super happy doing all of this and I feel about 10 years younger. So there.) I have so many band-related feels I want to plaster everywhere, and at the same time I don't. Facebook doesn't want to hear about it (one person literally rolled her eyes at me when I brought them up in person haha) I'm just going to tell you that ALL THE FEELS. I HAS THEM.

I did finally discover what Tumblr is for... At first I couldn't tell the boys apart cuz the videos I was watching was older than the pics from their homepages. I debated crying for help on LJ when it struck me that hark! Tumblr will have the answers! And it did. I guess fandom overall hasn't changed since I was last active (um... minimum 10 years ago, more like 12-15. Sweet baby meatballs I'm getting old.) but I just don't have the energy to keep up with it.

I did prefer one of their songs in Japanese over Korean, which I can't get on iTunes. I went to CDJ to look at buying it, and since I might as well get four CDs if I'm already buying one, I looked at finishing up my DesRay discography too. And I'm PISSED that they had a photobook come out nearly 2 years ago that I swear was not listed in November (I checked after looking at my Gazette books and thought how nice it would be to have a similar set for DesRay but nothin') which is now out of print. I found a site to hopefully order it from, it didn't yell at me when I put it in a cart, and they sent me an invoice which I paid, so I guess we'll see if it comes or not.

(This tag last used to squee over Ruki's teeth. KiSeop also has lovely teeth.)
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BYAKUYA-SAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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