Monday, February 13, 2017

A9 BLACK PERIOD -last stop- @ 梅田CLUB QUATTRO [27/01/2017]


The last live of the Black Period, this also marking the last live for myself, at least for a little while. Sometimes, life has to come first regardless how annoying it is, and regardless how much I want to make my life evolve around these lovely boys, I can't.

So you could probably guess how much of a heavy heart I was carrying with me towards Club Quattro on this day. "I don't want this to end", I guess everyone of you here could understand this feeling. Well, at least I had fun while it last, and I've got to carry a dozen of beautiful memories with me home.

The board on the last day of Black Period at Umeda Club Quattro

This morning was sunny and warm, in opposed to the cold rainy day I was expecting. To my surprise - or maybe I should not be - there wasn't a single person in sight when I arrived to the venue - and throughout the morning, really. I did managed to catch Saga, Tora and Hiroto when they go into the venue though, did my usual waving and nodding to them, and off I gone off to have my breakfast at Tully's.

Cause it is weird, I didn't wait around the venue much on this day, cause there wasn't anyone else around, and it gets boring, waiting around on your own. I headed to get a gift for Saga - it's a troll really, an idea sparkled when our Princess mentioned about his running nose during Shibuya 2nd day live. I got him packs of tissue papers, written a message for him to "Get Well Soon", wrapped up nicely inside this beautiful gift bag..
He will never suspect what's inside this... *laughs*

Hope it would at least trigger a laugh from him when he sees it. Hahaha~

Goods sales starts at 3.30pm and I helped my friend to get something, and since there wasn't anyone around to trade cards/ lots, I headed back to my room to have a quick rest while waiting time to pass.

Arrived back at the venue sometime after 5 to meet up with some friends and then queue up for our entry, it was quick. I had a small shock seeing so many people on the moshpit today, most of them are Pentagon's fans however, and they headed off soon as the band finished.

Pentagon is rather good, music wise though... I find their music are a little... Cute? It's not the kind of song I will listen to either. But they are certainly something. The guitarist, Taku (I think?) is rather cute, and Minpha is really beautiful.

A9 came out sometimes after Pentagon was done for the night. And today our vocalist is back to his Maou image, complete with his red contacts and extensions! XD

First song from A9 tonight - as it has been many other nights - was Kowloon. Followed by Velvet and 開戦前夜, three amazingly intense songs that get everyone right into the rocking/ headbanging/ playing mood. The feeling of this live is good, perhaps it's the last, that everyone are giving their best.

And it has been soon long, I got a chance to do gyaku-dive from the back. It was so much fun! I've missed it.

Plenty of space to move around on this live, maybe because there are less people, Pentagon fans has left after the band is done and that left just about half the number of fans in the giant mosh pit down at level one, I'm in around the fifth row and the last row already.

Danced in Scarlet and kind of wished a friend of mine would be with me, Ai-chan maybe, or Chris, Myu or Angel, anyone, dancing would be more fun if there are company don't you agree? But I guessed because I started it, soon my neighbor Japanese fans are moving along with the beat too. XD

Probably because it is 2-man, their MC are much shorter. Nao still has his section on 自己紹介, he was so high. Today, like the day before, Shou adjusted his mic for Nao, and he stepped back allowing our drummer to take his place. Hiroto went to play drums the moment after Nao left his seat. Tora just crossed his arms in front of his chest and stood at his usual spot. Saga... I think there's something wrong with his bass, I think there was no sound... he was busy fiddling around. Eventually it was fixed though. And he did his proud momma friend pose: hands on hips and watching Nao did his performance with a beautiful smile.

Nao was apparently high that day (since when he is not though?). He did the best 自己紹介 that day. The guy who love Akihabara, height 170 and weight 50kg (www). There was one part where he was only supposed to open part of his shirt to tease us, ended up he opened it too big and shown us some peekaboo ;-) He was so shocked, our drummer! LOL, and let out some high pitch voice between laughing and screaming, quickly covering himself back up. Saga was laughing, I remember that face clearly, but I have no idea did he noticed what his friend did there. *laughs*

During The Arc, Shou commented that for years they've played this song now, this is the most beautiful he has seen us fans over there. Personally I think the fans were just pretty united on our actions when it was performed, like there was not even a thought in my mind, everyone are just doing the same action together, in perfect sync. I can imagine how it could look pretty from on stage. :)

Today's setlist:

九龍
ヴェルベット
開戦前夜
G3(旧ver)
MEMENTO
Scarlet
ANIMUS
RAINBOWS
the Arc
Dice
闇ニ散ル桜

The moment I forgot between which song, it's near the end, I remember, I've flew kissed to Saga again when he's watching. And he nodded to me acknowledging it again, again the same pose even, hands on hips, and the "yeap, I know" expression. Hahahaha! Dork!

Shou didn't come off the stage today, but everything was beautifully done, it was a hot evening, so fun and intense and none of us wanted to go even after it ends. There was a long chorus of encore, which didn't come true. Wells, the boys definitely need their rest so I don't blame them. And how to encore for this 2 man live? Would they ask Pentagon come back out to perform again?

Went off to have curry with Daikoさん after live, I am still surprised that we managed to enjoy the food and even the conversation, it lasted about 2 hours? 3 hours? I'm not sure how Daikoさん understand my broken Japanese and not sure how did I catch on what she said there too. But it was fun, which is probably what matters. And I'm ever so grateful to her who has been patient throughout our conversation. Daikoさん、ありがとう!!

Before I close up this blog entry with more pictures (as usual), I wanted to thank everyone for reading this far as well. Thank you for always dropping by, reading, I really hope you all enjoyed these entries as much as I do writing them. It gives me a chance to reminisce these lives I've very much enjoyed, it's the purpose of this blog really, why I started it in the first place. I'm just glad that I won't be the only reader to these beautiful memories. *laughs*

As usual, comments, feedback are welcome. And once again, thank you so much. Now, I hope I'll have another entry back here soon, till then! 👋😘

A9 BLACK PERIOD @ 梅田CLUB QUATTRO [26/01/2017]


Second day in Osaka, the winter was still cold but at least my day was clear. Once again I'm staying at a place near the live venue itself, it took about 15 minutes walk which feels so good in the chilly air. I was a little surprise to find another fans there joining me to wait for the boys that early in the morning (cause usually the fans don't come until later, especially in the cold like that).

Arrived at the venue~ *\(^o^)/*

I've expected the boys to come in group, since they must be staying in a hotel and it'll be easier to just come in groups? I wasn't wrong. Arriving by 11plus are 3 of them, Nao, Hiroto and Saga, learned to know that these 3 are usually the "early" gang. XD everyone dressed in their usual style but because of the lighter hair color I couldn't recognize Saga at first. I was like, that blonde should be Saga, cause he's that tall and skinny, but cause I don't remember him being blonde the last time I see him, and he wasn't wearing a hat, I couldn't quite recognize him there (geez, you found a way to throw me off, Saga-cchi) XP

The wait was rather long, I was the persistent one waited until I spotted all the members. Hiroto came down not too long later to buy something and I nodded to him from far again. Next to arrive about 2 hours after those 3 are Tora in his camouflaged jacket, he actually passed by right in front of us, on his own, giving us a shock. We all told him "Ohayou gozaimasu" and he mumbled it back.

And then about 1.30pm? 2pm? Another member surprising me by coming down and going across the street: Saga, I was more certain it's him since he has wore his usual hat and mask. Flanked by Gakki and another staff, they went off.

Where are they going, you might ask? I wish I know for sure too, but I don't. What I know next is that he (Gakki and the staff too) came back with Shou in van. Saga once again quickly ran off, he kept doing that during the Black Period it seems, Shou took his own pace. He nodded at us who waited for him there, looking super adorable today wearing a pair of square frame glasses.

And there gone my morning wait for the boys.

Helped my friend gotten the goods and then attempted to trade the lots, though it wasn't going very well over there and the staff came down chased us away before 4.30pm. -_-

After a quick dinner, and I return just in time to put my things into the locker and then started queuing up for entry.

The venue has 3 levels, to my surprise, there are many fans who chose to stand at the upper levels, though of course, it would guarantee a good view of the whole stage without anyone blocking. I went for the moshpit (of course, it's the best place to have fun, at least to me it seems so), and somehow find myself meeting Vee, and we had a great time talking until the live start.

Live started with Kowloon, crazy song, crazy vibes, but so intense that it was so fun. Song after intense songs, we were (at least I was) sweating so much by the third song. While my initial position is more towards the center (in front of Shou) I couldn't help myself moving towards Saga's side by the middle of the live. XD

They did some MC, talk about tons of random stuffs, the member's underwear choices were brought up again. Upon mentioning about Saga wearing T-back, Saga was like "No I don't wear T-back!" he was so fast to deny it was cute. Kekeke. And they also mention Nao's and Nao was like, "No no no, don't talk about this." 😂 they are just so cute.

By the way, Maou was wearing blue contact lenses today, maybe he doesn't want to appear too scary (referring to what I told him the day before) but you look damn cool in that scary image though, Maou-sama. XD His image on that day is rather princely instead, especially with his right (our left) side of his hair pinned up. The hairstyle wasn't clearly shown on the selfie he took himself, he looked so much more princely and handsome there, for real!

It appears that Saga still wasn't feeling too well, so he rested and took Shinkansen to Osaka by himself at a later time. Nao drove 3 others over. He also revealed that when Shou and Hiroto were doing the in-store, he and Tora went spent some quality time with one another. I seriously curious about what sort of quality time those two has. XD

They did the "jump up when your bias section is mentioned" thing during メロウに沈んで. One funny mention from Shou is that, you're supposed to jump up when the section you're standing in are mention. You can't be standing at Saga's section but because you love Hiroto more so you jump up when Hiroto's name is called. 😂 LOL, thanks for the tips, Prince.

Speaking of Saga and Hiroto (this should be highlight of the night for dozen of fans), they kissed.

I just caught the last part of the kiss, where Saga was breaking away with a shock face followed by some adorable laughing/ giggling. But I saw tweet that said Hiroto tongued Saga. @_@ Pon ah Pon, what got into your head there? 😂😂😂

Pon was also a little off that day, when it was his turn to MC, he was like, "Ehhh? Today is the last day for BLACK PERIOD? No I don't want it to end~" Aww Pon, you know what, I don't want it to end either... 😭😭😭

But at least it was brilliant while it last right?

From Kuriyama is soooo good, although at one point of time (OK, during the choruses) the instruments are a little loud and I felt Shou was struggling to sing above the music. It wasn't too bad though, still beautiful.

Nao did his self introduction again, and when he's getting himself into position (where Shou already have his mic adjusted to Nao's height for him) Tora sat himself down on the ground getting comfortable, like he was waiting to be entertained. Saga went into the drum to give us some sound effects. Shou was like standing one side, watching, smiling so wide and bright... XD

Shou was so brave that he came into the crowd to play with us during -Dice-. After telling us to part a way for him, he went under the barricade and into the crowd, the mosh went a little crazy as you can imagine, Shou and a group of fans fell too (hope you all are okay) and so many fans pushing forward just to have a feel of the God Maou. 😂 Fans grabbing his hand, touching his cheeks, and he just stood there singing. I almost died when he stopped right behind me to sing that long note, somehow my back touching his side/ chest, and his hand held up (and out, so I'm kind of like, under his arm?). I've always think Shou is too skinny, but he felt so firm and warm, I could already feel how lovely it would feel getting a hug from him. Well I shall stop here before I get killed or something. 😂

By the way, the material of the Black Tour costume is just so nice. I want it~ LOL~

So much smiles from Saga on Rainbow, and so much headbanging during 闇二散ル桜, and the night came to a close. Fans wasted no time calling encore, when the boys came back out, they started playing Memento.

I have to say, Memento is a good song, one that the more you listen to, the more you like. And it's exceptionally fun in live, I wish they would always do this song in future lives.

Goods introduction came on next, and somehow when Saga was standing there, he kept pulling the collar of his shirt open and looked inside, especially when the introduction comes to the T-shirt. Like, I really have no idea what he's doing (is he checking himself out or something?) but he looks a hell sexy and adorable doing it. I almost die looking at him keep doing it.

Hiroto recommend us to get the choker, the Black Period towel (Which is really beautiful) and the Osaka tee. If they are opening these goods for oversea sales, look out for them!!

Closing the encore was Velvet and G3, what an end! No one wants to leave still and all fans were calling for another encore (which didn't happen though, sadly, but the boys do need their rest before next day's live.)

Setlist for the night:

九龍
白夜二黒猫
SHADOWPLAY
道化師
開戦前夜
メロウに沈んで
RUMWOLF
レッカペ
Scarlet
flom KURAYAMI
ANIMUS
百花繚乱
RAINBOWS
闇二散ル桜

ENCORE:
MEMENTO
ヴェルベット
G3

I waited until they leave so I get to wave to them as goodbye.

And that was the night~ I'll have one more report up for 27th Jan, A9 2-man with Pentagon! As usual, comment and feedback are welcome~

Caught sight of Fujisan on my way to Osaka.
And sight of beautiful snow scene passing by...


MEMENTO Pre-Order Event w/ Shou and Hiroto @ Tower Records Namba [25/01/2017]


And I'm going to start on this now since I'm going to be on this bus for like 8 hours, heading back to Tokyo to get ready to go home. Thousands of unwillingness has already crossed my mind, part of me wondering if I am going to survive the next 4 - 5 months without coming to Japan to see these lovely boys, and how. I don't know, I've no answer to that question, guess I'll just have survive there, and make the best out of these time waiting for the next time I'll return.

So, before this wander off somewhere too random and melancholy, I'm going write about my meeting with Shou and Hiroto at the in-store event in Tower Records Namba.

Coming to Osaka alone, first time experiencing another city of Japan, I was quite nervous at first. Though it quickly dawned on me that nothing is too difference between Osaka and Tokyo, isn't it? Yet another city, the pace are more relaxed here, trains are not as crowded - at least of the few times I took trains, they aren't. There are still plenty of conbini around, and restaurants (big and small) could be found everywhere, so food are pretty accessible - and they are still cheap and delicious.

As it was a normal weekday, the in-store event start late at 7pm, which left me plenty of time to arrive to Umeda by 3pm, do my pre-order for Memento singles (it's the requirement to get the ticket to see our two boys) and then grab some food (got curry udon finally and it tasted soooo good) as well before the event start.

The boys arrive not long before the event, give or take about half an hour? Both of them dressed in black, wearing hat, I bet you guys already saw the picture, but if you haven't yet, here we go:


Anyway, loving both their style that evening. It looks casual, but very handsome. I met a girl name Melanie there while waiting for the event to start and had a good chat, thank you for keeping me company!

The number I've gotten for the event is 100, it was quite back, which is fine by me since I still have a rather good view. The boys came out of the room they were in and went out to the store somewhere, for about 10 minutes? And then they came back and up onto the stage.

Before the event starts.
 "We are hat brothers!" one of the first greetings, they announced. "Well, today's point is, hats!" and they said, looks like they are pretty happy with their main accessory of the day!

Oh, and another silly greeting at the start:
Hiroto: I'm vocalist, Shou.
Shou: ... I'm guitarist, Hiroto.

The two of them were so cute on stage, they talked a lot, discussed about their new single, Memento, and then followed by answering fans questions, being silly the whole time. Both of them frequently looked into the crowd and acknowledge fans gaze and return smiles and waves too, Shou especially, did a lot of that, and his smile was so cute.

Since its an event for the single, Memento, two of them discuss a lot about it. They touched on Saga bass solo (Hiroto: this part is bass solo, not piano solo - because I think the staff there just adjusted the music to vocal null, so there are some part of the music missing out.) and Hiroto had to say that Shou's singing is very good too that got our vocalist like blushing a little. XD

They were rather surprise to find plenty of fans question when it comes to the Q&A time. Hiroto was actually like, "Whoa, there are a lot of questions! Thank you!"

One of the question asking them how they spend their time in Osaka. Shou was like, he really don't go out of my hotel room. But he said he likes the food there, takoyaki, yakiniku, and the price is cheap. XD

Speaking about food, Hiroto kept mumbling about curry throughout the event and asking fans to introduce him to good curry house.

Pon-chan ah, just come to Singapore/ Malaysia, I bring you to some good ones. XD

The funniest question of the day however, would be that one asking them what color underwears are they wearing. Almost immediately, Hiroto went and check Shou's, "It's black," he told us with a proud expression on his face, the whole room erupted in laughed. And the boys gone ahead and discuss a bit about underwears. After a bit more Shou too leaned over and check Hiroto's color, "Today it is grey, isn't it?" Shou said, "Yeah it's grey." Hiroto confirmed, "usually though I wear white." and he said something about he likes white underwears normally. And then two of them went on discussing about the members' choice of underwears. Poor other members, they are not here and yet there they are getting involved in such topic. XD They said that Nao owns some Pooh and Mickey underwears; Saga wears purple and red T-back? (laughs); and Tora owns some 褌 (the sort of traditional Japanese underwear). These are all jokes however, so please don't take the answer seriously.

I hope I would understand more of the content, and remember more of them, however, this is as much as I've got. I'm very glad to understand as much as I did there though. There are live reports around tweeted by the Japanese fans though so feel free to look for them and read it through and try to understand. XD

After the Q&A ended, we are all given a chance to handshake with them before we go.

Being at the back, I'm going near last. Shou and Hiroto had to go for a short break before my turn too, my slight complain here however is the fact that they changed position after their return. Before that it was Shou to the left and Hiroto to the right (so we meet Hiroto first and Shou second) but they changed their seats so those of us at the back is getting their handshake the other way round. :-/

So I approached Shou first:
Me: Shou-san...
Shou: Arigatougozaimasu!
Me: *shake head slightly indicating no problem* Shou-san... Recently, your image is a little scary isn't it?
Shou: (somehow he was not surprised) Hehh? Photo shoot?
Me: No, your image is scary.
Shou: Is it because of the photos?
(I have no idea why he kept thinking his photos are scary. Lol!!)
Me: No. Because your eyes are red in color (I mean the contact)
Shou: I see *laughs* Thanks ne!

He is so cute, so patient throughout the whole conversation, and his smile was so kind! Cutie. XD It is not the reaction I'm hoping for though, thought he might react bigger than that and like, maybe give me a pouty look... But well he was smiling all the time. That Maou. XD Ahh... I miss him already~ Miss them all already. 😂

Moving on to Hiroto:
Me: Hiroto-san!! Recently... (paused here, cause I'm not sure why am I starting with recently there) Erm... How's your English studying?
Hiroto: *actually surprised that I asked that* Eh~ *laughs awkwardly* Recently, I didn't do it at all... *blushing*
Me: *dying inside cause he's so cute* *laughs so to make it easier for him* Thank you.
Hiroto: Thank you very much.

Yeah, I kinda lost what I wanted to say after seeing his cute blush, did thought to troll him harder but... Part of me feel bad to do that to that cutie, hence why the abrupt stop. Did want to tell him like, hey, you better study it soon cause the next time I see you I'll speak to you in English XD Yeah, how could anyone have the heart to do it to that cutie though.

After the event ended I've lingered inside Tower Records until I saw them off. But that's about it.

Now we've reach here, let's proceed to the next day now shall we?

A9 BLACK PERIOD @ 渋谷CLUB QUATTRO [20/01/2017]


Wow, I've delayed this long enough, so long in fact, that I really am not sure if I remember half the details happened in the live at Shibuya Club Quattro on 20th Jan. Well, guess I'll have to try very hard to think and remember. *laughs*

The supposedly dark but still shinning boys. XD
20th Jan, the 2nd day of Black Period at Shibuya Club Quattro, the one-man live. That day started out cold, colder than I expect, but thank God there wasn't rain, just drifting of fluffy snow that quickly ceased.

Waiting outside for the boys are impossible today, but Ai-chan and I did head over to the venue early to wait for them. By 10 plus we were already there, even BookOff, the bookstore beside the venue, hasn't open yet. *laughs* We both had a moment of panic when we continued to see no one during the next hours, no one coming in and out.. Would all the boys be upstairs already? But it couldn't be right? Part of me logically deduced, if they are already here it's impossible to not even see a staff rushing in and out getting them stuffs.

I was right, and another hour of wait provided me solid proof, when one following another, staffs started arriving the venue. It was a little awkward, when some of them glanced at us two as they passed by, I am pretty sure they started to recognise us. These two foreign girls, waiting for the boys in the cold this early? At least they never stop us or chased us away, instead they simply eyed us as they walked pass, going into the venue to set up for the evening's live.

It was until about 12 that the boys started to arrive. The first to arrive were Nao and Hiroto, by when we have migrated indoor, standing near the entrance - it was a little too cold to wait outside. Hiroto was a little surprise to see us both there, after a brief pause, "Oh, good morning," he greeted us back, with that makeupless cute face wearing that hat. Nao following behind was bright with smiles already so early in the morning, "Ohayou gozaimasu, ohayou gozaimasu," he repeated, one for each of us, so adorable so friendly as one would expect from our drummer. And there they are gone, went up to Club Quattro to prepare.

Continuing our wait, we actually been to Lawson earlier and bought warm coffee and tea for our princess and Gakki, thinking they would be the first to arrive, our princess surprised me there (though not without a good reason, we found out about it later).

Ended up, we decided to give both drinks to Gakki instead, as a thank to him for taking care of the boys. He has been running around, it must be hard for him too even though he's just doing his job. So we tried to catch Gakki alone. It took a while, he's a busy man so of course. And finally, there he came down to wait for a member to arrive. Aisu went up to him, and like "this is some small stuff (for you)..." he accepted it with a thanks, turned back to wait. And then, I think because he couldn't see a name on the bag, or any tags on it, neither did we told him who's the drinks are for, he came back to us asking "Who are these for?" Ai-chan was like "Oh, it's for you." Gakki was so surprise to hear that, he was like, "Ah, me? Thank you!" he turned back again, waiting for the member for a while, then turned to us again, "Can I drink it?" he asked, Aisu went like "どうぞ," and he popped open the coffee with an itadakimasu and drank it.

It's nice to see, when you gave something to someone and they appreciate it enough to use it. We waited for a little while more, Tora arrived in a cab - it was cold today so... - He nodded at us both when he goes in. After which we hide back into the building, at the staircase area so the staffs don't look at us suspiciously again. Lol.

I've almost missed Saga, busy talking to a friend on LINE. Aisu spotted him walking in, alone. Either he didn't ask anyone to come down or the staffs hasn't time to react to him reaching the venue. He walked very fast, probably rushing because he was late. Aisu went like, "Saga-san!" he just nodded at us and kept walking. I thought of not disturbing him anymore, from the way he's acting, but he stopped there waiting for the lift so well, since he's waiting right? "Saga-san," we called, he turned to look at us.

Ai-chan: Would you bring (this) home? *handing him our present at the same time*

Saga: Sure!
*he looked down and saw the big bag (not sure if he notice it is a pillow or not), his eyes widened*
Oh, thank you!

And he took our bag and went up when the lift arrived.

Such a short exchange I know, with him it's always short, I'm glad enough that he is alone and we get to catch him before he runs away. He's probably late (it is already 2pm, of course he's late) hence why he's rushing. Without makeup that day, except contact lens(?). As usual he's wearing a mask that covered half his face, but looking so handsome there. He was wearing a hat, and the long coat he wore the day before, I really really like his style.

Hahaha, Ai-chan is so happy. And we chat while waiting for the last member: our vocalist. Until Chris arrived, and we are still chatting, and then I spotted the cab rolling to a stop at the front of BookOff.

The moment he stepped down I've already recognized him by his grey hair - seriously guys, you're so recognisable XD I went out to greet him, thought the girls would follow me but they didn't. Lol. But I'm glad I did because Shou did something so cute after he came out of the taxi, he paused before entering the building, and looked up. Looking up at what I have no idea. Perhaps he's trying to see if he arrived at the right place (Ai-chan's theory), he's not looking up to admire the sky right? You know, sometimes artistic peoples do weird, unexplanable things XD I know I stare into the sky just looking sometimes too, not while I'm in the middle of the streets - or did I do that before too? Lol.

Anyway, that moment was very cute. Mami-san and her friend was there too, and he went in by the middle door, we all went back in to greet him properly. Makeup-less, his cheeks shinning (in a good way) and chubby when he smile at us. He seems to not know how to go up to the venue (LOL! I thought this is the second time you come to the venue, Shou-cchin. Or are you still sleepy? Or were you mainly sleepy and following the day before? Hahahahaha!) so Mami-san and her friend told him where to go. He was like "Ahh, thank you," and went to press the lift.

Kekekekekekeke, too cute. Too too cute. Cutie Shou. XD

After which Ai-chan and me went for food and then back to the venue. We were forced to abort our thoughts of finding trade for the cards and other items from the lots, since by the time we got back there aren't many people left asking for them anymore. But we did try - I did managed to get the favorite picture of Saga among the trading card set this round. We chat until we were told to line up.

Met a few more friends in the meantime, I saw ゆあさん again, and みーさん, and Lis, and Vee, and I met Flo and Kaoru from Chile, it's nice to have met you girls. We also met a Japanese girl who is very good at English - sorry I didn't get your name! D: Please give me a little poke on Twitter if you're like, reading this 😊 - and 亜沙美さん (よろしくお願いします). Its a bit embarrassing, like cause I recognise all these people from their social profile but yeah, you know, so yeah, feeling like, hehe, I've been following you, hi! (that doesn't sound too creepy right?)

*laughs*

Our view wasn't too bad despite our ticket number being 200 plus. And 4 of us standing together again, Chris, Myu, Ai-chan and myself. And another plan to troll the boys, and today we came up with names for all of them! *laughs*

Soon the live start, from Kowloon, we were promised of another intense night.

20th Jan, this Black Period alone proved itself to be the intense kind that only consist of feelings and music, the kind that you would just move because the beats and the tunes feel right, the flow of the night was just intense, fans around crushing into one another, moving in unison. This kind of feeling I've had once last May, but it felt crazier on this day, on the jam-packed moshpit of Club Quattro. No one is moving back after we gained space forward - surprisingly! - everyone were touching everyone. And even more surprising to me, is that even in this tight space, we manage to still headbang, and the fact that I've still enjoyed myself. *laughs* Guess I was just high.

We did call the boys names during their MC *laughs* And we got response. Calling Shou "Maou-sama" once again and there's this time Shou turned back and shot a glare at us, that very Maou pose, so adorable.

Calling Saga "Sexy" again tonight and he replied us "Thank you." I didn't catch it, I caught the first few times when we did and he just trying so hard to ignore us, but his obvious attempt to hide just making it so much adorable. I guess, at the end he realized that he isn't going to hide away from these "crazy girls" here *LOL*, he might as well take it as a compliment and hope that we move on. *laughs* (Sorry sexy baby, that's not working.)

We call Hiroto "番長" as in Goods番長, his role in A9 who manage the goods. He was so lost when he heard it, looking around the crowd, Hiroto's face was like "this is not in the script! What's going on?!?!" he's so lost it was so cute. Hahahahaha~

Tora was a tricky one when trying to find names for him, we eventually decided to call him Tiger, with the tone and voice like "Tigarrrr!" He knows that we were trolling apparently, replying us like "Are you guys idiots?!" but in that way like he wasn't sure should he laugh or cry. Adorable Tiger. Hahahahahaha!

The only one we didn't get a response from is Nao, who we call "Ouji sama (meaning prince, a nickname we picked up from Alternative sections back in July)". Guess Nao doesn't realized that we're calling him there and hence no response. We have to make sure Nao knows that he looks princely these days so that he will response to that next time. 😂

Seriously I don't remember much from today's live, apart from all the trolling. Not a thing from the MC - but that could be because I've dragged this blog on forever too, sorry, been busy settling down with life.

Setlist for the day:

九龍
白夜二黒猫
SHADOWPLAY
道化師
開戦前夜
メロウに沈んで
RUMWOLF
DEAD SCHOOL SCREAMING
Scarlet
from KURAYAMI
ANIMUS
百花繚乱
RAINBOWS
-DICE-
闇二散ル桜

ENCORE:
MEMENTO
カルマ
G3

Anyway, we waited for the boys after live too and saw all of them going off, waved to all of them when they gone off in taxis. When Saga came out carrying the gift we gave him, I think Ai-chan lost it a little, she started saying "he's taking it home~" startling the staff, I wonder did it startled our princess too. *laughs* Either way, I'm taking it as a sign that he likes the pillow a lot hence he's bringing it home himself (otherwise I would expect him to pass to the staff to bring home for him like they usually do with fan gifts you know).

A very lovely 2 days with our boys, you may look at the next entries for the rest of my journey seeing them at the Osaka stops. :) As usual, comment, feedback are welcome~

Till next time then~