Saturday, 28 November 2009

Happy Birthday to you~♪

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Today is Ken's birthday~~~*




Kenちゃん、 

お誕生日おめでとうございます!!!

これからも幸せでありますように!!

今日も一日楽しんで下さい (^ω^)/~★

宜しくお願いします

 ★・゜*. Be always veeeery happy・゜*.★

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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Happy Birthday to you~♪

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Yukki's Birthday\(^―^)/~☆



 ユッキー、 
 ・゜*.★  お誕生日おめでとうございます ・゜*.★
 
       素敵に素晴らしい一年でありますように~~* 
 
        宜しくお願いします♪
 
 
.・゜*.★ Be always veeeery happy★.・゜*.
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Saturday, 21 November 2009

「楽」と「毒」

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Translated by The Lady of Flowers.

Original article can be read here
Photos by Tanaka Kazuko



HYDE X Kiyoharu, a SESSION together after 15 years!!!




10.29 (Thu) ~ 31 (Sat), during 3 days, the band VAMPS held their "HELLWEEN LIVE 2009" at Shinagawa STELLAR BALL, in Tokyo.


The last day's (10.31) guests were Kiyoharu and BREAKERZ. At this day, another typical Halloween day, it was possible to spot in the surroundings of the venue, before the live started, a big crowd of the attendants dressed in their costumes such as nurses, little red riding hoods and so on.



I think the event called Halloween is a day in which coexists that very luridness from the resurrection of the souls of the dead people and the amusement of a bustling party. However, the prominent point of this day surely carried the aspect of "amusement" in it.

The leader of BREAKERZ made its appearance on stage dressed in a costume that was a mixture of "Oohashi Nozomi and Fujioka Fujimaki"!! When the vocalist DAIGO made its appearance dressed in a red jumper skirt, astonished voices came from the guest seating as if saying "No way, he looks like a very young little girl!!"

However, such commotion lasted just a brief moment, turning into voices that welcomed a surprising performance. In his red garments, DAIGO and everybody sang the song "Gake no Ue no Ponyo". However, from the second song on, he made a complete change, showing us the traditional BREAKERZ tunes filled with vigor.

While he was saying "I know that dressed like this, no matter what I sing, it won't fit my appearence!", and his "Wish~~" was running freely. They enthusiasticlly performed their hit singles "SUMMER PARTY", "BAMBINO~Bambino~"  and some others.

As for Kiyoharu, he appeared on the stage revealing the "poisonous luridness" point of what is called a Halloween. The green kimono he was wearing, in the style of a Japanese courtesan,  and those times we could have a glimpse of his bare shoulders were certainly "voluptuous". Showing sexiness, unexpected on someone who celebrated his 41 years birthday the day before, we could hear voices in total ecstasy coming from the guest seating . He sang enthusiastically the songs "TATOO" and "TATTOO" by Nakamori Akina and "SANDY" by SADS, fascinating the entire audience. Later on, as a matter of course, HYDE was obliged to say “He is the one who knows better the idea of this event". The very image of him dressed up, pretending he was a prostitute was rather impressive.

VAMPS also appeared on stage dressed in costumes. When the vocalist HYDE, dressed like Boy George, and the guitarist K.A.Z, dressed like Yatterman, appeared showing  us their costumes, the enthusiasm of the audience went to its climax!! When HYDE raised his hand, shouting "Happy Halloween!", the audience responded in that cheering bursting voice of always.




When the live was accelerated during "MIDNIGHT CELEBRATION", "DOLLY", the audience became more and more heated up. During "LOVE ADDICT", it was even possible to see a playful scene of HYDE kissing K.A.Z. It is said that this is the last live of VAMPS this year, but, smiling, HYDE said to us "In Halloween, people dress up eccentrically and it's very fun. It seems like I am seeing a walking dream. Let's do it in a bigger place next year", showing those 2 aspects, "amusement" and "luridness", to the audience.

The end was the materialization of a special session from the dreams, having VAMPS x Kiyoharu X BREAKERZ. DEAD END's "Decoy" and The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" were performed. It had been 15 years since HYDE and Kiyoharu last performed together. In this long yearned reunion, when Kiyoharu said "Even when I am 50 years, it will be really great if I could sing together with you", "Love ends up growing up during the long time we don't meet each other" was HYDE's reply, pregnant with meaning. The venue was wrapped up by the clamor of laughters.

The Session was splendid with famous covers and the artists in costumes. Appropriate to decorate a Halloween night, we had a night that seemed like a dream. The attendants burned into their minds that stage, full of an exceptional elaborated work that couldn't be seen in common lives. Each one of the attendants reached the roads to their homes still displaying on their faces that expression of pure ecstasy.





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Sunday, 8 November 2009

~~ FROM HELL~~ 3rd day- Karma Chameleon~♪

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HELLWEEN LIVE 2009 (at STELLAR BALL~2009.10.31)

*There were red and orange lights hanging on the ceiling. And in the lights, pictures of ghosts and witches were flying about. The place looked like a haunted house.
*At the appointed time, the lights went out and BITE could be heard. The shadow announcer appeared and, as the song of Ponyo (** an anime by Miyazaki sensei**) could be heard, BREAKERZ made their appearance on the stage.


* DAIGO = "Oohashi Nozomi", a little girl that sings the song of Punyo, "Gake no ue no ponyo"

* The other members were wearing suits.



DAIGO as Nozomi chan. From here

* He sang all the song of Punyo in a girly voice.
* In a voice of a young girl:

DAIGO:"Oohashi Daigo. 31 years-old. My favorite subject in school is physical education. My favorite drink is shochu diluted with green tea" (**<--alcoholic drink!! hahaha**)

Audience: (roar of laughter) "Kawaii~~~~!!"

* Coming back to his normal voice:

DAIGO:" Which means that is rather impossible for a 31 years old person to be a 10 years old girl, neeee. But the truth is that I would love to dress as (the girls of the band) Perfume. But I tried practicing the dance... And I can't dance, really ... They're professionals, ne. So I abandoned the idea and, after much thought, I became Ponyoooooo !!"

* The reporter says he looked very happy and frolicsome as a kid all the time.

DAIGO:"hyde san and Kiyoharu san are really people that I admire and respect since my times of school... It's really awesome being able to be here right now for the 2nd year in a row... I'm very happy. Thank youuuuu!!"

DAIGO:"You know what? Our first performance at Music Station was scheduled to the 6th!! This is all thanks to youuuu. My dream was getting down those stairs~~* Please, do watch it, even if you haven't bought the CD. Because, though everybody will get down the stairs normally, I will turn to the camera and do my "Wish pose"^^"

DAIGO:" These gloves were a present from Haido san for my birthday... Should I place the talk about the new song here?"

Audience: "Love Fighter" (** His new song. People said it immediately)

* He taught the choreography to the audience.

DAIGO:"Ohhh, you learned it fast!! It took a lot for me, though (laughs)"

DAIGO:" An awesome Halloween wish!!"

Audience:"WISH!!" (** This gesture here**)

Interval

*During the interval, one of the staff, dressed as Michael Jackson performed the Moon walking etc...

* Kiyoharu san Costume A courtesan in kimono (** A very beautiful one, I have to say~~~**)
*When he entered the stage dressed as a woman, the audience got crazy and very excited:

Audience: "Beautifuuuuul, seeeexy...."

Kyoharu: "Good evening! It's possible there are also people here who don't know me. I am Kiyoharu".

* And then he began to present the members' costumes.

Kiyoharu:" Errr, well, just in case, I am a courtesan. The bass player and the heavy metal (?) guitarist are an evil governor of the Edo period and Dracula. At the drums we have a pirate"

Kiyoharu:" I am totally crazy about this hair. (Laughs)... The truth is that I wanted it to be as white as a Chinese cabbage, but there was not a good one, so I became this prostitute"

* Everybody in the venue seemed seduced by Kyoharu san.

Kiyoharu:"Yes, yes. Yesterday, I turned 41 years-old safely....."

* People began to chat and, at some point, the kimono he was wearing slipped over and his shoulder could be seen!! (**<--It reminds HYDE's bride of last year *___***) (** Somehow, I feel close to the Japanese girls. They care the minor details ^__^**)

* I didn't mind whoever it was, girls and boys were all the same:

Audience: " Kyaaaaaaaaa" (** the girls**)

Audience: " Uohhhhhh" (**the boys**)

Audience: " I’ll hold you ~~!!" (** the boys**).

(**This expression is also an euphemist for "I’ll lay you down"** )

Audience: " Hold me~~~~!!" * The passionate sighs were all flying about~~~~

Kiyoharu: " What !? The VAMPS fans like such things?? (laughs)" (<-- Haaaai, Kiyoharu san!! (*___*)/ )

Kiyoharu: "This time, I received an email from hyde kun asking if I was free in the Halloween. And when I send the reply saying it was okay, he immediately replied saying I had to wear a costume.... Though I was a little nervous, I am glad I came. Actually, it's very funny. Thank you very much"

Kiyoharu: " Yes, yes, here I also have a cigarette holder, but I had to prove it was nothing dangerous or something (laughs), so I lighted it. Look, this is tobacco".

Something like
this.

* He lights it and smokes.
(** He must look very charming, ne. **)

* The audience screams just because of that~~~

(** “Just because of that?” For the Gods sake, it’s a man dressed beautifully as a courtesan, smoking on a cigarette holder!! **)

* The reporter says that we'd try to imagine a courtesan like those seen in a movie. It's for some reason erotic the way he breathes in the smoke

Kiyoharu: “ (laughs) I guess this is what we call a death voice, isn't it? I don't feel I am at my live, so I am fresh"

* There were lots of covers, such as the famous song from "20th Century Boys" and "CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU" (**<-- I'd like to listen to that ^__^**)
* And he also sang Nakamori Akina's "TATOO".
*Before performing of that last one, he smoked once again and just that was extremely sexy...
* In the middle of this song, though, he made a mistake.

Kiyoharu: " Ohhhh, That's because I had no time. I'm sorry!! What we'll do?? I'm sorry, I had no time to practice it. Let's do it again since the beginning!" (**<-- I understand him!!**)

* And they immediately began to play again. The other song was of his, "SUNDAY".
* The reporter says that Kiyoharu san looked rather sexy, showing off his tongue. She wonder that maybe the venue was entirely knocked out by his voluptuousness .


~VAMPS~

Costumes:

HYDE: Boy George (*___*)



K.A.Z: YATTERMAN Model 1 from Yatterman (** Yattaaman**)




Ju-ken: The fish man that appears in the manga "Kaibutsu-kun"

Something maybe like this

JIN : Haydn



Arly (ARIMATSU): Totoro ~~~



* Today, HYDE looked very happy from the beginning until the end. More than his usual sexy conversation, he looked like a child somehow. And, from the beginning to the end, he talked as a woman (laughs)

1- MIDNIGHT CELEBRATION
2- DOLLY

HYDE:" Happy Halloweeeeen!! Yeeeees, I am Boy George~~~~"

* There were people who didn't know Boy George and were asking who he was (**How come!!**)

HYDE:" People who don't know him, do a research, pleeeease. Ke.n.sa.ku (** "Reasearch. Emphatizing the word like girls do. Girly haido is so cute **) .

HYDE: “ Nowadays Boy George is a little... However, that's my.... that's my youth. Actually, there're lots of people here, aren't there? People to whom this epoch was their youth~~~"

* He made a gesture as if playing the keyboard. The reporter said he was extremely cute~~*

HYDE:" Today, I could say that the female costume is a gay costume. For the first time, however, I tried using false eyelashes... It's in fashion nowadays, ne. It's great... Now they are very long .... I asked them to make me look veeery pretty (laughs)"

(** Kyaaaa, even gay HYDE looks attractive, I am quite sure of that. I am in Heaven~~~* I'll play the passionate seme, honey (^__^)/ . Or the uke?? We can make role reversal!!!! Kyaaaaaaaaa hahahahahaha BL jokes. I am sorry. Sorry **)

HYDE: "JIN chan seems to be Haydn, ne. He looks a little like Koizumi san (Former Prime Minister), ne? But maybe thinking he looks almost the same during the 3 days is because of my insufficient study of History~~~Maybe? (Laughs)"

HYDE: " Ju-ken is a fish man. Awesome!! His feet are also awesome... Show us"

* His feet and legs were of a fish.

HYDE: "This one has parts with effects. When he steps firmly, it emits a sound.... Really cool"

HYDE: "Arly was a stuffed toy during the 3 days. Since the costume was finished some time ago, it is the first time you’re playing the drums wearing this, right? Are you OK~~?"

* Arly nods affirmatively and plays the drums.

HYDE:"It looks hot... He is also wearing a down jacket under the costume!!" Audience: "But it looks so hot~~"

HYDE: "It looks really hot. .. Ganbatte ne"

* Smiling, he turned to K.A.Z.

HYDE: “K.A.Z kun is Model 1!! There's also a pose, right? How was it?"

*HYDE looked at K.A.Z, but he smiled back and didn't do, so HYDE began to do it!!!

HYDE: "This way? Yatterman!!!!"

*He tried raising his hand.

HYDE:"What?? My leg? Raising it? This way?"

* While in that pose, he shot:

HYDE: "... What are you going to make me do~ (laughs)" (** hahaha 色っぽい!!**)

* The reporter says that his smiles are very cute and that he was such a cute lamb at this day.

3- GOTTA KICK START NOW
4- DEEP RED
5- IT'S SAD
6- TROUBLE

* During the prelude of DEEP RED, languishingly sexy:

HYDE: "Deflower meeee~~~" (** Kyaaaaaaaaaa ぴゅー★ Yes! Yes! Come on!!!***)

and TROUBLE...

(** I am into TROUBLE right now just because of the live reports, maybe. I began to listen to it more often and I like it now. It's quite good. Really good. It sounds like night club music!!! And the Oh, Oh ~~~~ is rather sexy, ne ^___^ I didn't notice TROUBLE before. Shame on me !**)

* The reporter says HYDE san is splendid while singing this one.

* His eyes are really pretty today
(** I wanna see it, haido. Photos. Photos for everybody~~~**)
* Following the rhythm, he was shaking softly with both hands on his head
(**色っぽいじゃん!!**)
* HYDE was doing a lot of staring-out game with the audience. The reporter says that he came various times to the side she was, but nothing, until one time that he came and their eyes finally met (**^____^**)
* She said they ended up doing the staring-out game!!!!
(** I'm jealous. I want to look into his eyes, too. While he’s gasping and moaning... Singing TROUBLE, I mean. Or not!!!! hahahaha**)
* She said she was so close that she could see perfectly his false eyelashes!!!

HYDE: "Stardust kun, ne... BREAKERZ were really awesome... And I didn't ask for that much from them (laughs). Before, in the backstage, I went to salute him and said:' Well, so you'll let to come first', but..."

HYDE:"... he said: 'whaaaat?... by whooooom? (laughs)" (HYDE said it in a cute slowly way) (** The pun is clear, ne**)

* He was really into laughing at this one ^__^

HYDE:" I wondered to myself if he was performing the Ponyo song in playback, but... He ended up singing it naturally, nee (laughs)"

* The audience began to make a chorus saying that HYDE could sing it, too.

HYDE:" Errr... Ponyo, ponyo ? .....tattatarattan... Hn?? fufufufufun..."

HYDE:"... I'm sorry. The truth is that I don't know it well..."

Audience: "Ehhhhhhhhhh!!!!"

HYDE: “(laughing) I read it in the picture book and I haven't listened to the song very much~~"

(** I think he's referring to the anime picture book... hyde san is so busy that he has no time to watch animes?? Then, he reads picture books. kawaii~**)

HYDE:" But my relationship with Kiyoharu kun is about 15 years-old, It's been a while I don't meet him, since JACK.... I called him two times. The first time, I may say it was about 5 years ago, I wanted to give Kiyoharu kun's phone number to a senpai ..."

Audience: "To whoooooom????"

HYDE:"Hn? Ahh, Paul san. Because of that, I thought if I could give his phone number and I called him.... Then, it was in the answer machine mode, so I just said it was

HYDE and asked him to call me back and hung up. However, he didn't call me back after this...."

* He said that as if being a little sad about not having a reply (´_`)

HYDE:".... So, then I called him again for something else... Ah! It was by the time of Kuroyume rejoining. I called him planning to say to him my congratulations. So, I called and said again:' This is HYDE '. The answer was 'Ah!!??' (as if quite angry)..."

* The audience made a moment of total silence listening to that.

HYDE: "’.............What??........ Does he hate me???’ , I thought..."

* The reporter says that his way of speaking was extremely cute and that he sounded as if in real anguish.

HYDE: “Then, I was told by the person in line that there were a lot of people calling recently. So the person was really angry about that. It seemed that he changed the number and people were calling to the previous owner. So he got angry by 'Hello, is this Kiyoharu kun? I'm HYDE' (laughs)"

* Then he begins to speak about Kiyoharu's costume.

HYDE: "Kiyoharu kun understands pretty well the plan of this live, ne. Somehow, he understands it better than me (laughs)"

Audience: “HYDE san is also very pretty~~~~~!!!”

HYDE: “Ah, ookiniiiiii” (** “Thank you”**)

(** Why?? Because he chose dressing in female clothes?? If it's that, don't be naïve, haido. Most of us love seeing you beautiful guys in female clothes, occasionally. So we can express our masculine desires as well ^__^ You are cute & sexy no matter what you're dressed like. It's just your nature~~ Boy George, Pete Burns and Tony James… Even dressed as Pope!!! Jesus Christ!!! Oh, there were a lot, thinking carefully, ne hahahaha Don't make me commit a sin, honey!! HYDE san's girly speaking must be indecently cute, too. ***)

* Here, he gives a furtive look to Arly.

* He really seemed feeling hot in his costumes.

(** Oh, poor Arimatsu san. That'd be terribly hot his Totoro costume... Good to look but terrible to wear, ne.

HYDE: "What's the time now? About 9 o'clock, right? In 3 hours from now, it'll become 1 year that I stopped smoking"

Audience:"Ohhhhhh!! (clapping hands) (** YES!!! Congratulations!!!**)

HYDE:" While I was also called a coward by JIN chan (laughs) because I was smoking those cigars…" (** laughs. I remember that!!! Smoking cigars is quite the same as smoking cigarettes, ne. That was cheating**)

HYDE:" But I knew the effects of the cigarettes when I stopped smoking…” Audience: “Like what?” “For example?” “ Enjoying eating?”

HYDE: “What? Ah, somehow, my lungs regularly suddenly began to hurt, neee and so on…" (** Ohhhh, so bad **)

HYDE:" However, to compensate the lack of the tobacco, I ended up increasing the quantity of alcohol, ne~~"

Audience: "That's no good!"

HYDE:" Yes, I am really sorry, mom (laughs)"

(** Yes, Hyde. That's no good, really. Even though you become extremely sexy while drunk. Even though I even get jealous of people who are around you while you're so cute in high spirits. Even though you look so languishingly attractive and a temptation to indecent minds like my own... Save these moments for OUR privacy, honey~~* kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, (*x*) what am I saying!! I am out of control!! HYDE san raised a monster here. A monster that was raised during the entire year!!! hahahaha**)


07- LOVE ADDICT
08- HIDEAWAY

HYDE: "In Halloween, everybody wears costumes... It’s so fun. It’s as if I was in the Alice’s Wonderland, ne. It's something really like a walking dream. I loooooove such thing! Besides, I also love very much you all who get along with me". (** Tsukiatte kureru minna mo daisuki desu**) (** I love you, too**)

HYDE: "Somehow, the staff also ended up being motivated to dress costumes! I was like 'What do you want to be?' (laughs)"

* It seemed he was really having a lot of fun today and he was all smiles.

HYDE: " But this is the end for VAMPS activities, ne"

Audience: "What??"

HYDE: "Ah, THIS YEAR, I mean!"

*Sadist haido!!!

Audience: "What about JACK~~!?"

HYDE: "Ahhh, that is not confirmed yet"

HYDE: “ 'It looks fun I wonder if we’ll have it next year…’ ….. I want to do the next in a much bigger place!... It seems it was hard for you to get the tickets, ne. I am sorry. As much as possible, I really want to have a great time with all of you!”

HYDE: " Because I think next year will be much more… much more awesome
^ ^Next year we'll tour a lot, so start saving your money from now!"

(** A world tour!!! I am wishing to meet you next year, darling~~* 生で見られるのを、感じられるのも楽しみです!! ええ?? 感じられるってどんな意味かな。。。 笑 **)

HYDE: “Are you already ready to come?? Let it all out!! You’ll come? Who is the craziest person here??”

*Following this is that song~~*

HYDE: “I’ll end up eating you because you are the craziest person!! Come!! Let’s HUNTING!!”

(** Yes, honey!!! Eat me up. Devour me!!! There are absolutely no barriers for you!!! (*xx*) kyaaaaaa **)

09- HUNTING
10- SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL

* HI! Ho~~*
* K.A.Z turning round his guitar is very cool
* The reporter said she was impressed and satisfied by K.A.Z’s performance on stage. That she could understand perfectly the KAZists excitement~
* ENCORE * Each member entered the stage holding a candle.
* DAIGO changed his costume into a black suit. Kiyoharu was still dressed as a courtesan, but he changed his kimono into a red one. (** Sexy**)
* During the first song of the session, HYDE and Kiyoharu sat on the middle, side by side, singing.
* HYDE looked very happy.
* DAIGO had a triangle and he was using it very intensely, beating it very hard
* It seemed he could listen nothing

Kiyoharu: "The triangle was great!!"

DAIGO: "You were watching me ^^!!"

* So, he shook it a little. It was great!

HAIDO: "Kiyoharu san, though it's one day late..."

HYDE & Audience: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ~♪"

* All the presents sang the birthday song!

* Actually, it was written in the door in the entrance that there was a birthday planning. That was HYDE san’s present for Kiyoharu san!!!
* Then, the cake came Kiyoharu: "There was nothing of all this in the rehearsal! (laughs)"
* He blew the candles

Audience: "Make a wish!!"

HAIDO: " Is there something like that? Until now, it never worked (laughs)" (** I keep on wishing, though...**)

HYDE:" It's been a while we did a session, so I ended up being nervous. The time we're apart makes our love grows, ne (laughs) Today, let's drink together!"

* He said that and they hugged each other~~~*
(** so cute. That our love grows while we're apart, too!! I wanna hug you~~~**)
* Then the second song, 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
* DAIGO→HYDE→Kiyoharu sang respectively, in alternance
* HYDE was singing while the candle light was lifted up, when it was down, he stopped singing
* When HYDE put down the candle light, the performance also stopped
* Because of that, he lifted up and down the candle light
* He was playing

Kiyoharu: "That's funny!"

* This light was passed to Kiyoharu
* This time was Kiyoharu who began to play
*They came back to throw the sweets that were inside a pumpkin tote bag
* At the end, even the pumpkin tote bag was thrown to the audience~~

~~~~ The end~~~~


皆様、 お疲れ様でした!!! ヘルウインは最高でしたよ~~♪

Oh, that was a nice report, ne. Thanks to KuReHa san and acoco san @ Mixi!! Kureha san has a wonderful memory. Thank you~~* I wish we all can attend the Halloween live next year. ^____^ It really looks fun.

And that night seemed long, ne ^____^




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