Sunday, 13 May 2012

20th L’Anniversary L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012- YOKOHAMA 2nd Day

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EDITED 2012.05.14

DURING THE SHOW 



Setlist:
Thanks to Shi no Hai




01. いばらの涙
02. CHASE
03. GOOD LUCK MY WAY
04. Killing Me
05. SHINE
06. wild flower
07. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
08. metropolis
09. REVELATION
10. SEVENTH HEAVEN
11. Driver’s High
12. DRINK IT DOWN
13. shade of season
14. STAY AWAY
16. READY STEADY GO
16. 未来世界
17. Pieces
18. X X X
19. NEXUS 4
20. Link
21. BLESS

(01. Ibara no Namida, 16. Mirai Sekai)

                       



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I'm posting once again here the whole article written by Risa chan from L'Arc~en~ciel UK Fans Unite (English Street Team)!! I hope you all enjoy her translation of the MCs and comments on the live as much as I did :D

DAY 2

01. Ibara no Namida
02. CHASE
03. GOOD LUCK MY WAY


-hyde MC-

h: "Tadaima-! We’re back! We are L’Arc~en~Ciel. We’ve travelled the world. Have you guys been well? You’ve been ok?? Every country we went to, our music crossed the borders. It was like we were communicating via the language of music. It was all very memorable. From the rest of the world it may only look like a small step, but for us Japanese, I think it was a very big step. Please enjoy the final today.

JAPAN! Or Nippon? Or maybe “1,2,3” (audience seem confused), you know, as in “1,Nissan” (NB hyde is trying to make a joke/pun here – the Japanese word for “2,3” is pronounced “ni, san” which sounds a lot like NISSAN. Still hyde, it’s a bit of a stretch!) (audience finally understand and go “ahhhh”). Or Yokohama… LET’S GO JAPAN!!! JAPAAANNNN!!!! “Killing Me”!!!"

04. Killing Me (apparently a very fast version!)
05. SHINE
06. wild flower
07. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM

-advert – for Doa-l’arc Chocolate-

So following hyde’s marshmallow advert yesterday, today was yukihiro’s Doa-l’arc chocolate advert! In case anyone missed this on-going joke, Doara is the mascot character for Chunichi Dragons, a Japanese baseball team. Yukihiro has recently been expressing his love (?) for the character, and so created the Doa-l’arc chocolate as part of the goods. The advert shows Doara prancing around and doing funny dances around places like Nagoya Castle and Nagoya Dome (which is where the baseball team are based) with New World playing in the background. The advert finally ended with Doara holding the chocolate and posing.

As yesterday, then the members got on the cart-trolley thing and travelled to the substage whilst the intro of REVELATION plays in the background.

Once they got to the substage, apparently hyde’s ear monitor got tangled in his braids, so he asked the members to wait before they start. Apparently, then tecchan came along and untangled it for him (aaaaawwwwwwwwwwww). Then tecchan looked around proudly, waved his hands about, and then got ready for the next track. And in the meantime apparently ken was pretending to open the flies of this trousers along to the beat (hahaha). And with hyde’s word of approval, the next track.

08. metropolis
09. REVELATION (with some nice headbanging from all the members around yukihiro’s drumset – although at one point ken was banging so hard that he fell over!)

And another funny incident! During REVELATION, yukihiro seemed to have some trouble with the drums/equipment and during the bit where they make the audience shout, he was fiddling with it trying to fix it. But there still seemed to be a problem, but nevertheless he carried on. At the end of the track, when he tried to get up he tripped on a wire and nearly fell over, so he kicked the equipment (some sort of box), kicked it again and then threw it (lol). Not satisfied, he threw another box, jumped onto it and then stuck his finger up proudly at the audience (lol) and happily marched off onto the cart-thing. You’re a true rock star, yukkie!!!

Then, as ken and yukihiro were travelling via the cart-thing back to the mainstage, yukkie entertained the audience with a dance!!! Go yukkie!!! Apparently it was this sort of dance (the first youtube video I found, lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otm0FaKor8A ) and then ken-chan noticed yukkie doing this dance, stood behind him and also danced, waving his arms about. HOW ADORABLE!!! Also, during the travelling the members were given a canon that shot out some big plastic balls (?), and because there was some left at the end of their travels, ken-chan and yukkie carried on firing them, playfully in synchro as they danced. AAWWWWW!!!!

10. SEVENTH HEAVEN
11. Driver’s High

-ken MC-

k:"Arrggghhh it’s hot!! It’s so hot!!! Yesterday it was cold and windy, so today I wore an extra layer underneath (he was wearing a black top underneath), but now I’m hot! But because it’s under all these layers, I can’t take it off!!

practiced swimming like dolphins and everything! But no one came…and although it wasn’t 11pm yet, they turned the lights off, even when we were still there! So we had to get out…

(since tecchan was still not back on stage) You want me to talk about something else? We went to go and see a show in Paris that featured boobs! …wait, you guys aren’t being put off like yesterday are you? Anyway, it wasn’t anything sleazy, it was meant to be artistic, but I thought maybe I’d feel turned on. The thing was, it was a massive place with around 2000-3000 people, so they were really far away. So what I learnt is, if you can’t reach the boobs, they don’t count as boobs! (LOL SERIOUSLY ken!!!) So in the end I fell asleep. It was going to be a massive event, but I felt bored…

Today’s live is so hot that I want to take off my inner top! Since it’s getting darker the next track (audience cheer) I haven’t even said what sort of song is next yet but you’re cheering already! Anyway next song, DRINK IT DOWN!"

12. DRINK IT DOWN
13. shade of season
14. STAY AWAY
15. READY STEADY GO
-yukihiro drum solo-

-ENCORE-

16. Mirai Sekai
17. PIECES (apparently hyde was seen crying! Aaaahhhhh!!!!!)
18. X X X
19. NEXUS 4
20. Link

-testuya MC-

t:"Good evening, I’m Shioya Shun (see yesterday’s notes for details! Apparently today he was doing an impression of him crying as well (the guy was seen crying during interviews and stuff)). No? I did that joke yesterday but still not funny?

Erm, my hair looks like Odagiri Jo (N.B. Odagiri Jo is another famous actor, who at the moment has a shaved bit like tecchan!). Hmm… even worse…! Good evening!!! Ogenki- (how are you?)??? Wasshooooi!!! Egg-! Pocho pocho pocho…you know I can speak French now (NB this is another on-going joke where tetsuya thought that the French language sounded like “pocho pocho pocho” lol). You want to eat my banana-??? You want to lick my lolololollipoooop???” (apparently hyde was gesturing “no no” lol)"

-hyde MC-

h: "Did you guys see the Doara advert?? I haven’t seen it yet, I’ll watch it with yukihiro-kun later!!(YEAH!!) I’m glad it didn’t rain again! I felt some water earlier but it was just the effects (NB during Killing Me they had some water shooting out beside the stage). Overseas it was as if we were bringing the sunny weather with us – even if it was raining lots it would become sunny just before the start of our lives! So you know, the Ajinomoto Stadium last year was part of the effects…

You all look really cute! I’m happy that everyone is smiling. I see some of you in the audience crying…which makes me laugh… like, you wanted to see us so much?? It was the same wherever we went in the world – all our fans were cute. I can’t remember where, but whilst we were abroad an interviewer asked us “do you not get tired while you’re doing so many lives?” But I don’t feel tired at all. How could I, when there are so many fans overseas who have been waiting for us for so many years? All the fans give me strength/energy during the lives...well at least mentally (laugh). Physically…is another story (laugh).





It was the first time we’d set up such a large-scale world tour. And I think it must have been so much work for the staff. Everything was different – the language, how to make the bookings, the value of money being different... It was thanks to their hard work and efforts that we managed to step out into the world. And thank you to you guys for welcoming us back in Japan – we are such a lucky band to have you all. Thank you. We’ll do it again. Maybe the next one will be our 30th anniversary (laughing – yukkie plays the drums as if to say “nooo!” It better be a joke hyde, we want you sooner!)
We’re a band that can keep going… we can continue together, right (looks at members who nod)?(**RIGHT!**)

We’ll carry on going, on and on.

Finally tonight, a song of celebration. BLESS".

21. BLESS

As they left the stage, hyde shouted “See you at the National Stadium!!” and bowed. Tecchan threw plenty of bananas as usual ;D




AFTER THE LIVE


Articles


Natalie
Natalie's article was wonderfully translated by Risa chan!!

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L’arc~en~Ciel open their "welcome-home" gigs! 150,000 gather for their 2-day gig in Yokohama

L’Arc~en~Ciel’s opening show of their string of ‘welcome-home’ gigs from their tour ‘L’Arc~en~Ciel 20th L’Anniversary WORLD TOUR 2012 THE FINAL’ was held on the 12th and 13th May at the Nissan Stadium, Kanagawa, Japan.

The band have been touring 10 countries around the world as part of their ‘L’Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012’ since March, playing to excited fans all around the world. They have now returned to play their ‘welcome-home’ gigs, bringing home the heat and excitement to share with their home fans. The opening gigs held at the Nissan Stadium brought together 150,000 fans over the 2 days, welcoming the band’s return with manic excitement.
The first show on the 12th was opened with hyde greeting the packed crowd, shouting “We’re back! We’re L’Arc~en~Ciel!”. He told the audience “Seeing so many of you gathered here today has made me teary already. Today I want to make it a day to remember, so make me think “See, it’s always best in Japan”!”, which was received with cheers and applause. ken, who has been addressing the audience during the world tour with his ‘local souvenir MCs’ sent the crowd in waves of laughter, telling them in Japanese (which he hadn’t done in a while) "I don’t have any souvenirs today. So I was wondering what to speak about, when I thought of something, 2 minutes before the live. You know, I have a hole in my trousers (laugh)".

The setlist included a wide variety of tracks, ranging from songs from their newest album ‘BUTTERFLY’ released in February, their biggest hits that they played on tour, and even some tracks which have rarely been played recently, which were all well-received by a thrilled audience.

On the second day, hyde greeted the audience from each of the runways extended from the stage, shouting "Come on Japan!". Looking back on the world tour, he emotionally expressed "Every country we went to, our music crossed the borders. It was like we were communicating via the language of music. From the rest of the world it may only look like a small step, but for us Japanese, I think it was a very big step". ken entertained the crowd with some special memories of the tour, telling them "The weather was really different wherever we went. In Indonesia it was really hot so I went swimming in the hotel pool, but there was no one there apart from me and the stylist!! I rang everyone saying “A dolphin show is about to start at the pool!” hoping someone would turn up – we practiced swimming like dolphins and everything! But no one came (laugh)".

In the final MC, hyde thanked the fans both from Japan and all over the world, saying "We wouldn’t have managed to tour the world without the fans who were waiting for us there. And I guess it’s because we’ve carried on for so long that we have fans everywhere. There were fans who told us ‘we’ve been waiting for years’ everywhere we went, which made me glad that we carried out the tour. And once we returned, all of you welcomed us back. We are such a lucky band to have you all. Thank you". The audience seemed touched by his heartfelt message.

Over the two days, the band continued to surprise the audience with dynamic effects and staging only possible in such a large-scale venue. The four members excited the audience with an energetic performance full of spirit, showing them how much they accomplished and achieved by touring the world.

L’Arc~en~Ciel will now go on to play at the Universal Studio Japan, Osaka, and then end their World Tour with their grand finale at the National Stadium, Tokyo. This will mark the first time a rock band will play at the National Stadium. At the end of Sunday’s show, a message from the members was shown, promising the fans that “The National Stadium gig will be a festival!!”.

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More to Come~
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20th L’Anniversary L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012- YOKOHAMA 1st Day

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DURING THE SHOW




        





Setlist:
Thanks to Shi no Hai 


01. いばらの涙
02. CHASE
03. GOOD LUCK MY WAY

-MC hyde-

04. HONEY
05. Bye Bye
06. wild flower
07. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
08. metropolis
09. REVELATION
10. SEVENTH HEAVEN
11. Driver's High

-MC ken-
12. DRINK IT DOWN
13. shade of season
14. STAY AWAY
15. READY STEADY GO
16. 未来世界
17. 瞳の住人
18. XXX
19. NEXUS 4
20. Link
21. BLESS
(01. Ibara no Namida, 16. Mirai Sekai, 17. Hitomi no Juunin)
I'm posting here the whole article written by  L'Arc~en~ciel UK Fans Unite (English Street Team) which has a wonderful translation for the MCs and really good comments :3

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"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the boys are back in Japan!!! Their first show of the L'Arc-filled month of May was held at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama. Yes, an OUTDOOR STADIUM! Which meant that it left the fans worrying about the weather for ages before the live, but fortunately there was no repeat of the L'Anniversary lives last year, although apparently it was rather cold and windy.

So here comes the setlist/translations of the MCs. As usual the translations are based on a range of snippets of reports around the internet, so may or may not be entirely accurate. And BOY DID I LAUGH/CRINGE when I was sifting through all those reports - DAMN YOU ken-chan, you and your dirty jokes!!!!!! WHY MUST YOU MAKE MY LIFE SO DIFFICULT!?!?! I would just like to say I am in no way responsible for the filth of his jokes (haha)! 

Anyhow, I'm glad to see the boys are having fun :D See you tomorrow for another update!



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DAY 1

01.Ibara no Namida
02.CHASE
03.GOOD LUCK MY WAY (hyde shouted ‘JAPAN!’ in English during this song)

-hyde MC-

h: "Tadaima! (N.B. What Japanese people say when they come home) We’re back from the world! We are L’Arc~en~Ciel. Tadaima-! I kept on shouting “Japan” earlier but is that ok for what to call you? Japan? Or Yokohama??? Or Nissan????? Leader, what do you think? (mouths “Japan?” at tecchan) Ok, we’ll say JAPAN! Although I feel a bit shy saying that.

We released our album ‘BUTTERFLY’ a little while back, but as soon as we released it we left to go tour the world, so we haven’t played these songs very much. So today we’ll be playing lots of songs from the album! Is that ok?? Ok, the next song, HONEY (laughter from the audience since it isn’t an album track!)"


04. HONEY
05. Bye Bye
06. wild flower (interestingly, apparently the back screen showed dandelions during wild flower – which solves my personal mystery of what flower hyde was imagining when writing the lyrics to this)
07. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM

(at the end of this track the members left the stage)

-advert for Doihachi confectionary’s sugar free marshmallows (which was sold as part of the goods)-

A video of an old lady eating the marshmallow with her supposed grandchild. She holds 2 marshmallows in one of her hands, fidgets a bit and mutters ‘Granddad...’ (ie her husband).

(NB for anyone that doesn’t know about the whole issue with the marshmallow, it’s an on-going joke since the L’Anniversary tour last year that according to ken-chan (who accidentally touched them), hyde’s bits/balls (ahem) feels like marshmallows. I will let you all interpret this advert as you wish!!!)
After the advert, the members travelled to the sub-stage which was situated on the other side of the arena on a cart-type vehicle, whilst the intro of REVELATION was playing. But before REVELATION, hyde said ‘Before REVELATION, please listen to ‘metropolis’. (Aaaaaaaaaaaarggghhhhh!!!!!!!!)

08. metropolis
09. REVELATION
The members then returned to the main stage.
10. SEVENTH HEAVEN
11. Driver’s High

-ken MC-


k: "Japaaan! Yokohamaaa!! Whilst on tour I was buying souvenirs for the members, but I’m not doing the that anymore, so I don’t know what to say in the MCs now... especially since I haven’t done a Japanese MC in a while. So I was wondering what to speak about, when I thought of something, 2 minutes before the live.


When I was doing my stretches, the anus part (NB THAT IS WHAT HE SAID lol) of my trousers ripped and now there’s a hole! It was a really small hole the size of the hole of your ear at first, but then it got bigger, like the size of your anus. When you try really hard your anus is really narrow, but if you try really hard it can expand... wait which way would you be trying hard? Anyway, the hole is getting bigger and bigger. Because I’m wearing lots of layers today you can’t see my underwear (NB he called his underwear ‘battle underwear’, which is what the Japanese refer to their special/sexy underwear’), but now it’s the size of... can I say this? A woman’s hole (NB It’s not my fault, HE REALLY SAID THIS!). Although a woman’s hole also can expand when she tries really hard. (NB apparently the members were properly laughing throughout this – bless them)


Should I talk about the world tour? Um, well obviously we played lives, but apart from that, what did we do...? We ate loads! Even on the plane, I felt like I had to eat everything... they would serve us fancy things like ‘something something style curry’ which in the end just tasted like normal curry! And then after we got off the plane, it would be in the evening, so again we would eat a massive dinner! For dinner we ate a lot of crab and prawns. Like pepper-flavoured crab, or chilli prawns. And then we would sleep, get on the plane, eat again... In one word, we felt full! Fulfilled! Since we’re now back in Japan and we’re not full anymore, I’m sure we can make this a great live! Since it’s becoming darker, we’ll do a hard-track now! DRINK IT DOWN!!"

12. DRINK IT DOWN
13. shade of season
14. STAY AWAY (including tecchan’s banana-bass solo)
15. READY STEADY GO
-yukihiro drum solo-

Where apparently at the end, he put his sticks down, and made a peace sign with his right hand at the audience before he left the stage!

-ENCORE-
16. Mirai sekai (members sat on the drum set)
17. Hitomi no Jyuunin
18. X X X
19. NEXUS 4

(apparently hyde got the opening of NEXUS completely wrong, where he started to sing before he was meant to and was like
‘ate-..ate...atena-ku- tadayou...’ lol)

20. Link

-tetsuya MC-

t: "Tadaima-!!! I’m Shioya Shun (NB an actor that’s been in the Japanese news recently because he’d been two-timing and proposed to 2 different women (a model and a celebrity chef). Obviously because of this the media are tearing him apart)!...NOT! Was that funny? Was it funny?? Good evening, we’re L’Arc~en~Ciel! Egg... egg...Okera?? (NB here he was talking about some egg joke he made during his Ki/oon event) Ah, the Japanese people don’t get the joke yet!


Do you want to eat my banana-? Do you want to eat my... what do you call this...lollipoooop??? OK, let's continue with Link!"


-hyde MC-

h: "Wow it’s become really dark now. And it didn’t rain...which would have given us lots to worry about. Although it is cold (laugh). We had a rehearsal the day before yesterday, and I was driving here with my own car, when it started to hail! I was worried that my car was going to be bashed by the hail!
...I know that hyde (NB he called himself that...awww) got the lyrics wrong earlier... but don’t write it on your blogs and on mixi!!! (NB mixi is the Japanese social networking site equivalent of facebook) word travels fast these days (sorry sweetheart, but it's inevitable that I write about this cuteness!)! You can write it on Zexy though (NB a wedding magazine, which rhymes with mixi). If it becomes a DVD, I’m sure that bit will be cut (laugh).

Everyone is really smiley today, we’re so lucky to be loved by so many fans! For you guys at the back (of the stadium), I bet the already small hyde looks even smaller! (LOL)

We travelled...(looking at tecchan) how many, 10 countries? Everywhere we visited the world, everyone welcomed us so warmly. I really felt that we are a loved band. But it’s only because we’ve been here for 20 years that we could go out into the world. And it’s thanks to everyone that we’ve managed to keep going for 20 years. So thank you. The L’Arc~en~Ciel that you all love was loved all around the world. Here is our final song, BLESS"

21. BLESS

hyde shouted ‘See you tomorrow!’ as he left the stage, tecchan ‘Mattane-! (see you!)’ as usual.

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  I want to see this marshmallow advert so much. I want to eat those marshmallows so much~Probably I'll be able to eat them next week ^__^ I am looking forward to eating the real ones of course!!
I love that Pieces and BLESS are in the setlist. 
And Haido san's hairdo looked like this. Thanks goes for La pluie for the beautiful illustration.




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Saturday, 5 May 2012

20th L’Anniversary L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012- Seoul

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EDITED 2012.05.06

DURING THE SHOW


Setlist:
Thanks to L'Arc~en~Ciel WT







1. いばらの涙 (Ibara no Namida)
2. CHASE -English-
3. GOOD LUCK MY WAY
4. HONEY
5. DRINK IT DOWN
6. REVELATION
7. 叙情詩 (Jojoushi)
8. X X X -English-
9. fate
10. forbidden lover
11. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
12. Caress of Venus
13. Driver's High
14. STAY AWAY
15. READY STEADY GO

<ENCORE>

16. あなた (Anata)
17. winter fall
18. Link
19. 虹 (Niji)



(01.Ibara no Namida/07.Jojoushi/16.Anata/19.Niji)











There's a live report in English  here


Haido san cried during Forbidden Lover ;__;
 During Ken san's MC, according to +Setsuna Sanctuary+'s live report, he said " he went to Insadong yesterday to buy Korean souvenirs for Yukkie. He bought taekwondo dolls (2 different sizes LOL), a Pororo toy phone, 2 phone straps (Keroro and Spiderman), and a T-shirt with animal pic (I'm not sure what animal it is) with the words Hello Hello printed on it. We screamed "입어봐" (Wear it!) but Yukkie just teased us...So we failed to see his muscular abs ㅠㅠ. Ken also said Korean girls are fu*kin pretty (he spoke in slang here) "

 There was a confetti rain during Caress of Venus.

 "After LINK, Tetsu did his "Do you wanna eat my banana or lick my lollipop" MC and threw some, which were too close and too far. HYDE greeted us again and said "Annyeonghaseyo" with cute style like what girls usually say ("Annyeonghaseyong") XD. He asked, "Do you enjoy it? Me too.." and then they performed the last song which made me cried like crazy...NIJI".

"It Ended with white feathers flying beautifully, Tetchan was the last one to leave the stage and throwing more bananas and splashed us with water. The 2 hours of awesomeness ended". Sounds pretty erotic for me, the whole banana part!!


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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

20th L’Anniversary L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012- JAKARTA

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EDITED: 2012.05.06

BEFORE THE SHOW


L'Arc~en~Ciel members are already in Jakarta and they participated in a press conference tonight (2012.05.01)!!




A video of the Press Conference can be seen here.

The whole interview can be read at JaME World

INTERVIEW - 01.05.2012 17:38
author: Ilham Syahrulla
Translation by: Google Translator and edited by Lady of Flowers



Jakarta, May 1, 2012, the team of JaME Indonesia had the opportunity to attend  L'Arc ~ en ~ Ciel's Press Conference, at the Hotel Mulia, due to L'Arc ~ en ~ Ciel's 20th L'Anniversary Tour. In the Press Conference with L'Arc ~en ~Ciel,  they answered the questions about the show that will be held tomorrow and the surprises they're preparing for us.


This is the first time you've been to Indonesia, what are the things you want to do?

ken: Selamat Siang! ( Good Afternoon! Ken spoke in Indonesian). You all seem happy these days. You are all smiles (Ken smiles) I'd like to take a walk today  because Jakarta is a so beautiful city!

hyde: When we arrived in Indonesia yesterday, we had a terrific welcome (Hyde smiled). Since my favorite food is fried rice, tonight I plan to eating Nasi Goreng (Indonesian dish) (Hyde smiles).

tetsuya:  Selamat Siang! ! (Good Afternoon. tetsuya spoke in Indonesian). I am pleased to see the tall buildings in Jakarta. Just to see them, it made me very happy.

yukihiro: When I arrived in Jakarta, both the airport and my hotel room had very cold air conditioning. I can only wonder why is that for? 


Your latest album BUTTERFLY has been certified platinum in Indonesia and tomorrow there will be approximately 10,000 spectators that will attend the show. How do you feel being a Japanese artist who is coming to Indonesia for the first time?

hyde: Actually we've been eager to come to Indonesia from a long time ago and we are very happy to finally being able to have it come true. We are confident for tomorrow!! Our performance tomorrow will be a successful.

tetsuya: Having so many people who will come to see us tomorrow, make me very happy. We will perform the best we can because this is the first time we are playing in Indonesia.



What surprises should the fans look forward for the performance tomorrow?


hyde: We've been looking forward for the show because the show is outdoor and outdoor means nature. We will make it a hot show!! We will also do MC in the Indonesian language.


How is the set list for the show tomorrow?

hyde: We did a survey of the most liked songs among the fans in Indonesia. But we will not divulge now which songs they are!!  This is certainly a surprise for tomorrow (hyde and ken laughed).

The fans in Indonesia who will attend the concert of L'Arc ~en ~Ciel tomorrow should be proud because Indonesia will be one of four countries of the this World Tour that will have the concert released in DVD format!!


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  DURING THE SHOW


Setlist:
Thanks to Shi no Hai 

1. いばらの涙
2. CHASE -English-
3. GOOD LUCK MY WAY

-hyde MC-

4. HONEY
5. DRINK IT DOWN
6. REVELATION
7. 瞳の住人
8. X X X -English-
9. fate
10. forbidden lover
11. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM

-ken MC-

12. SEVENTH HEAVEN
13. Driver's High
14. STAY AWAY
15. READY STEADY GO

-encore-

16. あなた
17. the Fourth Avenue Cafe
18. Link -tetsuya MC-

-hyde MC-

19. 虹

(1. Ibara no Namida, 7. Hitomi no Juunin, 16. anata, 19. Niji)



 hyde MC (before Honey) (note: hyde spoke in polite words)

"hyde: Halo Jakarta...! *blow kisses* Kami L'Arc~en~Ciel. Kalian senang bertemu aku? Aku? Aku juga. Aku juga. Mmm, Jakarta. Selamat menikmati. Selamat menikmati.

Translation: Hello Jakarta..! *blow kisses* We are L'Arc~en~Ciel. Are you happy to meet me? Me? Me too. Mmm, Jakarta. Please enjoy. Please enjoy".

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 Haido san cried during Forbidden Lover while his nipples could be seen due to his thin white shirt. It was a very beautiful and touching performance.



✿ All the MCs were done in Indonesian. Here I'm posting mostly the English translation. For further reading the original MC in Indonesian etc visit the links, semalat.

(note: ken spoke in very casual words. Same with tetsu; Less formal than hyde's)

Ken: Kami L'Arc en Ciel. Mantap..! Man...?


Ken: We are L'Arc~en~Ciel. (note: I couldn't find right word for 'mantap'. Maybe it's 'sugoi' in Japanese)


Audience: Tap..!
Ken: Man... ?
Audience: Tap..!
Ken: Man man... ?
Audience: Tap tap..!
Ken: Man man man... ?

Audience: Tap tap tap..!
Ken: Man man man man man man man man


Audience: *laughing*

Ken: The day before yesterday I went to Kota Tua. The photographs are so cool. Jakarta is damn hot yeah? So I swim yesterday. Actually I want to swim with bikini girls. Bad luck, it was only me and.. *he was looking at his paper here and confused* Bad luck, it was only me and my friend. Is there anyone wearing bikini right now?


Audience: Ngga..!  Translation: No..!

Ken: *looked thoroughly at the audience* Bikini..! Doko? Oooh, nice bikini girl. (note: actually no one is wearing bikini) Last night I ate fried noodle, fried rice, and satay. The fried rice was damn good! Man man... ?

Audience: Tap tap..!
Ken: Man man... ?
Audience: Tap tap..!
Ken: Man man man... ?
Audience: Tap tap tap..!
Ken: Man man man man man man man man
Audience: *laughing*

Ken: I bought souvenirs for hyde in Pasaraya (note: Pasaraya is a department store that specialized in selling Indonesian traditional souvenirs)
Audience: Buka... Buka... Buka.../ Open.. open... open...

Ken: I bought wayang (traditional marionette puppet), little gamelan (traditional music instrument), wayang ballpoint, key holder, and door stopper. By the way bus way (note: this is just a pun), hyde definetely doesn't understand what we're talking right now.

Audience: *laughing*

*hyde arranging the gamelan by himself and then ken help him* 


Yuki: *play the drum-bass* (note: maybe he was trying to say 'Hurry..!)

Hyde & Ken: *finished arranging the gamelan*

Hyde: *trying to play 'suling' (bamboo flute) couple times but failed*

Hyde: *show one of the presents to Ken, with confuse face*
Ken: Door stopper
Ken: Kaminori... (note: sorry I didn't understand what he was saying) *hyde and ken play with the kaminori*
Ken: Thank you *bowing* You're welcome. After this I will... eee? Wait. I will ask hyde to play 'suling' (bamboo flute) and 'gamelan' (traditional music instrument). Mantap!
Audience: Mantap!
Ken: Man man man..!
Audience: Tap tap tap!!
Ken: Lagu selanjutnyaaaa... Seventh Heaven!
Translation: Next song.. Seventh Heaven!



tetsuya MC. note: Tetsu spoke in very casual words (same with Ken)


tetsu: Gue Suju dari Korea. Translation: I'm Suju from Korea
Audience: buuuuu!!! (mocking on Tetsu)



tetsu: Where's the noise? Where's the noise? Do you want my banana? Or do you want to lick my lollipop? *throwing banana & lollipop* Still want to continue? Still want to wrwrsrwgss? *he cant repeat the word 'continue' correctly* Still want to diwrwrsrwgss? *he was trying to repeat again, but he failed for the second time*

hyde MC (before Niji)

hyde: Thank you *make a kiss sound* Are you happy? Are you happyyy? Me tooo. We'll come to Indonesia again. Thank you. This is the last song.


After the Show

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