9 November 2012

07112012 o(≧∀≦)o

I went to see An Cafe in London! o(≧∀≦)o スーパ楽しい! I travelled to London on the day, and met my Friend Toni in the coach station before we headed to the venue. Already people were queuing, which was irritating as hell because the venue specifically said 'No early queueing' -- according to staff, early means 'over night'.Oh.. I met with a lot of people who I had not seen in over a year (yeah, people who claim they're anti-social when they see Friends weekly, stop now). It was shocking that I had not met Toni or Gigi in over a year almost. But I was truly glad to see everyone~!!
We headed to Picadilly after talking to people, I wanted to find my Boyfriend a present but I had no luck swimming through ignorant tourists and accidentally spoke Japanese in my struggle to say 'MOVE OUT MY WAY'. The Purikura place was such a failure too, I am kind of glad it was shut down, but please hire Staff that know how to work and load the machine because evidentially you are losing out on profit. Wow, so far to do nothing but whine. We ventured around China Town and honestly I had forgotten how dirty London is, in comparison to my stay in Yokohama. Anyway I took some photos while out, mainly to mail my Boyfriend to convince him I didn't get shot/murdered/abducted etc.

Well, I say 'No body got murdered' and found this. But it seemed to  be interesting art on the ground, I saw a couple of these actually, very clever!
This is a penlight they use during the live. Very cute! They should really consider selling cuter merchandise while on tour, but usually they get the Tour Promoters in Europe to produce and "manufacture" their goods, ie; a tacky £5 mug. But I still purchased it to store pens in. HAH
Here is the flag created. You cannot see it very well, because it was a quick sneaky snapshot I took. The artwork is by Keita, who is often the UK flag designer and will offer to draw for most flags. I do wish the font was a tiny bit bigger - because there was another banner floating around which got most signatures, but I cannot complain.

It was getting a little cold, and around 7:00PM they let non-vip inside. Already the crush-fest began and that REALLY pissed me off. I've decided now that An Cafe will be my last UK show, unless someone I truly like comes back (mainly Girugamesh, An Cafe) But I really enjoyed it, and got to take part with my Friends around me. Peter was close by, he told me that Toni and I wouldn't have a problem with people crushing us, it made me laugh -- I seem very violent during lives. (*σ´▽`)σ When An Cafe were introducing each other, Kanon was struggling to get his words out, and despite my admiration for him I had to shout "はやく!はやく!" which made him stutter more and I felt guilty so I shouted "がんばってね!" for a better reaction. The English words he chose were sweet (confusingly sweet) "I want to make you melt" (*'ω`★从)*:.。. .。.:*・

It was really fun, though at one point I couldn't help but laugh at people. Miku shouted "ただいま!" (tadaima) and everyone around me shouted 'tadaima' back to him -- but I was the only person around me to shout "おかえりなさい!" (okaerinasai) (οдО;) The tour is based on 'tadaima and okaerinasai' which is 'I am back - Welcome back/home' in Japanese. They only played a couple of the new releases, which I was a little thankful because Amazing Blue is not so amazing, that is coming from a fan of theirs for almost 10 years, (surprised how old they are?) They sang Bonds, and I am happy that steadily towels are becoming a recent theme here in Europe, though I only saw maybe 5 towels in total that night.

I cannot remember the entire setlist but I do remember them playing Escapism and Merry Making, which I hardcore danced to (lol), and I amazingly made people move away from me. At one point one girl DID try to jab into me but a few elbows later she backed down. Plus the guy beside me REFUSED to let her ass through too. Kudos.

After the encore etc, and getting smashed by IDIOTS and punching them, we went to fetch merch (more merch) I got the An Cafe note pad. It's cute, but I realised how I will never use it. OH WELL. Cute. (☆ω☆)
I'm going to miss out a LARGE chunk of the night because I am far too tired, and let's just say I enjoyed the night talking to a Friend, sitting on the floor getting piles because cold. The journey home felt so much quicker than going to London, mainly because I slept for an hour maybe. My Friend exchanged a couple messages to keep me entertained, he also seemed worried about me being in London so I insisted London is a nice place. (;´Д`A Please visit me~~

Now I am home, and dying with gig 'aids' as people call them. My everything feels broken and I don't think a bath will justify the pain. Now I am off to write a bunch of complaint emails.


  1. Aww. I can't wait to see them live on 20th.
    It's tour final and I'm sure I'll be dead even though I am VIP.
    (I'll totally die, really!!)
    I really had to grin about that ただいま!-thing.
    And because I'm a mean fan I really AM inspired by the way you treated kanon -hehe.
    (poor guy...) C:

    1. They are really good~ (*^ ^*) The VIP present made me laugh, my Friend shown me hers and I was like '...' But I not spoil it for you! (Unless you know)
      I love Kanon, I just had to tease him. People around me probably thought I was a terrible Fan -- especially when people chanted 'AN--CA--FE' I shouted 'DIR-EN-GREY' instead. TERRIBLE PERSON.