Reita and Aoi discussing nerves during a live (Rajigaze Jan 13)
Reita: So this one also says “I want Aoi to read this”…
Aoi: I don’t have to, do I?
Reita: Oh, so you only read one a week? We only get one Aoi Chance?
Aoi: Yes! Your Aoi Chance is up!
Reita: (laughing) I’m sorry, we only get one a week. “Reita-san, Aoi-san, hello. My dream for 2017 is to pass the national beauticians’ exam. So here’s my question: I have a practical exam in the beginning of February, but I’m someone who gets nervous easily, and I’m worried I’m gonna fail. What do you guys do to get rid of nerves? If you have any good tips, please tell me! I’m sorry this is getting long, but I would really appreciate any words of encouragement!”
Aoi: Okay! Hmm…..
Aoi: You get nervous, don’t you?
Reita: I get so nervous (laughs)
Reita: ….I wonder why! You don’t really get nervous, do you?
Aoi: I…yeah I don’t really.
Reita: Hm, I wonder why…like you’ve never been nervous before?
Aoi: No I have!
Reita: Like, with lives?
Aoi: Yeah. But only like once or twice I think.
Aoi: It’s not like I never get nervous, I just don’t like, freak out.
Reita: Ah like when you’re hearts beating really fast and you feel sick?
Aoi: Yeah yeah yeah, like that’s only happened once.
Reita: Hmm…was that during a live?
Aoi: No, before.
Reita: Ah, before…
Aoi: Hmm so…this is an exam right? So I guess they’ll be nervous before it?
Reita: But it’s a practical exam, so they probably have to do something like, you know…in front of everyone with like a mannequin with hair
Aoi: Ahh…but isn’t that better than a written exam?
Aoi: They’ll be fine! For sure.
Reita: But in a practical exam, they’re cutting hair. If they make a mistake, it’s not like they can erase it, you know? What if they fuck up the bangs? (laughing)
Aoi: They wouldn’t though! They’ve been doing this for years, haven’t they?
Reita: Oh yeah, it does say two years so…
Aoi: Right? I mean if u still can’t cut hair…(I didn’t catch the end of this sentence lol but Reita starts laughing)
Reita: Yeh u’ll be fine
Aoi: You’ll be more than fine.
Reita: But really I envy people who don’t get nervous…me and Uruha get nervous way too often.
Aoi: Yeah, you do….
Reita: Okay, what about worrying? Do you not even worry about, like…
Aoi: Ruki often says like, “man, I’m worried,” after we’ve finished rehearsals.
Reita: Oh, he does?
Aoi: Yeah, he’s like, “idk if I’m gonna do well…” I can’t relate at all.
Reita: (laughing) You’re just like, “bring it!”
Aoi: Like, let’s do it!
Reita: Okay, then what about like, you know how sometimes we’ll have a live after like six months of not performing? And like your body doesn’t move as well?
Aoi: Bruh I haven’t been moving well for a while!
Reita: (laughs) So you’re not worried about it?
Aoi: Nope, I’m not.
Reita: Oh, really! (gigglin)
Aoi: Yeh I’m used to it now.
Reita: Nice. You seem like you’ve made peace with it.
Reita: I wish I could too….but when I’m really scared of is when the lights are on me that I’m gonna fuck up…I gotta get the timing right you know?
Aoi: Nah, listen…I’ve been invited to other people’s lives before, and everyone’s like that.
Reita: Like they’re not perfect?
Aoi: Like for the GazettE, in one song there’s so many chances [to use the lights I guess?] but it’s not like that.
Reita: What, everyone else?
Reita: It’s more relaxed?
Aoi: It’s more relaxed, and they don’t use as many lights.
Aoi: I mean it depends on the person but
Reita: But when the light is on me…and I know I gotta [not mess up??] my hands shake. (laugh)
Aoi: Yeah for sure…
Reita: I don’t like it, and the GazettE does it so much!
Aoi: Our band needs to chill!
Reita: (laughs) Can’t we just use bare lights!?
Aoi: Yeah let’s just do that…I’m tired….
Reita: Should we do a no-lights show sometime!?
Aoi: No I don’t think that’s a good idea
Reita: We just use the lights from the audience (laughs)
Aoi: I don’t think anyone would like that. That’s so awkward.
Reita: Hmm, well anyway…our performance is the most important thing, but…I guess lighting is pretty important too.
Reita: But it also kills the performance if you rely on lighting too much, so it really is difficult to work out.
Reita: Yes…..anyway what was the other thing – oh yeah, they wanted words of encouragement!
Aoi: (chuckles) Good luck!
Reita: Good luck! (laughs) You can do it!
Aoi: You can totally do it!
Reita: Let’s have them cut our hair some day!
Aoi: Nah I’m gonna have to pass on that.
Reita: Oh right, you can’t colour your hair anymore can you?
Aoi: I already told u that…but yeah I can’t
Reita: (laughing) Okay, just the cut then.
Aoi: Yes pls