••the roadshow visits the world. tickets go on sale this friday, may 13. |-/
09.30.16 Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes*
10.22.16 Moscow, RU @ Stadium Live
10.23.16 St. Petersburg, RU @ A2
10.25.16 Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall
10.27.16 Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
10.29.16 Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
10.30.16 Copenhagen, DK @ Falconer Salen
10.31.16 Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
11.02.16 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11.03.16 Warsaw, PL @ Torwar
11.04.16 Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
11.05.16 Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11.07.16 Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
11.08.16 Munich, DE @ Zenith
11.09.16 Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11.15.16 Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
11.16.16 Brussels, BE @ Forest Vorst Nationaal
11.17.16 Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
01.17.17 Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
01.18.17 Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena
01.20.17 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
01.21.17 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
01.22.17 Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
01.24.17 Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
01.25.17 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
01.27.17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
01.28.17 Chicago, IL @ United Center
01.29.17 Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
01.31.17 Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
02.01.17 Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center^
02.03.17 Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
02.04.17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
02.07.17 Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
02.08.17 Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
02.10.17 San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
02.11.17 Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
02.14.17 Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
02.15.17 Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center**
02.18.17 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
02.19.17 Tucson, AZ @ The Tucson Arena
02.21.17 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
02.22.17 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
02.24.17 Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
02.25.17 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
02.26.17 North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
02.28.17 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
03.02.17 New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center^
03.03.17 North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
03.04.17 Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
03.05.17 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
03.24.17 Wellington, NZ @ TSB Bank Arena*^
03.25.17 Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena*^
03.27.17 Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre*^
03.29.17 Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre*^
03.31.17 Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena*^
04.01.17 Sydney, AU @ Qudos Bank Arena*^
04.08.17 Perth, AU @ Perth Arena*^
* on sale May 18th
^ on sale May 14th
** on sale June 3rd
*^ on sale May 19th
So to start off, I have had a terrible trip. I was flying from Greece to Paris, on 2nd June, my flight on 3.30 p.m. Well, we got on and just when the plain set off, one engine broke down and they had to land it again which -they safely- did. The flight got cancelled, and we found another one with difficulty. We flew to Munich first, then Paris. We were home at around 12-1 a.m.
Now, the live. First of, I need to say it was TERRIBLE organized. Me and my friends were at the venue since 7-8 a.m. and some others had even slept there, with such a cold. Anyway we tried getting numbers so it would be fair, and get in with these numbers, it failed. The staff (not the Gazette’s staff, the local ones) were like, vip here, vip there, we kept running around and it was frustrating! It was super cold, we did leave a few times and came back, but after 1 pm we were trying to figure out what was happening so we stayed there. Anyway, Paris’ organization level is totally foul here, np offence but it is, Paris is completely awesome but not for concerts. Thankfully, the gazette’s staff helped us out.
There were three lines. Vip, heresy, and regular. The VIP heresy were given wristbands too, while in line. What was completely shocking is that they made us go for the meet and greet first. I was so not fucking ready.
Before me, was @fifteenth-xv-black-cherry and once it was her turn, and saw her handshake Uruha, I started crying. Guys, what everyone else said, it’s true! THEY ARE SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL!!! URUHA IS LIKE A DAMN DOLL I WAS STUNNED. I was crying hard already and he was smiling and holding my hand with his two big ones said “Merci” and I nodded and whispered a “thank you” and I was so nervous and feeling bad because I was a mess. Kai was laughing, smiling brightly like always. It’s different, up close. Amazing. He said thank you, if I remember correctly, while holding my hand too, with those sympathetic eyes because I was crying, and I said a weak ‘thank you very much’ and moved on. Ruki… Ruki looks so… So fucking amazing. He’s aura is so dominating, I couldn’t even look him in the eye. I don’t even remember the moment he held my hand but I know that I said the same as with Kai. Reita. OmfG REITA IS THE REASON I WAS CRYING AT MOST? I had made a card for him, with a sketch I uploaded recently inside, and muscle milk photos outside, and a small letter. His hands were so warm and perfect and he smiled and I quickly before moved on gave him the card. He was like “Oh! Muscle Milk!” excited and I was dying and crying more and because he didn’t realize it’s a card I told him “Open it” hurriedly, I saw him opening it (he understood English lol) and nervously left. Idk his reaction to my sketch, but I know he saw it. Now I was crying harder and Aoi– his smile was so kind. He had his right hand wrapped up, the baby, and I didn’t dare to even move mine to not hurt him, mumbled a ‘thank you very much’ and left. His smile was so kind and sympathetic, I felt worse I responded with tears. I guess they understand though, so they appreciate them.
I was a mess all two hours we were waiting inside, and I had a place near Aoi and Reita, even though it was on the side so we couldn’t see Uruha, or Ruki well. I am content though. Me and two of my friends were at the front there, and I was headbanging so hard since the first song that my nape was killing me since song three. I wanted to show them though, they were awesome. And they were! The music was amazing! They were always egging us on! Me and my friends were headbanging so hard and they were so pleased, Aoi was smiling to us, Reita motioned to us, it was so cool. Aoi smiled at me at many points, because he could see I couldn’t even keep my head up yet I kept going, and he was so happy. Reita’s eyes and mine met once too, and he was always trying to get us to worship him lol. I don’t remember if he smiled to me or pointed at me or something, because I was dazed, but I know I was screaming.
Some local fans had made a project to wish Reita happy birthday, after the encore, and Reita firstly chuckled shyly at the mic, that Ruki gave him, and said, spoke in ENGLISH guys, GOOD ENGLISH! Anyway he pretty much said that thank you, “I don’t know what to say in English, the only words that cab describe how I’m feeling: I love you” SCREAM
I was screaming again because it was cute af?! I’m not okay.
In the end they were throwing their things again, and either Aoi or Reita was looking directly at us, I DON’T REMEMBER I WAS DAZED, probably Aoi that seemed to have loved us, and wanted to throw us the pick but didn’t make it. It’s totally okay, I really didn’t feel bad at all, I’m so fucking happy.
My big complaint: French people are… Ugh. They weren’t hyped, me and my friends were the only ones headbanging like crazy from the arena, at least from Aoi’s and Reita’s side, which was why Aoi was smiling at us 24/7. Reita came right in front of me as I mentioned, and didn’t go to the other side, because he was so excited from us. The others were cool, but people in arena, from Aoi’s side, sucked so much. Aoi kept smiling at us for this, we just wanted to make them feel comfortable, and we did.
We met some awesome people, seriously, French or not, so don’t take it personally. It was just the certain part.
Also those who took videos, thankfully, the manager took them and made them sign to delete etc otherwise they’d sue them. Serves them right, because they were so fucking rude. They had clearly said at the beginning, “videos and photos are legally forbidden” and some asshole fans started booing? Have some respect people!
Because of Aoi’s injury the setlist was kind of changed. There were barely any songs from DOGMA, so it’d be easier for him to play. I don’t mind it, I just want Aoi to recover. He looked like he was in pain.
Nevertheless, it was such a fun concert, and everyone seemed to be enjoying it so much! I was crying afterwards too, and the cameras were taping us crying XD it was SUCH an experience. It still seems unreal.
I hope the GazettE are going to have a safe trip to Germany, and have as much fan, both members and sixth guns! I’m going to be kind of depressed for a few days, because my next chance to see them will most likely be in 2020 ugh.