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03 March 2005 @ 11:54 pm
Kimeru - The Pleasure of Love - tour 2005  
Kimeru - The Pleasure of Love tour
Sunday February 27, 2005 - Shibuya AX live event hall - Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan - 11am and onward

Kimeru's concert last Sunday was amazing. Completely, utterly amazing.
I feel completely lucky that I was able to go, though truthfully the tickets cost me a lot (I paid about ¥8000) and I've worked hard to get to Japan. I'd better enjoy it as much as I can!

The day started early at about 11:00 with me hearing things on the train.....

I was genki from the start. My first Kime concert.. how exciting! I switched trains and caught an express to Shibuya on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi line. It was packed, and we kept getting shoved around. But nothing new there. The boys I was squished up against were pretty cute, and while I spent my time text-messaging Eda and bouncing in anticipation, they talked continuously. I tried to listen, but I can't follow general conversations. About 5 minutes from Shibuya, they started talking excitedly about 'Yanagi'. Hey, my mind was already in Tenimyu mode, and I kept wondering if I was squished up against some of the actors. Maybe some of the neffs? Probably not, but you never know! There's been far better coincidences in the trains around myu event times. They got off at Shibuya, so maybe~

I bounced on over to meet dilettantka at Hachiko square right outside the station. She'd grabbed Starbucks, so I decided to go across the street (this is the world's busiest starbucks, btw. Check their website =D) and get a chai tea latte. Crossing the gigantic intersection, I had to do a double-take.......... was it Nagayan that just passed me??? I didn't know WHAT to think, but it looked like him. Only.... sort of sullen? Maybe it wasn't. But considering where we were, it was entirely possible. I got my tea and wandered back over to Hachiko. mizukiaya was there by now with Eda, and I related my experience crossing the street. There was a momentary discussion of looking around for him, but no. Maybe it was him? We'll never know. o.o If it was him, then he desperately needed his morning shot coffee!

Whee, it was time to hit Nagayan's store now~! It's conveniently on the way to Shibuya AX~! It's about 3 or 4 blocks from the station, and about the size of my closet. ^^;;; There were some fangirls crowding in the store, and really, there wasn't much of Nagayan's stuff there. It was pretty picked over. =D I want to be able to get his bag or hat sometime! =D We giggled over some of the neat jewelry and things in there, and the sign downstairs, and the shop clerk took the time to greet us and thank us for coming even though he was busy with other customers. So nice! =^_^=

After that it was on to the concert hall~! =^__^= We weren't the first ones there by any means! ShallI mention that this was the most gorgeous day we'd had in Tokyo for a looooong time? Bright blue, clear skies, and slightly warm. There was a chill breeze, but it was almost warm enough to go without a jacket for a LITTLE while there. There were maybe 15 girls there already, most of them sitting down along the curbs and chatting with each other happily. The only space left to sit down was on a slant, but we took it and chatted happily ourselves. We karaoked a little bit to Aya's CD player, trying to memorize the lyrics to "Pleasure of Love" since Kime had asked everyone to sing along with him. And we laughed over his romanization of ADAM-UU and EE-BU. (Adam and Eve) Hilarious and so cute! Want me to help your pronunciation, Kime? XD The girls near us were apparently listening to us for a while and talking about how we talked too fast, they couldn't understand. We decided to pass the time, 'hey, let's write a letter to Kime!' LOL it was a messy affair, but after much discussion we had a letter written (on paper torn from my sketchbook, we're so ghetto ^^;) that was in english with the japanese translation directly underneath. I wonder if he ever read it? More about that later... Eventually everyone started to line up for concert goods, and we ended up right behind the cute girls that had been talking about us. They liked my Ryoma keychain a lot, apparently, but they didn't say anything to us. It was pretty obvious though that they were chatting about us. If my japanese was better, I would have tried to talk to them then (we did later tho and they were REALLY sweet!) We bought too many things and discussed why in the world we thought that Kime would want to make his concert T-shirt a godawful flourescent green and pink. X_x I mean, really... o.o We found out later, though. We bought a lot of stuff.

After this, we finished up our letter and went to put our things into one of the outside lockers. I didn't want to take my coat into a packed sweltering concert hall, so we had quite an adventure trying to stuff three coats, our assorted bags, and new tour goods into a little locker. The cute japanese girls who'd been near us in line had chosen a locker underneath us, and now they cheered us on and said that it was really neat that we were able to stuff it all in there (it was easier than it had been with just mine and Eda's stuff at the NaB's live. XD). This was when we finally had a short conversation together. =^__^= They came pretty far to watch the live, I think, and while they didn't know a lot of english, I was able to understand or sort of follow a lot of the conversation even if I couldn't reply well. It was nice. <3 AND one of the girls pointed to my bracelet (it says 'RyoKev' on it) and asked if I meant Kevin! I was happy!shocked!HAPPY! Nobody usually knows what it means! <333

So, I had ditched my jacket. ^^;;; It was warmish then, but quite soon it got COLD, and it was still 3 hours or so until they let us in! X_x Somehow we survived, and made our way eventually inside when our numbers were called. (I felt bad for the girls that were wearing less than me, and there was a LOT of them). Apparently Aya got up close somewhere, and Eda and I ended up a little past the middleish. It wasn't too crowded, and that was good. But I had to go to the bathroom.. I wasn't sure if I could make it through the concert. So I made my way across the packed place and out the door to the bathroom. The concert was about to start, so I was in a bit of a hurry. When I got out, it was almost impossible to cross the hall, it was so packed, and so I decided to go through the somewhat empty lobby and around to the other side's door. OMG am I glad that I did!!!!!! Because GUESS WHO was waiting then in a HUGE group in the lobby? My first thought was, 'hey, there's a bunch of guys here on my right!' Then I realized how cute they were, and HEY! Don't they look familiar!? I first recognized Yanagi's hair sticking out of his hat, maybe because his back was turned to me and he was bending over to look at something on a table. I literally walked within 2 inches of his ass. If there isn't a nicer place to be, I don't know what it is! LOL. Then I recognized Tuti and Sota. GAH! They were there RIGHT next to me! But I was still 2% unsure that it was them so I didn't say anything. ^^;;; I wish I had! I went in, not sure what I saw, and found Eda. "I think I just walked right past the Tenimyu boys in the lobby!" I told her, but I wasn't sure. We looked up to the upper level to see if they were already there and maybe I'd been mistaken. We didn't see them, and we were debating on going out to find them again to make sure, when there they came in the upstairs door! It was definitely them! <3 Oh, the lucky girls that got to sit right in front of them! They were all freaking out! =D I think I was seriously the first person on the bottom floor to see them, and when I started fangirling with Eda, other girls started looking up! Tuti and Nagayan even made a big look over RIGHT at our area. I think they were staring at Eda and I, I really do! They were looking RIGHT at us. We waved, so did many girls, but they didn't wave back. They were smiling though, I think. ^-^

I admit it, throughout the concert, I was sneaking peeks up at the boys, though when they were sitting down, it was almost right above us, so it was a little hard to see them ^.^;;

Kime, though!! On to the beautiful Kime~!!! <33 He was so beautiful, wearing this interesting white long-sleeved shirt with sex-pistols memorabilia splayed across the front (Rock'n Jam tribute! LOL kawaii!!) and "never mind the bollocks" on the back! One shoulder was cut out very cutely! And of course he had tight little pants and platform boots. And the same crazy orange hair that we know and love! I LOVE HIS HAIR! (and his body, which he showed us a lot of many many many times! *cough*) He was genki from the start, all energy and charisma! Sure, it was already hot in there, but he just came right into it and made the place that much hotter!!

I think the first song was DECIDE - First Gate. In any case, it was a hyper, upbeat song and he really started the crowd jumping around and getting excited. He was energetic (reminds me EXTREMELY of Gackt's MARS concert..) He got us cheering, clapping, singing along, and had short introductions before most of the songs. He had to stop for a bit, though, during Beat a Path, because some girl was fainting or something.. I didn't know what was going on at first, because just suddenly in the middle of a refrain, he put out his hands, and called out for the band to stop playing. It took them a moment to quit, and for a moment it was just music and no singing. Then Kime asked if the girl was alright, which apparently she was. That's good. It did kill the mood a little bit, but to his credit, he brought it right back up to the pace that it had been quickly. He then apologized after the song for stopping and bowed REALLY deeply, but said that we should take care of ourselves and such. =^__^= He was crying! ;_;

He continued with the upbeatness, and even had us sing along during The Pleasure of Love. But suddenly, during that song, the girls on my left were making these big X's with their hands. I didn't know what it meant. ^_^;; I actually thought that it was some kind of parapara move, since I'd seen some girls practicing them outside earlier. ^^;; Nope, apparently it means 'distress'. Another girl had fainted! I saw Kime looking, but he didn't stop, because the concert staff was already on it, and they took her out of the hall, right in front of me and Eda. I'm sure she was okay, but she was out cold! o.o;;; Whoa. I understand, though, because it was boiling hot in there, and everyone was jumping,clapping,waving,shouting, etc. And probably sweating buckets. I stole a look at the Tenimyu boys upstairs, and they were looking a bit worried, but everything was okay.

Before he sang Pink, Kimeru had a long talk about why he had named the song this way, and what it meant to him. Pink was for Sakura petals and romance. I got that, but when he started talking about seeing an old married couple outside today I didn't understand, and thought that he was talking about getting married. ^^;;;; Oops! I had to ask Eda for help on that one! ^_^;;;;;;;; He said that it was a really good song for spring and love, and Aya told me later that it was the kind of song that someone should sing to a woman when he proposes. ^-^ Aww, how sweet! =^__^=

He was on for about an hour and a half or so, then ended with Make You Free. they sure made us clap and chant (people tried MANY times to organize chants of various things, from "ann-ko-reee" {encore} to "Kime! Kime!" to just random cries of "Kime-chaaaaaan!" but they always fell apart after a while, lol.) I think that they made us wait more than 5 minutes before the lights changed and Kime came bounding back out.......... dressed in his concert t-shirt and with a towel around his shoulders! =D ROFLOL! OMG I think Kime is the ONLY one that could pull those hideous colors off! XD  He talked about why he'd chosen the colors (green for spring, and pink for sakura blossoms), and apologized for it being so gaudy. He also mentioned that he was wearing the smallest size possible (and it was still hanging off of him! LOL) He was very very cute, and very Kime! I am glad that I could follow this part alright. ^^ Then he talked about his band members, and we cheered for them all, and also about his next concert-- a 1-day only event! <3 Since we were at the concert here, all of us could preorder! SCORE! We did so promptly the next morning! <3 Hopefully we get in! <3

Kime started in with another couple of bouncy songs, and had us all do this cheering-stomping-clapping thing that even he couldn't keep the beat on! XD;; Hilarious! And oh-so-cute!! His last song, he introduced as 'his first song' or maybe better said as, 'the song that gave me my beginning'. You Got Game! I love this song!! <3333 He had us sing along, and was being so bouncy and silly that he did cute half-jumps with one leg in the air (EXACTLY like Gackt's in his U+K Mars performance.. I swear, he wants to be the next Gackt!). He leaned really far on his bassist Ken, and at one point fell over! But while his voice lurched, he kept on singing! It was the cutest thing EVER! <33

There were multiple times during the performance where he pulled his shirt up to show off his beautifully toned stomach, and several times asked us how we liked it. XD SO CUTE! The audience interacted with him a lot, and he nodded at us. I think that he tried to make eye-contact with a lot of people (me! Come on, I know he was looking at us foreign fans especially! There were only 3 of us), and tried to  involve everyone and make us all feel special! Gah, Kime is love! <33 He also had it out with his fellow Tenimyu ones, shouting things and asking them questions. There was one point where he directed attention up there, and the boys waved back like, 'nooo! don't draw attention to us! Keep it on you please!' XDDD It was sooo~ cute! <3

Kime is a hyper, sexihot, unbelievably charismatic piece of work! His live was one of the most exciting experiences that I've had being in Japan. Completely, undeniably an awesome and sexy performer! And oh-so-gaytalented!! KIME IS LOVE! Please, please, please support him by buying his new single, and by seeing his concert if you ever possibly can! <3 It is an experience you'll never forget!

Eda and Aya wrote better reports than mine, please read them if you haven't already! <3 They talk a lot more about what he said, since I didn't understand a lot of it!

After the concert, we were SO on a Kime-high! <3 I bought the new single finally, and we got our fliers that told us how to preorder tickets for the next concert! <333333 YESH! <3 Money we didn't expect to spend, but well spent! <33 THEN, it was on to DEMACHI time! Demachi was a long wait, and there were maybe about 10 or 12 girls there is all, including us. We waited over an hour in the chilly air, in the dark, near the exit. Eventually all but 3 of the japanese girls and us 3 left. But quite suddenly, there was Kime in his car! <333 SUGOI! He did a TOTAL double-take at us (I think.. at least I'm pretty sure that he'd gotten and read our letter just before that) slowed down, rolled down the window, and thanked the 6 of us that had waited for him! I think he was touched! It was the best Kime-demachi that I've ever seen! <33 SUGOI~! <3 Kime and us=OT4! XD;;

After that, we were on a total Kime high still! So we hit up the rest of Shibuya and got ramen for dinner, then headed off to karaoke! Mmm, karaoke! We spent an hour in the place right above Mandarake singing ONLY Kime and NaB's songs, plus a nightcap of "Can you Feel The Love Tonight" and "Neverending Story" in honor of The NaB's, who sang both of those at their last concert. To make it more authentic, we read the katakana romaji above the english lyrics, and sung it that way. OMG it was so hilarious we laughed most of the way through! "can yoo feeru zaa raabu toonaiito? Itsu wea wii aaa-!" Fun fun!

In the end, I can say absolutely positively that it was one of my favorite nights that I've ever had here. It was a total blast! If you can ever see a Kime concert with some friends, GO! DO IT! ~<3 It is SHINY!
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: Kimeru - Feel My Soul
ange: i want you to want meangelamori on March 3rd, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)

*fangirls quietly coz it's late*

o(^_^)o. Kime-chan is the love.
美夢: Kime_miyuchan_ on March 3rd, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
^O^O^O^ That's great, thank you for the report, I really hope he'll do something this summer, the best thing that could happene would be have a Kimeru live and a The Nabs live , this would make me happy for a looong time^__^
It's good to think he could have read your letter, maybe he really did, anyway I'm sure he was happily sourprised to see you there^_^
It really was so easy to see people in the crowd of the Shibuya AX? *_* Aww mou why does he have to change place? ;_;
Anyway can't do anything to change this fact so..*sighs*
I'm sure you'll live a wonderful experience also in May and don't forget you have also dream live 2nd!
Ganbatte for all the gaijin fans!!!
Frannie: kime ~3/21/2005frannie on March 3rd, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
BWAAAA I'M SO EXCITED. I feel like I'm gonna hork >
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: kimeru - icon by angelamoridilettantka on March 3rd, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I love reading your reports!! you really capture a lot of the excitement and fun of it all :) :) :)
yukiko_emi7 on March 3rd, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
Mesa love You Got Game too!!!^^

You girls are sooooo lucky!!*dies* ahhaaha...sounds like you had a great time...worth every yen,i should say...Kimeru is so sweet,he really cares about his fans...all together now,awwww....

You met Nagayan!!*dies again*

Thanks for sharing your experience!!^^
Chiakichiaki777 on March 4th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
They're all so femininly cute...
St.Animestanime on March 4th, 2005 04:12 am (UTC)
Arigatou gozaimasu Hi-chan^^
Here's the link...I guess I was too lazy so I put your and aya-san's together...^^;;;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 4th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
Ahh, sankyuu!! <33 Any chance that I can ask what the replies say? =D Just curious! ^_^
St.Animestanime on March 4th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
LOL of course^^ I mean..it is your report right?
Mostly they said about how gentle Kime is and really loved the tenimyu boys' reactions^^ ..and most definitely a LOT of fangirling^^
most importantly..they absolutely LOVE you for the posts and has been wondering what the songs really meant^^;
..and...I was curious...where exactly is the ADAM-UU and EE-BU part?..I guess I just have really bad listening skills^^;;;
Again..thank you so much for letting me translate^^ Arigatou^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 4th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
Adam and Eve is in the 9th verse. =^__^= About 4:00 into the song. =^__^=
St.Animestanime on March 5th, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)
LOL I heard it...hilarious^^
btw...is there any chance on getting the lyrics?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 5th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Aya romanized it for us.. if you ask nicely, she might post it? ^^
mecrazyredrain on March 4th, 2005 10:17 am (UTC)
woooaaah!! *sugoi ne*
so high~~~ wish i could be on one of his concert once in my life!! *hope hope*
i'm still envy you because of these 2 inches!! >.<"
but i see, you had fun!!
arigatou that you share with us your happiness!! =) *sigh* you are so lucky!!
Helen: Kimeru: Pandavanillafire on March 4th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
I love reading your reports! I'm going to Japan next year for my third year of university, and eeee~ reading about Kimeru makes me excited, as I'm going to see him when I go! (As well as a whole list of other artists as long as my arm :D) I hope you get tickets for the one-day live! <3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 4th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, what part of Japan are you going to? ^__^ If it's Tokyo, let's hang out! <3
Helen: Kimeru: Star *^^*vanillafire on March 5th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
I'm not sure which part yet, actually! There are locations all over Japan we could go to, and it partly depends on exam results, and partly on personal choice and general demand. I'm going to try for somewhere near Tokyo (although not directly in, because the projected costs are INSANE!), though, because everything seems to happen there. :D It would be awesome if we could meet up, yeah! Even if I don't live in Tokyo, I'll still be going there at least once, so. <3

Is it okay if I friend you? I've been meaning to do so for ages now, as we've got quite a few friends in common, and I think you're awesome! XD;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 5th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
Of course it's okay! =^__^=
Kiarakaru_chan on March 4th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Wah... OMG

I wish I could have been there. Your description is just... exciting. Especially the part with the Tenimyu crew.

This must be one of the longest entries I've read so far ^^ But the more about Kime's concerts, the better.

If you manage to get tickets for the "one-day live", please write an entry like this one again.

Hope you don't mind, that I added you to my friends list.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 4th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
I don't mind! ^__^

And thanks for your comments! My reviews tend to be a little different from my friends', but I guess different is better sometimes! ^__^
tensai_tensai_ on March 5th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the report, which was awesome. You really make me wish that I was in Japan *sighs*

Do you mind if I add you as a friend?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 5th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
I don't mind! =^__^=
yungumii on March 5th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
wow...thatz an awesome live show..i wish i could go..>_<

question, will it be ok..if i used ur review of kime's live show as a reference to this fanfiction, i'm working on?? u see...i've never been to japan before..and well lol i don't know the places..so i was wondering if i could use ur review to make it more realistic. ^____^;;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 9th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
LOL Sure, that's fine with me. ^^
yungumii on March 9th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
thanks so much! ^__^
kanarazufuji_love on March 6th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
It sounded SO fun!! *^^* You're so lucky you were able to go. I know I have to go and see one of his concerts at least once in my life. >__< I hope that time will come soon. ^^;; Thanks for the report!! And those pics are sooo gorgeous. He's so hot! *___* Kime is just so cute and dorky! XDXD Love him~~~~