The weather cooperated for me & my travel companion for the Live Viewing in Chicgao - I went with a former co-worker's daughter who is a big Larc enthusiast & Tetsuya is her role model in life ^-^ I guess playing Larc at my workstation all those years paid off.
We caught the Amtrak train in Ann Arbor with no problem. She had an early appointment time for Solo ensemble (she plays viola) & she & her duet partner scored a perfect 1. There was some spotty wi-fi accessibility on the train & we tried to avoid too many spoilers...but Green haired leader was a surprise. photos by Arif Budiono Putro
Arriving in Chicago Union station on time - & as a Detroiter (I don't live technically in Detroit- but close enough to claim it) it felt like I was visiting our rich cousin. Usually I don't get sad about living in Michigan until I leave it to see how much better off everyone else seems to be doing. Chicago seemed so sparkly & new - it was easy to get a cab & go to our hotel which was really nice.
The AMC theatre was a short walk & really big. We found our way to the live viewing screen & found our kindred spirits gathered around the Chicago Street Team. There was about 30 people in attendance & the street team leader seemed disappointed by the low attendance. He really perked up when we said we had come from Detroit.
I really liked the live viewing a lot more than I thought. It helped that there were guys in the audience who all seemed to be Vamps fans - & kept screaming 'HAIDOOOO" The street team handed out glow sticks (I didn't think fast enough to grab a poster before they disappeared) & we all waved our sticks in unison like we were part of the crowd.
Setlist : 01. CHASE 02. SEVENTH HEAVEN 03. REVELATION 04. GOOD LUCK MY WAY 05. BLESS (a capella at the beginning) -MC- 06. HONEY 07. winter fall 08. NEXUS 4 09. READY STEADY GO 10. metropolis (performed at substage) -MC- 11. 未来世界 -Mirai Sekai- (performed at substage) 12. 花葬 -Kasou- L'Acoustic (performed at substage) 13. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM 14. The Fourth Avenue Cafe 15. X X X 16. shade of season 17. DRINK IT DOWN -MC- 18. EVERLASTING (NEW SONG lyric: hyde, music: ken) 19. Blame -MC- 20. Caress of Venus 21. Driver's High 22. Link 23. あなた -Anata-
The only real disappointment was the censoring of "Everlasting" - we got a silent view of the audience (no camera view of Larc) with a disclaimer during the new song performance. Too bad they couldn't just edit that part out - but all was forgiven when Blame was the following song.
After the viewing, we all gathered around & chatted a bit, basking in post concert viewing happiness.
I'm so glad you got a chance to go and shared your report^^ Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to London for this live viewing due to having just got back from VAMPS, ugh, what bad timing on the London live viewing. Looking forward to the DVD though! Especially the green hair LMAO!