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FINALLY OFFICIAL - Laruku in USA [Jun. 27th, 2004|08:25 am]
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This morning in my mailbox from Le ciel

OTAKON 2004 Presents
「L'Arc~en~Ciel Live in USA」

日時:2004年7月31日(土) START 17:00(予定)
場所:Baltimore/1st Mariner Arena
(ファースト マリナー アリーナ)
(201 W.Baltimore St.Baltimore MD 21201)



From: borntohula
2004-06-27 12:50 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-06-27 12:55 pm (UTC)
YES I am going!
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From: borntohula
2004-06-27 12:56 pm (UTC)

Were you going beforehand or are you just going now cause NO ONE TOLD ME and I'm scrambling to try and register and find a hotel and book a flight and all that.

BUT OMG! *chokes on own excitement a bit more*
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-06-27 01:01 pm (UTC)
I knew about Laruku coming beforehand, but it was still not 'official' so I was told not to tell anyone. I registered back in May and got a few weeks back. Some hotels might have rooms but not at the Otakon block rate - The Otakon bbs might have some tips too.

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From: borntohula
2004-06-27 01:03 pm (UTC)
*weeps many many tears*

Oh man, this is going to cost me a fortune but BY GOD AND ALL THAT IS HOLY I AM GOING.
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From: nyde
2004-06-27 12:59 pm (UTC)
WAHHH! *cries*

I'll just have to sit here and wait for those longass, innumerable 'concert' reports...

no, really. where is Baltimore, anyway?
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From: borntohula
2004-06-27 01:00 pm (UTC)
It is in MARYLAND. My name is MARY. Clearly this is destiny and HOLY CRAP I NEED TO GO.
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[User Picture]From: drops_of_colour
2004-06-27 01:00 pm (UTC)
It's really not fair in a way.
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[User Picture]From: tetsu_kazuki
2004-06-27 01:03 pm (UTC)
O.O USO~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I WISH I AM IN US NOW!!!!!!! >.<
whoa...you r really lucky nephentes san~~~~~~~ ( is this ur first time seeing laruku live or mayb you've went before?^^"")
please please... please get me tet-chan's signature ;;_;; onegai~~~~~~~~~* tags to you* ;;_;;
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From: milkyway85
2004-06-27 01:54 pm (UTC)
T.T *goesoffdying*

lucky ppl who can go there...please make lots of photos, ne
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[User Picture]From: miekochan
2004-06-27 02:11 pm (UTC)


It's about time they finally announced it. :) I wish I could go but I have more distressing things to worry about, plus I have no more vacation days ;_;
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From: travellin_otaku
2004-06-27 02:11 pm (UTC)
WAAAAAA >__< i need to find a way to the usa quick hmmm *strokes imaginary beard*....>.< ^____^ so cool! I hope u have fun! XD hehehe plse share with us all that happens. wonder wats the chance of laruku coming to oz T__T
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[User Picture]From: hayami_neko
2004-06-27 02:39 pm (UTC)
I can't go ;x;, so I hope you have a really great time! ^3^/
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From: mrhydeisme
2004-06-27 05:32 pm (UTC)
I wish I could go. :(

They should do a US Tour... and come to California.

I'll show them around, if they need a guide. :)
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[User Picture]From: rabi
2004-06-27 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yes! I'm going! All the way from California! But you already knew that.

Some people travel all the way to Japan to see their tour and are envied by the less fortunate people who can't go (like myself). But those less fortunate people don't complain about the inability to go to Japan... And yet, I'm seeing lots of people everywhere (not particularly the ones who are posting in this LJ) complaining about not being able to go to Baltimore... :(
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-06-27 06:51 pm (UTC)
and it was kind of a big freakin risk we took.. wasn't it? ahaha like Junk bonds, never knew if it was really gonna happen.

Yeah it's so nice that so many people are 'happy' for us *snort* Sure I wish everyone could go - ... but I'm always happy for friends who got to see them in Japan..
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[User Picture]From: rabi
2004-06-27 06:58 pm (UTC)
I'm just afraid the arena can't fit all the people who bought otakon membership and want to go to the concert. Arena capacity in concert mode is 13,500 according to the arena's website. But otakon is expecting 20,000 people to attend. Now I assume some of those people don't care for the concert, but you also need to take into account fans who just decide to come for the concert, even crazy japanese fans. They need to have a system to assign seats and be fair about who can go and who can't. A block away is the ghetto part of Baltimore. I don't want to have to end up lining up outside the arena overnight, and then get mugged by strange people.
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[User Picture]From: martyan
2004-06-28 12:40 am (UTC)
Now, we are really happy for you :) Right a lot!! And take pictures!!!
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[User Picture]From: driftingwind
2004-06-28 11:16 am (UTC)
Good on you, rabi and nepenthes. :) Enjoy your trip and please write some live reports for those of us who can't go.

I've been to the pieces forum and really can't agree more with you. :) I love Laruku, I don't have the resource to see them in live yet. And Laruku has never gone to my country for a live performance. Yet you don't see me whining about it. -_-

I think people should be grateful for them going to US instead of whining that they don't go to a particular city.

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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-06-27 07:47 pm (UTC)
Maybe Ayumi can help w/that? I don't know
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[User Picture]From: creepy_shetan
2004-06-27 07:26 pm (UTC)
...I'm totally squee-in right now. I knew it'd happen sometime soon, but not *this* soon. I guess I should've figured... Laruku is a crazy-busy band. They knew that just releasing an album wouldn't count for much here in the US unless they actually promoted it as well.

I wish I could here their Engrish in person though because it's so cute. XD ...Oh, and their performance, too, der. =p It's funny that they chose Otakon for their first live here... There are enough ppl who *think* they know Japanese (at any con) to be like a mini home away from home for the guys... >=p
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[User Picture]From: takarai
2004-06-27 08:48 pm (UTC)
Uwaaa~! o_O This year? Ne? Ne? *_* I thought they'll be in THE ROCK ODYSSEY 2004?????? x_X

I really need to go to Otakon NOW!!! Maybe I'll leave out of Japan early and catch up to them. XD (I don't care if I sound like a fangirl right now but I really want to meet hyde in person for so long! ;_;)
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[User Picture]From: secretletters
2004-06-27 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. God.
When I received some mails from MLs about it, I was just stuck. hmm.
I'm disappointed, I wish I could go .___.
(but going to Baltimore is much like going to Japan for me, regarding the tickets, hotels etc. -.-;)

Glad you're going Helayne! Don't forget to make report! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: agitatorswaltz
2004-06-27 10:10 pm (UTC)
^____^ issho ni!
Although they said we can't stand for hours in line. So that means no camping :\ I'm sorry XD
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[User Picture]From: doihachan
2004-06-27 10:37 pm (UTC)

I suppose I will see you there~ XD *high five*
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From: cube_
2004-06-28 08:07 am (UTC)
Highly irrelevant, but RAD icon dude.
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[User Picture]From: deaxolff
2004-06-28 01:05 am (UTC)
OMG I'm so happy for you!! And envious too. So VERY envious >_< but nevertheless happy ^_^ Enjoy their performance for the rest of us who can't go, y'hear? Come back with detailed reports.. And if they allow cameras, take pictures! LOADS OF PICTURES!! @_@
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