“Portugal was freaking hot. But I think London will be even hotter, right?”
Chriss and I, surprise surprise, managed to arrive only just in time for the doors opening. We were too busy eating Chriss’ homemade curry. That, and stupid weekend tube closures >.< Unfortunately, this means Chriss missed her meet & greet with Miyavi (her ticket was VIP), ’cause they never told her it started at 6:30 >.< But they did get him to sign a card for her~
It was an incredible gig. Quite toned down though. Just him and his drummer. Dressed in black. I’m really surprised by the lack of violence… I was at the front, I should have been mauled like at Girugamesh, but most people were well behaved. Except when Miyavi came right in front of us and climbed on top of the speakers, at which point there was a very definite crush. Beautiful moment though, when the staff members started running around trying to hold the speakers in case they moved and he fell off, and to adjust the microphone. Though that wasn’t all that necessary, ’cause we were doing quite a good job of singing for him XP
“My voice is gone, so I want you to sing along. But I’m not sure you know the words :P”
There was a really touching moment when he spoke about the earthquake in Japan, about how difficult it was for everyone, and how hard it was to go ahead with the world tour, leaving his family and friends. He then asked for everyone to do a 20 second silence. Unfortunately, one moron let out a pretty loud giggle. Which was then followed by several loud “SHUSH”es.
They brought on a stool for him to sit on, which he
gracelessly gracefully plopped down on. He talked about how it was thanks to us that he was back in London, and how he was happy to be back. He said that since the last time he was here, his second daughter was born which led to a brilliant moment:
“My daughter Jewelie was born … She was so smiley. Now she’s so chubby.
She drinks a lot a lot a lot of milk. Too much.”
The gig was being recorded for a live album, which is good news for those who couldn’t go :O Funnily enough, there was far more pushing and shoving in the queue than in the pit o.O We each bought a t-shirt, poster and poster-booklet thing. We didn’t have enough money for the CD >.< But we figured that we’d be able to get that another time, whereas the concert merch is a one time thing~ Chriss nearly got her hands on one for discounted price – we were approached while waiting for the tube by guys who worked at the venue and got the CDs for free, and one of them said he was broke and wanted to sell it so he could go to the pub… but then got into a massive dilemma over it. And we lost it. Oh wells.
Chriss doing an impression of a duck. While holding the poster-booklet thing.
This was also my first gig with my boyfriend. Good times. I have to admit to being slightly relieved that he kinda floated off during the gig, cause I got a bit self conscious XD; lolol, he’s going to kill me XP