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RE: So how'd it go?
(07-21-2009, 10:39 AM)Mme. H Wrote: ~ I realize this is going to be a hyperbolic review. Well, when you see them, you tell me how to describe it in any milder tems. ~


Just sheer peak performance

Absolute focus, incredible energy, the power of complete unison.

You were all amazing, amazing! It’s the watermark for a world-class performance.

The energy just built and built. The encore was insanity.

hyde wrung his heart out, and poured it to us. He just opens up and goes into a state of passion that is beauty, itself. I cannot say how pure the performance was.

He sang full out like this, the entire performance. Whereas that’s thrilling enough, for one song, how is it possible his voice, his energy can bring it to that level, for an hour and a half? I wholly agree with those others during this tour, who have used the word, “perfect.”

He wore a knee-length, tapered jacket that looked like thin, woven silk, with a steely sheen to it that changed color with the lights. The jacket was unbuttoned to the waist, and there was a tattered scarf of dark material just lining the inner rim of the jacket’s neckline. I tell you about his fashion in loving detail, so that you can appreciate that it was a picture, hyde in motion, in it. Dervish hyde danced and spun and made its tails fly, until he began to rock his way out of it! Well, he ripped out the back of an armhole seam, but it’s a beginning!

K.A.Z = Masterful. Whereas he tends to seem the introverted one in interviews and photo shoots, when he gets a guitar in his hands, it is power! It’s sexy, oh yes, when he plants his feet and starts in. He’s just charged with electric energy. When K.A.Z looks at the audience while playing, and you can see he knows it’s his world, now, and he’s putting it to us, and sometimes he gets this little smile on his face…it reminds one of that remark he made, “The audience was delicious.”

Ju-ken, I’m developing this theory that your energy is actually capable of spontaneous healing. You could say Ju-ken likes to keep busy. And also that the universe is kinda big. As he apparently feels he doesn’t have enough to do onstage, being the power bassist of choice for Japan’s premiere rock bands, Ju-ken has taken to simultaneously pimping the songs and the members of the band – uh, including himself - , oh, and dancing like he’s about to leave the ground, all while he solidly rocks the Hell out of us. Rockin’ the fashion, too, handsome Ju-ken.

Ari…Sexy thing! Drumming so hot, it could almost distract you entirely from just watching him, all muscles working furiously and long hair falling into his face. Ari’s attitude was pleasingly cocky. Tipping his chin up at the audience, strutting offstage, deciding to toss a memento into the crowd, at the last minute. I say it again – that drumming is Hot!

Jin seems to prefer to work the magic from a dark quarter of the stage…perhaps his night-dwelling eyes cannot abide the bright light. Or maybe he is refining his stealth, for the hunt. His deft touch so sweetens the music. Beautiful.

I am too weak from two days in a row of VAMPS, to continue at this moment.

In an open letter to VAMPS, ~~~
I’m in awe and I love you.

Great write-up! Thanks for sharing. You can feel the emotion of the concert through your words.
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RE: So how'd it go?
(07-21-2009, 10:39 AM)Mme. H Wrote: ~ I realize this is going to be a hyperbolic review. Well, when you see them, you tell me how to describe it in any milder tems. ~


Just sheer peak performance

Absolute focus, incredible energy, the power of complete unison.

You were all amazing, amazing! It’s the watermark for a world-class performance.

The energy just built and built. The encore was insanity.

hyde wrung his heart out, and poured it to us. He just opens up and goes into a state of passion that is beauty, itself. I cannot say how pure the performance was.

He sang full out like this, the entire performance. Whereas that’s thrilling enough, for one song, how is it possible his voice, his energy can bring it to that level, for an hour and a half? I wholly agree with those others during this tour, who have used the word, “perfect.”

He wore a knee-length, tapered jacket that looked like thin, woven silk, with a steely sheen to it that changed color with the lights. The jacket was unbuttoned to the waist, and there was a tattered scarf of dark material just lining the inner rim of the jacket’s neckline. I tell you about his fashion in loving detail, so that you can appreciate that it was a picture, hyde in motion, in it. Dervish hyde danced and spun and made its tails fly, until he began to rock his way out of it! Well, he ripped out the back of an armhole seam, but it’s a beginning!

K.A.Z = Masterful. Whereas he tends to seem the introverted one in interviews and photo shoots, when he gets a guitar in his hands, it is power! It’s sexy, oh yes, when he plants his feet and starts in. He’s just charged with electric energy. When K.A.Z looks at the audience while playing, and you can see he knows it’s his world, now, and he’s putting it to us, and sometimes he gets this little smile on his face…it reminds one of that remark he made, “The audience was delicious.”

Ju-ken, I’m developing this theory that your energy is actually capable of spontaneous healing. You could say Ju-ken likes to keep busy. And also that the universe is kinda big. As he apparently feels he doesn’t have enough to do onstage, being the power bassist of choice for Japan’s premiere rock bands, Ju-ken has taken to simultaneously pimping the songs and the members of the band – uh, including himself - , oh, and dancing like he’s about to leave the ground, all while he solidly rocks the Hell out of us. Rockin’ the fashion, too, handsome Ju-ken.

Ari…Sexy thing! Drumming so hot, it could almost distract you entirely from just watching him, all muscles working furiously and long hair falling into his face. Ari’s attitude was pleasingly cocky. Tipping his chin up at the audience, strutting offstage, deciding to toss a memento into the crowd, at the last minute. I say it again – that drumming is Hot!

Jin seems to prefer to work the magic from a dark quarter of the stage…perhaps his night-dwelling eyes cannot abide the bright light. Or maybe he is refining his stealth, for the hunt. His deft touch so sweetens the music. Beautiful.

I am too weak from two days in a row of VAMPS, to continue at this moment.

In an open letter to VAMPS, ~~~
I’m in awe and I love you.

I like Jin's glowy drumsticks. They made his quarter less dark. Icon_blaugh
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RE: So how'd it go?
(07-21-2009, 10:39 AM)Mme. H Wrote: ~ I realize this is going to be a hyperbolic review. Well, when you see them, you tell me how to describe it in any milder tems. ~


Just sheer peak performance

Absolute focus, incredible energy, the power of complete unison.

You were all amazing, amazing! It’s the watermark for a world-class performance.

The energy just built and built. The encore was insanity.

hyde wrung his heart out, and poured it to us. He just opens up and goes into a state of passion that is beauty, itself. I cannot say how pure the performance was.

He sang full out like this, the entire performance. Whereas that’s thrilling enough, for one song, how is it possible his voice, his energy can bring it to that level, for an hour and a half? I wholly agree with those others during this tour, who have used the word, “perfect.”

He wore a knee-length, tapered jacket that looked like thin, woven silk, with a steely sheen to it that changed color with the lights. The jacket was unbuttoned to the waist, and there was a tattered scarf of dark material just lining the inner rim of the jacket’s neckline. I tell you about his fashion in loving detail, so that you can appreciate that it was a picture, hyde in motion, in it. Dervish hyde danced and spun and made its tails fly, until he began to rock his way out of it! Well, he ripped out the back of an armhole seam, but it’s a beginning!

K.A.Z = Masterful. Whereas he tends to seem the introverted one in interviews and photo shoots, when he gets a guitar in his hands, it is power! It’s sexy, oh yes, when he plants his feet and starts in. He’s just charged with electric energy. When K.A.Z looks at the audience while playing, and you can see he knows it’s his world, now, and he’s putting it to us, and sometimes he gets this little smile on his face…it reminds one of that remark he made, “The audience was delicious.”

Ju-ken, I’m developing this theory that your energy is actually capable of spontaneous healing. You could say Ju-ken likes to keep busy. And also that the universe is kinda big. As he apparently feels he doesn’t have enough to do onstage, being the power bassist of choice for Japan’s premiere rock bands, Ju-ken has taken to simultaneously pimping the songs and the members of the band – uh, including himself - , oh, and dancing like he’s about to leave the ground, all while he solidly rocks the Hell out of us. Rockin’ the fashion, too, handsome Ju-ken.

Ari…Sexy thing! Drumming so hot, it could almost distract you entirely from just watching him, all muscles working furiously and long hair falling into his face. Ari’s attitude was pleasingly cocky. Tipping his chin up at the audience, strutting offstage, deciding to toss a memento into the crowd, at the last minute. I say it again – that drumming is Hot!

Jin seems to prefer to work the magic from a dark quarter of the stage…perhaps his night-dwelling eyes cannot abide the bright light. Or maybe he is refining his stealth, for the hunt. His deft touch so sweetens the music. Beautiful.

I am too weak from two days in a row of VAMPS, to continue at this moment.

In an open letter to VAMPS, ~~~
I’m in awe and I love you.

That is exactly Kazu to a T. He's very silent or quiet in interviews/photo shoots etc. But once he has a guitar in his hands he doesn't need his voice, his guitar speaks for him. Music is his life, his world. You can see how deeply he loves it just by watching how dedicated he is to his job. He always puts in 110% no matter what, if it's a short set of 5 songs or a hour and a half long concert. Even behind the scenes in the studio he puts in all he has and more. When he sees us (fans) cheering or getting excited for the songs/music it more than likely thrills him! We are enjoying what he's giving us. I have told him (on myspace comments) that I, for one, am gracious he allows us to be blessed by his wonderful talent. More people need to appreciate Kazu. He has a sound all his own and he puts so much time and effort into anything he does. He mesmerizes me on DVD so I can just imagine what it will be like in person, to watch him do what he does so beautifully. It was his guitar playing that hooked me at first and I love to just watch him play guitar, because you can tell he loves it so dearly!

Thanks for saying that about Kazu, it made me very happy!!
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I love watching vamps live. You can really tell that all the members greatly enjoy what they're doing. I really love how Ju-ken is just a ball of energy that can thrill the audience even further. He also has cool hats (like the one in connecticut)! Hyde is just all around adorable. It still amazes me how such a powerful, strong voice comes out of such a small person. He's also so open and hilarious in interviews/talk shows. He's by far one of the best performers out there. Kaz is my favorite guitarist. Like I said before, he isn't the best technically speaking, but you can really sense his love for music. Also, I love the part about him that's so shy in public/interviews, but so silly while with friends or alone (like when he painted his nails in Portland.)

I really love this band and am so glad they decided to grace us with their appearance.
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(07-21-2009, 11:13 AM)iceybabes Wrote:
That is exactly Kazu to a T. He's very silent or quiet in interviews/photo shoots etc. But once he has a guitar in his hands he doesn't need his voice, his guitar speaks for him. Music is his life, his world. You can see how deeply he loves it just by watching how dedicated he is to his job. He always puts in 110% no matter what, if it's a short set of 5 songs or a hour and a half long concert. Even behind the scenes in the studio he puts in all he has and more. When he sees us (fans) cheering or getting excited for the songs/music it more than likely thrills him! We are enjoying what he's giving us. I have told him (on myspace comments) that I, for one, am gracious he allows us to be blessed by his wonderful talent. More people need to appreciate Kazu. He has a sound all his own and he puts so much time and effort into anything he does. He mesmerizes me on DVD so I can just imagine what it will be like in person, to watch him do what he does so beautifully. It was his guitar playing that hooked me at first and I love to just watch him play guitar, because you can tell he loves it so dearly!

Thanks for saying that about Kazu, it made me very happy!!
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I respect KAZ as a musician a lot, but i recognize i used to find him a little...eh...boring.
Yesterday, i chose the spot between Ju-Ken and Hyde, because i'm a Hyde fangirl and Ju-Ken is so entertaining...but when KAZ came to my side, he blew me away. He was really into the music and the audience and i agree that is little relaxed smile is really cute. It's not like i regret being in front of Ju-Ken, though, he is made of awesome...they both totally stole the show.

(Sorry, my beautiful Princess, i came to see you and i wish i was more impressed by your performance last night, but it was kinda underwhelming to me...i still love you, anyway)
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(07-21-2009, 12:57 PM)ssynny Wrote: I love watching vamps live. You can really tell that all the members greatly enjoy what they're doing. I really love how Ju-ken is just a ball of energy that can thrill the audience even further. He also has cool hats (like the one in connecticut)! Hyde is just all around adorable. It still amazes me how such a powerful, strong voice comes out of such a small person. He's also so open and hilarious in interviews/talk shows. He's by far one of the best performers out there. Kaz is my favorite guitarist. Like I said before, he isn't the best technically speaking, but you can really sense his love for music. Also, I love the part about him that's so shy in public/interviews, but so silly while with friends or alone (like when he painted his nails in Portland.)

I really love this band and am so glad they decided to grace us with their appearance.

Personally I think he's a great guitarist technically speaking. I've heard many, many guitarists (My brother is one and usually when he's impressed it means the guitarist is pretty darn good) and I think he's one of the best. Up there with my other favorites. I find nothing wrong with the way he plays.
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I'm not saying he's bad technically speaking, but there are better. ex) Hendrix!
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the show was unbelievably awsome
except for those jap girls pushing and shoving to the front, that kinda pissed me off
and another jap dude had a camera on
i thought japanese ppl are polite and good mannered
good thing hyde brought me back to happy mode right away
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(07-21-2009, 10:49 PM)Guest Wrote: those jap girls

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(07-21-2009, 11:11 PM)Billkwando Wrote:
(07-21-2009, 10:49 PM)Guest Wrote: those jap girls

Do you go to rap forums and drop the N word? Think before you speak.

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