Today a year ago: The band that I love the most for the past 12 years held an unforgettable concert in my country. A year ago, I have been waiting for them for 11 years.
Today is a very special day for all L’Arc~en~Ciel fans in Indonesia…for us, May 2nd will forever be Laruku Day…the day where the dream of thousands of their fans in Indonesia came true.
Here is EVERYthing I have written last year:
- Dreams Do Come True -My Number 1 Favorite Band is Coming
- I got The VIP Ticket \(^^)/
- Fast Ticketing, New Album and Another Live Viewing
- Songs to be expected at the concert on may 2nd
- Crazy Excitement Toward L’Arc~en~Ciel Concert on May 2
- 20 Hours to The Most Historical Concert in My Life (L’Arc~en~Ciel Concert)
- Things Around The Most Amazing Concert in My Life
- Laruku’s Concert Is Finally Over – We Will wait For Your Return
- Jakarta at NHK BSプレミアム & The First L’Arc~en~Ciel’s DVD in Indonesia
Because today is Thursday, so I think the best way to celebrate May 2nd is to share a random list of me and the most amazing concert I have ever seen in my entire life.
In case you come here from Thursday Thirteen: L’Arc~en~Ciel is a rock band from Japan that I love more than ALL the bands in the world, past present and future.
I LITERALLY cried when I found out that Laruku (shorter way to say L’Arc~en~Ciel) has announced Jakarta as one of the city they will visit on their World Tour.
>> I cried because for the past 11 years I thought they would never come to my country as the promoter always brought western bands, never an Asian band. It was a tear of happiness.
I was in the middle of a meeting with my former boss when my friend texted me that she had bought the ticket for VIP class. When I read that, I couldn’t hear what my boss was talking about and she let me had a moment of joy before continuing the meeting. Read more of this post
March 3, 2013
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Happy 12th Anniversary to me
12 years!!! WOW!! This is by far the longest time I have ever been obsessed with something…12 years and still going strong.
I don’t remember when was the exact date and month when I started loving Laruku more than any band ever exist on earth…but I do remember the year clearly, it was 2001.
I have been in love with Tokusatsu and Anime since I was in elementary school, and then I found Dorama in Junior High…however, I still haven’t heard Japanese Music apart from Anime and Dorama soundtrack. One day, I went to a kind of Japan entertainment convention and saw a poster of Japanese band. Even though I haven’t learned Japanese at that time but I knew enough that Japanese people can’t pronounce foreign language without changing it into Japanese kind of pronunciation. At that time, I was sort of mocking at the poster, I said “Japanese!! They can’t even say that word and they chose that word for their band’s name”. But somehow the name stuck in my head even though I myself didn’t know how to pronounce L’Arc~en~Ciel.
Few weeks later…I saw a video on MTV and I straight away remember that strange name “hey…this is the band with that difficult name!!” and I remembered thinking “They have good tune, I quite like it.” The video was Stay Away and this video is one of my top 5 favorite video by L’Arc~en~Ciel.
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July 23, 2012
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Note: At first…I only want to share about the DVD but then one amazing moment happens and need to be shared so badly
Laruku had shared their 20th L’Anniversary World Tour in New York, London and Jakarta. It’s in NHK BSプレミアム.
I let you all see how AMAZING the audience was…this is how a concert supposed to be!! (still feeling a bit disappointed with DC Concert’s Audience) and how awesome L’arc~en~Ciel is. May 2nd will forever be one of the most beautiful nights in my life. I have no regret now.
I am so happy that I was part of this amazing L’Arc~History. I was shot at minute 1:20 … so proud that I was there singing their song with all my heart…just like the tittle of the song: My Heart Draws a Dream that night Read more of this post
June 10, 2012
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Click this button to see my other top-5 list
Two years ago (2010) this month, I made a list of 5 men worthy to be drooled upon…basically I was just trying to make a list of famous men I adore physically ;)
As time goes, things changed, the list needed an updated version so bad.
In 2010, my list were: (Click here to see the detail why I chose them)
- Keanu Reeves
- Cillian Murphy
- Moriyama Mirai
- Nisikido Ryo
Two men are being kicked out of my list this year…I still think of them as my eye candy but not as top 5 anymore the other three remain but the order is changed.
I have to remind you again that this list is HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE!!! Subjective because beauty is in the eyes of the beholder…and in my eyes these five men are superior above other men
This second part of men to drool on consist of : One charismatic vocalist, One with gorgeous eyes, One with sexy biceps, One azzling Brit and One humble hunk.
Let’s just get on with it …shall we. Read more of this post
June 4, 2012
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L’Arc~en~Ciel finally wrap up their concert in Hawaii…although they considered Kokuritsu (Tokyo) concert as the Final.
I am going to share a lot of things in this post…mostly about how our love is returned by them
After Jakarta’s concert, the band headed to Korea. One of my old fellow L’Arc-addicts was there to see it. Oktavia Ratnasari (whom I used to call as Setsu) was living in Korea at this moment. Read her report here> Setsu’s Live Report.
After Korea, they went back to their home, Japan. They held their concerts in Yokohama, Osaka and Tokyo. I don’t usually write about their concert that I didn’t see…but these concerts are special…at least to us, Indonesian Cielers.
20th L’Anniversary WORLD TOUR 2012 YOKOHAMA NISSAN STADIUM – 12th and 13th May
Read Full Report by Risa @ L’Arc~en~Ciel UK Fans Unite (English Street Team)
I am not going to write about the concert, you can read it on the link I have given above. Risa did amazing job translating everything that happened at the concert.
I quoted this from her note because Ken mentioned my country even though it is only about the weather. Read more of this post
May 19, 2012
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Did you know that I almost went to Singapore?
When I first heard that L’Arc~en~Ciel was going to play at Singapore, I couldn’t stay still and going. They are going to so close…and it’ll kill me if I don’t go…but then the wonderful news came out, they are also going to play in Jakarta…so the plan to go to Singapore never happened. However, I am now saving some money so that when they decide to do another world tour, I can go to countries near Indonesia so that I can see them more then once.
Let’s put my story aside for now
A nice girl from Malaysia went to Singapore because L’Arc didn’t visit Malaysia. Her name is Ilina Syazwani Musa or known as tkbluestorm in this blog of mine. She is one of Laruku’s fans I met here in the internet world
She wrote great report in the comment form and I think it is far better to make that super long comment as a blog post. She kindly sent me her photos on the venue to support this post
I will let her do the talking now
The Goodies Booth
We arrived in Singapore in the afternoon. Then, we went to stadium and met some our Malaysian friends around 5.00 pm. Initially, I only wanted to buy the premium package and lightstick, but when I saw my friends bought other merchandises, I also bought the things that I didn’t planned. But I never regretted it. In fact, I think I should bring more money because I never knew they would sell cd and dvd at the entrance of the arena. The concert merchandise you can buy them even you didn’t have the ticket from the booth which is located outside the stadium, but the cd and dvd, you only find them after you entered the stadium. I’m not sure about it in Jakarta. I hope they also sell the albums there. Read more of this post
This is going to be the last post on my L’Arc~en~Ciel Week
The after effect is scary…right now, even after 6 days, I still feel like the concert is still playing in front of my eyes. I am like a girl who finally met her long lost boyfriend but the meeting was only for 2 hours and now he left her again…
The longing to see them again is painful…can’t wait to see them again here
At first I wanted to write it in both English and Indonesian…but I don’t have much time to do it…so I chose to write it in English.
Here are my review/report of the concert I have been waiting for for over 11 years:
I am SOOOO happy that this high expectation of mine was totally paid off. They DID NOT disappointed me at all. Thank you L’Arc~en~Ciel for being a part of my life and for creating beautiful rainbow to fill my daily life.
I and lots of Indonesian cielers feel the same as I am, it is so hard to move on…we feel like part of our mind and soul are still there at Senayan … singing and dancing along with Hyde, Tetsuya, Yuki and Ken. You might think that it’s so stupid and silly but that is exactly how I feel. The memory of May 2nd implanted so deep in my heart that walking away from it feels like a burden.
…but, I know life must go on and that’s why this post is written
This amazing ride started on November 26th, 2011 when Live Viewing Japan chose us to be one of few countries to play 20th L’Anniversary concert…at that time I wrote it as One Step Closer to a 10 Year Dream. Then on January 2012…It came true!!! They announced Jakarta as one of their destinations during World Tour 2012…for the first time in my life, I believe in that famous sentence: Dreams Do Come True
What followed afterward were series of posts under the tag of LarukuJKT (we use it as a hashtag in twitter), here are the posts: Read more of this post
English version is HERE
IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING CONCERT I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!
Gw dah sering bilang kalo dulu cuma suka sama Muse tapi jadi cinta setelah liat mereka konser…tapi L’Arc~en~Ciel adalah band yang gw cintai lebih dari semua band yang ada di dunia ini bahkan sebelum gw liat konser mereka…dan sekarang setelah liat….GUE MAKIN CINTA SAMA MEREKA!!
Buat gw, mereka akan selalu menjadi band TERHEBAT diantara semua band di dunia ini dan akan menjadi band TERFAVORIT gw sepanjang masa.
Aduh…bingung rasanya mau mulai darimana, semua masih terasa bagaikan mimpi indah yang tidak ingin berakhir…konsernya LUAR BIASA!!! TAK BISA DIUNGKAPKAN DENGAN KATA-KATA2…dan lebih kerennya lagi … GW DAPAT APA YANG GW INGINKAN!!! GW ADA DI BARISAN DEPAN NEMPEL SAMA PEMBATAS …GYAAAAAAA…. MEREKA DEKAT BUANGET!!!!
Hyde – Credit: Lionindra Harviana (click on the pic)
Gw cuma 2 meteran dr Hyde, sayangnya dr Yuki ttp aja jauh
Hyde itu luar biasa cantiknya!!! sumpah deh gw ga pernah liat cowok secantik dia dan bahkan lebih cantik dr kebanyakan cewek yang pernah gw liat. Udah cantik suaranya juga merdu bgt….dan itu bajunya ya!!! gyaaaa gw langsung teriak begitu chikubinya terlihat….gyaaa fangirl mode on!!
Dan YUKI…aaaaaaaa Yukiiiii!!! Luar biasa guanteng…aaaaaa gw pengen teriak teriak mulu tiap liat Yuki. Aduh itu bisep bikin gw mau pingsan!! kalo kedengaran teriakan cempreng “Yuki Daisuki” itu gw yang teriak hahaha.
Tetchan putiiiih banget deh, kayaknya dia yang paling putih…sampai kemerahan gitu. Senangnya liat dia sering mampir-mampir ke depan gw walaupun gw lebih berada di depan Hyde. Sayangnya gw ga bisa banyak liat Ken karena gw emang lebih kesisi Tetchan drpd Ken.
Tapi…jelas perhatian gw terfokus pada Hyde dan Yuki
Karena sudah menanti selama 11 tahun, gw ga pengen ngabisin waktu gw dengan moto dan ngerekam. Gw nikmati setiap detiknya dengan mata kepala ini dan merekamnya selamanya di otak. Karena itu, gw pake foto2 dari internet aja Read more of this post