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 28, 2013
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I didn’t do Top 5 post last month because I didn’t have time to do it…I almost didn’t make it this month as well. But there are still few days before March is over…so here’s this month top 5
Once in a while, there are music that somehow becomes very addictive. Have you ever had that experience?
This month’s Top 5 is about addictive slow music…it can be pop or rock (and because I am not in to pop that much, my list consist of songs from Rock bands…mostly Britpop)
These five songs have some kind of magic that I can’t quite explain, one thing I do know is that these songs enchanted me and made me listen to them over and over and over and over again.
These five songs are in no particular order.
Yuki no ashiato by L’Arc~en~Ciel
It’s hard to describe how I felt the first time I heard this song. It’s the 11th track in KISS (Laruku’s 11th album). When Hyde started singing with his beautiful voice, so slow and so deep…his voice went straight to my heart and then the violin added the beauty of this song. as he started singing in a high and low tone, it captured my heart wholly. I repeated the song so often that I might grew bored at it…but It never made me bored. When I saw the live video of this song, I literally shed a small tear because the song is really beautiful. It felt so sad but the lyric is not sad at all.
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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 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
December 4, 2011
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Setelah menghitung hari dan menghitung jam dengan tidak sabarnya, akhirnya hari yang ditunggu2 datang juga
Untuk kali ini, saya tulis dalam bahasa Indonesia karena pembukaannya dengan bahasa Inggris
Mungkin tidak ada yang sadar kalau saya mulai menghitung mundur hari menuju Live Viewing sejak 3 hari lalu pada widget sebelah kanan saya. Rasanya ga sabar banget pengen cepat2 datang ke Epicentrum dan nonton concert yang sebenarnya saya dah tonton hampir sepuluh kali … hehehe maaf saya terlalu kecanduan L’Arc~en~Ciel.
Saya Janjian dengan beberapa teman dan duduk terpisah-pisah. Saya di B-18 dan19, harusnya duduk bareng Nina, teman kecanduan saya.Kita berdua dah sama2 kecanduan Laruku sejak sepuluh tahun yang lalu. Tapi sayangnya dia batal datang karena terjebak macet. Dia akan datang tanggal 11 nanti (tentunya saya juga datang lagi ). Jadi saya culik Delima untuk duduk dengan saya di seat barisan B. Sementara, Ajeng, teman kantor saya dan adiknya, di barisan C. Dan rombongan dedengkot jejepangan angakatan lama (ga enak nyebut angkatan tua…hehehe karena sekarang yang sering datang ke acara Jejepangan udah generasi baru semua) duduk di barisan M.
Para pembeli tiket yang menitip pada komunitasL’Arc~en~Ciel Indonesia mendapatkan stik fluorescence warna warni ala penonton di Live 20th Anniversary tersebut. Saya sudah menulis review concert 20th L’Anniversary itu di bulan October. Read more of this post
October 1, 2011
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This is going to be my favorite post of this month because I LOVE writing this concert review. It’s been a while since my last concert review. They just had a long break, so not many concert DVD was released in previous years. The latest concert review was Are You Ready? また ハ-ト に火 を つける! In Okinawa.
L’Arc~en~Ciel, the first reason I made this blog and the only band I want to see before I die (meaning that I don’t mind if I can’t see other bands as long as I live if I can see them at least once). This band has been around for 20 years…quite a long year for a band and hoping that they will never break up. Last May, on 28-29, they held their 20th anniversary concert which they called as 20th L’Anniversary….how I love to be there…but I couldn’t (this is the time where I regret I don’t have plenty of money).
I would act the same if I was there
If I am not mistaken, it was in 30 May 1991 when they first held their performance in a small club seen only by 120-130 people…and look at them now. 2 days sold-out concert in big arena…what a beautiful scene
They are currently touring around Japan in their 20th L’Anniversary tour. They will visit Bangkok, London, Paris, and New York next year. I hope they will visit Indonesia, or at least Singapore…I will come and see them if they come to Singapore. I am currently in the process of making a passport in case they decide to perform in Singapore….just to be prepared. Read more of this post
September 16, 2011
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“I thought about giving everyone a kiss for this 20 years…I’m kidding. I wrote it thinking about erotic things. Next time, try to read it in your bed ok?”
Hyde talking about XXX (Saitama Live MC)
I don’t know how long will this video last before Youtube erase it….so ENJOY!!!
I love this song!!!! My friend and I are so sure that this song is composed by Ken Read more of this post