I have posted about the upcoming concert of my most favorite band in the whole wide world few days ago, but that post was merely a shout out. Now, I want to share the story when I heard about it and when I finally got the ticket.
I like to call this as the beginning of a series of diaries in which I will share about waiting for the concert to start 🙂
In January 26, 2012, I was not working on Thursday and I dedicated that day to do house chores. I started my day with shopping for that day’s meal. And then I began ironing a mountain of clothes. I finished ironing around 10. Lunch time was drawing nigh so I had to start cooking or my father and I won’t have anything to eat. I cooked my first meal and getting ready to cook the second meal when my friend, Ajeng, texted me saying that ‘it’s official!!’
I knew exactly what she was referring to!
After that text, I couldn’t concentrate with my cooking anymore. I shed tears of happiness, my hand was trembling and I walked around the house without knowing what to do. It was like living in a dream. My friend was also crying and she was in public transportation hoping that people wouldn’t notice her.
I used to say ‘why the hell did they cry seeing Michael Jackson Live?’ I understand their feeling after I love this band….and only by knowing they will perform, the news had made me cry. You can bet all your money that I will cry in the concert…no question about it. The 10 years waiting is about to pay off 🙂
The ticket was going to be on sale in January 28, 2012 … announced Marygops Studio
This is me and Nina>>
Nina is my best friend and my ‘partner in crime’. She had been a fan as long as I am, in fact, we know each other because we are from a fan forum (but we don’t go to that forum anymore). You can say that she is my soul mate in loving L’Arc~en~Ciel. She is married with a child, but she still went to the Live Viewing few months ago and will go to the concert too. I know I can count on her.
Her internet provider is way faster than mine (plus my computer is currently enjoying itself to suddenly turn off…and buying new computer is totally out the question right now as all my saving had been sucked by this band). Because of that fact, I straight away asked her to stand by and buy the ticket online. I totally relied on her.
We both wanted the VIP ones because it would give us an early entry which means we would be so close to the stage. …but VIP was less than 1000.
I couldn’t keep my hand away from my mobile-phone, keep checking the Marygops Studio’s twitter and L’Arc~en~Ciel Indonesia (LI) group in facebook. I wanted to know everything as soon as possible; I didn’t want to miss anything.
Somewhere at night, Nina texted me that there were rumours of presale in January 27, 2012. What the hell??
I was about to sleep at that time and straight away checked LI Facebook group. The rumours were true!! Everyone who had registered in L’Arc~en~Ciel Official site received an email saying that there will be a presale starting at 8 AM. They gave us link to buy the ticket…..gyaaaaaa how can you expect me to sleep soundly?? My mind kept drifting to those tickets….ahhhhh!!!
L’Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012 Jakarta Ticket Info Announcement!
Thanks very much for registering for Special Ticket Information about the L’Arc-en-Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012.
We’d like to send information about Jakarta ticket presale to everyone who registered.
It’s been 20 years since the band formed, and now the legend is taking a new stage!
Tickets are definitely going to be hard to come by, so please check the presales out.
*Tickets are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Presale tickets will go quickly – thanks for your understanding!
[Ticket Presale Schedule]
Presale Start From
Lapangan D Senayan
Fri – Jan 27, 2012
*We’ll provide information about tickets to other shows as inf ormation becomes available.
The next morning, January 27, 2012, I had to go to work….but my mind and heart were totally off that place, they were with Nina. Hoping so bad she would get the ticket. My other friend, who is also my co-work, asked for one ticket for her. Nina must buy 3 tickets in total.
I arrived at my office before9 and called Nina straight away …she said it wasn’t opened yet. They were late.
At 9, my boss came and started talking about something I had to do (on Thursday, I worked in a non-formal school with a Japanese owner), but honestly I couldn’t connect to her 100%. Then Ajeng came and sit next to me.
She was still explaining when a text came from Nina saying that we had booked 3 tickets for VIP.
I was Speechless!!!
I showed the text to Ajeng with a trembling hand and she immediately ran out of the office. I couldn’t control myself, I was smiling and half shedding a tear. My boss asked me what’s going on, I asked her with delight ‘We got the ticket!!! We got the ticket to see Laruku an Shieru!!!’ big smile on my face
My boss ‘eh? Where?’
‘Here!! Here in Jakarta on May!!!’ and I jumped and shouted YAAAIIII in front of her. And of course with tears in my eyes and hands unable to stop trembling.
My boss knew how much I love the band and she gave me a moment to celebrate.
I went outside and hugged Ajeng. We were like 2 crazy women smiling and hugging outside the office. The other co-works were saying congratulation.
All through that day, Ajeng and I smiled happily…nothing could ruin our happiness that day. We hugged each other again every time we looked at each other…our eyes seemed to speak ‘we’re going to see them live!!!’
We feel sorry to many Cielers who still haven’t got the ticket.
The presale VIP ticket was sold out in less than an hour and the premium was sold out in a day.
Public sale started yesterday morning. For online purchase, both VIP and premium were sold out less than 5 minutes, but the offline ones were still available.
My other friends came to Raja Karcis office to buy it offline, they wanted the VIP ones. They arrived at the RK office around 7 AM and they already got number 63. Some people had queued up since dawn. Fortunately, they got the VIP ticket 🙂
My other friends were so lucky, they got premium and regular tickets….but at least they still got it as the ticket becomes harder and harder to get.
For others….good luck minna-san \(^.^)/
Let’s have unforgettable time Minna-san \(^.^)/ and Let’s dance together with stars on our eyes
~(*.*~) (~*.*)~ ~(*.*~) (~*.*)~ ~(*.*~) (~*.*)~ ~(*.*~) (~*.*)~
Special for Hyde:
To: Peter Harjani and Marygops Studio
Thank you for bringing them here, thank you for doing everything so quick and lessen the chance for non-fan to buy the ticket (lately, some Indonesian people like to attend ANY concert just because they want to). We are also hoping you will help making the best concert to remember the rest of our life 🙂