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:
- Dreams Do Come True: My Number 1 Band is COMING 🙂
- I Got The TIcket and Otanjoubi Haido-Sama
- Newsflash on L’Arc~en~Ciel: Fast Ticketing, New Album and Live Viewing
- Live Viewing Part 2: Final 20th L’Anniversary in Kyocera Stadium, Osaka
- Songs To Be Expected at L’Arc~en~Ciel Concert, 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)
And finally….The Big Day!!!
- Live Report From L’Arc~en~Ciel Concert in Jakarta (English Version)
- Konser Laruku (L’Arc~en~Ciel) – 11 Tahun Penantian Yang Tidak Sia-Sia
Bits around the concert:
As I have mentioned it in 20 Hours to The Most Historical Concert in My Life (L’Arc~en~Ciel Concert) , I am planning to buy some original goodies. Knowing that the queue would be crazy. My friends and I queued up since 11 AM, the selling started at 1 PM. we chose to stand in the blazing heat so that we could enjoy ourselves afterward.
And…. Here are my goodies along with all my memorabilia 🙂
The black towel was a gift for VIP package. I will keep my ticket and the VIP ID in my Larc Moment photo album. What I bought were 1 T-shirt (a bit bigger because the size was for foreigners), 1 eco bag (I love this bag and I should have bought 2), 1 light-stick (It’s not working anymore but I keep it anyway). i changed my cloth with the World Tour T-Shirt straight away.
I also keep 1 white feather, it was a gimmick they shared every time they sang Niji.
Before the concert, Laruku had a rehearsal and some of us tried finding a way to see the rehearsal. I got a glimpse of it from a far. Hyde was only using white sleeveless shirt (it might be the clothes he wore under the black vest he was wearing in the concert) and my dear Yuki was topless….gyaaaaa…..
In my Live Report, I mentioned that I was about 2 meters from the stage. I didn’t take any photo during the concert because I didn’t want to miss a thing. This is a picture of the stage before the concert started.
During the concert, as I have mentioned it in my Live Reports, the audience sang all the songs and made the band happy. Here are what the band thought of us: (from many sources)
- Oishi Masahiro said that the band really enjoyed the concert. Tetchan even said that WE (Jakarta) ARE THE BEST CROWD EVER!!
- Hyde trusted Indonesian audience and that’s why he gave us his mic to sing parts of some songs
- Laruku management was quite surprise knowing that it wall sounded so quite in Indonesia (at that time Suju from Korea was the main topic in TV) but suddenly there were 1.0000 people showed up. The concert was originally set for 7.000 people.
- Around 7.000 people who couldn’t get the ticket were staying outside the venue just to listen to the concert.
- Hyde mentioned “Kita kembali lagi ke Indonesia” (we will come back to Indonesia) TWICE
see Hyde’s happy face at minute 2:04 when he gave the audience a chance to sing
So…the chance of seeing them perform here again is really big … yaaiiii \(^^)/
Look at this photo:
The one sitting down is Dinda, my friend’s sister that I really admire. She can’t stand too long due to her illness, she will pass out if standing too long. Therefore she used wheelchair to the concert. Amazing, isn’t it? Such determination just to see L’Arc~en~Ciel, a band she has loved for years.
I also admire her parents, they let her go despite of her condition. If I was in her condition, you can bet all your money that I would have to fight so damn hard to get the permission and still most likely won’t be permitted. Her parents let her go to the concert and ALL her sister’s friends were there to help her gladly 🙂
In the venue, she was also helped by the nice security (Thank you to all Security members in laruku’s concert. You guys are sooo nice) and L’Arcrew (L’arc~en~Ciel Crew). They straight away built a small stage just for her so that she could enjoy the show just like everybody else.
I am going to close this post now. I know I won’t move on anytime soon but at least this blog, Polychrome Interest, is going to move on after this. It will go back to its routine again 🙂
I love you L’Arc~en~Ciel and will always love you. I will wait for your second concert with the same passion I had before…or even more passionate as I had already saw how great you were. Once again, thank you for giving the best night of my life 🙂
じゃあ また ね 皆さん (Jaa mata ne Minna) (^^)/