Bye bye One OK Rock and Hello Hyde (VAMPS)

This is a story how I am going to see Hyde again πŸ™‚

About three months ago, I bought a ticket concert to see One OK Rock. I am not a fan but I really like some of their songs, especially The Beginning which is the soundtrack for Rurouni Kenshin (I love the movie and can’t wait to see second movie). Even though I am not a fan but I have pledged that I will support any Japanese bands that come to Jakarta as a way to show them that we love more Japanese bands to play here so that the ones I really want to see will consider Jakarta as their tour destination (I am expecting Lunasea, X Japan and Gackt to play here…and of course another L’Arc~en~Ciel concert).

In short, I bought the ticket and hoping to hear the songs I know.

Here’s One Ok Rock singing The Beginning followed by trailer of Rurouni Kenshin

You can read my review on the movie > here

The concert is supposed to be on November 24, 2013.


A month ago…things changed! I have to give up my OOR ticket so that I can watch another band…a band called VAMPS. I am not a fan of this band either but the I love the vocalist as he is my number one vocalist (Five favorite male singers)…the vocalist is called Hyde. Yes! he is the vocalist of the band I have loved for the past 12 years, L’Arc~en~Ciel (anyone who has been to my blog knows how much I love that band.

Vamps Indo

Hyde has two bands, one is his side project. One of the reasons why L’Arc~en~Ciel is still together for over 20 years is because each member has the freedom to have side project.

Like I said before, I am not a fan of VAMPS because their music is not the kind of rock music that I like and because Hyde doesn’t sound as good as he is when he is in L’Arc~en~Ciel. To be honest, if I heard Hyde in VAMPS before I heard him in L’Arc~en~Ciel I wouldn’t end up choosing him as my number one favorite male vocalist. Even though I am an avid rock music fan but I always like bands with a vocalist who can sing beautifully not merely screaming.

But Hyde is Hyde!!!

No matter which band he is in (or even as solo artist) I will march down to the concert just to see him again. I might not know all their songs (In fact all the fingers in one hand is still more than the number of their songs that I know) but I will enjoy seeing Hyde moving around the stage….and this time I will take a lot of pictures πŸ˜‰ I didn’t bring camera when L’Arc~en~Ciel came (to Jakarta) because I prefer to sing and dance with them…but now I am not going to sing because I don’t know their songs.

Here’s a sample of VAMPS’ concert. (I watched it like 20 minutes and then changed it to L’arc~en~Ciel πŸ˜‰ )

I do like Evanescent because it reminds me of Hyde when he is still doing solo.

I am hoping that he will sing that song and some songs from his solo album, Roentgen and 666. But whichever songs he will sing, I am still going to enjoy HYDE πŸ™‚

Hyde - Vamps
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Note: wish me luck on the draw to have A meet and greet with Hyde πŸ™‚

Ps. I forgot to mention that VAMPS is a duo, there are Hyde and KAZ.

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