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[Report] L'Arc~en~Ciel - L'7 Trans ASIA via Paris, Paris concert 
10th-May-2008 12:15 am
Sho - Scarf
Just came back from Laruku's concert in paris, FREAKING exhausted.
Well all in all, I have a mixed feeling.
First it was crappily organized (like anything French anyway << ), in term of organization of the waiting line, the time we had to start queuing, the actual gate opening (which 30 minutes late) and the actual concert (which was also 30 minutes late), under the freaking hot sun.
Anyway, can wait 5 hours crashed against people (litteraly! A HUMAN SANDWICH!) for Laruku's sake.

Also bothering thing, was, like Arashi's concert in Taipei, fanclub members had priority access 3 hours earlier << Ok this is fanclub but seriously, we can't see them as often as them obviously so it's a bit unfair.
Anyway, nothing you can do about that, and I understand in a sense that they traveled especially for them.
So when the gates opened, I ran with anthalie9 and creamy_amande inside the arena to the front, ended up to the 6th row right in the middle. So at this point it was all worth the wait.
The introduction was pretty amazong, there was a big white transparent curtain and lights were projecting the introduction animation which was freaking pretty! And then, the psotlights from behind projected the shadows of Hude, Ken and Tetsu (obviously not Yuki and his drums XD) and it began!

Overall (because I'm freaking tired and can't go into details), the tracklist was freaking amazing, but the sound inside Le Zénith was crappy (I mean it, from where I was, I could only hear Tetsu and his bass, and could barely hear Hyde singing).
Also... excuse me for what i'm going to say, but the Japanese fans were freaking annoying bitches!
I'm maybe just to used to Japanese Arashi fans, but them, they were BERSERK! They would go to any means to go to the front, there was one just behind me who wasn't even hiding for pushing me forcefully with both her hands (i told her to stop to which she replied with a fake smile, then continue and I punched her with my elbow then she finally stoped << ).
After 2 minutes of concert, I moved back to the 10th row, because I was compressed too much + everyone jumping + stupid people pushing on both sides so you nearly fall + TOO DAMN HOT = I don't want to die in front of Hyde-sama XD
So I didn't enjoyed at all the first 30 minutes of the concert (from what I heard from the people in the stands (who said the 30 first minutes inside the arena looked quite nightmarish) and the people in the arena themself, that was an overall statement), but after they started singing "My heart draws a dream", then "Caress of Venus", it started getting really fun, I was finally enjoying myself.
Also if you read reports, you'll read that the concert was stopped in the middle of a song for about 10 minutes. anthalie9 told me (as she ended on 2nd row) that it was because, after the fires shooted the silver things in the air (I'mm too tired to thing of the proper English name, but you get what I mean XD), something (from the shooting of silver thingy) ended up on Ken's face, so that's why they stopped suddenly.
But when he came back, he just said "well, I went to the toilets. I had to pee 3 times" XDDDDD
All of their French talks were lovely (even when we could barely understand XD), I think Yuki was the best when he just said "I'm happy to do this concert in Paris" *ends with a stupid dorkish smile XD*
Also they did "Stay Away" with Hyde on the guitar, Tetsu singing, then Ken singing, then finally Yuki singing X33333 That was truly awesome!

As always, Tetsu threw bananas to the audience, two actually, one flew just right over my hand ;___________;

So all in all, disappointed by the fan attitude inside the arena (especially from the Japanese fans), sounds could have been better, but the performance was excellent passing the first 30 minutes, I could feel everyone was enjoying it (despise the fact it was so freakingly hot and everyone was deshydrated).
Also i was freaking annoyed at all the people filming and taking pictures (nearly 100 cameras in the air? HELLO????? I could see the flashes even on the big screen << ).
But it was cool the concert was filmed and broadcasted live in Japan! And also, the concert room was really nearly full, I could say only 100 seats left (those on the extrem left and right sides), so in that sense, it's really good!

Ok I'm dead tired, I'm going straight to bed XD
Comments 
10th-May-2008 01:50 am (UTC)
WELCOME BACKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
10th-May-2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Okaeri :DDDDDD
anyhow the report does not sound that lovely...gosh...I am still wondering why those fanclub fans are flying to Paris...I don't get it...It makes me angry because wwhy the fuck they have to fly all over from japan just to see one concert? Sometimes I am wondering if Japanese are simply too rich..but I also guess they get super cheap air plane rides...because they are fanclub members of course :D
I already feel pity for my german friend who went there because of this annoying japanese fans...hmm
another thing I really don't can understand is their french talking...for sure it's paris and france but after all they should know that everyone from europe is trying to come and french isn't the first foreign language in europe at all. Nice thing for the french fans yeah but for other european fans who don't speak french it's a little bit yeah...they don't feel happy about I assume...(I wouldn't either because I couldn' understand anything espect of bonjour, merci, je m'appelle, j'habite a... and I don't know xDDD)

poor ken~ peeing 3 times...at least he was trying to take it humorous xDDD

Hmm I wish I went there as well...but travelling to france is a little too expensive T___T"

I hope it was a great event for you though xD
10th-May-2008 07:43 am (UTC)
Sounds mixed. And quite unfair. Maybe it's really the best to fly to Japan for a concert of your favourite artist. See them in their natural environment. After this I'm kind of glad I didn't go, cause I really thought of it. But spending so much money? Better save up for Japan.
10th-May-2008 09:12 am (UTC)
WELCOME BACK! ♥♥

Wahhh so coooool! I wish I could have gone too~~ /clings to you <3 <3
10th-May-2008 10:08 am (UTC)
Wow, at least you got to go to their concert though! xD But yeah I hear that Japanese fans can get crazy, like KAT-TUN fangirls xP but I hear that Korean fans are worse xP

Banana!
11th-May-2008 06:59 am (UTC)
J'en reviens tjrs pas d'avoir vus Laruku en vrai. J4ai encore envie de chialer. J'ai passée les heures les plus belles de ma vie dans le Zenith.

Parcontre les fans tout devant la fosse juste des malades.M'enfin c'était tout simplement génial ^^

Et très ravie de t'avoir vus en vrai ^^

KISS
11th-May-2008 11:42 am (UTC)
hi ^^

after reading your post, i remembered my experience when i (with my mom) watched F4 concert here in the philippines :p

we woke up @3am, we leaved around 4:30am, we arrived there around 5:20am (and there's a line aleady), we waited for 10hours to open the gate (bec they open the gate around 3:30pm), then the concert started around 7:30pm (but it should be 7pm)

but we didn't mind the long hours of waiting... the important is we're going to see them in flesh XD
11th-May-2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I know you don't know me. ^^ But I've been to the concert, too, so i thought it would maybe okay if I write a comment now. ><
The only thing I wanted to say is that I think the Zenith could maybe been totally sold out. I got a standing ticket but the guys with seated ones also could have gone to the standing are and nobody would notice. So... maybe the empty seats were only empty because some cheeky fans went to the standing area?! XD I think it could be. ^^
And yeah, you're right. ken hit something of the silver whatevers at seventh heaven and later he sat on the floor and Hyde looked really anxious at him >O< I could see it very well because I ended in the 2nd row, too, and in front of me were only small Japanese girls screaming 'Ken-chaaaan~' and so I could see better than the small girls in the front row XD
Whatever... I'm tolaking too much. Hope you aren't angry at me because you don't know me >_
14th-May-2008 06:34 pm (UTC) - written on laruku's myspace
The very first show in Europe! L'Arc-en-Ciel's concert in Paris successfully ended.

There was a long line in front of the venue before the show started. The fans were calling out "L'Arc-en-Ciel!", singing the band's songs and seemed hardly wait for the show.
Well, the venue here was first "indoor" hall of this tour. It looked like a huge "livehouse" since the floor was for all-standing.
The members really liked the atmosphere of the venue. They spent time relaxing at the dressing rooms, talking to staffs outside in good weather, etc.

At the concert, the audience reacted to each song passionately. There were even some fans crying hard because of the performance. Yes, definitely the show was so hot!
During the show, ken got hit with air burst but the concert resumed after that, and the bands showed energetic performance!
Through the press conference and the concert, the band could communicate with so many fans in Europe. We're sure that the band was so happy about it.

Next show will be in Seoul! Get ready for it!
19th-May-2008 10:30 am (UTC)
Hi !
I know you dosn't know me, but, I'm french, so, I want to give my opinion about the concert ! lol

The concert was really fabulous, I meet some great personns I didn't exept to meet, and a lot of many things .... ^^

All of the show are fabulous, even if they have 2 interuption on the show !

I read something, many of you dosn't understand what laruku said in French ...
I have translated in english some Hyde talk in French on my Live-report in my LJ, if you want, you can check it ! ^_~
And if you want to know some others speech, give me the link video in private, and I translate you !
I'm French, so, it's more easy for me to do this ! ^_^

Thanks for your live report aniway !
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