It was time to go to Akasaka BLITZ for the final of Lycaon’s『MASOCHIST RED OBSCURA Vol.2 -endroll-』tour; their last live.
I went by myself to Akasaka, and it was the first time I’d been alone in Tokyo. I made new friends in the ticket line, but my ticket number was lower and I went in earlier, so we didn’t end up standing together during the live.
Flower displays in the lobby – there were so many, so the lobby smelled amazing!
Present boxes for each member (from right to left: Yuuki, Satoshi, Ichiro, Hiyuu, Zero)
For the live itself, it was very long and by the time I got back to the apartment, I couldn’t remember details exactly. But luckily, the live was filmed, so I can edit this blog later when I’ve watched it and refreshed my memory!
Doors opened at 5 and the live started at 6. I stood near the back, in front of one of the bars. This was a bad choice, as I got hit by headbangers in the row behind me a couple of times. I wasn’t familiar with any of the furitsuke, so I tried to copy fans in front of me. For one or two songs, there was the ‘jump as you move from one side of the room to the other’ furi, but I’ve never done that move before, and I was never sure when it was coming, so I couldn’t really get a rhythm going. I mis-judged the space I had and moved too slowly, so I got stepped on a couple of times. But it would probably have been even harder in platforms, so I’m glad I wore flat shoes!
To start, all members wore their Gypsy outfits, then for the first encore, Yuuki changed into a casual black outfit. Later, everyone changed into their Last Dance outfits. Zero had bare feet at the end, but I can’t remember if he had bare feet for the whole live.
Bubbles were released (I think after the main set), then later silver ribbons with Lycaon printed on them were released (I think after the final encore). I was near the back and wasn’t able to get one as it came down, but I was by the sound/visual control desk and some ribbons fell in there, so I asked the tech staff and they passed it all over. There were 3 encores in total, and it finished around 10pm.
I bought a towel (2500 Yen) and 2 cheki (1000 Yen each) – I got Satoshi and Ichiro. Satoshi and Yuuki are my favourite members, so I was quite happy. I’m pretty lucky with picking cheki! I tried to trade Ichiro for a Yuuki, but nobody was looking for an Ichiro. I considered buying more cheki to try and get Yuuki, but as the cheki were expensive and it was quite late, I decided not to. The staff also gave out flyers advertising the DVD release of the live.
Set list (from Shimizuya Records’ website):
1 追憶 (Tsuioku)
2 DARK NIGHT
4 悪女の微笑 (Akujo no Hohoemi)
5 霊猫香とマゾヒスト(Reibyoukou to Masochist)
6 覚醒 (Kakusei)
7 月は無慈悲な夜の女王 (Tsuki wa Mujihi na Yoru no Joou)
9 情欲のアクメ (Jouyoku no akume)
11 Miss EVIL INSIDE
12 残酷のサロメ (Zankoku no Salome)
13 黒のダチュラ (Kuro no Datura)
14 黒猫 (Kuroneko)
15 アネモネ (Anemone)
18 Who’s bad psycho party
20 君を壊すガラスの衝動 (Kimi o Kowasu Galasu no Shoudou)
21 薔薇 (Bara)～Rose～
22 雨音の輪舞曲 (Amaoto no Rondo)
23 マリーゴールド (Marigolds)
24 アヴァンチュール (Aventure)
25 Psychedelic Jelly
26 赤い林檎 (Akai Ringo)
1 ジプシー (Gypsy)
2 飴と鞭 (Ame to Muchi)
4 麻薬 (Mayaku)
1 琥珀色 (Kohakuiro)
2 RED RUM
3 The[1st]degree genocide holic
1 LAST DANCE