We are X! the movie the band the legend

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

I tried to squeeze this review as much as possible (which wasn't an easy task). I am a bit late though since I was quite ill.

My heart pounded loudly the moment I woke up to catch my plane, it was a complete rollercoaster of anxious moments but mostly bliss, euphoria, high on adrenaline.

When I knew XJapan they had already disbanded and Yoshiki did not look ready to restart again.
After years of support, I received the surprise of my live when I saw they were reuniting, but best of it they were going to perform and I would be there!
So this new concert did not occur in Paris but in London at the wembley Arena.
When I arrived in St Pancras I met by chance a young lady and it turned out that we were seated next to each other at wembley.
This was my first time in such location and I felt a bit stressed about being in such a big place. It turned out that once again fear was being a liar and the arena had a dreamy effect with its colours and
the multicultural fans that had gathered together.

We are Versailles ~ Nocturnal roses

Thursday, 9 February 2017

The last moment where we were singing together with the prince was Moulin Rouge and in February it was time to gather again at Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Because of the winter weather, it was difficult to decide what to wear, I wanted to keep an elegant outfit, still be free to move and jump and of course shelter my body from the cold. As accessory I had brought my rose and an elegant black mask.
Once I was done, I headed to Moulin Rouge and found friends from the previous concert with Kamijo in September. I got acquainted with other people and we spent a lot of time talking about the Versaille's return, Royal night, Kamijo, joking and discussing about other artists we had in common.

There were quite a few reasons why I was interested in Versailles. Kamijo is a fan of Malice Mizer, one of my favourite visual kei bands and what I consider to be the first visual kei band to create different themes such as vampires, aristocrats, rock gothic, soft rock etc...
With the roots of that band, and Kamijo's personal ideas, he created the band Versailles in collaboration with Hizaki, Yuki, Teru, Masashi and of course the now deceased but eternal member Jasmine You.
I am quite fond also of the history of the French Revolution, classical music, rock and visual kei.
The combination of these factors can be found in the music of Versailles.


Moi Même Moitié

Friday, 28 October 2016

The title speaks about two subjects and they complete each other.
The reason I chose such blog title is that I consider this type of clothing as partially me.
If you've been catching up on my music taste, you'll find that a few bands/artists have something in common which is the aristocratic aesthetic.

Let me tell you about "Moi Même Moitié"

Dancing at a royal night

Friday, 21 October 2016

It was a private party at the pavillon Dauphine in Paris.
For the 20years of Kamijo's career, the latter decided to celebrate it as a royal evening : Royal night.

We were invited to enjoy the evening with music, while being served drinks and snacks.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect so I got ready, put on my Moi Même Moitié dress, had some fun with a bit of make up and left for the party.
It took me some time to find the pavillon, as I had never visited that part of Paris, and on that day I was on my own.
After asking around, I was finally led to a huge white pavillon and noticed a few people dressed as aristocrats, so definitely not wrong this time.
I waited in the row, and was a bit curious to know why it took so much time to go inside. I hoped I wasn't going to be left all behind for the showcase as I'm quite tiny.
It's only once I was Inside the hall that I realised the wait.
Kamijo was greeting everyone and taking pictures with them.

This was unexpected and a twinge of excitement fluttered in my stomach, I breathed out at the sight that after years of appreciating his music, not only was I going to see hem live, but also meeting him.

In front of me were fans with tears in their eyes and I couldn't help but smile at the joy emanating from their glittering eyes. There was nothing more satisfying than seeing people glowing with happiness.
When it was my turn, I blushed at the fascinating aura coming out of him and how delicately he took my hand to salute me. I was flabbergasted but greeted him nonetheless.

Later I joined some fans with whom I got acquainted at the orchestra room. Two rows of chairs were placed on each side, the middle left free to walk to the stage. Everyone was beautifully dressed as princes, princesses, aristocrats, elegant vampires. It was like another world.
Kamijo made his entrance, followed by his band mates, they seated in front of a group of Young talented musicians who were going to accompany the band in their performance.
Kamijo was overjoyed by our aesthethic, repeating: You are all so beautiful. He spoke about his 20years carreer as a singer before debuting his showcase.
It was the first time I was going to hear him sing live and what an outstanding voice! There was not a single trace of slip in his tone as he sang like a true prince with all his elegance.
The sound of his voice felt like a gentle carress to my ears, sending goosebumps to my skin and flutters to my heart. In my mind, I kept repeating: oh my god.
This was a huge difference compared to his indie time as singer of LaReine.
We were afterwards invited to go outside to enjoy some drinks. I got acquainted with other fans and we kept chatting about the music and other subjects we had in common such as drawing.

Out of the blue, Kamijo arrived. We expected a short salute but it was none. He spoke to each group of fans and was very casual as if we were all his friends. When he approached our group, we stood up to greet him (curtsy) to which he responded by bowing to us like a prince (the flutters in my stomach positively increased) we had a little chat and laughs. Kamijo was all smiling and having a lot of fun being so close to his fans. He is so much more relaxed than his character on stage.
Among the fans, I met a lovely couple cosplayed as Marie Antoinette and Kamijo, the costumes are breathtaking and hand-made.
When the party came to an end, we headed to the exit, only to be surprised again by Kamijo who decided at the last minute to wish us goodnight. I went to him as he greeted me with open arms and embraced me whispering : bonne nuit! His touch was very gentle. "See you in two days, sleep well!" He replied gleefully "ah yes thank you, sleep well".

With that, this sweet fairy tale came to an end and I went back home, overjoyed, inspired, and eager to see him again at the concert. That night, I feel like a princess.


Return of the King

Friday, 9 September 2016

"Vive le Roi! Vive le Roi! Vive le Roi!"

The public kept calling for him. It felt like we had turned back time.
From gothic outfits to aristocrats, we were standing there, roses lifted to greet him, waiting and calling for his presence while chanting: Vive le Roi!

The musicians made their entrance, in an elegant military outfit, preparing to announce the King's arrival. The first notes reverberated, the lights began to shine, like the moonlight over the vampire king, Kamijo. He entered the stage and claimed La Boule Noire as his secret meeting with his loyal fans, who had been eagerly waiting for his return. Vive le Roi envaded the space and so did the force of our voices. He received our energy with open arms and then started singing.