live report: X Japan @ Madison Square Garden (Oct. 11, 2014)

an event which i did not attend

  • Wow, it’s almost a sixth full!
  • That Hide hologram is kinda cool for the first ten seconds but then it gets a little creepy and feels the same way watching revenge porn feels.
  • I wonder if Sugizo is earning more than the other four combined to be here.
  • They didn’t play “Rose of Pain” or “Art of Life”, but had time for a thirty-minute version of X so everyone could go pee.
  • WOW he is SUCH a drama queen! Get up! 
  • Oh good, they’re filming for a bluray! I’ll buy and watch that right after I buy and watch those other three or four concert things they put out five years ago!

so waaaaaaaaay back in ‘96 i took kayo to our first concert, X Japan at the Tokyo Dome, 12/30/96.

or rather, she took me, because i didn’t know how the fuck to buy a ticket or nav the trainage. 

so just now in aug 2014 she’s watching Toshi do “Forever Love” (our wedding song) on some japanese talk show that aired yesterday, and she goes “Are they playing here soon?” and i’m like “…yeeeeeessss… do you want to go? It’s the Garden. It’s not like theyre gonna sell it out.”

So see you there maybes.

PSA: X Japan’s MSG Concert Tickets Will Go on Sale this Friday, August 1st at 10:00AM EDT

X Japan’s October 11th concert at Madison Square Garden will go on sale this Friday 8/1/2014 at 10:00AM EDT at ticket master. The Madison Square Garden concert event is sponsored by New York Comic Con.

"Are you ready?"


NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette (amazon) (gif or ebook or “real” paper thingbook)

It’s not a problem in Brooklyn much, but in Manhattan, I am constantly channeling Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride: EVERYBODY MOVE!

Like a true city kid, Chiara doesn’t have her driver’s license (yet) and loves going to concerts. Her music of choice? All metal everything: “Old school metal, thrash metal, death metal, the new wave of British heavy metal. In terms of more modern stuff, I’ve gotten into Scandinavian, folk, and Viking metal.”

thx e!


FATHER: What are all those people doing in Santa costumes?
CONCIERGE: Santacon. They get drunk in Santa costumes and go bar hopping.
MOTHER: My 4 year old one saw one vomit. They’re killing dreams.

Branagh, MacBeth, NYC, 2014.

I assume tickets will cost about as much as an iPad, but DAMMIT I’M GOING