Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dir En Grey at the HOB Hollywood

So last fri dec, 23, 2011 I went to see Dir en grey.

^taken while getting ready for the live.

I apologize in advance for lack of photos as I do not have a proper camera right now so I will just tell you my experience through words ;D

I didn't plan on seeing Dir en grey this year simply because I hadn't really listened to them all year and frankly their music is too dark for me to listen to. I do however enjoy their sound, it's the lyrics that I can't handle, but anyway I was making breakfast fri morning around 10am when my friend called. she asked me what I was going to do that day and I said nothing and she said "do you want to go see Dir en grey with me" and I paused for a second because that whole week I had forgotten that they were coming to play a live here. I accepted and then we both started scrambling to see if there were still tickets. that place does not sell out but I managed to get a ticket from a friend through facebook who happened to be trying to get rid of it the whole week. I got so lucky. This was going to be my 4th time seeing DEG live!

so, after getting a ticket secured I just waited for it to be time to go -skips to the show- so we get to the show and my friend and I run to the house of blues walking by the LONG ASS line of people waiting for the doors to open LOL we were like the last ones to get there yet we did not stand at the end of the line. we go into the HOB and buy HOB merch (two shirts) which apparently guarantees you a spot at the front of the line? so we stood with a friend who was already at the front of the line and everyone must have hated on us idk. I REGRET NOTHING, anywho the doors opened and we went in and waited an hour.

while waiting some of the people we were with started to plan how they were going to start a pit. I didn't want any part of it so i just walked away towards the side where Die stands * w*). when the screen started to lift and DEG was going to come on stage though I felt like a heard of wild animals rushed behind me, we were all pushed to the front like mad. I forgot how violent these kinds of lives are especially at the HOB, last year I saw them at the Nokia in Los Angeles and that just sucked I will not go into detail. anyway I fought my way through the crowd to be close enough to die but not as close as I would have liked.

picture not taken by me.
look at all those people! I was on the far left so you cant see me xp

I fought for my life during the live with people being squished into me and everyone just headbanging and jumping. I took part int he jumping but not headbanging lool never that I would suck at it anyway. Die was so elegant as always playing his guitar. I really enjoy seeing him play, this time around I got to enjoy seeing kaoru and toshiya as well since they would occasionally come over to play on our side then switch badk. I like kaoru's long wavy hair and omgh toshiya is just a boss playing his bass. I sadly didn't get to see shinya as he was too far back for me to see and it was dark back there most of the time too (plus I have bad eyesight). as for kyo he was less creepy this time 8D.

not taken by me.
look at him.

overall the show felt really short AND WE WERE FILMED! there were cameras everywhere! if they make that live into a DVD I WILL BUY IT LOOL. it would be so funny to see myself amongst the crowd waving the little red and white candy cane my friend gave me just before the live. I waved that little thing throughout the whole show, die saw me too and must have been like "wtf" but it was like a day or two before xmas I HAD TO!! xmas spirit at deg live yess!!

look at my bby ; w;/
die is my fav<3

very epic show ; w;/

after the live my friend and i ran out for fresh air because we were dehydrated and sweaty and horrible just horrible but we felt awesome surviving that pit. we met a band there who were giving out flyers called lucid. they were so kind and adorable * w* you should follow them on facebook!

click on their picture to view their page!

ok im sorry this is so long, I could go on forever still had so much to say but I will cut it here.
if you read all of this I thank you so much!!!

1 comment:

  1. I applaud whoever could get photos that good that close omg;;
    Dallas hows are crazy and you are just being shoved every which way -__-
    glad you had fun! ; 3;