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Thursday, July 25, 2013

CXLIV • TOUR2013 TABULA RASA

For those who follow my twitter, instagram and has me on Facebook you probably know that I've been on vacation and that's why I haven't been updating. So make sure to follow for more real time updates!
This entry will be pretty picture heavy, since I wanted to fit it all into one entry. The pictures might appear a bit compressed, so please click on them to see them in better quality!

DIR EN GREY TOUR2013 TABULA RASA

As some of you might know there was a flight strike in France between for three days, and I've never been to France before, but of course it had to happen on the dates when I was flying. So my flight was cancelled form Gothenburg, and naturally I panicked, I was looking for flights to London, to take the train to paris, flights from Oslo, Luxemburg, Frankfurt even planes that went from Moscov but luckily I found a flight on Thursday morning (same day as DIR EN GREY's show) from Stockholm, so I picked that one.

Originally my trip would've been about one hour to the airport and straight to Paris the day before. Instead I had to go with a train for three-four hours to Stockholm and spend the whole Wednesday there until my plane left around 06 on Thursday. And I "only" had to pay about €150 because of the strike. Pissed of course, but it was DIR EN GREY so cancelling wasn't an option.


"THE POLICE SUCKS"


I travelled very light since I was flying with RyanAir, only a handbag with necessary items and an extra hoodie in case.


Selca lol, and the obvious song choice for this trip!


I arrived in Stockholm around 16, I had a "fika" with Karo and later I went to pay Andrei a visit and just hang out for a few hours.




CP-Hus.


Later on I went to hang out with Sofia and have a few drinks, we haven't hung out since last year so it was about time. I also used an app so I wouldn't get lost. Funny thing though - It pointed me in the opposite direction so I was lost as fuck.


BUT, finally I met her a a few of her friends. Had a little chat and some drinks, good times.


Two-man party in Kungsträdgården!


After some exhausting waiting with little sleep and food I finally arrived in Paris at the hostel around 11 AM.


We got wine but no opener, we found a screw and a fork though! (it didn't work, we went and bought a corkscrew later)


It was rainy and awful all day, we just went to check out Chrome Hearts and accidentally I spotted this, which was nice since I didn't see it for the rest of the trip.



Room mates Yumika & Carin.




I went inside and sat in the back of the venue until they came up, I manage to get to third-fourth row right in the middle in front of 京 so I was very satisfied! The setlist was great, I'll mark some of my personal favorites, and I can assure you that manly tears were shed. (This does of course not mean that I didn't enjoy the other songs, everything was great, but this is more of a 'if I have to pick')

Personally it was the best show I've ever been to, and DIR EN GREY seemed to be enjoying themselves a lot too, 京 smiled a lot so you could really see on his face that he was happy about the show, he even said so on their official Facebook page. 

"Today, being away from Japan, I personally was able to really express myself. See you again.
 -Kyo, 13.06.2013, Paris"

SETLIST:

SE 狂骨の鳴り
M1 The BLOSSOMING BEELZEBUB •
M2  DIFFERENT SENSE •
M3 LOTUS •

M4 OBSCURE
M5 輪郭 •
M6 CONCEIVED SORROW

M7  INWARD SCREAM
M8  DIABOLOS •
M9 罪と罰 
M10 かすみ • 

M11 霧と繭
M12 Unraveling
M13 冷血なりせば
M14 朔-saku- •

ENCORE:
E1 THE FINAL •
E2  羅刹国  
E3 激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇 •


We had to stop a few times because fans wanted to get a picture taken with Patrik.


Creepy neighbourhood. 


Patrik & Carin
Dinner at 01AM.


Tried escargot for the first time, loved it!


Frog legs, tastes a bit like chicken but had a "fishy" texture, good but nothing special.


"If you smoke you become gay and can't have sex with women"


Night stroll


THE EXORCIST


"SACRE BLEU"


View from our hostel, a five minute walk from the venue.


I stayed in Paris less than 30 hours


I had to hurry back home because I was going to fly two days later.


The merchandise was awful, except for the re-coloring of a Japanese shirt they had during the Japanese TABULA RASA-tour, and I got a tote bag as well. Everything else was really boring.

And in the next entry I'll start writing about my other trip, I just wanted to apologise to the people who wanted to get in touch with me when I was in Paris. I only had WiFi at my hostel so that's why I was hard to get a hold of. And one girl said she read my blog, sadly it was after the show and I was a total wreck haha. But it's always nice when people come up and say such things. Very much appreciated!

I hope to see some more people on further shows, did anybody else spot me / saw DIR EN GREY in Paris?





6 comments:

  1. Yeah was so dissapointed by the Merch too. Just got the same two things u´ve got.

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    1. Yea, I think it was because they only had four dates in EU (two being festivals) so I assume they "didn't bother" with making new designs. The one we got was the same as the one for the JP tour, but in different colors!

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  2. Hello, I have read your blog for a long time and I like it very much. I hope you keep blogging. :) I even wanted to 'get near your world' so I went to YouTube and listened some songs by DIR EN GREY.

    So, are you a Finnish-Swedish or what ?
    And I just wonder why all the pics in this post are like pixel mess ? They're not sharp at all. In the earlier post all pics look very sharp and good.

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    1. Hi!
      Thank you so much, very much appreciated!
      I'll try my best haha, I know I've been lazy with the updating. it's really easy once you sat done and decided to start blogging, but it's the point to get there that's the hardest haha.

      Oh, that's great to hear! I personally would recommend DUM SPIRO SPERO, UROBOROS and VULGAR, but Withering to death. is a pretty "easy" album to get in to when you're starting out!

      yes, I notice that to. I have no idea why, BUT, if you click on them they'll scale up and become sharp (as they should). I'm going to see if it works better this time, I decided to scale the images smaller this time.

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