Sorry for not updating more, I'm terrible at this lately! orz
On Sunday I went to DEATHGAZE's London live! It was such a fun day~ I only decided to go a few days before, but I'm so glad I did!
If you don't know DEATHGAZE, you should check them out! They're excellent, and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes Lynch. (or Nagoya-kei in general).
It was incredibly hot that day, so I tried to wear something that I wouldn't overheat in too much.
Despite the heat, I headed to the venue (Camden Underworld, which I love!) a few hours early to hang out with people. At J-rock gigs in London there used to be loads of drama amongst the fans, but it seems to have all calmed down a lot, and everyone was really chill and friendly. We sat, ate ice cream, and complained about the weather in true British style; it was really nice haha. Also, there were so many incredibly well-dressed people! I wanted to take photos, but I was too awkward to ask haha.
There was absolutely no shade to hide in, so it was crazy hot, and I was really worried I'd get sunburnt. I guess I wore enough sun block, though, because I was fine in the end. You can see how bright it was by how my legs are glowing in the sunlight aha.
I would have had some weeeeird burn/tan lines haha. (As would Chriss, on the right.)
Photos weren't allowed during the performance, but it was a m a z i n g. I was right at the front on Takaki (lead guitarist)'s side, which is exactly where I wanted to be. DEATHGAZE is one of those bands that sound great in recordings anyway, but so much better in real life. They played amazingly, were very energetic, and interacted with the crowd lots. At some point Ai grabbed the top of my head and just sort of... held it for a couple of seconds. It was strange. He also tried to crowd surf a couple of times, but must have decided we didn't look strong enough, and just leaned out into the crowd instead haha.
I wanted to buy a CD, but they didn't have the one I wanted, so I just bought this tank top~
There was only one size (S) available, so it's a little big on me and quite unflattering (I'm pretty sure it's meant to be fairly tight-fitting), but I still like it a lot. I've been wanting to get more non-plain tank tops, anyway.
Here it is worn in an outfit:
After the live finished, a large group of us headed to the nearby Bar Fifty Five. Despite being long past happy hour, for some reason they were doing 2-for-1 drinks, which was a great excuse to consume even more ice cream, but in the form of cocktails this time.
Seriously, if you like ice cream and alcohol, go here. They have loads of different ice cream-based cocktails.
I'll leave you with my favourite DEATHGAZE song (which can't be embedded gahhh).