On June 24th, I attended my first BUCK-TICK live, which took place at Zepp Fukuoka. It's was a downpour of a day!! The rain was so heavy; it was terrible having to wait in line until it was time to entire the venue. I stood in line with my huge umbrella hovered over me that seemed to have annoyed the person behind me. I felt the water sipping into my boots, which eventually soaked my socks. These didn't matter though. The highlight was that it would be just mere minutes before I would be able to see B-T!!
My entrance number was #1092 (the venue can hold up to 2001 people), but I positioned myself in the live house so that I would be directly in the center and thus in direct view of Atsushi. I would say that I right in the center of the venue, so I still had a clear view of everything on stage.
MUCC played out the set list first. This was my first time hearing this band's music. Initial impressions: loud music is loud!! They brought in a lot of energy to the crowd, which I'm sure included many of their fans. I'll admit, I got into their music and found myself fist pumping to their song Falling Down as well as a few others. MUCC's rendition of JUPITER was fantastic in my opinion. During their act, I noticed that Imai was watching the performance to my right on the second floor. He looked a bit stoic, but his presence was strong.
After MUCC was done and the equipments changed, BUCK-TICK came out. It was finally happening!!! Just seeing them on stage made me go crazy!! The guys looked amazing, with Atsushi looking as sexy as ever♥ All four MUCC members were watching the live from the same area Imai was previously.
They opened up with their latest single ELISE no tame ni! The energy in the crowd was even more amazing!!! I truly regretted not buying a muffler towel because I was sweating from all the vigorous movements I was doing, but it was all good. They played their soon-to-be-released single, boku no MISS TAKE. It's was such a delight to here them perform this song; I love the song so, so much!
As much as I adore Atsushi, he continues to be the most eccentric performer that I've witness so far. He just does really odd/questionable things on stage. For instance, there was a rather large lamp on the stage. During the intermission part of a couple songs, he would pick up the huge lamp and shove the glaring light into the faces of all four members. Uh... why? Don't worry, Atsushi. I still love you and your quirkiness♥
The whole show lasted for almost three hours. From start to finish, it was simply an amazing live!! I can't wait to see B-T again on their fall tour!
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