Monday, June 21, 2010

Miyavi concert.

This is a bit late, but I went to a concert on Thursday night. As you may or may not be familiar with, there is a Japanese singer-guitarist called Miyavi, or as the kanji 雅 reads, miyabi, which means elegance. Just like the majority of the Japanese rock scene, Miyavi's music style is difficult to pinpoint-- not to mention that his style specifically is constantly changing-- and so I will merely describe him as an amazing guitarist who likes to develop his own sense of how to play music.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend his concert-- actually, that is an understatement. To be exact, I lined up for a total of close to 7 hours to attain my spot in the front row of Miyavi's concert (and if you must know, yes, I did touch him). If I have to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of Miyavi, so you might say that someone else probably deserved that spot in front of the stage much more than I did. And maybe that's true. But to be fair, if I can line up for 7 hours to be in the front row of your favourite idol's concert in place of you, then maybe that shows how much of a fan you are.

But despite not being his biggest fan, I am an admirer of his superior guitar skills. This guy is talented. I was very much looking forward to a performance with his acoustic slap guitar, but alas... he only stuck with electric guitars, which he switched up after every two songs. But nonetheless, he gave an amazing show and I had such a fabulous time fist-pumping, headbanging, and cheering with many other fans (98% of which are girls, I might add) that the muscles in my arm and neck ached painfully the next day, in addition to my short loss of voice after the concert and the ringing in my ears that still persist.

There was a no photography policy, so I respected that... halfway. I didn't take any pictures during the show, but I did take a sneak picture of the stage, with Miyavi's logo as the backdrop. Oh, don't be so stingy, the quality of photos without flash (as they were sneak pictures) isn't that great anyway.

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