V-Rock Fest 2009: Things You Just Had to See

Live Report

by Leela McMullen, Heather Ford, Pei-Hsuan Kan, posted November 23, 2009

It’s a Trap



ALI PROJECT: An entertaining highlight of Ali Project came in the shape of four support dancers decked out in white. The dainty dancers were adorned with French-style dresses and wigs… but whaddya’ know, VK lovers?  They turned out to be men in drag. —Pei

Ruki of The GazettE

Ruki of The GazettE


The GazettE: What would GazettE be without your run-of-the-mill fanservice? What about when fanservice goes wrong? Who couldn’t help giggling when Ruki tried to bite Uruha’s ear, only to get a mouthful of hair?

Who can know for sure what really happened, but the audience was riveted as vocalist Ruki dropped like a rock, apparently either from exhaustion or an unexpected trip. —Heather



PENICILLIN: HAKUEI out on stage in short-shorts, a leopard print coat, and hot pink eyeshadow. That’s one part pure class, three parts trash, and it’s up to personal taste as to whether the rest got better or worse when he flung jacket and shirt aside. —Heather

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Leela McMullen is a strong believer in the philosophy "no music, no life." Having traversed the range of Japanese fandoms, she found her home at last in visual kei and has made it her mission to share what she loves most with the world. Leela completed her B.A. in Japanese language from Griffith University in Gold Coast Australia. She now lives and works in Japan, striving to bring you the goods, hot from the scene. Follow her on twitter for juicy hints of upcoming articles if you've got a bit of Japanese language under your belt! http://twitter.com/#!/LeelaInTokyo

Heather Ford, opinionated but friendly, studied linguistics for the love of talking to people and enjoys nothing more than a long chat over a glass of wine. For Heather, there's never a moment without music or a day without dancing. She can't get enough of summer festivals and the great outdoors, but needs more hours in the day for internet gossip in bed. Heather writes to entertain and tells it how it is. She loves Japan for the lights in the big cities, the fireflies in the country, the rock concerts and rock gardens, the insane fashion and beautiful traditions, and for all the unforgettable memories.

Pei-Hsuan Kan's first visual kei live experience was in December 2008. She graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelors in Japanese language, and is now living and working in Japan. She's always up for checking out a live and letting herself be carried away with the music. With an open mind and mostly optimistic personality, Pei takes things as they come.

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  1. sakurahiki

    ooooh wish I was there soo badly!!! T.T

    Looove u guys for sharing this!!! xD

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