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Isis Ishtar
01-25-2004, 09:00 PM
OK. Blood rocked. Period. That was the one thing that made this weekend the best of my life. Blood is so hot. We actually saw them as they were walking through the lounge to the third floor. We freaked.

We were in line for the concert, jumping up and down like the rabid fangirls we are (there were about 6 or 7 of us. I was kinda... Mana-fied, I guess. There was a Chi and a few other costumes). When they finally let us in (we waited for like 2 hours), we raced to the front where the rope was (we were on the left side right by the speakers and left screen, directly in front of where Kiwamu was most of the time). Since we were right up against the barrier, we got to molest the band-members. Several times, in fact. At one point Kiwamu threw himself right against us and I/we ran our hands threw his hair (its so soft), along his arm, hands, face (nose^_^), and chest. Yes, we were going to faint, we thought we were so lucky. But then they threw the costume parts out. And I got one of Kiwamu's wings. I GOT HIS WING. I was going insane at this point. And I gave away feathers to anyone who wanted one. ^_^

We attended the Q and A panel and had fun taking pics of them doing the Ed girl's make-up and hair. And then we got their autographs on the posters we bought. I got my friend Christine to take a pic of me hugging Takeshi. He was so nice! We waited around with some staff to see if we could get extra pics and autographs with the band after the rest of the line got theirs (I was the fifth person in line). We couldn't get anymore autographs, but we got a few pics of the whole group together.

And we thought it would be over after they were escorted away. But it wasn't.

Me and my friends Christine and Lisa were sitting on the steps (you know, the big, huge photoshoot steps). Two Asian looking guys in jeans and sweats walk down the steps past us. Christine looked up, realized they looked like Blood, thought it was just coincidence, and looked back down. Then looked up again when she realized they had stopped, and then looked down again. Then back up. Taichi and Takeshi were standing right in front of us with these looks on their faces saying: "Oh no, we've been discovered." and just waiting for us to glomp them or something. Christine figured they might wanna be left alone, so she got a picture. And then they walked in the direction of the food court. That was when I realized that they were taichi and Takeshi. I RAN after them and kinda followed them. They were just wandering aimlessly through the hotel and convention!

We then left them alone out of respect (I didn't want to ;_;) and went to closing ceremonies. Which wasn't really anything, so we left soon after we got there to randomly wander about as we had been doing for a while. We came to the artshow hallway and stopped when we saw, once again, Taichi and Takeshi with a small group of fans (maybe 5?). We raced up and hugged and kissed them and got more autographs and Christine, who had been with a 'pimp' top hat all weekend, got it signed by Taichi. We talked (as much as we could with our limited Japanese and their limited English) awhile more and got more pics with them and asked where Kaede and Kiwamu were. They said (using hand signals) that they were also wandering around the hotel. We said goodbye and they went back to their hotel rooms (there were no staff escorting them and no one at all seemed to recognize them without their costumes). We tried to find the other two, but with no luck. The rest of the time we were there, Christine kept showing random people her pimp hat signed by Taichi. It actually got a little annoying...

But, yeah. that's my little tale. As soon as I get the pics developed, I'll post them.

So did anyone else have any close encounters with Blood? :love:

Starlit Rose
01-25-2004, 09:22 PM
Heh, I wish. >.o I was really close to touching Takeshi at one point, but my vinyl Kaoru dress wouldn't allow me to stretch my arm far enough. ;.; Everyone else in my little circle of friends got to touch except me. u.u Made me sad. I also had to leave early today because my mom wanted to leave before it started snowing, so we didn't get to go to the BLOOD panel and get autographs and pictures *sadsad*. I may have seen one of the band members out of costume last night when I was getting dinner (this was probably around midnight), but I wasn't sure, and I didn't bother to find out as I was sad/sore/tired and chances are he wasn't a band member and I would've made a fool out of myself. You're so lucky! My friend almost got a wing but only got a hold of some feathers and he gave me one (yay!). Another friend got uhm...(can't remember who) a guitarist's pick. (LUUUCKY!) ANOTHER friend got to get some of Kiwamu's blood on his hand. XD

Isis Ishtar
01-25-2004, 09:26 PM
Yes, all my friends got blood on them, except for me, but I got a wing! And I saw you! Your costumes were awesome. And I'm sorry for the long post. I feel bad for actually getting to do all that when so many people didn't get to really.

Starlit Rose
01-25-2004, 10:46 PM
Lol, it's all right. If I'd have been in your spot I'd have been too excited to hold it in and I'd be the same way. =P I'm glad for you. Mebbe they'll have another J-rock band next year and I'll have a second go. ^^

And thank you! ^^

Minako Kou
01-26-2004, 01:49 AM
*blink* Natalie? I'm assuming that's you saying this seeing as you had a friend named Lisa and Chibiness who was a Chii. >XDD I'm kinda sad I didn't really talk to you much =\

Anywho, yesss! BLOOD rocked! It's great to see artists you like in CONCERT. Bwahaha! >XDDD

Unlimited Mel
01-26-2004, 10:26 AM
EEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (Fangirl squeal!) I LOOOOVED Blood ^.- lol. I didn't have too many encounters with them...unless of course Kaede had a cold...(long story)
Right after we left ohayocon at like 12 am on sunday, i started sneezing a lot...i got splashed with Kaede's saliva filled water so i was just being fanatical by sayign that i got a cold form him >.> lol....
I wasn't there on sunday but i'm SOOOOOOO jealous that everyone got to see them and all again....*tear* I hope they'll be there next year, because we are actually going to register and stay (and cosplay ^.-)
My costume didn't get finished so i ended up making this way cool Gackt shirt (the one with like 9 or so pictures on the back, with Gackt in the feathers on the front....i alos had red ribbons in my hair ^.- lol)
These stupid guys got in my way....very TALL guys too at te Blood concert :(...half my pictures are of the one guy's stupid towel, so i really only got like 6 pictures that have visible members of the band in them...the room was too dark for picture taking :(

hnt
01-26-2004, 10:58 AM
Wow O_O All these excerpts of BLOOD makes me want to touch them too :P

Isis Ishtar
01-26-2004, 12:53 PM
*blink* Natalie? I'm assuming that's you saying this seeing as you had a friend named Lisa and Chibiness who was a Chii. >XDD I'm kinda sad I didn't really talk to you much =\

Anywho, yesss! BLOOD rocked! It's great to see artists you like in CONCERT. Bwahaha! >XDDD

YES! It is I! Natalie!
Chibiness is Alyssa's screen-name? I didn't know that... But, yes, I was hanging with Alyssa, Melissa, Lisa, Christine, and some others on Saturday.

After the concert, I almost got killed by a guy who wanted my Kiwamu wing. I was holding onto it for dear life cuz I didn't want it to get any more ripped (it was already kinda broken from the little cat fight I had trying to get it ).

Alexeil
01-26-2004, 01:40 PM
I thought the concert was fantastic as well!!! Definetly the highlight of the con for me! I managed to get one of Kiwamu's wings too!

Isis Ishtar
01-26-2004, 03:01 PM
I thought the concert was fantastic as well!!! Definetly the highlight of the con for me! I managed to get one of Kiwamu's wings too!

Whew! Go you! Were you, by chance, the one with the custom made Blood t-shirt, or am I thinking of someone else?

Kuroi - Yokan: I forgot to tell you before, but your skit was my favorite out of all of them and I thought you should have gotten an award. :p

Starlit Rose
01-26-2004, 03:18 PM
My costume didn't get finished so i ended up making this way cool Gackt shirt (the one with like 9 or so pictures on the back, with Gackt in the feathers on the front....i alos had red ribbons in my hair ^.- lol)


Ah, I thought that was you. ^_^ (Saw you posted earlier saying you had a Gackt shirt, though you didn't really describe it, so I wasn't sure at that time).


Kuroi - Yokan: I forgot to tell you before, but your skit was my favorite out of all of them and I thought you should have gotten an award. :p

Aww, why thank you! ;.; That makes meh happy. :D I just wish it could have been better prepared and with cordless, working microphones. x.x; I was told on OhayoCon's forums that the microphones were most likely going to be cordless, so I sort of depended on that when setting it up, but when we got on stage we found that they indeed were NOT cordless and didn't have a very long cord at that, which also threw all of us off. ^_^; Not to mention I pictured the stage set-up to be more like Otakon's when writing the skit, lol, which was a bad idea. I had thought that we'd be entering the stage from the side curtains, so that our two box lifters wouldn't be seen at all (in fact, we wouldn't have even needed them), and yeah, things were crazy. ^_^; Next time I decide to write a skit, I'll make sure it could work on any type of stage. ^.^;

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Isis Ishtar
01-26-2004, 03:32 PM
I really didn't think it was that bad, it was just hard to hear. I kept telling everyone to shut up cuz I wanted to hear Kaoru-sama ^_^;
But the cosplay itself was pretty unorganized, so I'm sure you weren't the only ones whose plans were screwed up. It was still awesome and hilarious.

Lady
01-26-2004, 03:38 PM
Mmm....BLOOD...only time you can say that and not have people think you're a wanna-be vamp*laughs*

Lady enjoyed muchly! Took many happy pics! Has video of the joyous boy kiss! Bought 2 cd's and a poster and was pleased.

I only got a few feathers from the ground, but hey, it's better than nothing!

And much wow and luck butt to the people who touched the happy band members!

-Lady

Alexeil
01-26-2004, 03:56 PM
Whew! Go you! Were you, by chance, the one with the custom made Blood t-shirt, or am I thinking of someone else?


Nope, wasn't me. I was wearing a black kimono-type shirt. I didn't actually catch the wing myself, my friend did and gave it to me. When he got it, all the girls around him knew he didn't want it and tried to grab it ^^;; When he handed it to me I thought they were gonna kill me! But thankfully they calmed down and were polite *whew* It now has a place of honor in my room and will always bring back good memories of the con, heh.

Starlit Rose
01-26-2004, 04:03 PM
I really didn't think it was that bad, it was just hard to hear. I kept telling everyone to shut up cuz I wanted to hear Kaoru-sama ^_^;
But the cosplay itself was pretty unorganized, so I'm sure you weren't the only ones whose plans were screwed up. It was still awesome and hilarious.

Hehe yeah, I felt bad for the Inu Yasha group with the CD problems. Apparently they had clear cue and track instructions and still had issues, but everything was so crazy. I hope things are better next year. x.x

SORRY! Getting off topic. XD I'll stop now.

Isis Ishtar
01-26-2004, 04:05 PM
Oh, ok, sorry. Yeah, when the wing landed to my left, we all grabbed at it and it flew to my right in the jumble, where we all tried to grab it again. No one could get a hold of it and I just barely got it. But it's all ripped. Well, just the top is, but it's not noticeable. Christine wanted me to tear it in half and give half to her and I was all like: "ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?!?!" So everyone got feathers instead.

We actually made friends with three of the staff who were Blood's escorts, but they still wouldn't let us get backstage or anything, although they let us get pretty close. One of them actually saved Chris's life when the rope/barrier came undone and she almost fell down (she was little enough to work her way up against the rope thing)and would have gotten smushed by everyone else falling on her. The girl with the really short hair who was taking pics put the rope back up before anyone got hurt. ^_^;

Bansaku
01-26-2004, 04:07 PM
I'm a prime example of why you don't open two threads at once to reply! LOL! *posted wrong reply in wrong window*

ANYWAY...on related subject...BLOOD rocked. Worth my 6 hours of waiting in line. ^_^

Unlimited Mel
01-26-2004, 08:03 PM
Ah, I thought that was you. ^_^ (Saw you posted earlier saying you had a Gackt shirt, though you didn't really describe it, so I wasn't sure at that time).

eek! Someone saw meee! lol >.< Just curious, but i'm trying to associate you good fellows with faces...*gets out notebook* "What were you wearing on the night of the sensational Blood concert" -.- lol....i'm such a dork-wad

Starlit Rose
01-26-2004, 08:08 PM
I was still wearing my Myaku Kaoru outfit for the BLOOD concert. I'll have pictures in my gallery soon if you don't recall/aren't familiar with that outfit or person. =P

Isis Ishtar
01-26-2004, 08:20 PM
Whew! I have zee pics! But they have not all been scanned yet (dad is in the process). But they're great! And for everyone who missed the autographing and panel, I got plenty of great pics. I got an awesome pic of your Kaoru, but Kyo is on the other roll that we haven't developed yet. I should have most of my pics up tonight if I can.

What I was wearing: Umm, kind of a Mana-ish outfit. I had long blonde curly(kind of) pigtails/buns and white and blue make-up and long black dress with black jacket. I was with a Chi, a Gothic Lolita, a pimp (it started out as Yu~Ki, I swear it did, it just happened to require a pimp cane and pimp hat, so it turned into the pimp), and some random other people out of costume.

Cosplay totchi
01-26-2004, 08:51 PM
that was a sweet concert i waited a long time for that
just glad a guy like me can wear a skirt at a concert like that
every one loved me i got my pic taken 12 times

Isis Ishtar
01-27-2004, 05:26 PM
And I now have my Blood on Sunday pics up! Look at em! Look at the prettiness! Take what you want (just give me credit --> Natalie Pretzman). Sorry if they're a little blurry. It's my scanner. I might rescan and repost some of em.

But yeah!!!!

Menchi
01-27-2004, 08:28 PM
hmmm me i was escorting them aroudn at one point in time, but didnt see anything in doin so? *Shrug*

ginko
01-27-2004, 09:27 PM
I wish I had seen the show! I went back to my hotel (a Day's Inn down the street, I'm so cheap!) and slept, I was so dead! But everyone's telling me what an awesome show I missed. :(

Nicci
01-28-2004, 01:45 PM
And I now have my Blood on Sunday pics up! Look at em! Look at the prettiness! Take what you want (just give me credit --> Natalie Pretzman). Sorry if they're a little blurry. It's my scanner. I might rescan and repost some of em.

But yeah!!!!

Cool Pictures. Love the one of Kiwamu choosing who to make up. :)

I was wondering, you wouldn't mind if I use the pic of Jess and I for personal use, Like on my website if I ever manage to get it up?

You think we're really, really nice? Boy did we fool you! ;)

Later!!

Nicci, the really short haired one.

0bscurity
01-28-2004, 02:22 PM
>< Argh. I need to upload my pictures so badly. >_> I was flashing pictures like a maniac during the Q&A and the signing. I almost wish I would have brought my camera to the concent...but that could have ended up bad, as I was like front and center and I wouldn't have had anywhere to put it. That, and it could have been demolished in the crazy-ness X_x My tophat got smashed once or twice, but it's ok now *pets it* ._.

Isis Ishtar
01-28-2004, 03:19 PM
Cool Pictures. Love the one of Kiwamu choosing who to make up. :)

I was wondering, you wouldn't mind if I use the pic of Jess and I for personal use, Like on my website if I ever manage to get it up?

You think we're really, really nice? Boy did we fool you! ;)

Later!!

Nicci, the really short haired one.

Hahaha! Of course you can use them! If you don't mind the back of Christine's head in it XD

You were nice to us! ^_^

Did you ever get our names? I'm (blonde pigtails one) Natalie, Christine had the orangeish hair and top hat at some points, and Lisa was the other one. I'm glad to know your names now! I kept asking Christine "What are their names?" and she had no clue even though she talked to you guys so much. And you saved her life XD

Isis Ishtar
01-28-2004, 03:23 PM
>< Argh. I need to upload my pictures so badly. >_> I was flashing pictures like a maniac during the Q&A and the signing. I almost wish I would have brought my camera to the concent...but that could have ended up bad, as I was like front and center and I wouldn't have had anywhere to put it. That, and it could have been demolished in the crazy-ness X_x My tophat got smashed once or twice, but it's ok now *pets it* ._.

Yes, so was I (as you can tell). My camera was still dead from when I tried to take Ameria-chan's pic, so I couldn't bring it to the concert. I was right up front and center, too, so I would've been able to get some nice pics, but I might have dropped my camera or something (I almost lost my cell phone. It fell out of my pocket and I was crawling around under people's feet, panicking, trying to find it. I got stepped on quite a few times. I got it though, so all is good.).