Now here’s one I honestly can say I never saw coming…
The following is a translation of an article that was originally posted on Oricon. All the photos will enlarge, just click.
On October 31st at ZEPP Tokyo, VAMPS (lead by rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel’s vocalist HYDE), sponsored a Halloween event, welcoming Gackt as a special guest. This is the first time HYDE and Gackt have performed together on stage, and they cosplayed, dressed in a bridal costume and military uniform.
Furthermore, BREAKERS, which is lead by DAIGO and Anna Tsuchiya also made appearances wearing Halloween costumes, and it became a one night only costume party.
The livehouse was filled with concert-goers adorning maid, and gothic lolita costumes giving off a Halloween-like mood. The starting act of the night was BREAKER’s “Obaka Unit・Shuuchishin”, making their debut with a Shuuchishin cover. Next up was Anna Tsuchiya who captivated the audience by showing the costumes she wore as Ichigo Shirayuri in the Kamikaze Girls film.
Decorated like a bird (yes, it says bird), HYDE appeared in a wedding dress stained with blood that gave off the image of a dead bride who had risen from the dead. With the fans shouting out shrill cries of, “CUUUUTEEE”, HYDE, swaying back and forth giving him a womanly appearance replied, “It seems like you like this [kind of look], I should make it a habit!”. VAMPS first song out of a total of ten songs was 「LOVE ADDICT」 and guitarist K.A.Z, with his vehement sound, was singing enthusiastically.
For the encore, the performers all gathered on the stage for a one time only session band. The special guest, Gackt, come running on, exchanging a warm hug wth HYDE. Although they worked together in the 2003 movie, “MOON CHILD”, this was the first time for the pair to perform together on stage.
The last song was Motley Crue’s, “Shout at the devil” and with HYDE taking the vocalist, Gackt played the drums for the first time at a public event, bringing to a close this once a year festival.
Source: Oricon, BMA