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20 February 2012 @ 10:30 pm
monkey majik did that thing again where they exist  
★ VOICE COMPLETELY SHOT? 
★ HEART RACING AT THE THOUGHT OF LAST NIGHT? 
★ NO HOPE OF RETURNING TO THE PERSON I ONCE WAS BEFORE? 

MONKEY MAJIK CONCERT. I WAS AT IT LAST NIGHT.

IT'S PRETTY MUCH NEAR MIRACULOUS THAT I'M ALIVE ENOUGH TO BE WRITING ANY OF THIS TBH. AND I DON'T THINK I MENTIONED I WAS GOING ON LJ AT ALL.


I don't even know where to begin, I still haven't completely wrapped my head around the entire experience I don't think considering the fact my heart still flutters and my chest goes all tight and all these giddy-bubbly feelings well up inside of me with nowhere else to go when I think about last night at any capacity lol. 

I dragged my brother and cousin to the show, who both like MM to an extent anyway but because I'm the crazy one who's loved them since middle school; there was a very clear difference in our excitement levels ahaha but whatever, I wasn't ashamed.

I've already sort of flailed a lot of shit out of my system with cyberslowpoke on tumblr WHO ALSO WENT because we're cool like that but I very much regret not stealing your cell number from you or anything so we could've met up and besides you know meet flailed about monkey majik at the same time too lol. Next time though <33

Actually, I think I'll start off with the set list and feels I already posted on tumblr, because it's the best place I can start with while I try to organize all my feels.



the most flaw-free set list in the existence of man

i wrote all this down after the concert on my way to my grandma's because yeah i'm cool like that. i go to my grandma's house after concerts. i had to get it all down before i forgot the order and my feels and shit lol so yeah i don't apologize for any of it and monkey majik is just so <3333


1. halo - sweet motherfucking jesus was i the only person excited about this? pretty sure the doods beside me were annoyed with my singing but whatever they still had an hour and a half to go

2. around the world - everyone went wild and this was one of the rare moments the audience had actual emotion i mean obvs it’s around the world

3. one moment - I WAS SO HAPPY AND SURPRISED THEY SUNG THIS AND I MAY HAVE DROPPED IT LIKE IT WAS HOT HALFWAY THROUGH

4. on and on - i loved it and i clapped a lot too

5. rain - oh fuck this was so beautiful i need it to be released already and omgomg that bridge/chorus thing with the keyboards where it sounded like rain? akgdkdlalafydjalhg

6. together - i felt that by this point everyone was slowly coming together and another one of those songs where ppl did more than just stand there and clap

7. tada, arigatou - i really like their little segway into the song here being all thaaaaank you guys THEN BANG TADA COMES ON AND SLAYS OUR HEARTS

8. aishiteru - segway was adorable here too with blaise being all ‘we love you lots’ then the lights came down and it was just a beautiful few minutes

9. turn - maynard in this song always makes me an extremely happy camper, in any song really, but idkidk i loved their harmonies here

10. mahou no kotoba - first song they performed after the tsunami so meant a lot and it’s just such a great song and srsly this set list couldn’t be any better tbqh

11. sora wa marude - SHIT GOT REALLY REAL HERE AND I LOVE THAT THE BOYS WERE SUPER CONFIDENT IN IT TOO AND WERE ALL ’ IT’S OUR FAVORITE SONG TO PERFORM AND WE’RE NOT GONNA TELL YOU THE TITLE YOU KNOW IT’ AND OFC WE DID AND SIIIIIIIIGH MY VOICE WAS LEAVING ME BY THIS POINT BUT IDC

12. hero - lol at blaise totally forgetting what song they were about to perform ‘no srsly. what are we singing next?’ and then asking us to cut him slack since it’s their first time doing it live and guhhh he was so presh forgetting the words and looking over at maynard sheepishly every time and lolol this was also the song where we as an audience became a hive mind and swayed the entire way through in the same direction

13. headlight - fskagdkdhagauj this song. i was reminded of how much i adored it and how much i need the new album to be released and they sung a lot of songs live for the first time today; this, hero and u.f.o

encore

14. u.f.o - uhhhhh when the fuck are they releasing this as a single because it’s gorgeous and the sudden light show caught me off guard lol and hdlagakdgslaj i reallyreally liked it okay?

15. fly - FUCKING CLASSIC CAN’T HAVE A LIVE WITHOUT IT AND OFC THIS WOULD BE THE SONG WHERE WE FINALLY HAVE OUR SING IN PLACE OF THE SINGERS MOMENT…. TAKE ME HIIIIIIIIGH EHIIIIIIIIGH EHIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH EHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH~

16. broke down - i was not expecting this at all and they transitioned into it directly from fly all sneaky-like and omgomgomg this is one of those songs that always gets my lady parts going and just fuck what an awesome way to end an encore even though i wanted it to go on forever



If there's one thing I regret though it's getting at the place at like 5 and then not being one of those people who lines up like two and a half hours in advanced lol. I couldn't stand the idea of being in line for that long though, I preferred at least wandering around the place and buying all the Japanese snacks but oh god, once the doors opened at 7:30 I totally envied those people who then got the front row ;~~; BUT I CAN'T REALLY COMPLAIN EITHER. I was like 5-6 rows from the stage and I could see their facial expressions perfectly and everything so I'm just whining a little now because I can.

BUTBUT I did get interviewed by MTV Japan if that counts for anything? All three of us actually; my cousin, bro and I. They were like ridiculously nervous and didn't want to get interviewed at first and I wasn't going to be the only there lolol so I forced them to do it with me. I have no doubt though that they asked us because we were black, and even if our bit gets aired which it probably won't ahaha it'd probably just end up being one of those 'omg look! foreigners! black ones at that!' P:

BUT UH WOW. LET'S SKIP THE BULLSHIT HERE AND GET ONTO THE MEATY BITS, LIKE, OH, IDK, MONKEY MAJIK.

BEWARE. CAPSLOCK LIVES HERE.

I THINK WE WERE ALL EXTREMELY FORTUNATE IN THAT MM IS ONE OF THOSE BANDS WHO SOUND FUCKING AWESOME ON TAPE BUT ARE EVEN BETTER LIVE. WHICH MAKES ME WANT TO TALK ABOUT BLAISE FOR A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE HE FUCKING GRACED US WITH VARIATIONS OF RUNS HERE AND THERE AND KEY CHANGES AND DID SOME NICE SUSTAINED NOTES THAT GOT US TO APPLAUD TOO LOL. SURE. HE MAY HAVE CRACKED IN A FEW PLACES TOO BUT IT WASN'T THE SORT OF THING THAT MADE ME GO ALL UP IN ARMS AND HUFF AT HIS INADEQUACY BECAUSE ONE BLAISE GOES PLACES WITH HIS FALSETTO THAT JUST CHURN ME UP ALL INSIDE AND HE TOTALLY DIDN'T FAIL ME LAST NIGHT AND TWO I JUST REALLY LIKE HIS VOICE IN GENERAL. EVEN THOUGH I SAY ALL THIS MAYNARD'S MY ACTUAL BIAS MY FAVOURITE VOICE-WISE EVERYTHING-WISE REALLY AND IDK IT JUST FELT LIKE A LOT OF THE SONGS THEY SANG LAST NIGHT WERE BLAISE-HEAVY AHAHA BUT THEY HAD SOME RIDICULOUSLY GORGEOUS HARMONIES AND MAY WAS OBVIOUSLY SINGING AND JAMMING AND UNNNNNNF HIS VOICE IN TURN ALWAYS DOES SHIT TO ME.

I COULD TALK ABOUT THE SONGS FOREVER THOUGH AND THE HUSKY-QUALITY OF MAYNARD'S VOICE ESPECIALLY WHEN HE GOES BREATHY AND HOW FUCKING SEXY-COOL BLAISE TURNS WHEN HE STARTS TO RAP BUT I WON'T. 

WHAT I DO WANNA TALK ABOUT THOUGH IS HOW ADORABLE THOSE TWO ARE LIKE ONE OF MY ULTIMATE BROTPS DESPITE THE FACT I USE THAT TERM LOOSELY ANYWAY BECAUSE I MEAN THEY'RE ACTUAL BROTHERS IN THE FIRST PLACE SO CAN I STILL CALL THEM THAT LOL? OMG THOUGH.

THE BAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTER.

ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL-ADORABLE-CAN-I-SMUGGLE-YOU-AWAY-IN-THE-BACK-OF-MY-CAR BANTER.

TBH THOUGH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT GOING TO CONCERTS IS THE TALKS IN BETWEEN AND SHIT BECAUSE IDK IT'S AWESOME GETTING A LOOK INTO BAND'S DYNAMICS AND GETTING TO INTERACT ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE ALL SO PUMPED AND INTO IT - IT'S HARD NOT TO BE SO AMUSED AND FALL MORE IN LOVE OR SMTH.

THEY WERE A MIXTURE OF ADORABLE-HILARIOUS-Y-U-SO-CUTE LAST NIGHT. SPEAKING OF WHICH. I WAS PRETTY BUMMED ABOUT THE FACT THAT TAX AND DICK DIDN'T SPEAK A SINGLE WORD THROUGHOUT THE CONCERT. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING HOW MANY JAPANESE PEOPLE WERE IN THE AUDIENCE I THINK THEY COULD'VE WENT AHEAD AND SPOKE IN JAPANESE AND IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN WEIRD. BUT TAX WAS REALLY CUTE GOING ON AND OFF STAGE; HE WAS ALL WAVES AND SMILES AND IT FELT LIKE HE WANTED TO BE THERE AND BAAAAAAW. DICK WAS A FUCKING BOSS. PER USUAL. WITH HIS SWAG SHADES AND HIS FURRY BASS STRAP AND HIS GENERALLY PIMP OUTFIT. 

SO SINCE MAYNARD AND BLAISE WERE THE ONLY ONES TO TALK YOU CAN EXPECT ME TO BLATHER ON ABOUT THEM LIKE WHEN MAYNARD ADMITTED TO BEING REALLY NERVOUS SINCE IT WAS WEIRD TO BE SPEAKING ENGLISH ON STAGE BECAUSE THEY LIKE NEVER DO WHICH YEAH, MADE SENSE LOL. AND THEN BLAISE BEING ALL LIKE WEIRD IS SUCH A WEIRD WORD HE'S USED TO SAYING HEN NA INSTEAD AND FROM THEN ON HE PRETTY MUCH FOUND AN EXCUSE TO USE THE WORD WEIRD DURING ALL THEIR TALKS. DORKS. 

OH! THERE WAS A CUTE MOMENT WHEN MAYNARD STOOD UP FROM HIS STOOL TO GET READY TO PLAY MAHOU NO KOTOBA 'IT'S EASIER TO PLAY STANDING UP' BUT BLAISE IS ALL 'I'M GONNA CHILL IN MY SEAT' AND THEN MAYNARD TURNS ALL ADORABLE AND SAYS 'YOU WERE ALWAYS THE COOL BROTHER' AND BUHHH I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SLAYED FOR AN INDEFINITE AMOUNT OF TIME AFTER THAT BECAUSE YES I LOVE SIBLINGS AND THE DYNAMIC THAT'S UNIQUE TO EVERY ONE <3333

I DON'T REMEMBER EVERY SINGLE WORD THEY SPOKE LOLOL BUT FOR THE MOST PART THERE WAS A LOT OF HOW YOU DOIN'S AND WE LOVE YOU AND THEY TALKED A BIT ABOUT THE SITUATION IN SENDAI AND THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH THE ENTIRE THING AND THE VOLUNTEER WORK THEY'VE BEEN DOING SO IT WAS GENERALLY PRETTY FEEL-GOOD STUFF. 

THERE WAS ANOTHER MOMENT THOUGH I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT SONG IT WAS BEFORE BUT DURING A TRANSITION WHEN THEY WERE DRINKING WATER AND FIXING THEIR GUITAR STRAPS AND STUFF IT WAS QUIET AND SOMEONE IN THE AUDIENCE WOLF WHISTLED AND THEN MAYNARD MOVED IN TO KISS BLAISE AND MADE LOUD CHU NOISES AND BLAISE WENT ALL 'HE'S SO WEIRD' AND IT WAS CUTE OKAY? AND NOT IN A LIKE I-WANT-THEM-TO-BE-INCESTFUL SORT OF WAY BUT JUST LIKE DAAAAW LOOK AT THEM DORK THE FUCK OUT.

BUT SRSLY I WILL NEVER GET ENOUGH OF THEIR ADORABLE BANTER LIKE IT WAS CLOSER TO THE END OF THE SHOW AND I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT MAY AND BLAISE WERE TALKING ABOUT BUT THEY BROKE OUT INTO REAL LAUGHS AND GIGGLES BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND OMG I JUST WANTED THE SWEET RASPY SOUNDS TO WASH ALL OVER ME.

I'M NOT CREEPY. I'M JUST HONEST.

BUT WOW. AT FIRST I WANTED TO CALL THIS A REPORT BUT IT'S NOT REALLY. MORE JUST LIKE NUMEROUS BLOCKS OF IRRELEVANT CAPSLOCKED FEELS WITH SOME RELEVANCY SPRINKLED IN BETWEEN. I WON'T LIE. A LOT OF THIS IS STUFF I WANT TO REMEMBER FOR MYSELF TOO ESPECIALLY THE SET LIST AND MC BITS SO I HONEST TO GOD DON'T EXPECT ANYONE TO READ BEYOND THE FIRST LINE 'MONKEY MAJIK CONCERT. I WAS AT IT LAST NIGHT.' 8D;;

I DID WORRY THOUGH THAT THE ENCORE WOULDN'T HAPPEN AT ALL I MEAN IT FELT LIKE WE WERE SCREAMING AND THUMPING AND MAKING ENCORE-LIKE NOISES FOR AT LEAST A FEW MINUTES BUT THEN THEY CAME BACK AND YOU COULD TELL THEY WERE THANKFUL FOR IT WHICH UH DUH OFC WE'D NEVER WANT THEM TO LEAVE AND WISH WE COULD HAVE THEM ALL TO OURSELVES FOR A COUPLE MORE HOURS 8|b

ACTUALLY. I HAVE ONE LEGIT COMPLAINT AND THAT'S WITH THE AUDIENCE. DON'T GET ME WRONG I DIDN'T EXPECT EVERYONE TO BE ANNOYING LIKE ME AND SINGING ALONG TO EVERY SONG AND DANCING AND SHIT BUT ACTUAL EMOTION WOULD'VE BEEN REALLY NICE TOO. I MEAN YEAH ACOUSTIC CONCERTS CAN BE AWKWARD COZ YOU CAN'T JUST ROCK OUT LIKE YOU WOULD AT LIKE A ROCK OR BSB ONE LOL. PERSONALLY I WAS GLAD THE GUYS BESIDE ME WERE GROOVING AND THE DOOD IN FRONT OF ME WAS SINGING ALONG TO EVERY SONG AS WELL SO I DIDN'T FEEL REAL BAD ABOUT BEING THAT TYPE OF CONCERT-GOER BUT IF I HAD BEEN EVEN TWO ROWS HIGHER I WOULD'VE BEEN SCREWED.

I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO EXPLAIN HOW MUCH CLAPPING WAS INVOLVED AS AN AUDIENCE MEMBER. I KNOW FOR A FACT I CLAPPED THE ENTIRE WAY THROUGH WITH SOME VARIATIONS THROWN IN BETWEEN DEPENDING ON THE SONG AND THE FEEL I WAS GETTING FROM IT. LIKE WITH THE SLOWER SONGS LIKE AISHITERU AND HERO IT WAS USUALLY A CLAP-CHILL-SWAY COMBO WHEREAS WITH SONGS LIKE SORA WA MARUDE AND FLY AND AROUND THE WORLD IT WAS MORE A MIX OF FIST PUMPS AND LOUD-INTO-IT-GOSPEL CLAPS WITH A GROOVE WHERE I OBVIOUSLY HAD NOTHING TO LOSE. AND THEN THE OCCASIONAL SEXY SONG LIKE ONE MOMENT AND BROKE DOWN I JUST DROPPED IT LIKE IT WAS HOT.  

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE FANS THEY SPILLED THE BEANS THAT THEY'D BE HAVING A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS YEAR SO UH PLAN FOR FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND EXCITING THINGS TO BE HAPPENING. I'M ALREADY THINKING UP WAYS TO HAVE MONEY BY THEN TBH. 

UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH. ALL THESE FEELINGS. SO MUCH FEELS NEVER ENOUGH TIME AND SPACE. 

TL;DR: I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE. IT HAD GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE IT FELT LIKE MY HEART WAS ABOUT READY TO PLOP RIGHT OUT OF MY CHEST; IT HAD GROWN A MILLION SIZES TOO BIG AND I WAS NEVER NOT SMILING LIKE A FUCKING DORK AND MY CHEEKS STILL HURT AND YES I'M PAYING THE PRICE FOR HAVING SUNG ALONG TO EVERY SONG AND YELLING LIKE I'D GET ANYTHING FROM IT EXCEPT A COLD BUT WHATEVER. MOST FUN THINGS COME WITH A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD PROBABLY REGRET BUT YOU NEVER REALLY DO.

LET ME END THIS WITH A PERFECT PICTURE MAYNARD POSTED UP ON TWITTER WHEN THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO TORONTO. I THINK IT EMBODIES THEIR BEAUTIFUL SELVES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP BEAUTIFULLY LOL.




 
 
Current Mood: crazy /all my monkey majik feels
Current Music: MONKEY MAJIK - Wonderland | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
kuri: I've got mine (dig it!)wasabisushi404 on February 21st, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
IF ONLY I COULD EXPERIENCE WHAT YOU'VE EXPERIENCED (ESPECIALLY WITH V6, Arashi, etc~etc~~) ;A;

And did your journal banner description thing change? xD
I mean this: "Somewhere Between Guffaws and Long-Replies - monkey majik did that thing again where they exist"

Perhaps I just didn't notice the "monkey majik" part before until now~~~~~hehehe

And is it a coincidence that your (seemingly) biase ALMOST has the same name as you??? BLAISE and BLAINE 8D Just something I noticed ;D

And because of this post, I'm considering to listen to monkey majik. :D NEED TO WORK FIRST!! AAAGGUUUUUHHH


Edited at 2012-02-21 04:52 am (UTC)
dictionarysays: nakai/gorodictionarysays on February 21st, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
OMG I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS TO EXPERIENCE THIS SORT OF FEELING AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE FOR SURE (lolol I think you would legitimately die a very happy death bb if you went to a V6 concert <333)

Oh, ahaha, no, no. "Somewhere" is the title of my journal and then anything after the - is just the title of the journal entry you're on, lol, so it'll always change. P:

Pahaha, I read it afterwards and yeah, omg, it totally seems like Blaise is my bias, huh? But I'm glad you noticed that similarity all the same~ ;DD but lolol naww, Maynard's my favourite but I have such a huge love for them both that sometimes I wonder if favourites even mean anything.

DOOOOOOOD. YOU SHOULD TOTALLY LISTEN TO MM. I HAVE NO PROBLEM REC'ING YOU THINGS, IN PARTICULAR, THEIR BEST OF ALBUMS BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE MOST SOLID AND CONSISTENT PLACES TO START FROM I THINK. 8D But ewwww. Work. I know what you mean though, my reading week started yesterday but uggh, it's going to end up really being a reading week and nothing more. :|;;
☆ achtung, baby! 彡: black butler // grell affectioncyberslowpoke on February 21st, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
I love how this entire post is in caps. Except the song list, but you probably just copy & pasted that so that's still cool. lolol. ♥
dictionarysays: shingodictionarysays on February 21st, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yeaaah, once I got to actually talking about MM, caps reared it's ugly head. But lolol, copypasta is my best friend, and I wanted to have it on my lj too for organization's sake. I READ YOUR ENTRY TOO BTW. THAT'S WHAT REMINDED ME TO GET ON MY BUTT AND GET THIS BADBOY WRIT OR I'D NEVER DO IT LOL. ♥

Edited at 2012-02-21 04:16 pm (UTC)
Cynthia: KinKi Kids - srs bsnsneivaxx on February 21st, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
Out of their songs I've only heard Around the World, and that's definitely got a damn awesome beat, and I love their vocals too. What are some of your favorite songs? :D
dictionarysays: kimura/gorodictionarysays on February 21st, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
I think everyone's heard Around the World and as they should, lol, it's an awesome song and even though it's uber popular I don't think it can ever be overplayed tbh. xD

But oh man, you are asking to be flooded with a question like that bb, ahaha, but to make things easier, if you're totally interested, I'd rec their best of albums: BEST 2000-2005 and MONKEY MAJIK BEST ~10 years & forever~ as a good place to start as any. They're both really solid compilations that give a good mix of their stuff. :3

and the links are there just because lolol

Edited at 2012-02-21 05:21 pm (UTC)
maybe I'm the afterglow: love. lovehereticpop on February 21st, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
SAFGJKGFDS so like, i only know one monkey majik song, but other than that i can relate and i assume if i checked tumblr more i would've read this things earlier?

BUT OMG DON'T YOU JUST WANT TO KILL THE AUDIENCE WHEN THEY'RE NOT GETTING EXCITED? LIKE, WHAT DID YOU COME HERE FOR, PEOPLE? you're right that acoustic kind of concerts are less crazy-friendly, but still, i always feel bad for the artists when they're giving their all and the audience is like: .... like they're watching TV and not a live performance. i mean, isn't that live energy between the band and you the best thing about this?

also lol at how we always feel the need to clear it up that when we squee at guys being adorable together we don't necessarily mean we ship it in ~that way~ srsly, what's this world come to ;DD

ANYWAY SDFGHJKGDFGHJ YAYAY FOR CONCERTS AND IT'S GREAT THAT IT WAS GREAT AND YAY /VERY ELOQUENT INDEED BUT WHAT, CONCERTS AND BEING ELOQUENT DON'T GO TOGETHER ANYWAY <333
g_pumpking_pumpkin on February 21st, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
LOL...wow bb, never heard of them before but you're great at "selling" so I'll give them a listen. I've yet to have such an experience but I'm sure one is on the horizon for me. i should start with actually going to a concert...any concert even....heehee
Si Senoritaelizajet on February 23rd, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
OMG MONKEY MAJIK. I forgot about them. They were super popular when I lived in Japan- because one or more of them was from SEndai :O