Spent the morning with Mr.& Mrs. Cryptomayhem before their flight back to the motherland. Mrs. C gave me a knitted eyeball which is way cool and way awesome and also way killah.
They make this trip once a year, they told me. But then they showed me some tickets: they'd bought tickets to the CP one-man in July.
Just... wow. How nice of them. Just ridiculously sweet.
i guess they like cp a lot
As we were saying goodbye, I ran into JJ, who you'll remember as the fake drummer for the band I fake guitar in with Tommy H/F 6. We have something in the worksssssssssss
And then I went to Holiday to see Masaki, Keita, Kino, and Yura do a session band, Kanabun!
First, I wanna just say that the rest of the bands were horrible. Dreadful, horrible dreck. I have lost all patience for any VK that isn't discernably good on some level. I was getting pissed off listening to these awful bands. And I thought, wow, I spent a year playing shows with bands just like this. So that had me bummed out for a little bit. Terrible D covers, terrible Deg covers, terrible oshare-isms, guitarists who should not even be standing on stage yet, etc.
But back to Kanabun! Masaki, Keita, and Yura were cosplaying as characters from some mangas I was unfamiliar with but the costumes looked really cool, actually.
Kino was this guy:
And the costume was surprisingly high quality. Kino has had some insanely bizarre costumes over the years and I wish I could find them on le internets somewhere.
Masaki is the most positive person I know. He is also easily the most attractive male friend I have. And watching him come out on stage... I was watching from the guest area, and I know we guest bandmen aren't supposed to show emotion at all, but when he came out, I couldn't help but grin. Masaki may not be the best singer (although he has improved greatly since Sulfuric Acid), but he is the most fun performer I can think of. The first word that comes to me isn't even "cool"; just "fun". He is a magnet, a star with intense gravity that pulls you in. He is having fun, and he wants you to have fun too.
He's helped me with a lot of stuff. And if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be in CP, if you think about it.
They did two Sulfuric songs, and then beaU's "Chi Matsuri", which is ball-crushingly heavy and too fun. "nandemo kandemo poisute!"
And it was fun to see Keita play guitar, finally! I like his style. Also he has a black SG and I want it.
More coming up; in the meantime, the Cryptomayhems are the coolest people in the world right now.
i accept challengers :-*