Fiiiinally going to post this report!!
I'm so sorry guys ♥
Did you guys know I'm a translator/reporter for the online magazine musicJAPANplus (MJP)?
Well...I am, haha~ & right last year I had the chance to meet fellow World Team Members of MJP and help out in Cologne ♥
My big adventure started May 16th and ended May 18th, spent 12 hrs with D, their staff and MJP Members~ It also was a great experience for me due to traveling completely alone, "living" in a big town for 3 days in a row. My goal was to improve my self-confidence and experience the "backstage-feeling" of something I truly love - concerts.
Please take a look at the photos I took during those 3 days ♥ maybe you'll even be able to feel 10% of what I felt when taking those...~
16 May 2011 - Arrival in Cologne
Photo 1: Cologne's well known dome right in front of the train mainstation
Photo 2: Cologne Subway
Photo 3 & 4: Cologne is well-known for a big gay scene; the area around my hostel proved it haha
I decided to challenge myself and booked a bed in shared room; forced to spend the night with complete strangers.
This was my bed:
It was really comfy and huge!!
[I rent a laptop to satisfy my internet addiction...]
...yeah, I was basically living on my bed.
Loved that hostels' facillities ♥
And dinner right around the corner:
The place I had dinner at~
17 May 2011: The day of the Adventure ♥
Woke up early, took a shower and had free of charge tea in the hostels living room:
Went to eat breakfast at the same place I had dinner the night before and started to explore the area right around the hostel:
"Work" started at 1 pm, so I had a lot of time to kill...
Took some photos of the area around the concert hall and went to Burger King to kill the extant minutes by reading and enjoying a soft drink~
Now prepare for a few band photos I took between preparing the merchandise table and counting the merchandise etc:
D's Soundcheck ♥ and part of the merchandise table~
Asagi talking to technicians~
Tsunehito cheering for Hirokis drum check~ oh and you can also see part of Asagis arm, holding a fan.
Asagi and one of my fellow MJP mates ♥ Anna
(ahaha she looks so tiny...)
We went out to let the waiting fans in front of the venue sign a German flag and gave it to D before the concert started.
Here you can see them thinking about how and where to place it for the concert:
Tour Manager showing off his Guitar skills ♥
Fellow MJP WTM (WTM= World Team Members), Tsunehito & HIDE-ZOU watching him play~
...I just had to take a photo of relaxing & smoking Hiroki, sorry.
Staff ♥ yay~
aaaand time jump:
Stage after the concert & signing session.
Anna, Ruiza & another WTM goofing around ♥ (ca 1 am)
18 May 2011: Day of Departure
HIDE-ZOU's Guitar Pick ♥ his gift to say "Thank you for helping"
...and hello home!!
I wont ever forget this experience and...know what?
Maybe I'm going to help out this coming May again...♥ (need to check my finances though..haha)
D VAMPIRE SAGA in EU ~Path of the Rose~ May 17th at Werkstatt, Cologne; Germany
Interested in reading my live report? ♥
Check it out right here: