Dir En Grey Posters.
Japanese band Dir En Grey.
It’s hard to characterize these guys.
They sing in Japanese and are striking visually.
Here is the Concert Poster from their stop in Portland, Oregon.
December 2, 2008 at the Hawthorne Theater
Size 11 x 17 inches 28 x 43 cm
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Dir en grey (ディル アン グレイ) a band from Japan
Dir En Grey Ups
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Catya and I got there 2 hours before the show started and got in at about 5:00 PM because we got VIP tickets. There weren’t a whole lot of VIP’s … I ‘d say somewhere between 10-15 people. I suggested that they tour with OTEP but … hey thats just my opinion.
It was funny because the members kind of looked like they didn’t want to be there. And I guess if I just flew from Japan and toured across America, meeting strange fans, and playing shows I ‘d be tired as hell too.
We got to shake the member’s hands and take pictures with them too. HAH I said “Nice to meet you” to Die and he said “Nice to meet you” too: DDD And all of them have very firm handshakes, especially Kyo who has the kind of handshake that is slightly slightly painful but I didn’t mind at all. Oh and after comparing my height and other people’s height to Kyo’s I ‘d say he is definitely 5’ 3.
Catya and I secured some positions in the middle right behind the barrier/stand thingies. I sprinted upstairs and grabbed some Merch from the merch table and ran back down to my spot on the floor and about 5-10 minutes later everyone else came into the venue.
The opening act was a band called Evaline. And … they weren’t very good. I think they were trying to sound like an experimental band but it was just to plain to be experimental. I guess they are one of those bands that you would just lump into the “alternative” genre of music. I will admit that they had good energy. The lead singer kept jumping off stage and into our faces. And poor Catya kept getting harassed from him. They gave me quite a laugh.
Dir en gray came on stage and tore the house down. Although I don’t remember the order I do remember all the songs they played:.
– Sa Bir.
– Red Soil.
– Agitated Screams of Maggots.
– Gaika Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro.
– Shokubeni (Kyo’s voice cracked SUPER HARD during the bridge. so sad …).
– Dozing Green.
– The Final.
– Rotting Root.
– Inconvenient Ideal (encore).
– Reiktsu Nariseba.
– Hageshi … (I can’t remember the whole title but its their latest single).
– Inward Scream (Kyo’s solo).
– ç¾�å�¹å�½ (WOOT this song is pretty old but it still sounded great).
The band had lots of energy and everyone sounded great. Kaoru looked super cool as he head banged although one of his guitars got messed up right before they played “Obscure” so he seemed slightly annoyed about that. Toshiya slapped his bass like nobody’s business while he ran around the stage, did his little dance, and hyped up the audience.
– __ – I wanted to smack her in the mouth and close the big gap between her front teeth. This only further proved the point that I made with Catya that night. I mean I truly believed that if the members didn’t look as good as they did then their female fans would NOT like them as much.
Catya and I got there 2 hours before the show started and got in at about 5:00 PM because we got VIP tickets. It was funny because the members kind of looked like they didn’t want to be there. We got to shake the member’s hands and take pictures with them too. And poor Catya kept getting harassed from him. Kaoru looked super cool as he head banged although one of his guitars got messed up right before they played “Obscure” so he seemed slightly annoyed about that.