La包丁貴族 Lunch & Dinner Concert Reports
If there is anyone who was anticipating a concert report on here, I apologize for posting it later than normal. The contents are so dense and I needed to work on Sunday from early in the morning that it ended up becoming impossible for me to update within the usual time frame that I do.


Without further ado, here is my report from the Moi dix Mois Lunch and Dinner concerts on Saturday June 23,2018.



On this day we had a total of two Moi dix Mois concerts in one day. Its the first time they have ever done this and by what feels like sheer luck I was able to secure tickets to both shows (I lost the ticket lottery perviously but a couple friends helped me to get my hands on tickets to each concert).

There is a lot of cross over between the two concerts, so rather than dividing my report up by concert, I think it would be much easier to talk about both at the same time. Basically the way it will work is, whenever the two concerts deviate from one another, I will indicate “Dinner” or “Lunch”. If that sounds confusing, it will make sense once you read on.

Both concerts started off with everyone entering the venue and being directed to order their drinks first from the bar area. Afterwards, we were free to find our seats.

LUNCH
My seat number was 83 which was in the third row of tables from the stage. I was seated on Mana’s side of the stage(during the concert) and almost exactly where I sat last year.

DINNER
My number was 96, so my table was in the center of the venue. Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) this seat ended up being better than the first because I was able to see everything more clearly.

As each person sat down, the catering staff would then bring the food to the table.

LUNCH
Lunch was not particularly lunch. The venue opened at 3:00 pm, so we were served black pancakes with pink and blue toppings...




The pink was some kind of raspberry cream that was called “Creamy Mana” on the menu (for those who don’t know its a sort of joke and reference to a set of Creamy Mami bandaids Mana bought a year ago and kept wearing). If you’re from somewhere in the US like me, then these pancakes are probably not what you would imagine pancakes to be. The consistency was cake-like and the taste was extremely subdued. In Japan a lot of people don’t like the level of sweetness that many westerns do. I myself feel like my taste has adjusted more over time to what Japanese people like, so when I go back to the US a lot of things hit me as overbearingly sweet now. However, that is to say, some how I felt like the pancakes were a bit bland for me, but they weren't bad. Also, contrary to what you may imagine, they were served cold.(´~`;ヾ)



I ended up dissecting mine to see what they looked like in the middle. I'm guessing the brown in the middle was a kind of chocolate to help them stick together. That part didn't really have a taste though. I mostly just liked the raspberry cream and the strawberry.

DINNER
Dinner consisted of curry with chicken, vegetables, rice that was dyed black, and blue jelly mixed in the middle of it. There was a side dish of potato salad that was also dyed black.






Last year the blue curry had virtually no spice to it and had a coconut milk base. The taste that time was more like curry from Singapore. However, this time the curry was relatively spicy and tasted more true to Indian curry. The chicken was good, as were the vegetables, and really the potatoes salad wasn’t so bad if you could get over the fact that its dyed black. The entire dish consisted of rice (dyed black), vegetables, chicken, curry, and jelly (which was dyed blue next to the chicken). I've never had curry with jelly in the middle of it, so that was a little shocking to me.
Honestly speaking, I think I preferred the look and taste of last year’s curry. This was another dish served cold, but that probably couldn’t be helped. I probably could have gone with or without the food this year. Perhaps its really the presentation that was supposed to be the focal point? I’m not sure...

By the way, the flag on the food this year was reversible! One side had the Moi dix Mois logo and the other had La包丁貴族 (La Kitchen Knife Aristocrat) written on it.




DRINKS
There were also two special Mana created cocktails. They were the exact same drinks he made last year….and tasted the same as the drinks he made at the rendezvous to me as well. (≧∇≦)
There were an alcohol and non-alcohol versions available. The alcohol version is gin and tonic with blue curaçao mixed in. The non-alcohol version is pineapple juice with blue coloring.

Alcohol Version




Non-Alcohol Version



I got the one with alcohol at lunch and the non-alcohol at dinner. Thinking about it now, I probably should have done it the other way around, but it never crossed my mind then.


SUMIYOSHI SEIJI

Shortly after almost everyone had been served their food and got a little time to eat half way through, suddenly Hayato popped out onto the stage wearing a huge glittery yellow bow tie, a suit, and a microphone with a giant red foam mic head on it. Ryux also appeared holding a camera. Ryux was dressed casually in his own clothes, unlike Hayato, and walked to the back section of the audience area of the venue to start filming the stage. Hayato introduced himself as Hayamura Jun, the host of the pre-show (during both concerts).

I assume Hayamura Jun is a joke that has to do with Enka and a hint of Hayato’s own name (*Enka is traditional Japanese folk music. It will make more sense as you continue reading). While its a little hard for us non-Japanese people to completely grasp the feeling meant within this segment, I would say its comparable to The Lawrence Welk show in the US (Perhaps some people around my same age may know, certainly those who are even older would).

After giving a short intro speech, Hayato announced Miyoshi Seiji!
To give a bit of brief background information, Miyoshi Seiji is Seth’s stage name in his newest solo musical act. Something very different from typical visual kei, Miyoshi Seiji actually performs Enka music! However, Miyoshi Seiji has described this current musical activity as something that fuses both visual kei and enka.



Why Enka? You might wonder. Some months after K passing, Seth’s father passed away from cancer. Seth eventually came out with this story in full detail on his blog around the same time he formed the band Shape Shifter. When speaking of his father, Seth often mentioned how much he loved Enka music. For a few years now he’s talked quite a bit about wanting to perform Enka in honor of his father, so it seems this was only natural course. I can’t help but speculate if perhaps the reason why Seth decided to make this unique fusion of VK and Enka is because it depicts two very important aspects of his life.

The lights in the venue dimmed as Miyoshi Seiji walked out on stage completely decked out in an elaborate kimono. Disco ball style lights began to dance about the venue as Seiji introduced himself and started to sing.

The song had an authentic enka feel to it. I began to wonder if this is truly a Moi dix Mois concert or a retirement home?(;゚∀゚) (I’m joking!)

Halfway through the song, Seiji walked off stage and started shaking hands with tons of people and serenading the audience as he wandered through the isles between tables. Everyone was laughing at that point and Ryux joined in by getting up in Seiji’s face with the camera and handing him some paper with a word written on it that I couldn’t read quickly enough. Seiji took the paper and frantically tried to find a place to store it while singing, only to shove it down the front of his kimono.

Before we knew it, the song was almost at an end, so Seiji quickly found his way back to the stage, made a closing statement and then walked off.

Hayato finished up the segment giving his commentary on the performance and signing off again as Hayamura Jun.


MOI DIX MOIS TALK PORTION WITH Q&A

Once the Miyoshi Seiji segment ended, a few staff started to set up 3 tables with stools on the stage. Eventually Mylene Farmer music started playing in the background and the Moi dix Mois members walked out on stage for the talk session. Both times Mana carried a small black Moi dix Mois bag with him, which contained items presented during this potion of the event.


This was during the set up of the tables on the stage

There were several consistencies and differences between the Lunch and Dinner shows, so let’s talk about what was the same first.

All the members sat down at the tables on the stage. Starting from stage right Ryux and Sugiya shared a table, Mana and Seth shared a table, and Hayato was at the furthest left table (Seth sat between both the middle table with Mana and the left with Hayato, so he often went back and forth between the two).

Everyone introduced themselves based on their (fictitious) roles.
Mana was the general head chef, Hayato was the head of spicy food, Seth was the head of sweets, Sugiya was the head of alcohol, and Ryux was in charge of the dish washing and apprenticeship.

Before going into the discussion aspect of this part, I want to quickly comment on the different fashion choices of the members between lunch and dinner time.

LUNCH
Everyone came out wearing the same chef-like uniforms that they did last year. For those who don’t know, the style was advertised on the flyer for this event.


DINNER
This time everyone was far more casual, wearing Moi dix Mois logo T-shirts that were sold at the concert. Mana also wore a bright blue apron sold at the event.

Now continuing on,
Being the lower rank, Ryux was ordered by Seth to get drinks at the back bar area for everyone on stage. Obviously this part was pre-determined because it happened exact the same at both shows. The only major difference was Seth complained about Ryux being slow at lunch time and then praising him, saying “You’re so hospitable” at dinner time. Ryux carried back five beer mugs at one time. Mana’s drink was the alcohol version of his special drink served at the concert, Seth’s looked like beer, Ryux seemed to have water, Sugiya’s seemed to be some harder alcohol, and I’m not exactly sure what Hayato had (it was a really light yellow color).

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(From Mana's Twitter)

During both concerts, as Ryux served the drinks to all the members at their respective tables, Seth looked at the mugs and faked his surprise to see all the beer mugs have the Moi dix Mois logo on them. His commentary was something along the lines of “AH!! Whats this!? Is that the Moi dix Mois logo on the glass?? Oh, wow!! Its on your mug too!? And yours? How cool!! Thats awesome!!”
Everybody in the audience laughed and seemed to eat it up, but it was such an obviously forced reaction, I couldn’t help but cringe a little both times. This reaction was meant to be a form of advertisement as these beer mugs were being sold at the concerts.

DINNER TIME ONLY
After Seth finished his spiel, Mana brought out a camera he had with him and started taking pictures of himself holding his dink. He then handed the camera to Sugiya to try instead, so he posed for several more pictures with his drink.

From this point forward, the discussion and Q&A began. Mana brought a sketch pad with him in order to write his responses and communicate with everyone. Many times Seth and Sugiya were asked to read off answers from the sketch pad, but it seemed like a lot of trial and error because several times they had a hard time reading or understanding what Mana was writing. Occasionally everyone on stage started getting involved trying to make efforts to completely comprehend everything.

Depending on what was happening in the moment, there were times when Mana started whispering to Seth, making gestures, and speaking/mouthing what he wanted to say in front of everyone, but of course nobody in the audience could hear.

A lot of the talk was based on the food we were served, as expected. At lunch time Seth asked how the pancakes were. Everyone in the audience yelled out “Delicious!”. His remark back was, “Thats great! I didn’t get to eat anything yet...”

The Q&A at both lunch and dinner was extremely limited. A couple weeks prior to the concerts, Mana requested on twitter for everyone to submit questions for the Q&A via the mail form on his blog. I get the feeling not so many questions were asked, because he persisted his request all the way up until a couple days before the concerts, stating he’s still accepting questions.

As far as I can remember there were probably only something like 2-3 questions talked about during each show.
I will do the best I can do recall as much of it as possible, but sadly its going to b a bit fragmented because the discussion often surpassed simply answering questions. There was a lot of off topic interference.

LUNCH Q&A
“What are your favorite sweets?”
Its hard to remember what everyone said because their answers were brief. I remember Ryux answers being somewhat more talked about than the other members because there was some variation of what it is he liked. Mainly Mana’s favorites were the biggest focus. Mana’s favorite sweets are Yan Yan Tsukebo and Kikori no Kirikabu (translated to Lumberjacks Stump).

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It was hard to tell if it was an act or not, but concerning the Yan Yan Seth seemed extremely shocked as if he had no idea what it was. He asked the audience at first, “Do you know what that is?” and everyone answered “Yes!”
He still seemed confused, so later on after trying to understand better, he asked again “Really, you all know it??” and everyone in the audience once again confirmed that in fact they did. Eventually Mana pulled out several of packages of both snacks from his bag and passed them around to the other members, so everyone could take a look and display them on their tables. Nobody else really seemed to react except Seth. Mana even had to write on his notepad to Seth that you have to dip the cookie part into the chocolate so he could understand how it works.

HOWEVER!!
I can’t just write off this instance without making a particular note of it. Actually, Yan Yan Tsukebo has been a long time favorite of mine too, but I quickly came to notice years ago that its rarely sold in obvious places. I’ve been able to find it regularly at a grocery store near my apartment, but its an extremely off chance that I come across it at more common shops like convenience stores. Furthermore, I’ve been asked before by various Japanese people what my favorite sweets are in Japan. When I gave that answer, I was often met with the same kind of reaction Seth gave. “What is that?? I’ve never heard of it!”
Therefore, even though I say I’m not sure if Seth’s response was an act or not, I could still find it believable that perhaps it was his honest reaction.

On the other hand, Mana has talked about this being one of his favorite snacks a few times before on his blog and twitter. I don’t think is particularly a surprise to the fans or the other band members, which is why there was hardly a reaction from anyone else but Seth. Maybe Seth has never paid attention to Mana mentioning it before, but event that seems a little questionable to me. I guess we’ll never truly know…

Moving on,

Another question had to do with food and what the members can make themselves. Mana wanted to talk a bit about Omurice (An omelette with ketchup infused rice, chicken, and vegetables such as peas and mushrooms inside, then topped with ketchup or demi-glace sauce), so he started writing an extremely long message on his notepad. This is where things got confusing to the other members. First he showed the answer to Sugiya who tried to read it, but couldn’t understand. Then Seth started looking at it and couldn’t understand it either. It took several minutes until everyone started to understand what he wanted to say. Basically what Mana was trying to explain is that he can make omurice and he thinks the best possible way to make the omelette part is by shifting the egg through the skillet by shaking it for a few seconds.
Ryux made a commentary about hamburg (In Japan some people eat something like a hamburger patty served on a dish with toppings like cheese or gravy and no bun), which suddenly reminded Mana of a continuous joke they made last year because Ryux kept talking about the same thing and made everyone shout out “Hambuuurg” during IMMORTAL MADNESS. Mana wrote on his sketch pad and showed Ryux that he should say it like “hamBUUURG” as they did last year. Everyone started laughing and Mana started laughing so hard he couldn’t control himself. He kept hiding his face behind his arm but you could see him shaking from laughing so much.

The last question I remember being talked about (but I forget if it was at lunch or dinner) was “What do you do when you get drunk?” I don’t recall Mana commenting on this, but Hayato said “I fall asleep.” I don’t remember the other answers, but Mana did add something to what Sugiya said he did. I have an idea of what I think he said about Sugiya, but I don’t think what I remember is exactly right, so I’ll leave it out.


DINNER Q&A

At dinner time they talked about the curry we ate. Since Mana likes curry, he brought spices from home that he likes to use and showed everyone.

A lot of the conversation was more focused on the curry and taken up by one particular Q&A question:
“What kind of girls do you like?”

This is such a tired question by now, I’m surprised they keep re-answering it.
Hayato said he likes motorcycles and he loves it when he sees a girl riding a motorcycle with her hair waving out from under her helmet.

Seth seemed a little bit stuck in his response. When he was thinking about how to explain what he wanted to say, he said “Sexy…….sexy…..” and couldn’t quite finish off his sentence. Some how it got a little awkward so everyone started laughing and Mana wrote on the sketch pad キモイ (You’re disgusting) and showed it to the audience. Everyone started laughing even more at that point, and this started resounding through half of the conversations on the topic.

Sugiya said he liked girls with hair that looks like ramen. The other guys started laughing and questioning him a bit, which caused everyone in the audience to started laughing too. What he was trying to explain is he likes it when girls that strands of hair thats a bit wavy coming down, it kind of reminds him of ramen noodles. That probably wasn’t really a “cute” way of explaining what he liked, but everyone was entertained by his answer.

Unfortunately I can’t remember what Ryux said, but when it was Mana’s turn, he simply drew a picture and showed everyone.

It was a really simple picture of the bottom of a dress or skirt and legs with over knee socks. It looked like this:



Note: This isn’t Mana’s drawing, its simply a recreation I made of exactly how he drew it.

This is yet another answer that has been talked about numerously in the past by Mana, so most of the reaction from the audience came as amusement towards the drawing itself.

There was a bit more talking afterwards and wrapping things up. The talk and Q&A portion of the show was shorter than last year. I think both this time were around 20-30 minutes long.


CONCERT

Now for the concerts. The following are the set lists for both shows:

LUNCH
1. En Lumiere (SE)
2. Solitude
3. Front et Baiser
4. Beast Side
5. Twilight Flower
6. In that Hill
7. Immortal Madness
8. Dead Scape
MC
9. Agnus Dei
10. Perish
11. Ange ~D Side holy wings~

Encore
12. Pageant
13. En Lumiere (SE)

DINNER
1. Destruction xxx (SE)
2. Deus ex Machina
3. Night Breed
4. Material Death
5. Twilight Flower
6. In that Hill
7. Immortal Madness
8. Dead Scape
MC
9. Agnus Dei
10. Solitude
11. Ange ~D Side holy wings~

Encore
12. Je l’aime
13. En Lumiere (SE)

There were a few sound variations in some songs, such as in Solitude. In fact, during the lunch concert, it was really unexpected, so for a second I thought they were opening the concert with an entirely new song. Solitude was changed by adding a short guitar intro by Mana that gave off a jazz vibe at first until the main instrumental track stated to play and the song resumed as we all know.

It certainly gained my attention and was a refreshing experience of the song. There was a slight change I noticed to Beast Side as well. This time I noted a type of siren sound added before the first chorus and Mana seemed to vary up his guitar playing too, creating a more aggressive feel to the already energetic song.

The MC at both concerts were pretty much the same.
Seth asked everyone if they were having fun, to tons of cheers. He said he was enjoying it too but by dinner he said he was getting a bit hungry and tired.
They talked a bit about Deep Sanctuary coming up in September. He included a commentary about how there will probably be lots of new people at the concert who may not really know Moi dix Mois, but they want to leave an impression on everyone and the hope all of us regulars will help raise up excitement for everyone when Moi dix Mois plays. Of course Mana will also be playing in the Malice Mizer session.

On a more personal note, some how it felt a little strange to me when Seth talked about wanting everyone to raise excitement for Moi dix Mois. Is this a form of acknowledgement that our group of regulars is somewhat limited?

Some of you may be familiar by now that I enjoy looking into the statistics and numbers of concerts such as these. There were less than 200 tickets available for each concert this time (186 to be exact). While both shows technically sold out (hence I lost out on the lottery), I no longer feel like thats an honest representation of the number of people who actually attend. After the lottery, several people were selling multiple tickets to both shows, some even lowering the price of the tickets they were selling, which included numbers close to the stage! For the first time I even saw somebody holding up a sign that they were trying to sell off extra tickets they had. While the venue was full, it was by no means sold out.

Of course thats good news for people who want to go but didn’t win a ticket, but it concerns me a little. I haven’t seen anything like this at Moi dix Mois concerts before. There were empty spots with food still on the table that had never been touched. The staff picked these dishes up only once the concert had ended.

Still, all the usual people who went to the lunch concert also attended dinner, so there was hardly a difference amongst the two crowds. That always tends to be the case.

I’m not claiming any of it to be a big problem or anything, but it certainly caused me to think about the reality of the situation. To me, the sentiment of Seth’s statement felt more like “Those of us who are always around no matter what might be small in numbers, but surely we can all work together to make a huge crowd fully enjoy Moi dix Mois”
Its a humbling feeling when you consider the crowd size we will be facing in September. I can’t speak for everyone, so I wonder if anyone else has grown far too comfortable in the intimate atmosphere we typically find ourselves in at Moi dix Mois concerts within recent years?

Anyway, Dis inferno was also announced. I could be wrong, but I believe Seth said December 19. Once more information comes out, I’ll correct that if I’m wrong.

Of course IMMORTAL MADNESS, the typical Call out song was played at both concerts. Every time the Moi dix Mois members said “La Houchou Kizoku dix!” (La Kitchen Knife Aristocrat dix), the name of the two concerts, throughout the day they would make a certain hand movement in unison.

They created a capital letter L with their arms (Left arm standing straight up and right arm laying horizontally from the elbow of the left arm) for “La”, then as “Houchou” (Kitchen Knife) was said, they would wave one arm as if they were creating one half of the infinity symbol ∞ and then finish it off with waving their arm back at “Kizoku” into a “dix” hand sign at the ending “dix”. Everyone was taught to do this same motion during IMMORTAL MADDNESS too. In fact, there were a few calls this time. First everyone was asked to shout the traditional “dix Love” but after some time it was switched to La Kitchen Knife Aristocrat.

During both shows, Mana also wanted to change it a bit, where he asked everyone to act like maiden-like (or as I see it, like shojo anime characters). He wanted everyone to put their hands into fists under their chins and yell things like “yaayy!” and other phrases as they rubbed their firsts together (if that makes sense). Watching everyone try, it didn’t work so well at either concert. The yells weren’t nearly as loud as I think Mana had hoped and it was a little awkward to watch. Everyone gave it their best effort though.

Before In that Hill started, both times there was a spoken intro by Seth along with background sounds of running water and birds chirping meant to lead into the song. However, the more I thought about it during that time, the more I realized I think these background sounds are actually coming from a white noise machine Mana has talked about using at home to help him relax and sleep. Its exactly what it sounded like and I think he’s even shared some of it on twitter in very short video clips he’s made from his house!

Truthfully, when you really consider it, should it really be so much of a surprise? Mana has shown CDs he owns of nature sounds such as rain and thunder, which helps inspire him for his music making process. Since he also loves white noise generators, it makes sense. I don’t know why I never thought about it before, but perhaps it comes from the fact that I found myself far more focused on the mechanics of the music at these concerts. This year I’ve been working extremely hard to brush up my music theory knowledge and understand how everything works in greater depth, so I found myself immersed in these concerts from a new perspective. I’m finding it more and more interesting to talk about technicalities I’ve come to understand better over the course of this year and in terms of Moi dix Mois concerts its fascinating to find details I didn’t think about in the past.

Maybe some day I should make an entry about interesting points I’ve collected on Moi dix Mois music and performances from that stand point. Is it something everyone would be interested in?


Since these shows consisted of several parts (Miyoshi Seiji, Q&A/Food talk, concert), the concert itself was limited to about 1 hour both times, so it went by quickly.

The encore at each concert was slightly different.

LUNCH
Everyone had continued to wear their white chef jackets throughout the concert, so by the time of the encore they all changed clothes to Moi dix Mois T-shirts and Seth wearing a black La Kitchen Knife Aristocrat apron. Mana wore a new white and pink version sold that day. All the other members also wore aprons from the waist down, except Mana who wore a usual Moi-meme-Moitie half skirt for concerts.

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(From Mana's Twitter)


The encore song was somewhat surprising: Pageant!
This is usually only played at Mana’s birthday, so it was fun to hear it at an unrelated concert!! All the members left the stage quickly after the song finished, so everyone in the audience was a little confused as to whether we should wait for something more to happen or if that was really the end of the concert. People started clapping as if anticipating everyone to come back out on stage, but after a few minutes it became understandable the concert was done we all left until we could enter the venue again an hour later for dinner.

DINNER

During the concert, all the members changed from their T-shirts to the white chef jackets worn throughout the entire lunch concert. Finally at the encore they changed back into Moi dix Mois shirts again. Ryux was wearing a Moi dix Mois jacket that he had cut the sleeves from. Seth wore a black and pink Moi dix Mois shirt, Sugiya had on a white and black version, and I think Hayato was wearing black and red. Mana wore a black and blue version this time.

The ending song was Je l’aime. Its not entirely a surprise as its a popular ending song for Moi dix Mois concerts. Seeing as the lunch concert had Pageant, maybe the idea was to follow a similar format to Mana’s birthday concerts after all.




In the end, it was a little exhausting having two concerts in a row. Even though its probably much more difficult to be performing on stage rather than attending in the audience, I could still relate to Seth’s feelings when he said he was getting a bit tired. Regardless, I think everyone had a great time!!

Theres so much going on that it really does make for a unique experience. My curiosity is usually piqued with the food, so I can’t help but want to go because I need to know what will happen! Naturally the music is a great surplus to the event, so its not something you can really go wrong with.


Lastly I have a few extra photos to share from the event!


The seating chart used for both lunch and dinner this year.








What I am looking may seem strange, but actually its a Hiroshima Carp apron over the same Moi dix Mois shirt the members were wearing today and a long EGA skirt. I didn't take many pictures of myself this time, so this was my one commemoration shot. Unfortunately I was photobombed by staff too. (^^;





PERSONAL MATTERS

This is just a little bit of extra information, but since I haven’t been posting much on here recently, I might as well include it at the end here.

First of all I want to apologize for not responding to everyone who has sent me messages within the past few months and I never responded. I feel like I say this way too much, but my life has been so busy its been hard for me to find a lot of time to do many things I would usually be quicker at. I really wish I had more time to do everything…

Speaking of being busy, something new has been added to my plate that I’m extremely excited about!!


I’m making a book!!!


The contents will be covering my experience as a Mana fan from the beginning. Of course it will be from my point of view, but I want to include the feelings of the atmosphere in western countries like the US from the time leading up to when visual kei was starting to experience a boom outside of Japan to the point where it made a complete take over. There will be a lot about the atmosphere in Japan too and how the two countries compare and contrast, particularly in the world of VK, Lolita/Moi-meme-Moitie, and especially Mana related topics. I love writing and this is a topic I thoroughly enjoy, so I’m excited about it.

In fact, I’ve already written part of it, so its something thats underway. I had proposed the idea to a few friends, but originally it was meant to be something more private among certain people, so it wasn’t going to be anything professional. However, two friends in particular really loved the idea and offered me a publisher!! I didn’t expect it at all, so I was totally surprised! Therefore, I am now altering the original idea a bit to make it into something anyone can read if they want to!

I know there are a lot of other things I need to post on here as well that I’ve held back from. Its been a long wait, but please be patient with me as I try to get as much done as I can with my limited time lately. ><;;


Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed the concert report!!
Next is Deep Sanctuary, so please look forward to that repot in September.


Sarah