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Title: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: genki sakura on May 28, 2006, 09:19:07 PM
...in total happiness...

http://animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8925

I missed their concert the last time they were in NY....so...

...even though I do have a Physics regents that day...the concert's at 7pm...no problem...just have to convince my parents...
Title: Re: I'm twitching...
Post by: Tamashii on May 31, 2006, 05:13:46 PM
I'll try to make the June 22nd concert. If I made the Roots @ Radio City Music Hall, then this one should be cake.

HOWEVER, they are touring MY FOOT? Ugh. I do NOT like that album very much.
Title: Re: I'm twitching...
Post by: DarkKanti on May 31, 2006, 06:59:34 PM
I hate both of you...

Stupid tour.  The closest place is Hollywood and that's some 8 hours away.
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: DarkKanti on June 17, 2006, 12:16:39 AM
Just checked the tour schedule again, and apparently they're coming to SF, so me and a few friends will be going there.  Fun times.

Edit-  Changed the name of the thread, so people will know what to expect before clicking.
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Tamashii on June 20, 2006, 07:29:32 AM
Please take lots of pictures (with a digital camera) if possible! I don't think I'm going, I'm dead poor.
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: DarkKanti on June 20, 2006, 09:21:24 AM
No Problem.
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Unregistered on June 22, 2006, 06:42:40 PM
Dammit...it was tonight...missed it...dammit...ironic, ne?
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: genki sakura on June 22, 2006, 06:43:55 PM
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DAMMIT!!! I'm really messed up right now...I didn't sign in...and I totally forgot about it today until now....
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: DarkKanti on June 22, 2006, 08:57:44 PM
:/

That sucks.  I got my tickets and am all ready and awaiting the 28th.

Maybe you can catch them next time they come to the US.  I'll be sure to at least share some pictures...  maybe.
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: DarkKanti on June 29, 2006, 02:49:05 AM
Just drove back from San Francisco.  Great show.  The openers were pretty lame, but the Pillows themselves were awesome.

I'll write up something longer and fancier when I've had some sleep.

I've decided to write this up a bit like a music review.  Well, using the same format anyways.

The Bad[/u]


The Price.  
The Tickets weren't that bad: about $20 a pop, but all the expenses, such as gas, bridge tolls, parking tickets, merchandise, and food, added up to an enourmous $126.  The parking ticket is what really got me though.

The Trip
Because most of my friends were either lazy or had no car, I was forced to make the 90 mile trip.  After all was said and done I probably drove about 200 miles by the end of the day.  It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't any fun either.

The Venue

Slim's was lame.  It wass small, cramped, and hot.  The rules made for a fairly boring crowd.  There was no moshing, so the most anybody in the crowd did was raise their hands in the air and jump a bit.  Even still, there wasn't much of that either.

The Openers
Finally onto the actual show.

The first band to play was Lemon Drop Kick.  The intstrumentals were decent, but unfortunately the vocalist was too quiet.  She wasn't quite able to make herself heard over the rest of the band.

The next band was a combination of two JRock cover bands called B.E.N.O.M..  They were fairly good, but unfortunately the mic kept cutting out on one of their singers.  Whenever it did go out you could see him trying to screamloud enough so people could hear, but it wasn't enough.  He definitely gets points for trying though.

The last opener, Secretsecret, was terrible.  There's no two ways about it.  The best I could describe would be bad emo poetry sung to slow techno.  The real weird thing is their style was like no one else's there, so not many people in the audience enjoyed their music, and many were pleased when they left the stage.

All together, the openers averaged out to about a D+.  Two bands were ok, and one was terrible.

The Good[/u]


The Pillows
Wow.  

So freaking electric.  These guys were way better live than their recordings.  Sawao was amazing up their.  His charisma alone made up for the openers who at this point seemed to be up there only to make the Pillows sound better.

"Out of all the bands in the world to listen to today, you chose us...

You have good taste!" - Sawao.

Yes, yes, I believe we do.  Their was a good mix of FLCL and My Foot songs.  The FLCL songs were obviously there because most of the people there, including myself, were intruduced to their music through FLCL, and the My Foot songs, because well, they were touring to promote their My Foot album.

Nearing the end of the show Sawao asked the crowd, "You like Furi Kuri?"

"Here's Shooting Star!"

And then that oh so familiar chord progression came, followed by, of course, the ending theme of FLCL.

Of course, the night wouldn't be over and I certainly wouldn't leave without hearing Hybrid Rainbow.  The final song cam and their it was.  Halfway through Sawao dropped his guitar entirely and started singing "Can you feel?"  He grabbed onto the mic stand with all his might like he was falling and it was the only thing holding him up.  

Incredible...

Breed

Even though Hybrid Rainbow was by far their best sung song, I was surprised when midway through the show they did an impromptu Nirvana cover.  Being a huge fan of Nirvana, and Breed being one of my favorite songs of theirs, it was a very cool surprise.

The Rating

(http://www.nihonreview.com/images/rank8.png)

Reviewed by: DarkKanti
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Tamashii on June 30, 2006, 12:44:50 AM
F*cking sick, mang. I missed a Nirvana cover from one of my favorite bands. Two favorites in one shot, damn it! However, I don't like My Foot 'cause the album is incredibly Pop (you'll see it in my review soon, oh how I'll bash it). NEED OLD PILLOWS NOW!
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: genki sakura on June 30, 2006, 05:08:06 PM
AHHH!?! You lucky bum. I really would've loved to see "Hybrid Rainbow" live...grrrr....dammit and the NY concert would've been so damn accessible....damn!!!!
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Rove on July 02, 2006, 08:39:23 AM
*Rove reminds DK that he promised photographical proof of said awesome concert
 
 
 
(How come you people don't have the IRC-thingy code??)
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: DarkKanti on July 02, 2006, 12:08:28 PM
I forgot a camera.  :(
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Tamashii on July 07, 2006, 05:14:40 PM
You should make this an editorial! Clean up the trash-talking though =/
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Ergo Proxy on September 15, 2006, 12:51:25 AM
Quote from: Tamashii

HOWEVER, they are touring MY FOOT? Ugh. I do NOT like that album very much.

They only preformed 4 songs from MY FOOT here's the setlist:

Blues Drive Monster
Come Down
Rock And Roll Sinners
I Think I Can
The Air Resistor
Funny Bunny
MY FOOT
Third Eye
Beautiful Morning With You
Dead Stock Paradise
Terminal Heaven's Rock
Sleepy Head
Ride On Shooting Star
Little Busters
Hybrid Rainbow

Encore/
Crazy Sunshine
Advice

I've heard that they've recorded the pillows tour in the USA and Mexico and they will release it on DVD,can't wait.

Here are some images

(http://www.pillows.gr.jp/image/report/06_06_28_02.jpg)


(http://www.pillows.gr.jp/image/report/06_06_28_01.jpg)

Hybrid Rainbow ^

(http://www.pillows.gr.jp/image/report/06_06_28_03.jpg)

(http://www.pillows.gr.jp/image/report/06_06_27_12.jpg)

(http://www.pillows.gr.jp/image/report/06_06_27_06.jpg)

You can find images of their tour in the official website.
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Tamashii on September 15, 2006, 10:52:37 AM
Swwwweet. Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: genki sakura on September 15, 2006, 03:40:29 PM
ahhhh....11!!!!


It looks so awesome...dammit, how could I miss them again....I had it written in my planner too....>.<
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: DarkKanti on September 15, 2006, 04:35:16 PM
Quote from: Tamashii
You should make this an editorial! Clean up the trash-talking though =/


I think it'd fit more under a report than editorial, but that'd be up to you I guess.  And about the trashtalking?  You mean what I said about the opening bands?  Or everything that I said was bad?  I mean, I couldn't just report on all the good stuff that happened at the concert.  And most of the openers were actually pretty good, aside from (you can probably tell which one I'm talking about).

About the DVD, I'd think about getting, if for no other reason than to just have.  I didn't see any cameras at the place where I went, so I doubt they'd show any footage of the show I saw.  :/

Edit- Those pics are awesome.  The crowd at the San Francisco show wasn't like that at all.  There were more anime fans than music fans, which is why the crowd was fairly tame.
Title: Re: The Pillows My Foot Tour
Post by: Tamashii on September 17, 2006, 10:27:06 AM
Yeah, report, editorial. Same thing. Reminds me, I gotta move Kurier's editorial to the Report section.