John Lewis Oxford Circus {10 December 2011}

This was with the alternative Frankie Valli - Jon Lee who used to be in S Club 7.

Medley {Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don't Cry and Bye Bye Baby}



Beggin'



Ideal Home Show {March 2012}

Medley {Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don't Cry and Bye Bye Baby}

The main West End cast attended this :)



Beggin'

[poor Ryan had microphone issues, even during the soundcheck and right at the beginning of the show when he started singing Can't Take My Eyes Off You. Great microphone switch during Beggin' though]

Already provided links to these albums on my main blogger account as well as Twitter but thought I'd share them here. I'm rarely happy with how my photos turn out though these ones are definitely an exception *_*

Here's the link to my photos from the Ideal Home Show [March 2012] . Jersey Boys did a little medley on the catwalk before the sports fashion show.

Got mixed photos from West End Live 2012. Sunday had slightly better photos but my view was as always completely blocked off. Didn't help people had their arms waving or had big heads, though the latter isn't their fault.

Managed a few Jersey Boys pics though. Way better than the previous day where I had no good view of the stage at all. Voila

Kpop is coming

Dec. 8th, 2011 10:28 am
vash_chan: (Buffy & Eric)
Been reading a lot of Manga lately. Shouldn't read too many different series in one go. All I have right now is Black Butler, Ouran High School Host Club and Absolute Boyfriend. Out of these titles I definitely like Black Butler and Ouran. Black Butler is still going so I won't rush with that series.

On the subject of Kpop, I recently discovered that a Central London HMV store are starting to sell physical copies of Kpop albums. Will have to go see what is available as I am going to Central London this Saturday anyway (going to try to catch Jersey Boys singing in department store). I remember seeing one or two Jpop CDs a very long time ago in HMV Piccadilly Circus store. They had Gackt, BoA and Hamasaki Ayumi from what my memory tells me. I think one band that might have trouble finding a specific shelf is Dir en grey as I've seen them in the World Music section and another store had them in the metal area. Either way I think it's great that Kpop is starting to surface into the public eye through HMV. It will probably appeal to RnB and hip hop fans in the UK more than Otakus who have dug deep into Animanga, Jpop and Jrock.

I still think Jrock (and I guess Jpop) is going to have a difficult time being taken seriously and remain underground, accessible to those who have that interest and who stumble across it through the power of the web or word of mouth. It just saddens me how people mock the very idea of Visual Kei or how Japanese metalheads can't rock out like their favourite bands from this side of the globe. That's cultural division for you.

I was reading through old posts and remember I wrote about the BBC board. My previous post about a Britishchineseonline.com thread in regards to the Korean wave and how popular it was. The rather annoying elitism in the posts was a reminder of why I have this ongoing grudge against the Kpop fandom which has easily caught up with the same leve of insanity as Jrock fandom drama.
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My wallpaper changes every hour but it ranges from Klaus/Joseph Morgan, Jersey Boys London cast, Dir en grey, Mark Kanemura, various Korean dramas and X Japan :D
My first Overtones gig

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  • 08:20 Pasha of #sytycd s3 will be in #bbcstrictly ?! Just when I was going to give series 9 a miss. Man Artem and Pasha... mmmmmmm #
  • 08:24 ow.ly/5TPWd my vid wasn't perfect but damn I can't stop crying over this when I rewatch it a few times. #xjapan @yoshikiofficial #
  • 08:35 @mattwycliffe well I had medicine which knocked me out as soon as I hit my bed but I do agree it was bloody hot last night D: #
  • 08:41 if you think a woman must obey your every command like a good wife you are #undateable #
  • 08:44 You hate queer men or despise gothic individuals and beat them up #undateable #
  • 08:45 Relatives or family who think they're trying to help you but only end up offending you with their 'kind words' #getsonmynerves #
  • 08:47 Asian FOBs might be seen as #undateable but they have to learn things about the West before pissing their potential partners off #
  • 08:48 Relatives who talk in their native language and think you don't understand their every word when they're bitching about you #getsonmynerves #
  • 08:49 Abusing the word 'gay' to describe something stupid #getsonmynerves all the time. As is awful grammar and spelling #
  • 09:03 A foreigner who sets foot in your country and bullshit on how better they are compared to everyone else #getsonmynerves #
  • 09:06 @the_overtones guys I gotta ask, who do you think tweets the most out of you five? #
  • 09:17 I swore not to buy any more books but I've already preordered Blood Red Dragon and now I'm tempted to get the 1st VA graphic novel. Ah damn #
  • 09:27 Had drunk students singing and screaming last night. They were drunk. Not sure if it was the flat full of chav residents but if it was... #
  • 10:36 Writer's Block: Life in the boob tube j.mp/rs2txm #
  • 10:36 Writer's Block: Life in the boob tube j.mp/r1S4xS #
  • 11:45 @bbcstrictly just found out pasha kovalev will be a new pro dancer. How did bbc manage to find him? He's a great dancer, loved him on sytycd #
  • 12:05 @hmvtweets i used to have a robson and jerome single haha #
  • 12:06 @hmvtweets i was all for steps on those days #mostembarrassingcd #
  • 14:20 @yoshikiofficial X everybody at Summer Sonic :D #wearex #
  • 14:20 @the_overtones yay another ustream. Will try to remember to tune in. I've put Tonight's The Night on reminder for this Sat #
  • 14:33 @the_overtones yfrog.com/hsjijtvj OMG that's such a cool find. You've inspired me to check my Kiwi fruit now hohoho #
  • 14:35 So my runny nose is fading but now my throat seems to be taking effect. Ah the joy of colds #
  • 14:38 OK Communist Chinese hair needs to make a comeback for Vash-chan. Right now the hair looks like it's suffered electrocution #
  • 14:40 @gogomomokoko u know the more I look at her, the more I suspect she could be expecting. I wonder if she's migrating to have a baby overseas #
  • 14:47 omg I had no idea @MDQLondon were performing in Canary Wharf and Brent Cross recently T______________T would've bunked off work for this #
  • 15:08 theconductorisbeckoning: tumblr.com/xlu3vdoisb #
  • 15:09 #NowPlaying Shitataru Mourou - @DIRENGREY_web #
  • 15:26 @the_overtones what time is the ustream tomorrow? Will it be around 7:30pm like the previous one? #
  • 16:34 @_josephmorgan you just had to pick a wolf-related song didn't you? Hehe #
  • 17:48 Saw my WK dvds in charity shop. I only donated last week ^_^;; Doubt they'll sell immediately though #
  • 19:45 @RichelleMead hehe spellcheck can be so silly. Thanks for the clarification and the Adrian chapter. It was brilliant :) #
  • 21:21 @gogomomokoko it's either that or it's her time of the month xD #
  • 22:17 #NowPlaying Samhain - @wearethefallen #
  • 22:54 @ConcertWeirdos i had that happen to me twice. Omg xD #
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  • 02:00 Tweets for Today j.mp/o9UjBi #
  • 10:03 @mcmexpo being human, true blood, the vampire diaries, ashes to ashes, life on mars, prison break, heroes, buffy, angel and supernatural #
  • 10:07 @Selfridges thanks for arranging @the_overtones signing session. Was my first time meeting the guys and have now become a bigger fan of them #
  • 10:09 So far only watched the first 7 mins of new #trueblood ep but lolz at eric calling sookie "snookie" i thought that joke would never be used #
  • 10:18 #trueblood sorry should be *snooki in my last tweet -_- #oops #
  • 11:21 Life could be a dream, life could be a dream. Do, do, do, do, sh-boom j.mp/oTll6U #
  • 11:26 wonder when the new computers will arrive at work today. That reminds me I need a new laptop soon :/ #
  • 11:30 Certain individuals really need to stfu about 'fandoms' they barely know about. FYI, family I do NOT go to gigs every day ffs. How rude. #
  • 12:42 @JonBoydon welcome back mr boydon. We've missed you :) #
  • 12:44 @gigsandtours the true blood opening theme :) #
  • 12:46 Pc seems to be close to completion. I am relaxing a little while the tech guys do they need to do. Got a new mouse and keyboard only #
  • 13:39 Taking a breather from my japanese rock/metal binge to feed on my new fondness for @the_overtones. That @selfridges signing was so cool :) #
  • 14:41 OK new keyboard and mouse are good but I have to adjust software I normally use for work. Boo #
  • 15:04 New PC has sound. Yay o/ #
  • 18:20 @iharryshum jealous you're heading down under ;) been meaning to go back myself and explore the country. Have fun #
  • 18:24 Starting to get nauseous on the way home. The hunger near end of the day has given me a side effect. Had a sugary snack to calm my shaking #
  • 18:26 Typically the line i use has been delayed and now i have had to resort to a painful but quicker route home from king's cross again #
  • 19:30 @gogomomokoko awesome :D how many weeks are you going there? #
  • 19:42 @gogomomokoko ah poo that is short. Does that mean you're not going anywhere else then like Singapore? Or elsewhere? #
  • 20:06 I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/Udoqfn_Huhs?a Lady Gaga - Australia - A Current Affair - ACA #
  • 20:13 I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/VPOT1-7peVQ?a ♫♫♫ Lady Gaga ♥ SMAP SPECIAL LIVE ♫♫♫ #
  • 20:18 @mKiK808 you are just stunning when you dance with @ladygaga This performance and the Australia one you linked to were gorgeous. I cried!! #
  • 20:19 #iloveaboy who can dance ballroom style and not hold back on his grace #
  • 20:20 #iloveaboy who can write songs or poetry that means something. Or even compose songs that speak to the heart #
  • 20:22 @mKiK808 Mark, I kinda wish I was in your arms like @ladygaga during Edge Of Glory lol. Sorry for the silly fangirl moment there ;D #
  • 20:37 Got a spam tweet about how to get someone famous to follow me. Well that person already follows me so uh... what's the point? #
  • 21:49 @ladygaga When you sing Edge Of Glory with just the piano, it can make me very tearful. The lyrics reach out to the listener more deeply #
  • 21:53 @the_overtones I like your tweets about food :) #
  • 21:59 @the_overtones lmao ok who thought of that? #
  • 22:07 @the_overtones alors vous parlez français maintenant?! ;) #
  • 22:07 @the_overtones I'd totally buy that perfume hohohoho #
  • 23:43 Eastern european neighbours have once again made a crack in our ceiling. Always happens when they're bathing. #
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  • 09:07 @therealgokwan when I was in Malaysia and Singapore everyone turns on their car AC, never open the window. It was a suffocating experience #
  • 09:09 Right arm still hurts from Tues night. You'd think the pain was from a good night out. What BS. #
  • 09:11 Not only did I think my glasses would break, I thought my teeth would fall out too. #
  • 09:13 #ff @theREALboyzone @officialkeith @ronanofficial @shanelynchthis @stephengatelyOS @mrmikeygraham @the_overtones @jerseyboysuk #
  • 10:18 @the_overtones yfrog.com/h0o6bdftj OMG XD #
  • 11:44 Will probably post some of my better photos from @xjapanofficial 's @o2sbe gig last Tuesday on Tumblr and Twitpic (or another site) #
  • 11:59 #welovett they have proven they are far from a clean cut boyband image and have turned into mature musicians over the years #
  • 12:07 How come so many people are leaving this office today? Oh well, less stress for me then #
  • 13:16 Whew so fav pics from x gig are up on tumblr. Now for twitpic or yfrog #
  • 13:22 Got quite a shock when i found people had already reblogged or liked my pics (they're not perfect) as soon as i uploaded them. Wow thanks :) #
  • 13:23 Gosh this sen nin branch is playing jpop. Well it was alexandra burke and usher before that #
  • 14:32 concertweirdos: So true D: tumblr.com/xlu39qdjz3 #
  • 14:48 RT @concertweirdos: It seems like bands were always a different band at first...from band name changes to member changes. #concertweirdos #
  • 15:02 @hmvtweets will try to attend this after work. Imagine it will be very busy though. #
  • 15:07 @the_overtones wow okay I'll try to make my way there next Mon. Thanks for heads up!!!! #
  • 15:16 @MattWycliffe IKR O_O 2011 has been eventful for many reasons #
  • 15:22 @the_overtones guys, just for the record I'm quite a new fan of yours (I'm slow with music these days I'm so via fro.gy/17kgh #
  • 15:29 #ff @apocalypticafi @Apo_Perttu @NightwishBand @tarjaofficial @WTofficial @TuomasOfficial @DiabloSwing @ThatAnders #
  • 15:32 @tvdnews I like both too \o/ BTVS was my fav supernatural series ever and I have always liked TVD (books and TV series). #
  • 15:47 Happy #canadaday to all Canadians :) #
  • 15:50 Welcome, new followers tumblr.com/xlu39re0wh #
  • 15:59 Photo: Lovely smile here :) tumblr.com/xlu39rihet #
  • 16:01 @hmvtweets will @the_overtones signing session at Selfridges be a wristband only event? #
  • 16:09 bit.ly/iIWmxD um... UNF?! X3 #
  • 16:13 @hmvtweets Brilliant. Thank you for the confirmation ^^ #
  • 16:32 Seems the suffering my right arm took from Tuesday night is catching up now. #
  • 16:33 Hey guess what @YoshikiOfficial ... I'm having PG f**king tips right now. I think of you now whenever I drink that tea haha ;) #
  • 16:37 #ff @JYEFRASCA @mattwycliffe @molloyofficial @jonboydon @jonlee321 @stephenashfield @scottmonello @simonadkins @idinamenzel @kerryjaneellis1 #
  • 16:41 @playcom more like a drama marathon for me. Korean dramas and getting back into the True Blood mood with season 4 starting #
  • 18:40 @YoshikiOfficial X!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \m/ #
  • 19:15 @therealgokwan naughty Gok ;D #
  • 19:32 yfrog.com/h3ii9qgj @yoshikiofficial drumming during encore of @xjapanofficial 's London gig @o2sbe #
  • 19:34 @yoshikiofficial on piano at @o2sbe london [28-06-11] twitpic.com/5jnaz7 #
  • 19:34 Just experimented on multiple uploading using Yfrog... #
  • 19:36 @sugizoofficial violin solo during @xjapanofficial 's gig @o2sbe London [28-06-11] twitpic.com/5jnc1u #
  • 19:52 Toshi @xjapanofficial at @o2sbe London [28-06-11] twitpic.com/5jnjca #
  • 19:57 @sugizoofficial on guitar at @xjapanofficial gig @o2sbe London [28-06-11] twitpic.com/5jnlny #
  • 19:59 @sugizoofficial at @xjapanofficial 's @o2sbe London gig twitpic.com/5jnmyj #
  • 20:01 @yoshikiofficial giving his thanks to the @xjapanofficial fans at @o2sbe at beginning of encore twitpic.com/5jnnwu #
  • 20:05 @yoshikiofficial drumming during Art Of Life @o2sbe twitpic.com/5jnpr4 #
  • 20:06 Tagged: @yoshikiofficial - twitpic.com/5jnpr4 #
  • 20:08 @yoshikiofficial on drums @o2sbe twitpic.com/5jnqx3 #
  • 20:09 My 3rd shot of @yoshikiofficial drumming away during Art Of Life @o2sbe twitpic.com/5jnre3 #
  • 20:27 I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/Ajw2lnAZe8k?a X Japan - London - Yoshiki - PG Tips #
  • 20:28 @YoshikiOfficial your PG Tips quote was very memorable t.co/1RWrqyT #
  • 20:36 I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/fIbDbhVrxf8?a Yoshiki dive! X Japan live in London 28th June 2011 #
  • 20:43 Photo: Very lush tumblr.com/xlu39wo7vt #
  • 21:48 @ConcertWeirdos haha this is so me ;D #
  • 21:49 RT @concertweirdos: When you don't remember yesterday but you remember a concert X amount of months/year ago clear as day. #concertweirdos #
  • 22:01 RT @the_overtones: Remember we're doing a signing @ HMV Selfridges London @ 6pm on the 11th! See you there!x #
  • 22:04 #NowPlaying Whenever You Feel - EVE #
  • 22:04 @therealgokwan you're a trending topic tonight :D #
  • 22:23 Photo: facephase: OMG major UNF effect xD tumblr.com/xlu39yk7zp #
  • 22:31 @gogomomokoko you could enter a competition on play.com to win tix to the premiere. Deadline is this Mon though #
  • 23:23 bit.ly/l10zIa If only duty free was really exciting in such a way :P #
  • 23:33 I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/Ax4rJ0_jkDY?a Song Seung Heon Hawaii DVD Event #
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  • 08:57 @YoshikiOfficial well that was nice of hide-san. But why did you order fish if you can't eat the bones in the first place? ^_^;; #
  • 08:58 @MattWycliffe morning to you too :) #
  • 09:01 @gogomomokoko I expected the article to say she liked Robert Pattinson haha #
  • 09:03 @therealgokwan well it's better than finding yourself crying from a bad dream you can hardly remember right? #
  • 09:06 #ialwayswantedtobea rockstar, minus the enormous musician's ego #
  • 11:15 It seems we will be getting new PCs next week. I'm up for that. But I'm worried whether all the files and progs I need will still be ok #
  • 11:15 Hopefully I can listen to music on the new pc because this one has sound problems :/ #
  • 12:00 @YoshikiOfficial so happy you guys got coverage on UK news (kind of) :D #
  • 12:01 @YoshikiOfficial Oh if you're not up for PG Tips, try Tetley or expensive breakfast tea like Peyton & Byrne. #
  • 12:01 @YoshikiOfficial you should've gone to Japan Centre to buy green tea, silly ^_^;; Or even Arigato supermarket #
  • 12:03 RT @yoshikiofficial: #WeAreX !!! t.co/Tb2b3kp Paris show is tomorrow! 明日はフランスでコンサートだよ!!! #
  • 12:05 I keep wanting to write stage dive but my brain insists I type tongue dive instead. Damn you @adamlambert for infecting my mind xD #
  • 12:08 OK tbf I can't imagine @yoshikiofficial wanting to tongue dive any fans since he stage dives more. Would @gackt tongue dive though? Hmm... #
  • 14:32 @gogomomokoko I was also thinking about other minor characters e.g. the guy who plays Viktor Krum (forgot his name completely) #
  • 14:37 @official_tWitch I'm working unfortunately during those hours. Sorry Twitch :( #
  • 14:55 Writer's Block: Upon further review j.mp/lKNJKI #
  • 14:55 Writer's Block: Upon further review j.mp/lP0TAj #
  • 15:14 @takethat #ProgressLiveTop3 Back For Good, Rule The World and Pray #
  • 16:04 Scars, silent jealousy, endless rain and forever love j.mp/kVjSlw #
  • 19:19 @gogomomokoko we can't listen to music while we work (supervisor is so boring). Only during breaks :/ #
  • 19:25 @TomFelton what also pisses me off is how chavs and urban types like to blast their mobile phone music on loudspeaker. Seriously wth? #
  • 19:54 @gogomomokoko can you actually bookmark the page you're up to? #
  • 19:57 @gogomomokoko wow surf the net too?! Now I'm curious lol #
  • 20:03 @gogomomokoko I thought it was just an ebook reader and that was it. Didn't realise it had basic surfing included. No wonder it's popular #
  • 20:27 Today was relaxing. Seems the workload is okay so far. Plus my supervisor is off this week. Makes it even better #
  • 21:51 #nothingsmoreirritating than hearing loud music playing in the middle of the night #
  • 21:54 Is there some Bollywood open air concert or something in the local park? I can hear the music from my room. It's so loud #
  • 21:57 Photo: › You’d be an excellent rapper! J-Gro! Why J-Gro? Well, I don’t know if you caught at the beginning;... tumblr.com/xlu39bbved #
  • 22:38 OK an Indian wedding is taking place nearby. Shouldn't they have booked a hall instead of doing the ceremony in a residential area? #
  • 22:42 @YoshikiOfficial t.co/IXUPMzX sorry for the clapping. I totally understand it ruins the deep focus while you're on piano #
  • 22:49 @YoshikiOfficial but just so you know you were magnificent playing the Art Of Life piano part. t.co/IXUPMzX #
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WEL 2011 pics

Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:25 pm
vash_chan: (smiling Nine/Rose)
Finally uploaded all my pics

Saturday and Sunday

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TARDIS was spotted in Trafalgar Square. I also saw a Ten and Five cosplayer as well :) The guy cosplaying Ten looked exactly like David.



There was also a B-Boy demo in London.

Mother Nature unleashed herself today on West End Live day 1. We all got attacked by hailstones during the Jersey Boys slot. It all started from the LND!Phantom too awwww.

Absolutely <3'd Million Dollar Quartet, Wicked, We Will Rock You and of course Jersey Boys. I should've taken more pics of Chicago. Damn those male dancers were lush :')

I had a pretty rubbish view from Trafalgar Square. I didn't take a gamble and gone to sit on the steps. Still in the process of sorting out my crappy pics but managed to get vids like this We Will Rock You from We Will Rock You. Everyone was singing along to this \m/

Also went to a Jersey Boys lunchtime performance when they were in HMV Oxford Street on Friday so I was able to get a half day off. Could only manage two clips as my view was blocked so much with other head shots. Blah.

Sherry and Beggin' I didn't get the entire medley because of a poor view. Though if you wanted the entire medley I managed to get that from last year's West End Live :D I think at this point I may as well add Jersey Boys as a tag for prevoius posts if I keep rambling on about that musical. It's ridiculous.

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