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Two things which I did on Friday:

* Woke up early to get a Josh Groban ticket before 9am sale. He's coming to the O2 Arena London in June. Can't believe I splashed some cash on gigs again. I've seen him live before but not with the full orchestra. Just acoustically.

* Went to St Pancras International to catch Kerry Ellis and Brian May opening the special charity event for Tiger Tracks. Said organisation want to raise awareness of tigers who are in danger of extinction for various reasons. I haven't been tracking Kerry's concerts lately because I've been a bit down and last time I was meant to go see her I had to sell my ticket due to my Malaysia holiday back in 2011. This acoustic set in St Pancras was better than nothing. I've never been upstairs at the Grand Terrace as much so it was interesting to see how the stage would be set up. It's where the London Midland train platforms are but also where you can see some posh bars.

I started standing around the Grand Terrace at 5:30pm after a lot of hanging around the shops and having a cup of tea in a cafe. I had arrived too early as I went to Ealing to pick up a library book and have a quick lunch before going to Kings Cross.
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I went to my very first Opera viewing last Saturday and it was quite a rollercoaster experience mentally and physically. I saw Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall in English but it made the translations easier to understand since I have not bothered to read any translations beforehand, despite knowing a bit of French from school. I think I might have still understood the general gist of the story even if the opera was in the original language and I took the time to sit down to read the Arias.

I have listened to Carmen before and I read a brief summary on the storyline thanks to an Andrea Bocelli album that paid tribute to the Arias and duets but have never actually seen the opera in person. I think Carmen is one of the more well-known operas with a lot of well-known Arias. You listen to one and you might find yourself recognising the tune from other sources. Annoyingly enough months after I bought tickets to Carmen in English I spot another performance of said opera at another venue but in the original French language. If the French one was available first I would've gone with that instead.



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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
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Yeah quite a few people from conventions and signing events. Too bad some of the encounters consisted of quickly get your item signed then dash off as soon as your turn was done but there were a few 'famous' people who were really nice it took me by surprise

A few people I met include:

- Nightwish (signing sesion. So quick but... Tuomas smiled at me. He was the first person I said hi to and he's so hot)

- Apocalyptica (meet and greet at Kentish Town gig in November 2010. Had more interaction with Paavo)

- James Kyson Lee at Collectormania 12

- Keeley Hawes at LFCC 2009

- Eve Myles at LFCC 2009

- Tom Felton at Collectormania 15

- Dean Andrews at Collectormania 14

- James & Oliver Phelps at LFCC 2009

- Kerry Ellis (signing session)

- The Overtones (signing session at Selfridges. Think I nearly went into a fit because they were rather nice... and looked dashing in their suits)

- Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy from Franz Ferdinand after their Hammersmith gig in March 2009. Alex was a chatty, polite guy.
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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
  • 02:00 Tweets for Today j.mp/mV8y5W #
  • 08:35 @gogomomokoko I hate it when men do that and when they slouch in their seat it takes up more room >:( #
  • 08:37 @Kiz_zle :( hopefully the bug will disappear permanently by the time you reach NY. Have fun over there though!! #
  • 09:00 @DiabloSwing awesome :D #
  • 09:26 Bet they'll get a mgr replacement who isn't even british. But so long as it isn't some self-righteous, moronic dick #
  • 09:30 @hmvtweets dir en grey, versailles philharmonc quartet, miyavi (solo artist) and l'arc-en-ciel to name a few #
  • 09:33 Free pizza today but I won't spend my lunch break chitchatting because I have more important things to do #
  • 10:07 @hmvtweets depends what metal sub-genre you're after :) My fav band is x japan but they're not on the site yet. They mix classical + metal #
  • 10:48 @the_overtones cheer up lachie *pats head* #
  • 11:33 Dying for that pizza :/ it'll probably taste crap anyway but it is free food #
  • 11:51 Getting nauseous from the heater close by. Supervisor, turn the damn thing off it's hot outside today )': #
  • 11:57 @the_overtones envious you're in a nice place. Enjoy your stay there :) #
  • 12:12 @29rain looking good, oppa ;) #
  • 13:06 The pizza was unsurprisingly cold but it went very quickly #
  • 13:12 t.co/d8rjhEz Coming out as Goth #
  • 13:13 t.co/9c4xYLs Coming out of Goth wardrobe #
  • 14:24 Still haven't bought tix for Rock Of Ages. Hayaku, Vash-chan #
  • 14:26 Absolutely full up from the pizza. Pepperoni feast and Hawaiian were the most popular #
  • 14:28 Perm staff aren't sure what to get supervisor as a goodbye present. I honestly 'dgaf' #
  • 15:07 Photo: t.co/lGw1J7S #
  • 15:39 @therealgokwan what do you mean? 'Auntie' goldie cheung right? She made us chinese look stupid. I'd be more embarrassed if she was malaysian #
  • 19:10 @iansomerhalder omg you should work on the wildlife channel :D <3 this vid so much. #
  • 19:11 I liked a @YouTube video t.co/5uIxoAw Leatherback baby cruising to Atlnatic.mov #
  • 19:21 @JP_underground guess I'm the odd one out against these protesters since I have no major prob with Jdramas and genuinely like Kdramas -_- #
  • 19:27 JFC, guess I'm the odd one out against these protesters since I have no major prob with Jdramas and genuinely like Kdramas -_- #
  • 19:32 I don't hate Jdramas because I've never sat down to watch any from start to finish. What little I have see… (cont) t.co/MYPbKS9 #
  • 19:37 RT @concertweirdos: Screaming at your screen when you finally see tour dates listed. #concertweirdos #
  • 21:08 @iansomerhalder hello Ian :D #
  • 21:28 #trueblood Sookie's dream conveniently consists of those two vamps in her love life #
  • 22:02 #trueblood Jesus you're my hero xD How awesome was he by helping Mavis? #
  • 22:03 #trueblood Tommy trying to make amends for his mistakes he made to Sam :/ he got whooped by the wolves though #
  • 22:09 #trueblood Kapow!! Take that haters. Sookie made a very valid point about the double standard between triangl… (cont) t.co/YM5wjuL #
  • 22:11 Writer's Block: Scary movie j.mp/nUZTFX #
  • 22:11 Writer's Block: Scary movie j.mp/nYOgSx #
  • 22:39 Happy birthday Richard Armitage :) #
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  • 02:00 Tweets for Today j.mp/n2oVgz #
  • 09:01 @YoshikiOfficial man I'd love to be Xed again \m/ #wearex #
  • 09:10 Tragically unfunny how a Chinese person will claim they are only joking to you when they sounded like they were putting you down so harshly #
  • 09:16 @vash_chan ... well it might be said for any Asian I guess. Fab to more cultural clashing )': #
  • 09:17 @29rain t.co/0JJcBPd - Oppa this is just so wrong but so funny hahahahaha. Sailor Bi will punish you in the name of the moon #
  • 11:06 Nong Shim Onion Rings nom nom #
  • 11:12 @RJRoldan I've done that before too D: So not cool but like you say you still manage to clean yourself hehe #
  • 12:42 Wow so the original damage from last Mon evening in work area was worse than I thought #
  • 14:16 I was going to buy a cd from Oxfam but that specifc shop had been completely destroyed by those filthy SOBs #
  • 14:26 @therealgokwan interested to see how your costume looked Gok ;D #
  • 14:44 Tou-san said he thinks the China mens doubles team are quite good looking. They're tall and slim, not too buff. Yes I kind of agree too #
  • 14:45 Even the Korean badminton players... those guys aren't too shabby either. I do watch players for their skills of course - duh #
  • 14:47 @o2sbe omg Rock Of Ages, count me in :) I was just thinking of buying tickets to see that musical #
  • 15:09 dyedgreyillusion: This was how I felt after watching the BWF World Championship men’s singles finals... t.co/2pfJpxk #
  • 15:50 @AmberrMerry done!! #
  • 15:54 Signed supervisor's bye bye card today. Wonder what her mgr will buy her. Maybe nice, cheap jewellery from primark #
  • 15:55 @the_overtones haven't seen it yet. Heard tom felton is in it so that might tempt me even more. #
  • 20:17 @the_overtones no fair *pouts* if it was on a music channel I probably missed it. I can wait though. It's okay xD #
  • 21:05 Halfway through latest ep of #trueblood I was hoping they'd include the E/S shower scene from Dead To The World but instead there's snow!? #
  • 21:40 #trueblood oh dear methinks Debbie will really die. But will it be by Eric like in the books? #
  • 21:41 #trueblood Eric is spellbound oh noes. #
  • 21:41 #trueblood oh fack so the father of Luna's daughter is Marcus?! #
  • 21:42 @the_overtones just watched latest episode of True Blood but the new series hasn't started in the UK yet #
  • 21:49 #trueblood Eric - My Liege. Sookie - My... Bill. Eric's face says it all ^_^;; #
  • 21:51 omg @gackt 's 'villain' look in The Tempest has me in lolz and curiosity. Why did it have to be a Chinese looking character though? Hmm... #
  • 21:55 @gogomomokoko I've heard Gackt's voice acting for games and Anime. Hehehe he's not too bad. #
  • 21:57 RT @concertweirdos: RT this if you ever been to a sold out show. #concertweirdos #
  • 21:58 RT @concertweirdos: Wanting to do the night all over again even though you feel like you're about to collapse. #concertweirdos #
  • 23:00 @ConcertWeirdos i only got hugged once so far but it was really nice haha :) #
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  • 02:00 Tweets for Today j.mp/qOvFHP #
  • 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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  • 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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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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