VAMPS held an outdoor live for two days on 10-11 August 2013, at Yamanashi, Yamanaka Lake Plaza Kirara, titled [BEAST PARTY]. Around 10 thousand audience gathered and had so much fun in this summer party.
VAMPS’s performance in live house and outdoor live is pretty different. While it’s mostly stoic inside live house, this time they’re very playful. HYDE (Vo,G) and KAZ (G) appeared on the stage riding on a buggy and both of them started to play ‘LOVE ADDICT’. Hyde also barked to increased the audience excitement and when Arimatsu (Drum) started to play ‘HELLO’ with his drum, KAZ walked beautifully like he’s on a real runway.
After that in the MC, Hyde screamed, ‘Let’s party together, let’s get wild!!’ and played ‘HUNTING’. Hyde moved alot on the runway and took the water cannon from the staff. He sprayed the water to the audience with no mercy. During ‘ANGEL TRIP’ the towels danced in the air. It was a spectacular sight spread in front of the stage.
Kaz said that the audience should go wild with all their heart and enjoy the show, “Please let this live become your summer memory”, he said. Hyde sang ‘SEASON’S CALL’ in relaxing voice, and KAZ along with Ju-Ken (Bass) continued with ‘AHEAD’. After that, there’s also an accoustic session where Hyde and JIN (Keyboard) played Yazawa Eikichi’s ‘Jikan yo Tomare’. The sweetness in Hyde’s voice, fascinated the audience.
“It (the accoustic) creates a good feeling so we’ll play accoustic for a while in this evening’, said Hyde, then KAZ, Arimatsu, Ju-ken played some songs in accoustic.The members also gathered on stage only to begin a meeting of next year’s venue as mc talk. Ju-ken emphasized that they have to do it (the live) in an island and called the park as VAMPARK then Hyde said that they might have to buy an island instead. Arimatsu then said that he’s ok with any place if it’s outdoor. They continued the meeting for a while then continued the accoustic session with ‘MEMORIES’, ‘MY FIRST LAST’, and ‘MISSION’.
The second half started with the video of the female dancers projected on the screen. Then after a while, 5 people appeared on the stage which has been dyed with a bright red light, or rather dyed in a flurry flame, enthusiastically played ‘KYUKETSU-SATSUGAI VAMPS Ver.”. Hyde kept shouting “Honsho misero!!” and continued sang ‘DEVIL SIDE’, ‘REPLY’, ‘TROUBLE’, and ‘REVOLUTION II’.
Surprise guest appeared then. ‘ My friend who is really good in guitar come, Ken-chan!” said Hyde. Ken appearead with a paper bag of a certain department store then he was going around giving them to the members. He then greet the audience,”Do you swing your boobs? I heard that this place is where I can see boobs swaying the most in Japan, so that’s why I come here. Last year is very fun, this year let’s make it 10 times better (lol).”
They then begin to play L’arc en ciel session with ‘I’m so happy’. The cheers from the audience were here and there, and Ken also move around freely on the stage just like other members of VAMPS. Further Hyde said and persuaded Ken, “I am sure audience want one more song. Is it ok with Ken-san?’. Then Ken played ‘Honey’. Hyde ran around the runway and also Ju-Ken and KAZ followed along to parade through the runway.
After Ken left the stage, the venue roared for ‘SEX BLOOD ROCK N ROLL’. Hyde said in the end of the show that they will come back again. “We will back again. Don’t cheat, ok. Please wait patiently.”
During this live, VAMPS also announced that they will release their best album “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL” on September 25 and it is scheduled to be released around the world.
VAMPS「VAMPS LIVE 2013『BEAST PARTY』」 Set list
01. LOVE ADDICT
04. ANGEL TRIP
05. I GOTTA KICK START NOW
06. SEASON’S CALL
09. 時間よ止まれ (Jikan yo Tomare)
11. MY FIRST LAST
13. KYUKETSU -SATSUGAI VAMPS Ver.-
14. DEVIL SIDE
17. REVOLUTION II
18. I’m so happy
20. SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL
Source : Text and pictures by Natalie