Thursday, June 22, 2017

From Dusk Till Dawn

First time for that song live. Quasi-live, anyhow. I was wondering how they were ever going to perform it when it didn't appear in either Tokyo Dome set, but a backing digital track was really the only way that made sense given all the heavy processing involved. This is what the song actually sounds like. Anyhow, if you're in Mountain View, you may be able to catch them tonight at the Shoreline Ampitheatre. In my experience, it's a concert well worth seeing, even in these smaller venues.

Then again, one of my favorite moments from the Tokyo Dome shows is the first time the girls come down to the stage from the giant tower on the opening Red Night, see that there are 55,000 rabid fans surrounding them, and Yui and Su exchange a great "can you believe this?" look.



Blogger lordabacus June 22, 2017 1:15 PM  

It's official ... this is the most metal typo of all time: "well wroth seeing"

Anonymous MDZ1985 June 22, 2017 1:25 PM  

In Chula Vista Tuesday night, Su-metal informed the crowd that it was Yuimetal's birthday. Yui was extremely touched by the reaction. Some fan brought party hats and distributed them to the front rows, and there were also homemade flags, Sakura Gakuin towels, and a fan dressed as Tomato-kun (it'll give away just how far down the rabbit hole you are if you know what that is). Moa reportedly got emotional too.

Look for the live stream from the Palladium show that was saved to Youtube. It's missing the first few songs but the rest is very good. It has a fantastic view of the Wall of Death. Which was huge.

I'm really kicking myself for not driving up to Little Rock in April. So far it's the closest they have come to Dallas. I try not to envy the fans who go to Japan. But it's hard.

Blogger Geir Balderson June 22, 2017 1:42 PM  

I would love to hear them sing the Mothra song!

Blogger Freddy June 22, 2017 2:13 PM  

Maybe I'll down from Petaluma and check them out. Korn headlines.

Anonymous fop June 22, 2017 3:02 PM  

We have 3 carrier groups near the Sea of Japan right now. Why wait until this gets out of control?

Anonymous BluePony June 22, 2017 3:11 PM  

I admit I was skeptical when you first started touting them, but I'm a convert. It's actually a brilliant fusion of styles.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 June 22, 2017 3:58 PM  

Going to see them in concert with KORN in Idaho on Sunday.

Blogger Thucydides June 22, 2017 8:21 PM  

Thank you Vox, for demonstrating the world is full of wonders.....

Blogger Happy LP9 June 22, 2017 9:31 PM  

Wow, awesome their with Korn, wow'ed. They owned LA.

I wish people knew how hard they work, when I loop multi videos of their choreography when practiced for 40 mins everyday it tones in 30 days or less. By day 31 you are cemented into the work behind the music and words. Which have a message and a power.

Their professionalism and timing is so moving; modern dance is revolutionized not by anything stateside but by Baby Metal.

Modern dance is redeemed from the downward spiral that it became thanks to better, more skilled girls here.

People don't know what competition they face, teachers are forced to abandon the horror of Gaga or Rihi, Jessie J or that trash for BMetal's work. If your the only one teaching it, playing it you are making major money. Women dont want the salacious dancing we want the classical ballet and choreography like BMetal's, it is beyond genius and hard work to introduce it in 2015 and have patrons memorized a hosts of songs by 2017.

When you hear their vocals as they dance that takes tremendous strength and vigor to all sound so strong moving song after song, these girls do not take breaks or stop for over 40 mins.

That is endurance and a range of motion or dexterity to live up to and attempt.

For those whom dont know it took my patrons 3 months of practice prior to ballet which lasts for another 40 mins, it required 25 mins for 3 months 4 times per week to enter where Baby Metal shines or performs.

So consider, 25 mins of looped songs plus a round of enigma's sadness and 40 more minutes of ballet, it is not easy or for everyone.

Note, not one patron felt good for the first 8 days, no matter the age or weight this is hard work. It took major time to get everyone breathing and moving like they do.

Which is the goal in post modern betterment dance and ballet, the routine is set, you learn it until its like nature.

Death and catch me if you can are stunners as well.

Further praise; 3 evil monsters are moved to TEARS by her


What song moved me also was the Judas Priest version of breaking the law, as my dad used to play Priest on guitar back in the 80's or 90's. And Karate, whenever I am down I do that routine and I am healed.

Anonymous MDZ1985 June 22, 2017 10:40 PM  

BM's choreographer, Mikiko, came to NYC in the 90's to study dance. Hip-hop dancing had taken over at that time, but she said she couldn't move that way. Her body just wasn't built right. So she developed her own style, appropriate for the Japanese body type. The result is graceful and intricate, and quite athletic in BM's case.

It's fun to watch BM, Perfume and Sakura Gakuin in sequence. All variations on the Mikiko theme. The SG girls just appeared on stage with Perfume, doing the choreo to "Spending All My Time," in front of 20,000 fans at Saitama Super Arena. The 2 10-yr-old members had been with SG for all of 2 months. Word is they nailed it. All of these Amuse talent agency acts are very impressive, in both their professionalism and wholesomeness.

Blogger Eskyman June 22, 2017 11:16 PM  

Thanks so much for turning me on to Babymetal, VD. Those gals are not only cute as buttons, but work their gorgeous tails off, and the incredible precision of their dance shows it! Su-metal's voice really IS liquid metal, and every time I hear her it blows me away! The combination of kawaii with metal.. unreal. Seeing them in person was the high spot of my life, and I've been around the block a few times.

The Palladium show was just mind-blowing. I'm so glad I was there (tho I got moshed-up pretty well in the pit- I think somebody let in a herd of buffalo. Oh well, I was transported too far into ecstasy to feel pain.) Anybody on the fence- GO SEE BABYMETAL!

Anonymous MDZ1985 June 23, 2017 1:36 AM  

"I think somebody let in a herd of buffalo."

They don't call it the Wall of Death for nothing! Reports from the front rows say the crush up there was worse. And also worth it.

They're done in the U.S. for the rest of the year in 2 more shows. Anyone interested in both seeing them and going to Japan might consider Summer Sonic festival in Osaka and Tokyo on Aug. 19 and 20. They are the 2nd headliner behind Foo Fighters. It might be more possible to see this show than to get tickets to any of those big Fox shows that they're doing for the rest of the year. I considered it myself, but then I looked at air fare.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope June 23, 2017 2:11 AM  

Just got back from Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. Had to walk past all the Google buildings. My Google friends say that you can park at Google except when there are concerts.

I walked out of the concert in the middle of Stone Sour's set, before Korn even hit the stage. After BabyMetal, I am certain that nothing else would compare. I just saw Joan Jett and the Blackhearts open for Boston at the same venue last week. BabyMetal compares.

There were a lot of children there to see BabyMetal, but also a lot of adults. The majority of normal appearing people were BabyMetal fans. The rest was an embarrassment of a freakshow.
Imagine all the worst of SJWs combined with slut walks combined with drunken stoners. For every girl who was at least a 7 in appearance (nothing exceeded a 7), there were about 30 women in the 3-5 range and another 15 in the 1-2 range.

Normally, these are invisible and ignorable. Except when they're done up with net bras and leggings and dyed hair, tattoos on display, piercings, and rolls of flesh hanging out all over. With goth makeup. Oh, and the ages ran from 15 to 60. Once again, not talking BabyMetal fans, but the usual crapfest of normal American feminist freaks.

So, BabyMetal takes the stage with the Kami band, man those guys are good! Laying down some serious metal riffs and beats. Girls took the stage, cute but taller than I was expecting after watching their videos. I guess a number of their videos were from several years ago. Oh, and if Yui had a birthday, she must be legal now.

Even the Kornheads or whatever they call themselves got into the BabyMetal rocking, too bad the venue wouldn't allow moshing. Also, Yellawolf came out to watch BabyMetal perform, standing about 20 feet in front of me. Not sure how much they could watch considering how many people suddenly wanted to take pictures with them and talk to them.

The only downer was that the concert lasted about 35 minutes, and they were only able to perform about 6 songs. Queen Su really has some good pipes. Speaking as a singer myself and opera fan, I hope she continues with BabyMetal as long as possible.

very entertaining. Drummer, guitars, singers, choreography. SuMetal does a good job leading the audience although the open air daytime venue isn't as well situated for their style of show.

Go see them live. Worth the ticket price. Even walking out before the headliner act took the stage.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope June 23, 2017 2:15 AM  

Oh, and they didn't perform From Dusk to Dawn. Or Headbanger.
Very disappointing.

Anonymous MDZ1985 June 23, 2017 2:17 AM  

Just saw this posted on the Babymetal subreddit. Ladies and gentlemen, our Queen:

Blogger VD June 23, 2017 6:44 AM  

After BabyMetal, I am certain that nothing else would compare.

Thanks for the report. Glad you could see them. The video on Twitter of Yui going full Yuibot and checking out while Su and Moa are bowing to express their gratitude to Korn is hilarious.

Blogger VD June 23, 2017 6:51 AM  

Let's just say it's not the first time.

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