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MIDNIGHT MESS, GOTHIC BAR HEAVEN: TOKYO GOTH CLUB NIGHTS, COVENANT CONCERT.

Covenant concert in Tokyo, Japan. Gothika and 4dmode1 Goth band members at Tokyo Midnight Mess, Gothic nightclub event. DJ Sisen of Tokyo Decadance.
I’m terribly sorry for being a tardy blogger… I was nightcrawling with the J-Goths until 6am on Friday and Saturday! My apologies also for the lower quality of these photos; I didn’t want to lug my DSLR to nightclubs. (You can tell I’ve been in Tokyo for over a week – I’m apologizing left and right.)

Above is a mash-up of Saturday’s event, Midnight Mess at Shinjuku’s Club Marz. I loved how 80% of the crowd looked like a Cyber/Gothic anime doll. Perhaps you recognize Fumi, Nana, and DJ Sisen from MySpace (their Medusa tendrils are respectively black/white, pink/blue, and blue/green). The blond darkling with the V-fingers is Eskil Simonsson of Covenant – yes, Covenant played a surprise show! Selia opened with mesmerizing arias; he wore a corseted kimono and feathered ram’s horns. The second performance was a rap-metal band where the gasmask-wearing members suspended two half-naked girls with rope and whipped/bit/prodded them. Fail.
Gothika singer, Maya club organizer and Selia singer celebrate birthday at J-Goth club event in Shibuya, Goth club in Kabuki-cho, midnight mess.
It was the 6th anniversary of Midnight Mess, so Selia and club organizer Maya passed around champagne and cake. Andro from GOTHIKA and Kenji Konishi from 4-D Mode1 (right photo) were the support members for Covenant’s Tokyo debut. Sebastien filmed the entire performance; you can check it out on YouTube.
DJ Sisen and Chihiro from Tokyo Decadance, Tokyo Dark Castle, Alamode Night, Gothic Bar Heaven and other Japanese Goth and Lolita club nights.
Friday’s Gothic Bar Heaven was equally spooks-tastic. D’s Valentine served as both the organizer and bartender! Sisen and Chihiro (top left) spun pounding EBM/electronic sets, and there was yet another gasmask/bondage show, this time involving hot candle wax. (Fail again.) In the back room, there were displays of handmade creepy dolls and nail art from Vampire of Rose (which I blogged about).
Dancing Gothic Lolita girl in Tokyo at Gothic Bar Heaven, Goth club nights in Japan. Horse head mask, scary.
I love the flamboyant Gothic fashion at club nights such as these. There were several Lolitas at both events – Gothic ones, naturally. They tended to wear heavier makeup and towering platform boots. And then there’s the guy with a horse head and feathered fan…

In the words of Janet from Rocky Horror, “I’ve tasted blood and I want more.” (More more more more! ) Can’t wait for upcoming nights: Skinny Puppy at the next Midnight Mess, Tokyo Decadance, Halloween extravaganzas…

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  • shauku

    how the hell did sisen managed to keep his pants up??! @_@

  • Marcia

    It doesn't seem that diffrent from America , except more lolita around there. Also on that I like that CyberGoth roams in Tokyo and that it's kept very underground still. But I wish I meet Dj Sisen & Chihiro they would seem like peaple I would talk about foreign music like Angelspit & etc…?U MUST BE HAVIN FUN.

  • Double-sided cyber tape? ;)

  • They're super friendly! I'm having way to much fun :)

  • shauku

    how the hell did sisen managed to keep his pants up??! @_@

  • Marcia

    It doesn’t seem that diffrent from America , except more lolita around there. Also on that I like that CyberGoth roams in Tokyo and that it’s kept very underground still. But I wish I meet Dj Sisen & Chihiro they would seem like peaple I would talk about foreign music like Angelspit & etc…?U MUST BE HAVIN FUN.

    • They’re super friendly! I’m having way to much fun :)

  • In the second photo, above Selia's horns, you can see the ropes used to suspend the S+M girl-victims.

  • In the second photo, above Selia’s horns, you can see the ropes used to suspend the S+M girl-victims.

  • chelsea

    Completely off subject, but i turned on tv the other morning to see this cooking cute/almost gothic creation;
    http://www.fingertipstv.com/ourmakes.php?makeid
    haha

  • Emma

    That S&M thing sounds very… uh… “classy”. xD
    Other than that, it sounds like a lot of fun!
    Maybe it is time to suggest to the world that they stop showing so many naked ladies and start showing naked men. You know, just for the sake of equality ^.^

  • chelsea

    Completely off subject, but i turned on tv the other morning to see this cooking cute/almost gothic creation;
    http://www.fingertipstv.com/ourmakes.php?makeid=290
    haha

    • hilarious!
      I think the only time Western cuisine gets “cooking cute” is on Halloween…

      • chelsea

        It’s true, memories of eating blood soup with bat shaped croutons.
        I need to see more of your makes to encourage everyday cuteness. New diet, you can’t eat it, unless it has a face.

        • aww cute idea – blood and bats soup!

  • hilarious!
    I think the only time Western cuisine gets “cooking cute” is on Halloween…

  • Emma

    That S&M thing sounds very… uh… “classy”. xD
    Other than that, it sounds like a lot of fun!
    Maybe it is time to suggest to the world that they stop showing so many naked ladies and start showing naked men. You know, just for the sake of equality ^.^

    • hahah be careful what you wish for… there were some guys there wearing leather undies and not much else!

  • hahah be careful what you wish for… there were some guys there wearing leather undies and not much else!

  • chelsea

    It's true, memories of eating blood soup with bat shaped croutons.
    I need to see more of your makes to encourage everyday cuteness. New diet, you can't eat it, unless it has a face.

  • aww cute idea – blood and bats soup!

  • Christiane

    Wonderful *O* You seemed to have very much fun!

  • Christiane

    Wonderful *O* You seemed to have very much fun!

  • LOL

    Love the guy wearing the horse mask!

    XDDDDDDDDDD

  • Kimber

    whoa! i cannot believe you were with Selia, DJ Sisen, and OMG!!! dare i say? GOTHIKA!!! im so jealous, yet very happy for you, LOL! :P

  • LOL

    Love the guy wearing the horse mask!

    XDDDDDDDDDD

  • Kimber

    whoa! i cannot believe you were with Selia, DJ Sisen, and OMG!!! dare i say? GOTHIKA!!! im so jealous, yet very happy for you, LOL! :P

  • Naka

    how old do u have to be to get into the night clubs?

    and ive been 'cooking cute'
    my mum shown me how she used to make my carrots into little stars and flower shapes:3

    It lok like so much fun >.<

  • how old do u have to be to get into the night clubs?

    and ive been ‘cooking cute’
    my mum shown me how she used to make my carrots into little stars and flower shapes:3

    It lok like so much fun >.<

    • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20, but there are alcohol vending machines everywhere that are mostly unmonitored. I only had to show my ID at one of the clubs, so I guess they’re really lax about it.

    • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20, but there are alcohol vending machines everywhere that are mostly unmonitored. I only had to show my ID at one of the clubs, so I guess they’re really lax about it.

  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20, but there are alcohol vending machines everywhere that are mostly unmonitored. I only had to show my ID at one of the clubs, so I guess they're really lax about it.

  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20, but there are alcohol vending machines everywhere that are mostly unmonitored. I only had to show my ID at one of the clubs, so I guess they're really lax about it.

  • Nakayoshia

    how old do u have to be to get into the night clubs?

    and ive been 'cooking cute'
    my mum shown me how she used to make my carrots into little stars and flower shapes:3

    It lok like so much fun >.<

  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20, but there are alcohol vending machines everywhere that are mostly unmonitored. I only had to show my ID at one of the clubs, so I guess they're really lax about it.

  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20, but there are alcohol vending machines everywhere that are mostly unmonitored. I only had to show my ID at one of the clubs, so I guess they're really lax about it.