VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO.


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I’m glad you enjoyed my photos of Gothic Lolitas and Aristocrats at the Versailles live. Now, would you like to see exclusive footage of the Versailles concert? Your wish is granted! I uploaded a video here and below…

La Carmina and Yukiro Dravarious report on the Visual Kei concert at Tokyo’s JCB Hall on April 30th, 2010. The video includes…

Live footage of Teru, Kamijo, Hizaki and Yuki perfoming Princess and other new J-rock songs from Versailles’ Jubilee album. (Sorry about the shakiness; I did my best…)
† Photos of the EGL Gothic Lolitas and Aristocrat fashion outside the venue
† We abuse a Japanese Goth boy! What else is new?

VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO. VERSAILLES JAPAN VISUAL KEI CONCERT, TOKYO JCB HALL, MAY 2010. CUTE JAPANESE GOTHIC & SWEET LOLITAS, ELEGANT GOTH ARISTOCRAT BOYS, COSPLAYERS. where to buy lolita clothes, versailles concert tickets, hizaki kamijo cosplay, j-rock fans

Here are more photos from inside the venue. This is my Japanese Adventure Team; gotta have one in every city. (Just kidding. These are random, confused boys…)

VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO. VERSAILLES JAPAN VISUAL KEI CONCERT, TOKYO JCB HALL, MAY 2010. CUTE JAPANESE GOTHIC & SWEET LOLITAS, ELEGANT GOTH ARISTOCRAT BOYS, COSPLAYERS. where to buy lolita clothes, versailles concert tickets, hizaki kamijo cosplay, j-rock fans

Poor Amiyu got molested by us in the video. Just a day in the life…

VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO. VERSAILLES JAPAN VISUAL KEI CONCERT, TOKYO JCB HALL, MAY 2010. CUTE JAPANESE GOTHIC & SWEET LOLITAS, ELEGANT GOTH ARISTOCRAT BOYS, COSPLAYERS. where to buy lolita clothes, versailles concert tickets, hizaki kamijo cosplay, j-rock fans

Everyone had to pay an extra 500 yen at the door for a drink ticket. I took photos of these boys in front of one of the bars.

VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO. VERSAILLES JAPAN VISUAL KEI CONCERT, TOKYO JCB HALL, MAY 2010. CUTE JAPANESE GOTHIC & SWEET LOLITAS, ELEGANT GOTH ARISTOCRAT BOYS, COSPLAYERS. where to buy lolita clothes, versailles concert tickets, hizaki kamijo cosplay, j-rock fans

More Gothic Lolitas, of all ages and sizes.

VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO. VERSAILLES JAPAN VISUAL KEI CONCERT, TOKYO JCB HALL, MAY 2010. CUTE JAPANESE GOTHIC & SWEET LOLITAS, ELEGANT GOTH ARISTOCRAT BOYS, COSPLAYERS. where to buy lolita clothes, versailles concert tickets, hizaki kamijo cosplay, j-rock fans

How awesome is this: Gackt sent Versailles congratulatory flowers! (I saw the ex-Malice Mizer singer perform last year; you can read my reports here and here, and see a video here.) After the show, we ran into Gothic Prince Ken from the Visual Kei band GPKISM. We went to their concert shortly after; yes, there will be photos and a video…

VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO. VERSAILLES JAPAN VISUAL KEI CONCERT, TOKYO JCB HALL, MAY 2010. CUTE JAPANESE GOTHIC & SWEET LOLITAS, ELEGANT GOTH ARISTOCRAT BOYS, COSPLAYERS. where to buy lolita clothes, versailles concert tickets, hizaki kamijo cosplay, j-rock fans

To recap the video: the Versailles concert was magnificent. A beautiful set draped in roses; the curtains parted, revealing a white-hooded choir. (I thought they were mannequins — no, they were actual singers!) The performance lasted longer than usual, with no opening acts. Everyone had seats, so we could sit in the balcony “like a king and queen” instead of fighting the crowd.

Singer Kamijo didn’t introduce the session bassist, who dressed in black and hid in the shadows. Nobody can replace the departed Jasmine You… but thankfully, the Visual Kei rockers are in great spirits. Hizaki spun around; Kamijo danced in a hot, tight black outfit. In the end, the four sat together on stage and then bowed holding hands, and the audience died from the cuteness.

VIDEO OF VERSAILLES J-ROCK BAND: LIVE CONCERT IN TOKYO JCB HALL, APRIL 2010. VISUAL KEI GROUP PERFORMANCE, HIZAKI, KAMIJO. VERSAILLES JAPAN VISUAL KEI CONCERT, TOKYO JCB HALL, MAY 2010. CUTE JAPANESE GOTHIC & SWEET LOLITAS, ELEGANT GOTH ARISTOCRAT BOYS, COSPLAYERS. where to buy lolita clothes, versailles concert tickets, hizaki kamijo cosplay, j-rock fans

For more Versailles Philharmonic Quintet coverage…
† See photos of cosplayers and Lolitas outside the Tokyo concert here.
† Read my first report about the band playing live in Shibuya in 2008.
† Yukiro reported on Versailles’ V-rock Festival concert here and the Jasmine You memorial concert here.

Are you a Versailles fan? What are your favorite bits from the video? If you enjoyed it, please subscribe to my YouTube channel – more Jrock concert reports and adventures to come!

Japanese Word of the Day: Kyujo = Imperial palace
Song of the Day: Princess and the other glorious Versailles songs found in our new video.

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  • Nekochan

    love that band and thanx for the goodt news

  • Pandabard

    why is he wearing womens clothing O_o

    • Frostvoid

      The reason why he is wearing a dress is because he is into the J-Rock stylings of Visual Kei. The sub-culture of Visual Kei was first in america in the 70’s-80’s by flamboyant rock bands. The J-rock genre just adapted and expanded it. Visual Kei tends to make males look more feminine and females more manly in terms of appearance.

  • http://DeadAmericanDream.blogspot.com AngryBroomstick

    did you ever find out how Jasmine You died?

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    革命は美しく!

    Oh it was such a magical evening with sparkles of fire and a choir ^_^

  • librasgirl08

    it’s never wrong you tease Amiyu XDDD

  • Key

    lol, how you treat him…remind me what I did after the Vidoll tour final in 2006

  • Samanteina

    i would have died to be there and your right, despite jasmine being gone they seemed in good spirits 3< and poke the hand made eyelashes ^3^

  • geisha

    I wish I could participate live conserts like that. Seems like you were having a lot of fun ^.^

  • maiikoo7

    I gonna see them 6 july!! In The Netherlands

  • glowjr

    aaaa I wanna watch them!!! T_T

  • Lady Ari

    omg the part about the choir was hysterical and the clip was so powerful! but I hav a favor to ask…can I please hav the whole set of random confused boys? :evil giggle: I need minions of my own methinks

  • Reliable Now

    Fun.

  • Nekochan

    love that band and thanx for the goodt news

  • Pandabard

    why is he wearing womens clothing O_o

  • http://DeadAmericanDream.blogspot.com AngryBroomstick

    did you ever find out how Jasmine You died?

  • Graham

    So jealous, I love Versailles. Really want to see them live

  • Dear My Princess

    I wish I could see Versailles live. <3 The video of the concert made me speechless, especially God Palace. Phew. . . Amazing. Great video!

  • Clare

    Yukiro, you’re gorgeous!!! xD

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    革命は美しく!

    Oh it was such a magical evening with sparkles of fire and a choir ^_^

  • librasgirl08

    it's never wrong you tease Amiyu XDDD

  • Key

    lol, how you treat him…remind me what I did after the Vidoll tour final in 2006

  • Samanteina

    i would have died to be there and your right, despite jasmine being gone they seemed in good spirits <3

    love the pirate dress >3< and poke the hand made eyelashes ^3^

  • Frostvoid

    The reason why he is wearing a dress is because he is into the J-Rock stylings of Visual Kei. The sub-culture of Visual Kei was first in america in the 70's-80's by flamboyant rock bands. The J-rock genre just adapted and expanded it. Visual Kei tends to make males look more feminine and females more manly in terms of appearance.

  • geisha

    I wish I could participate live conserts like that. Seems like you were having a lot of fun ^.^

  • maiikoo7

    I gonna see them 6 july!! In The Netherlands

  • glowjr

    aaaa I wanna watch them!!! T_T

  • http://yaplog.jp/pastmidnight ALICE

    Aw how cute, Gackt sent them flowers! ^-^ Well, Kamijo WAS a roadie for MM…
    Thanks so much for this Carmina!!!

  • Reliable Now

    Fun.

  • Graham

    So jealous, I love Versailles. Really want to see them live

  • Dear My Princess

    I wish I could see Versailles live. <3 The video of the concert made me speechless, especially God Palace. Phew. . . Amazing. Great video!

  • Clare

    Yukiro, you're gorgeous!!! xD

  • http://yaplog.jp/pastmidnight ALICE

    Aw how cute, Gackt sent them flowers! ^-^ Well, Kamijo WAS a roadie for MM…
    Thanks so much for this Carmina!!!

  • Liss

    ya quiero que sea 6 de junio para verlos en vivo aca en chilito!!!!

  • Black Raven

    What did Masashi look like, I can’t see him in the video. ;A; I’ve been dying to see them play together, but I live in the middle of nowhere so it won’t happen.

  • Anime Luv

    Its good they continued to play without jasime.. :’) jasmine would have wanted them to move on.. Not be sad.

  • Radioactive Kitty

    AW, poor kid XD.
    Dear Versailles: Please put up your US tour dates,
    Thanks very much

  • Liss

    ya quiero que sea 6 de junio para verlos en vivo aca en chilito!!!!

  • Black Raven

    What did Masashi look like, I can't see him in the video. ;A; I've been dying to see them play together, but I live in the middle of nowhere so it won't happen.

  • Anime Luv

    Its good they continued to play without jasime.. :') jasmine would have wanted them to move on.. Not be sad.

  • Radioactive Kitty

    AW, poor kid XD.
    Dear Versailles: Please put up your US tour dates,
    Thanks very much

  • Dondons1987

    wow you guys look sooo mazing! ^^

  • captaingavinsmother

    BTW You guys look awesome!!! You guys really rocked it out. Exquisite!

  • captaingavinsmother

    Hey guys! I saw them live in Sendai in April. I was in front row I didn’t know I had front row until I got there so it blew my mind that I was able to touch Versailles. It made my life, it was awesome. I’m glad you guys got to see them ,They are amazing!! It was hard to believe they were even real until I saw them, I so feel you guys.

    xXBlaqkRavenXx Masashi looked awesome! He was in complete black in Sendai, and he wore a black rose and he played amazingly!

  • Dondons1987

    wow you guys look sooo mazing! ^^

  • captaingavinsmother

    BTW You guys look awesome!!! You guys really rocked it out. Exquisite!

  • captaingavinsmother

    Hey guys! I saw them live in Sendai in April. I was in front row I didn't know I had front row until I got there so it blew my mind that I was able to touch Versailles. It made my life, it was awesome. I'm glad you guys got to see them ,They are amazing!! It was hard to believe they were even real until I saw them, I so feel you guys.

    xXBlaqkRavenXx Masashi looked awesome! He was in complete black in Sendai, and he wore a black rose and he played amazingly!

  • Eve

    that poor guy you tried to grab looked terrified!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Nah, he’s our buddy and he’s used to this kind of treatment XD

  • Rose Saga

    Oh my, you’re so lucky to have seen Versailles live, they’re my favorite band of all time *__*
    I plan on going to one of their concerts when I;m in Tokyo next year. Did they also play “Ai to kanashimi no nocturne”? It’s one of my current favorites from them.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Ahh I’m not sure… the concert was so long, I couldn’t keep track of all the… tracks… ahah. They were so good, it could have gone on forever!!

  • Eve

    that poor guy you tried to grab looked terrified!

  • Rose Saga

    Oh my, you're so lucky to have seen Versailles live, they're my favorite band of all time *__*
    I plan on going to one of their concerts when I;m in Tokyo next year. Did they also play “Ai to kanashimi no nocturne”? It's one of my current favorites from them.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Nah, he's our buddy and he's used to this kind of treatment XD

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ahh I'm not sure… the concert was so long, I couldn't keep track of all the… tracks… ahah. They were so good, it could have gone on forever!!

  • Annie
  • Min-chan

    This Hizaki cosplayer on the last pic looks so beautiful and so “real”.. ^__^