TOKYO CLUB TRAVEL GUIDE: MIDNIGHT MESS GOTH EBM INDUSTRIAL DANCE NIGHTCLUB. JAPAN NIGHTLIFE ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES.
V-fingers! Tokyo readers, are you ready to “danse macabre” all night long with your favorite Goths? Come to Midnight Mess, Tokyo’s longest running EBM/Gothic/Industrial/Darkwave event, this Saturday at Club Marz!
Don’t be intimidated by the vampire teeth: we don’t bite. Nor should you feel intimidated if you don’t know Japanese. As we said in the video, “we speak every tongue… including yours!” (Yukiro, Comte de Sang and G-suS are regulars. That’s Japanese, Swedish, German, English and Satanic between them…)
Midnight Mess attracts colorful characters with colorful hair. I love Kenny Creation’s blue-purple dye.
It’s not hard to find Club Marz (map and directions are here). Just look for the spooky kids taking photos and drinking convenience store alcohol.
Every event has live performances by international acts such as Covenant, Skinny Puppy, Spanking Machine. Backstage, G-suS makes a cute face before Xenophobia and Rose Noire’s performances.
Warning: you may encounter random shenanigans…
Who else might you run into? Luke Chaos, and my minion Kanae. You can see more photos of my Innocent World dress and eyelashes in this post (as well as an Evil Queen makeup tutorial).
The party goes from midnight to 5am, and you’re free to take a trip to the Family Mart for drinks and then re-enter. Arina squeezed G-suS’s stomach so hard that he peed his skirt. (Just keeding! Or am I… Sebastien…?)
Come this Saturday, June 26th to Midnight Mess at Club Marz! It costs 2500 yen if you wear dress code, 3000 yen advance (email RSVP@midnightmess.com) and 3500 yen at the door. Say hi to DJ and organizer Mistress Maya for me!
For maps and other Goth/cyber/alternative club nights in Tokyo, please check out my comprehensive club guide.
Do you and friends have a regular hangout? Such as a club night or recurring event?
Japanese Word of the Day: Shakuhachi = traditional bamboo flute
Song of the Day: Theatre of Hate – Legion (I hereby declare that this shall be post punk / early Goth music week.)