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JAPANESE GOTH CLUB PARTIES: TOKYO DARK CASTLE, MIDNIGHT MESS. BEST NIGHTLIFE IN JAPAN, GUIDE TO INDUSTRIAL CLUB NIGHTS.


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Kampai, Tokyo spooks! Yukiro Dravarious (the purple X-eyed vampire) continues his report on last last weekend’s Gothic revelry. Take it away…

It was time for the first big alternative club events of the New Year to open their hellish gates. Tokyo Dark Castle usually happens the first Saturday of every month, but this time, it was on a Sunday night. Dark Castle is probably one of the most famous Gothic events in Japan. This particular event was “DJ Castle”, which means only DJs performed on stage and there were no bands. So on with your dance shoes and shake that thing to the EBM/industrial/cyber tunes of DJ Sisen, Chihiro, Taizo, Kenzo and more. From my personal point of view, it’s more entertaining when some bands play as well.

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One of the night’s highlights: trying on a corset from a famous corset-maker who laces you in tight. He claimed to be the number one maker in Japan, and I never had such a small waist before — so he sure knew his thing. When DJ Chihiro entered the stage at the end, everyone got to go up on stage and dance with him, like always. The club owner Genet was a bit tipsy and we had a lot of fun partying with him (he usually doesn’t drink since his band Auto-Mod always plays at Tokyo Dark Castle). That night, the entry fee with dresscode was 2500 yen, but normally its 3500 yen if I’m not mistaken.

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I also bought (with booze) a CD from DJ Sisen. To my surprise, there were a child-prevention product inside the folder branded Noble (see above). Sisen is hysterical!

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So on the third day, (barely alive) I went to the same venue again (Club Marz) for Goth/Industrial party Midnight Mess. The New Year Vampire Ball was on and there was an all-you-can-drink offer plus entry for 3000 yen. This time all the staff (including me and Maya the club organizer) had to scrape up the money but it was worth it for 飲み放題 “nomihoudai” (all you can drink).

The belles of the ball were the lovely siblings from up-and-coming group Rose Noire. They put on a show like they always do; Gothic classical and very harmonic (I took a video of the performance). The band Chaos Royal gave us another slap in the face with their high bass sound. The singer Luke had two new recruited professional dancers on stage and they did some pretty impressive stuff: one of them did a rope “self-bondage” act and spun around the room.

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Maya, on the other hand, had a booth were she sold her freshly-made mochi-waffles. It’s amazing how she juggles so many tasks — mistress, party organizer, DJ — and made tasty food at the same time. Maya also set aside time for free rope-extensions for anyone who wanted to try it.

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The music at Midnight Mess was very good even though only a few people danced. Since the party stopped at 11pm, me and some friends had time for purikura (sticker booth pictures) before the last train. (Above: Yukiro with I Am Sebastien!) Don’t forget to go to the next Midnight Mess on the 23rd of January (tomorrow!).

Itching to check out these parties for yourself? There’s full info, addresses, directions and more in my Tokyo Cyber/Goth Club Guide. Lace on your corset and spread the word.

Song of the Day #289: Pierrot – Haruka (One of the most consistently excellent Visual Kei bands, IMO.)

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34 Comments

  1. Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for uploading it!
    Don’t forget to stop by midnight mess Tomorrow!
    I’ll be there for sure ^_^

    • Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

      You’re on the flyer — you better be there! :P

  2. Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for uploading it!
    Don't forget to stop by midnight mess Tomorrow!
    I'll be there for sure ^_^

  3. Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I want that corset to make the tiny waist!! D:
    Why is it that Yukiro always has the coolest and most feminine outfits out of all of the guys? XD He’s so awesome hahaha!!!

    • Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

      Yukiro is always more feminine than most of the girls there. :)

  4. Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    the goth parties look hot!!
    the last goth party I went to was so hot the bar threw us out!
    We had fun!

  5. Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    this is typical .. all the best events happen outside of america because the japanese are smart enough to realize how much america sucks . thats why they hardly come here to entertain us

  6. Posted January 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    By the way I never told you – my hubby LOVED your two books I gave him for xmas – he’s barely put Cute Yummy Time down since! x

    • Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

      Ohhh that makes my day! <3 I'm so glad he is enjoying it!

  7. Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    awwweee! :D <3 ^____^

  8. Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Too bad I live in America I mean not that I hate living here. But this club sounds awsome. Maybe when I move out I’ll go. But I need cash. :(

    • Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

      You’ll love Japanese clubs — everyone is so friendly!

  9. Posted January 23, 2010 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    one simple word…amazing! lol

  10. Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I want that corset to make the tiny waist!! D:
    Why is it that Yukiro always has the coolest and most feminine outfits out of all of the guys? XD He's so awesome hahaha!!!

  11. Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    the goth parties look hot!!
    the last goth party I went to was so hot the bar threw us out!
    We had fun!

  12. Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    this is typical .. all the best events happen outside of america because the japanese are smart enough to realize how much america sucks . thats why they hardly come here to entertain us

  13. Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    You're on the flyer — you better be there! :P

  14. Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Yukiro is always more feminine than most of the girls there. :)

  15. Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Crazy!

  16. Posted January 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Crazy!

  17. Posted January 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    By the way I never told you – my hubby LOVED your two books I gave him for xmas – he's barely put Cute Yummy Time down since! x

  18. Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    awwweee! :D <3 ^____^

  19. Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Too bad I live in America I mean not that I hate living here. But this club sounds awsome. Maybe when I move out I'll go. But I need cash. :(

  20. Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    You'll love Japanese clubs — everyone is so friendly!

  21. Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh that makes my day! <3 I'm so glad he is enjoying it!

  22. Posted January 23, 2010 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    one simple word…amazing! lol

  23. Posted January 23, 2010 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    I never seen such parties before. But its true that natural beauty should be praised but should not be represented in this way.

  24. Posted January 23, 2010 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    I never seen such parties before. But its true that natural beauty should be praised but should not be represented in this way.

  25. Posted January 25, 2010 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    The whole event looked so crazy and fun!

  26. Posted January 25, 2010 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    The whole event looked so crazy and fun!

  27. Posted January 25, 2010 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    I never love these kind of parties. They always make me feel bad.

  28. Posted January 25, 2010 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    I never love these kind of parties. They always make me feel bad.

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