hey, everyone! this is your moderator speaking. sorry i've been kind-of sucky about updating this thing. well anyway, i figured i'd give a review of tonight's show in chicago since i just got back. this was my fourth year in a row seeing TBM and i must say, they never cease to amaze me. these guys are incredible. so, on with the review!
first off, the venue...reggie's rock club. if you're taking the train into the city, it's a little over two miles-ish to the venue from union station. yeah, don't be like me and wear friggin' huge pants while trying to walk through the city on a ridiculously windy day. right, well, we got to the venue just before 05:00pmCT and ended up waiting for at least an hour. you get inside and it's a cool place. they allow cameras, they had the merch right as you walk in (so it's not like house of blues where i couldn't find it and they were closing down when i finally got there)...so yeah it's a small venue but it's definitely somewhere cool to hang out. they had an upstairs bit with seating, which saved me when i was feeling about ready to pass out at the end of i am ghost's set. all in all, i definitely recommend going to reggie's for a show or two. oi and make sure you keep hydrated, kids!
now, dommin! these guys were fantastic! seriously, if you love TBM you're sure to like dommin. i can't remember any of the songs to save my life, but i remember they were some seriously good tunes. if you've checked them out on myspace and think they're just alright, they are so much better live (in my opinion). they all seem like pretty cool, laid back people too so that's always nice. oh and they stuck around afterward so you could talk to them if you wanted (though most people just crowded around chibi).
second came i am ghost. holy hotness these guys were phenomenal. i only recognized one song, but they were beyond amazing. they had so much energy, and gave such a powerful performance, they had mosh pits going and everything. well ok, just one mosh pit...if you can call it that. still, i highly suggest you see them in concert sometime. i'd never seen them before, so this was a whole new experience for me. my heart was pounding. the music was crazy, loud, and so much better than i expected. again, they too seemed like a bunch of great guys. sometimes band members can be real jerks, but i didn't get that vibe at all from i am ghost. seeing them live is definitely a good time, so go check them out if you get a chance!
last but not least, the main event, the birthday massacre! for the first two songs i was in the upper level of the venue, so i didn't get quite the feel i normally do from seeing them live. once we went back down to the main floor though, oh my god! another perfect performance by TBM. the crowd gave really positive feedback, which made the band in turn release even more energy. chibi was her usual playfully theatrical self. rainbow still spun in circles while o-en bounced around a lot. falcore and o.e. i couldn't see too well, but they seemed as enthusiastic as ever. of course rhim could hardly be seen way in the back. some of the songs they performed were shiver, looking glass, video kid, violet, and i think we're alone now. man, i can barely hear anything and i'm incredibly sore, but it was definitely worth it. we got rained on walking back to the train station and my pants almost turned into a parachute and lifted me into the wind, but it was definitely worth it. seriously guys, i cannot stress this enough...it was definitely worth it
. if you haven't gotten tickets yet, you really should! oh and don't forget the band always sticks around afterward. i looked terrible, but i made my way to chibi and finally got to talk to her. four years of trying to talk to her and either wussing out or not getting to see her, and i gave in and went for it. yep, another thing that's definitely worth it. oi and yes, she really is that short. well, i made her a duct tape/knitted purse with a robot boy holding a purple lightsaber. i also made her a mixed cd and drew something ( http://pixiedoll-talim.deviantart.com/art/the-lover-edited-the-final-t-122187373
) involving lyrics from "velvet" (that was all belated birthday stuff, by the way). oh then, i had duct tape wallets for all the guys. don't want to leave them out! everyone seems to focus on chibi, but there's so much more to the band than just a short, cute girl. don't forget that! anyway, she really is super nice. i nearly had a heart attack finally talking to her, but she's still super nice. well, they all are. so go see them why don't you!
so yeah, there's my bit of a review. i'm a bit out of it right now and about ready to pass out, but i thought i'd at least attempt to type up something about it. i may or may not have photographs/video in the next few days. we'll see what turned out and what didn't. anyway...have fun, stay safe, and keep rockin' those TBM tunes!
Music: no music for me...my ears won't stop ringing still!