Tokyo Decadance White Party. King of Evil 13 – Baal.

It’s about time I wrote about the trip, eh?

I’ll leave the fashion and shopping til another post; this one is all about the partying, baby!

Specifically, last night at Tokyo Decadance and the King of Evil 13 gig.

TD had a white theme, so out came the drag queen wig, the tutu from Harajuku, the Louise Black corset, stripy tights from Banana Fish, boots from Sex Pot Revenge, ruffled/shredded top from Bodyline, lashes from Takuya Angel…and eyeball hair ornament from Hellcat Punks in La Foret. Of course, there had to be a BIT of black :)

There were some amazing looking people there, at the Christon Cafe
including the wonderful Yukiro
I love how they go all out on their make-up – even the guys (Kenzo-B here)
This is Ryo, who manages the Sex Pot Revenge store in Harajuku. (SPR is one of my fave punk brands and I review some latest Sex Pot Revenge gear here). He made his mask – that’s an eyeball hanging out of the socket – euww! Can you tell he likes Slipknot?
Fashion designer Kenzo A, who used to design for gothic brand Stigmata, now has his own label Cabal / Rituals, as well as fronting the band Gabriels Stiletto. This photo doesn’t do him justice – the man is gorgeous. I’ll be doing a profile on him and his enterprises soon.

And do you recognise this camp dancer from my Halloween Decadance post?
A green and blue haired person appeared at the side of the stage and it took me a few moments to clock that it was Sisen! It’s a look I haven’t seen him do before. Alas, I didn’t get a good photo, or get the chance to chat with him this time around, athough I got a little wave from the stage.
I had to leave at 2.30 to get to the Baal gig, so I missed Sisen’s set :(  Next stop was Shinjuku Motion for King of Evil 13. Baal gave a
powerful performance and I was blown away. If you haven’t heard of them before, see my Baal post here, or head to the official Baal website.
It was great to catch up with Miki and Utarou again, as well as other peeps I met last year. Here is Emery, Utarou and me.
I got to hang out with Akie again too – she showed me around a few cool suburbs like Koenji and Kichijoji last year. She sells alternative fashion like Lip Service over there, sometimes in the clubs themselves. You might recognise her from the Gothic Lolita book, where she sits in her bedroom stuffed with gothic dolls, posters and other dark stuff.
DJing between bands was the inimitable Nao12Xu (of 13th Moon) – read more about him in my earlier post on 13th Moon, or read Nao’s blog, where he details the setlist for the night. 13th Moon are playing at the Drop Dead Festival later this year, and Nao has also been busy producing a compilation for Zorch Factory Records. Plan-X from The Eastern Dark, a Japanese Punk/Post Punk/Deathrock/Psychobilly compilation is available online now. I’ve heard it – you want to!
I have to confess I was feeling seedy today, but I managed to head off to Theatic Alamode in Ikebukuro, albeit a few hours late. More on that night later.
Can I just mention how scared I was during the eathquake today? Yesterday’s tremor was weird enough, and even that had me nervous. But todays effort, at 6.6 on the Richter scale had me sweaty and trembling. I’m on the 5th floor, and felt terribly powerless when the building began shaking a bit from side to side. There was nothing I could do except ride it out, and it went for over a minute. The fear is that the tremor will get more powerful, and your building will topple and collapse and you’ll be crushed in the rubble.
But I survived. Obviously. More blog reports from japan soon…

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Comments

  1. It was sooooo nice to see you again!:D
    I loved you in white clothes,looks gorgious!
    Ah hey,I uploaded the picture of us,so please check my blog too!
    http://darkentries-nao12xu.blogspot.com/
    See you soon!

  2. Your white outfit is HOT! The make up is fantastic. Love it! Everyone looks so awesome, I really miss seeing people put that much effort into their outfits ^_^ It looks like you had such a wonderful time! Feel better soon and try not to stress too much about the tremors!

  3. Thank you Nao! I've included a link to your blog now too :)

    Violet – thank you so much! I think the pale lipstick made me look a bit ganguro – which I wasn't intending! Yeah, it was a fun night, and people astounded me with their creativity once again :)

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