Dear Descendants, the words of Nagasawa Tomonori-san are amazing and I tried to translate them remaining faithful to the original Japanese. I hope you can enjoy these excerpts from MTPMWeb Report.
Versailles, the destiny of the roses bloomed at the Nippon Budokan, report about the performance!!
This year Versailles celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their activities, they held their performance 「Chateau de Versailles」at Nippon Budokan on february 14th. They have released the album 『Lineage ～Bara no matsuei～』for the first time after 4 years which was gifted to the visitors, furthermore a choir of over than 70 people took part to the performance in this day.
The stage was surrounded by a huge stained glass. A chorus reverberated beautifully and majestically. At the same time as a brave symphony flowed, countless torches were raised on the stage. The stage was dyed in crimson.
Along with the yell of 「We Are Versailles」 a solemn melody started.
Members slowly went down the stairs. When KAMIJO appeared , all the voices at the venue changed and they became a scream.
The performance started, it was 『Aristcrat’s Symphony』 that shook with the heroic and noble sound.
Violently and beautifully, Versailles thrust at the sublime melody of 『Ascendead Master』
「Kakumei wa utsukushiku」(=Revolution is beautiful)…
In the time I write new things, a big impulse and a voice of spirit, more beautiful than anything else, warmly swing human’s hearts
「Karamitsuita bara no toge ga～」(= The entwined roses’ thorns stab) […] it’s 『Shout & Bites』[..]
「The dance at Nippon Budokan starts. Now raise both your hands、it’s time to play」
The hands clapping in accordance with『zombie』
「Mushō no ai wa , onore no」…。My feelings of sadness have begun to fade away. Above the deep sound heavily resounding to the body, KAMIJO like lamenting, made the 『Inhertance』 resounding towards heaven, while approving his broken heart. Like many drops in heart are brought (into) songs and musical performances. Because the sobbing of KAMIJO’s own heart is projected (I’m) going through the facial expressions of the lamented in violence?!. I don’t catch these painful thoughts, the heart is already broken.
「I Want Suck your Blood」。KAMIJO became the incarnation of a vampire. […]
The time was bitten by『Vampire』[…]
To increase the excitement, the epic and majestic 「Chandelier」 has invested in one go my body. My heart just kept beating. It isn’t something to talk about in terms of reasoning or reason. This is instinct. It’s the wild nature that is created when the feelings are brave!! It was a great pleasure to be led to that emotion.
「You are the chandeliers that are shining on us, thank you」KAMIJO said.「We were on overseas tour for the first time after long time. A lot of people from everywhere were waiting for us. In Poland, I fell off the stage. My leg was injured and I had to use crutches and the wheelchair for days. During the performance in Barcelona and Paris I sang sat and this situation made me realized something really important. Here it’s all without barriers」
The light of countless roses raised high above us. A beautiful singing voice led me into a mild-mellow『DESTINY-THE LOVERS-』
As the song progresses, the intensity and dynamism of the performance gradually increased
「Aisuru hito moshimo anata ni deau koto ga nakereba」(=Every day should carry bright future not despair of the past)
I never felt this pleasant joy. Shall I take this as a pleasant fate?
With this sunny feeling, 『After Cloudia』started piercing into the body like a dazzling light blade.
「 Let’s skip to the next song trying to do it a little bit faster than usual raising the tempo!!」
And『Philia』was performed with an exquisite brave elevation.
[…]「There was a reason why we had to be on this stage, it was the dream of Jasmine You, before he died I promised that I will definitely fulfill the dream to stand at Nippon Budokan someday. Now I’m on this stage and this song is dedicated to Jasmine You 」
KAMIJO sang the beautiful ballad 『Serenade』[…]
With the signal of YUKI ‘s drum roaring,countless torches were lit again on the stage. It was the moment of『 Faith & Decision 』.
The first part of the performance closed with the mejestic and instense 『MASQUERADE』
The voice of「Like a Masquerade」continued echoing in the venue.
The encore started with 『Lineage』, a song with a wild hidden face that peeps in a rich melody. […] One of the symphonic new Versailles songs which will surely become a piece of an important puzzle that will color their live show
『The Red Carpet Day』continued to color the live raising the enthusiasm of the audience […]
All the members were on the stage.
「2017 is the 10th year since Versailles exist. On the road leading us to the Nippon Budokan, it can be said that this band was in its best condition. And rather than wishing for this dream-like moment to continue for the next 10, 20, 30 years… no, for eternity… if only I can keep dreaming, then this would be my utmost joy as a musician. Thank you, I believe in the eternal dream and now this song. 」
I raised the glowing rose that everyone got in high overhead. 「Thank you! This is the scenery I wanted to see」. 『Sympathia』began. The light of countless roses rocked in the hall. 「Let me see this as a continuation of the dream」
「kono mama misasete ano yume no tsudzuki wo kesenai kizuato wo kioku wo kakikeshite」(=Being stared at like this, the dreams continuation erases the memories, the scars I can’t get rid of). KAMIJO voice resounded in the venue with the interaction of the audience. The beautiful singing voice was stuck all the way to my heart. I didn’t want to erase it forever.
「Thank you all for being gathered to Versailles first perfomance at Nippon Budokan. I will never forget the fact that my dreams have been fulfilled. Lastly, together with the majestic choir who was a dream from the beginning of the formation, this song」
The concert ended with 『The Revenant Choir』accompanied by a choir of 70 people. […]
Thank you for such a wonderful, dreamlike night. No, this isn’t a dream created by the mind.
As the red blood surrounding the body,this is a visible dream landscape that I felt real with skin and sensation.
「I’m sincerely grateful I had the possibility to made this at Nippon Budokan in the 10th year. Thank you … Thank you. I can smile for the whole day. This is the future of Versailles…We are Versailles!! 」
Translation: KAMIJO Italia
Translation © KAMIJO Italia