ENGLISH TRANSLATION Here're the pictures for the main act, OVERKILL show. (My digital camera's speed was slow, so the pictures weren't good, sorry.) It's been a long time seeing them, but they were so powerful as before. The singer, Mr. Bobby "Blitz" voice was still the same as before, and body structure looked good even though he may be in early 40's. (What was I looking?)
However, as a old fan, I was expecting more songs from older album, such as "W.F.O" They only played one song from the album, as I remembered correctly. I wanted to hear, "Where It Hurts"..
It was very fun, though. They always play a cover song at last in the show. I forgot what they played since I was a little drunk at the time. (It became a silly report of the show,,oh, well..)
待ちに待った、OVERKILLの前座も無事務まりました。いやー、ちょっとどきどきしたけんど、結構初めてうちのバンド、Solace In Blackを観た人からは、まったく知らない人からも「あんたら、良かったよ！」と声をかけられ、以前一緒にやってたバンドの古い仲間からも「タイトだったなぁ！」とお褒めの言葉をもらい。。なんせ、バンドの影？の管理人をやってるだけのあっしにまで、そのお褒めの言葉をもらったくらいだ。（握手ぶんぶんされた。「あ、ありがと（汗。」）
ENGLISH TRANSLATION We've been waiting for this show a long time. Solace In Black opened up for the OVERKILL show successfully. I was personally a little nervous, but we got a lot of compliments even from strangers, who have probably seen our show for the first time. "You guys are kickin' ass!" Even the old band members told us that we were so tight. We must've brown the people on the floor. I, who's a band Japanese site mistress, even got a compliment for Solace In Black.
Here're the pictures. (You're not gonna say, "Goddammn! Upload OVERKILL pictures first!", aren't you?)
October 29th, 2005 The Clippers (Olympia, WA USA) December 3rd, 2005 Studio 7 (Seattle, WA USA) "J.G Retirement Show!" お友達バンドThe Braindeadのフロントマン、J.Gのバンド最後のライブ。 あの個性的なパフォーマンスがもう見れないのねぇ、、さみしぃ。（と女性の声が聞こえると彼もうれしいかもしれない。）
English Translation I keep forgetting to translate into English. I don't think any English natives read these articles. Anyway, here we go.
It's only a week from Today. It's a show with Overkill. I'm just a blog mistress (web mistress?) for this blog site, but I'm nervous a little.
When was the last time I saw their show? It was about 7 years ago. They came in town when it was becoming Metal Ice Age. I got a story I heard from my old friend ♀ back then.
She was a heavy drinker. Everytime and everywhere she goes to see some national acts in the shows, she gets in the back stage, and had a drink and chat with the band member.
So did she, with Overkill member when they were in town. She was especially flirting with Bobby, which she insisted she wasn't, but Bobby told her,
"I'm married, though.."
She told me, "I knewwwwww it!" I assumed that she didn't realize she did flirt with him. Or Bobby's self-consciousness?
Well, it rarely happens for local people to find that Japanese girls are hanging around at Metal shows and the bars. So, we, Japanese girls are rather picked up by some band members who have been in Japan, using all kind of Japanese language skill they got. It's a kinda embrassing when you don't know the band member's face. My attitude was like, "Who the hell are you?"
It was exactly like that when I first saw Magnus from HAMMERFALL. (Sorry Magnus) When they came in Seattle with DEATH for the US tour, I went to see DEATH. I didn't know HAMMERFALL at all. Warrel from NEVERMORE said to me, "They are very popular in Japan!" Really? That's how I learned about the band. I didn't know their faces.
When I came out of the bar, I met Magnus of HAMMERFALL, who was hanging around in front of the tour bus. He suddenly spoke to me like this, "Konbanwa!", Good evening in Japanese, I think. He used to have a Japanese girlfriend when he lived in LA a long time ago, so he knew a lot of bad Japanese words and sentences.
I was pretty knocked off when he said, "Do you wanna fxxk with me?" in Japanese. Dooo noooot teach him such bad Japanese, folks!