Well, anyone willing to pony up the $5 for a premium NicoNico account was certainly in for a treat last evening. It was one of those good old WACK gatherings that people either seem to love, or seem to find something to get all angry about. I am almost certain both type will read this. Lets find out what happened.
This is really just a quick overview of the WACK Festival, if you don’t care about the set lists and stuff just scroll down to the news you came for at the bottom.
The evening started off with a fun little set by Matsukuma Kenta’s band Ghost Oracle Drive. He was soon joined by Watanabe and the beat mints boyz doing “スパーク”.
- Maintain Maintain
- Have you ever seen
After them EMPiRE took the stage and did their three songs. All the members performed well. None even looked that nervous.
- EMPiRE is COMiNG
- TOKYO MOONLiGHT
Next up was BiS, who put on a super show, as usual. The set list was pretty good. I was hoping for an always rousing rendition of “paprika”, but no.
- I can’t say NO!!!!!!
- CHANGE the WORLD
GANG PARADE was up next. They were really good as well, they usually are. I am not exactly sure why they did Plastic 2 Mercy twice, it isn’t as if they lack for songs.
- Plastic 2 Mercy
- pretty pretty good
- GANG PARADE
- Barely Last
- Beyond the Mountain
- Plastic 2 Mercy
Then BiSH took the stage. One thing I have noticed lately with them is that Momoko and LiNGLiNG have really been done excellent work on stage. Ayuni_D was a bit shaky to start and Atsuko could have used a bit more volume.
- My landscape
- GiANT KiLLERS
Then Aina came out and did an acoustic version of “屋上の空”. It was really really good.
Then after a bit SAiNT Sex took the stage and did “WACK IS FXXK”.
Then old Watanabe came out. You always know he is going to say something that will have a profound effect on one of the groups at these big gatherings. He announced that the trade between Saki and Aya was ended and that they would be transferring back to their previous groups on March 4th, which is the date of the BiS one-man. There will be some sort of ceremony ending the trade deal.
After all of that every WACK group was called out to the stage and they did a great version of “nerve” to close out the show.
A bit more on the trade, Saki has already issued a statement, you can just use your phone to Google translate it.
There was also announced a new round of WACK auditions. The purpose of the auditions was not stated but I am sure we will be told just at the wrong time, as is Watanabe’s way.