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  1. GreatNorthernVK

    *Shrug*, a shitty tereko on YouTube resulted in them earning an extra shirt sale via my husband, who was impressed with Ruki’s Vocals. It was too late to fly him out to Toronto specifically, but had the concert been a few hours drive away, he certainly would have bought a ticket based on the footage. This is the reason why I don’t think VK will ever regain the momentum that it had 10-12 years back. The fan base spreads according to Western methods of promotion, like file sharing, magazine scans, concert photos/videos, and sharing PVs on YouTube. Then once the bands actually get here, they ignore all of those methods that created buzz for them in the first place and pretend that it just happened overnight by magic. And from there, it just fizzles.
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    Japanese fans don’t care, because they see their favourite band so often that they wouldn’t even remember which concert each individual photo would be from. If a particular concert is a “one and done” for any given foreign fan, you’ll have to forgive them for wanting a full concert experience according to the concert norms of where they are.
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    Curley’s Wife is the Mejibray fandom
  4. I suppose some people were offended by him implying that they weren’t even fans? Regardless if they are or not, his married life is none of their business. If they’re a fan, they should be paying attention to the band and their music and supporting that in their own way.
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    And on the off chance they track down my friends-only Facebook account, there’s always the “block” option. Or, if they’re extra hair-trigger stalkery, they’ll fly to Toronto to come find me, none the wiser that I’m back in Winnipeg already.
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    And you know what? If they had said “Hey, the band wants you to buy these cheki instead of taking a few photos. Pick 5 for $20.” I would be fine with that. But they haven’t. Then, the motivation for restricting photos would have had exactly the same motivation as in Japan (monetary). The only reason that I can see for disallowing the Meet and Greet photos seems to be protecting the feelings of their gya back home that can’t meet them anymore. For that, I understand. But there’s only so much of my experience that I’m willing to sacrifice solely to protect the feelings of people who get to see the band multiple times a year, for longer and more diverse set lists, and a wider variety of merch options.
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    If you haven’t noticed, the people reporting from The Wiltern weren’t even told that photos during the concert were prohibited. Only professional equipment. Photos were only prohibited during the Meet & Greet. What my problem is, is that there’s inevitably some White Knights that come out of the woodwork that choose to be elitist about this one issue, while ignoring all of the other things that the fandom does that the bands don’t like.
  8. GreatNorthernVK

    They also hate file sharing, yet here we all are.
  9. GreatNorthernVK

    They had an in-store event at Tower Records, and their single sold the most copies for that one particular day.
  10. GreatNorthernVK

    I fully plan on snapping a couple pictures of the Gazette show in Toronto. #RespecttheGazette be damned!
  11. GreatNorthernVK

    Who will resurrect VK now?
  12. GreatNorthernVK

    Dimlim feat. 8p-sb
  13. GreatNorthernVK

    With the exception of a handful of songs, I really don’t care for La’Mule or Baiser.
  14. GreatNorthernVK

    Hey, so bandomen CAN get a “real job” after the fall?
  15. GreatNorthernVK

    You should have rigged it to read “Gackt” in all cases.
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