6/8 L'Arc~en~Ciel Tour 2008 L'7 Trans Asia via Paris Tour Final @ Kyocera Dome

Stage setting:
Before the concert started, the main stage was covered with a large white curtain. The sides of the stage were set-up like the bow and stern of a ship with large video screens on either side and many flags hanging with the tour logo on them. There were maybe five cannons under each screen.

After the curtain came up, we could see that the entire stage was like a pirate ship. In the middle was a huge mast with a disco ball on the top and a bird’s nest below. Later on in the concert, the ship’s sail unfurled and it had L’Arc~en~Ciel printed on it with the star from the tour logo. The drums were set above the stage level on a platform.

Member outfits: hyde: Black vest over a white long sleeve shirt and it looked like the shirt had cuff links in the shape of a cross. Damaged jeans (either dark blue or black). On each side of his head there was some kind of braided ribbon or flowers in his hair, very pretty.

tetsu: Black jacket over a white t-shirt with some decorations on it. Red pants with a blue & red skirt over it. In the back of his head, he had some red & white shinny ribbons entwined in his hair.

ken: White suit over a multi-colored patterned shirt. Maybe similar to the shirts he wore earlier in the tour. From THE NEPENTHES, he took off his jacket.
yukihiro: White sleeveless shirt.

The concert:
The concert started around 5:20 PM .
When the lights turned off, everyone jumped to their feet and screamed! The whole dome was a sea of different colored hoshizo lights! Red, Green, Pink, Blue, and Yellow.

On the large white curtain covering the stage, a video started playing of a ship sailing over the ocean to all of the different countries of the L'7 tour. Each member appeared on screen one by one with lots of screaming after each member was shown:

yukihiro *yay!!*
tetsu *yay!!*
ken *yay!!*
hyde *yay!!* (hyde was wearing an eye-patch and a black hat like a pirate.)

Then the curtain flew up in the air and was gathered, with bright red lights flashing, they started playing Ebr>
01 REVELATION
This was a great song to start off with. Lots of energy and it was so much fun jumping and yelling during the chorus part! We were all moving our arms front to back in unison with the hoshizo light in our hands. It looked really cool seeing all of the lights waving in the air together.

In general, throughout the entire concert, the motions of the crowd were very coordinated! Hand motions, jumping, singing, were all done in unison at certain places in each song. It was such a fun atmosphere to be a part of! The hoshizo lights were really a highlight. It was really cool to be able to see them all moving together in the dark!
02 Pretty girl

03 Caress of Venus
The disco ball was spinning and flashing during the song which added the perfect ambiance.

-hyde MC

04 DRINK IT DOWN
During the song there were green laser lights and then they added red, orange, and pink moving spotlights on the stage.

05 SHINE
hyde’s vocals really soared. During the song there were vertical lights that started out white and then they eventually changed colors. A black and white wavy pattern was projected onto the drum platform.

06 Sell my Soul
For this song, hyde (wearing a black hat) sat on the platform in front of the drum set with tetsu & ken sitting on either side of him. It had the feeling of friends relaxing together playing some music. It really fit the mood of the song.

-Serial Drama Love Story Part III

07 get out from the shell
During the song, there were white circling lights on the stage and they raised a large L'Arc~en~Ciel banner in front of the ship mast. There were also red flashing lights on the stage that kind of reminded us of police car lights.

08 THE NEPENTHES
There were skeleton pirates that came out on either side of the stage that had very long skeletal arms that they used to help them walk. Their eyes were green laser lights as they looked out into the crowd. It was really cool!

09 My Dear
Started off with ken playing a piano solo. It was so beautiful and hyde sounded really wonderful during this song. tetsu’s bass was also wonderful to hear. Everyone was waving the hoshizo lights from side to side during the song.

10 LORELEY
hyde played the sax. There were torches lit on the stage. At some point during the song, some bright orange stadium type lights turned on and it was really blinding!

11 forbidden lover
Throughout this song, there was an aqua colored light on hyde. It was entrancing. His vocals were really spectacular! This song swelled to a great crescendo!

12 DAYBREAK'S BELL
ken started playing the intro like a madman and then suddenly put his hands to his head like something was wrong and he stopped playing. hyde started singing just as ken stopped and so then he stopped too. hyde said "mou ichido" and then they started again. This time, everything went perfectly. We’re not sure what happened.

-ken MC
During his MC, ken called out different colors for the hoshizo lights and we held them up and yelled when he called the color we were holding.

13 SEVENTH HEAVEN
The audience sang the part "under your feet!" The large banner dropped and the ship sail had L'Arc~en~Ciel’s name on it with the star from the tour logo.

14 Killing Me
hyde invited the audience to sing the chorus.

15 STAY AWAY
As usual, tetsu did a bass solo in the beginning with his banana. His solo seemed longer than usual. After he threw the banana, the song started.

16 READY STEADY GO
hyde started the song off with the usual "Are you f*ckin' ready!!" A wild ride from beginning to end. The words to the chorus were displayed vividly on the screens. The song ended with a drum solo by yukihiro which seemed shorter than usual and when he was done, he threw his sticks on the stage.

After a break E'UNK~EN~CIEL!

Looking at the main stage, the members came out from the right side on a moving stage that was in the shape of a small boat. It had a skull on the front and a big black flag on the back. Skeleton pirates were on either side of the ship pointing at the crowd. The stage slowly circled the outer perimeter of the dome floor with the members throwing balls into the crowd and tetsu squirted water out of his banana water gun.

hyde was wearing a red eye patch and his hair was tied back a bit with a bunch of white ribbons in his hair.
tetsu no longer had his jacket on (not sure if he took it off earlier or only from P’UNK).
They stopped the stage when it was directly in the back.

17 milky way

18 Feeling Fine 2007
The stage started moving again and they completed going around the dome while continuing to throw balls, tetsu squirting water, maybe hyde too?

-L'7 Tour Video A video collection of some news clips from the L E Tour was shown.

Then "NEXUS 4" was shown on the screen.

19 NEXUS 4

20 Driver's High
At the beginning of the song, flames shot out several times. At the end, hyde took the mic stand and smashed it into the stage.

21 Link
At the beginning they shot out sliver ribbons. Everyone was jumping and clapping their hands over their heads non-stop during the chorus part Ebr> Tatoe haruka tooku
*clapclapclapclap*
*jumpjumpjumpjump*

-(about mid-way through Link) Member Introduction

yukihiro - He laughed after he was done talking.

tetsu - Was asked to say "do you want to eat my banana" in the different languages he spoke in during the tour. It looked like he was thinking really hard before saying each one and then was so proud of himself when he did. He was smiling the whole time.

ken - They showed a picture of some whole fish? bird? Then they showed a picture of him at a table with both arms up showing the "peace" (or maybe "victory"?) sign.

hyde

In general, each member was so cute and looked like they were listening very hard to the question they were asked.

21 Link (continuation)

22 MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
Started off with ken’s solo in the beginning. Near the end, the music stopped and the audience sang the chorus "yume o egaku yo" over and over and when hyde first joined back in, it was a cappella and it was so beautiful.

-hyde MC

23 Hoshizora
During the song, they projected lights on the ceiling of the dome so that it looked like a star filled sky. hyde seemed to be over come with emotion near the end and couldn't quite do the vocals during the extended ending part. This was such a beautiful and emotional song, a great song to end the concert with. The lights kept increasing in intensity until they were blinding at the end.

After the song was over, the members walked around the stage a bit, hyde threw kisses. They all held hands and bowed together before leaving the stage. tetsu said "mata ne".
The members left the stage and then Enya background music started playing.

-Serial Drama Love Story Conclusion

-Release announcements
A video played during which announcements were displayed for the release date for the upcoming single as well as some future releases with screams from the audience after each piece of information was displayed.

After that, the stage lights came on and everyone screamed! tetsu came out again!!! He threw many bananas and left saying “Mata ne! At around 8:10 PM , the concert was over.

After the live: As we were leaving the dome, when we looked back, there were laser lights of different colors coming out of the top of the dome.

Our first L’Arc~en~Ciel live! It was wonderful and we were so happy and thankful to have had this opportunity! Thank you so much L’Arc~en~Ciel!!

Set-list:

-Opening video
01 REVELATION
02 Pretty girl
03 Caress of Venus
-hyde MC
04 DRINK IT DOWN
05 SHINE
06 Sell my Soul
-Serial Drama Love Story Part III
07 get out from the shell
08 THE NEPENTHES
09 My Dear
10 LORELEY
11 forbidden lover
12 DAYBREAK'S BELL
-ken MC
13 SEVENTH HEAVEN
14 Killing Me
15 STAY AWAY
16 READY STEADY GO
P'UNK~EN~CIEL
17 milky way
18 Feeling Fine 2007
-L'7 Tour Video
19 NEXUS 4
20 Driver's High
21 Link
- (mid-way through Link) Member Introduction
22 MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
-hyde MC
23 Hoshizora
-Serial Drama Love Story Conclusion
-Release announcements

- m from U.S.A