Recently, in Kanagawa, Japan popular Visual Kei band "the GAZETTE" hosted a live that should have been like any other on their tour. Much to the dismay of the band, and the fans, those that attended got more than they expected.
During the live an unidentified foreign fan bit a Japanese fan over a water bottle which the vocalist, Ruki, had throen into the crowd. Now I have not been to many concerts myself but I can imagine as soon as someone throws something like a personally used water bottle all hell breaks loose. The part that truly disturbs everyone and causes this to make national headlines is the fact that it was a foreign fan who bit a Japanese fan. For a water bottle no less! Now does the fact that it was a foreign fan make it okay?
OF COURSE NOT! It probably makes it must worse actually. All the band members have stated on their twitter accounts that they wish what happened at the end of the show never occurred at all. They also stated that it was a very enjoyable live until the incident.
Now, why is this topic so important and flying all over place like an out-of-control airplane? The reason is that everybody is worried the GAZETTE will limit their overseas live concerts. Now me personally I feel that they shouldn’t just because of one foreign fan. The foreign fan's country of origin is currently unknown, but I'm sure that information will eventually come to be known. Many people, myself included, are hoping the band's management does not limit their overseas lives due to the very high demand, as well as the high amount of GAZETTE fans, in each country.
Hopefully this blows over and they continue to tour overseas but only time will tell guys.
Til next time!
◆ Tom Kiryu