VAMPS LIVE 2015 in Los Angeles – CONTEST!

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VAMPS are set to rock the City of Angels – Los Angeles – once more for their “VAMPS LIVE 2015” tour. So, the VAMPS + American Street Team + would like to give (1) lucky winner the opportunity to rock out at the concert with a friend. Fans from all over the world are welcome to participate, but here are some rules. Please review them carefully:

 

  1. Participants in the contest are responsible for their own hotel and travel accomodations.
  2. Participants may only participate ONCE. No multiple entries for the “VAMPS LIVE 2015 in Los Angeles” contest are allowed.
  3. Participants may enter to win tickets for the show in San Francisco and they may also enter to win tickets for the show in Los Angeles. To win tickets for the show in San Francisco, participants agree to adhere to those guidelines, which are posted here.
  4. Participants must “like” the VAMPS + American Street Team + Facebook page.
  5. The first person to submit their entry on or before Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 10 pm (PST) will win (2) General Admission (GA) tickets to the show in Los Angeles.
  6. The entry period for this contest begins Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 9 am (PST). Entries received before that time will not be counted.
  7. ALL entries MUST be sent to: i.heart.vamps@gmail.com

 

Now that you’ve read the rules, here’s how to participate in the contest:

  1. Read each question carefully.
  2. In an email, please write in the subject title, “VAMPS LIVE 2015 in LA.” Then in the body of the email, enter your answers to each question.
  3. Please be sure to include your name in the email, as well as your Facebook username, so that you may be identified. Please also make sure that you provide a valid email address.

THE QUESTIONS

  1. Who designed the VAMPS single covers for “The Jolly Roger?”
  2. How many singles did VAMPS release in 2010?
  3. From which VAMPS video is this image from?

Good luck Bloodsuckers! May the odds ever be in your favor (ha, ha). The winner will be notified via email and then publicly announced on Facebook, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015.

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VAMPS LIVE 2013 – 12.04 LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles.
The end of “VAMPS LIVE 2013” marks the start of the U.S. tour.

Speaking of the United States, the first thing [to do] is [eat] a hamburger afterall.
With that said, for lunch on the day they arrived in Los Angeles they went to [go] eat a hamburger together.
This shop has ingredients for one to be able to select in order to make their own hamburger.*
HYDE, who declined to eat carbohydrates, had a burger without buns.
So it was served with meat and vegetables without the buns and served in front of [him], “Itadakimasu!”**
[He] took a picture with [his] iPhone.

*NOTE: The name of the restuarant they ate at is called “The Counter.” It’s a trendy burger place in the LA area and there are several locations. The one HYDE and KAZ ate at is on Sunset Strip, not too far from the venue.

**NOTE: “Itadakimasu” is often said before eating and literally means “I’ll accept this meal.”

 

1204_01
After that, there is an interview of the band members.
HYDE and K.A.Z went and bought a birthday present for Arly in the city.
The “gift of love” was found near three restaurants.
What they bought will be presented in New York.
1204_02
HYDE and K.A.Z told a “white lie” at dinner with everyone all together.
After dinner, they stopped by the venue they’re performing at tomorrow, the “House of Blues.”
“Click” [they took a photo] of their name written on the board!
[Since] there was a bar next to the venue, they went drinking.
1204_03
So, the next day was the day of rehearsal and they were hungover!
….HYDE is quite sleepy, but not because of jet lag.
Although it’s common to get jet lag on an overseas tour, not HYDE and K.A.Z this time.
Though by evening the look of sleep was painful.
1204_04
The jet lag set in and hit VAMPS hard.
Eyes were completely dull at night and weary from the jet lag.
But, they will go out for a drink tonight afterall.

JIN played the piano in the bar that night and HYDE sang “SWEET DREAMS.”
It became a special night and HYDE said, “JIN-chan playing the piano so seriously was seen for the first time.”
1204_05
Despite the jet lag, the live ended with a tremendous climax.
The BLOODSUCKERS in Los Angeles filled the venue and were fascinated by VAMPS’ rock music.
It was a hot night.
1204_06
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Original Text:
ロサンゼルスです。
“VAMPS LIVE 2013”もいよいよ終盤。
最後の地となるアメリカ・ツアーの始まりです。

アメリカと言えば、まずはこれ!
やっぱりハンバーガーでしょー。
ということで、ロサンゼルスに着いたその日のランチは
みんなでハンバーガーを食べに行きました。

このお店は自分でハンバーガーに挟む具材や
ソースをセレクトできるとあって、
みなさん思い思いのハンバーガーを作ります。
炭水化物を控えているHYDEは
バンズなしです。
って、それハンバーグの野菜添えじゃーん!
と軽く吠えたところで、「いただきまーす!」の前に
iPhoneでパシャリ!

 

[pic 1]
その後、バンドメンバーには取材だと嘘をつき(!)
HYDEとK.A.Zは、もうじきやって来る
アーリーのバースデー・プレゼントを買いに
街へと繰り出しました。
3軒回って、やっと見つけたという愛情たっぷりのプレゼント。
一体何をプレゼントしたのかは、
ニューヨークでのお・た・の・し・み!

 

[pic 2]
そんな優しい嘘をついたHYDEとK.A.Zではありますが、
夜はもちろんみんな揃ってディーナータイム。
さらに、ディナーが終わると、
明日のライヴ会場である「House of Blues」へ行って、
自分たちの名前が書かれたインフォメーションボードをパシャリ!
って、実は、会場の隣にあるバーで
飲んでいたのでありまーす。
[pic 3]
ということで、翌日のリハーサルは二日酔いでダウン!
……ではなく、時差ボケで
かなり眠そうなHYDE。
海外ツアーには付きものの時差ボケですが、
今回はHYDEもK.A.Zも
夕方になると眠そうで本当につらそうでした。
[pic 4]
そんな時差ボケでつらそうな
VAMPS御一行様ではありますが、
夜になるとすっかり目が冴えてしまうのが
これまた時差ボケのつらいところ。
とくれば、やっぱり今日も飲みに行っちゃいますよねー。

この日はバーにあったピアノをJINさんが弾き始め、
HYDEが「SWEET DREAMS」を歌うという
なんともスペシャルな夜になったのですが、
HYDE曰く、
「こんな真剣にピアノを弾いてるJINちゃんは初めてみた」
ということです。
[pic 5]
そんな時差ボケもつらそうなVAMPS御一行様ではありますが、
ライヴはすさまじい盛り上がり。
会場を埋め尽くしたロサンゼルスのBLOODSUCKERSを前に
VAMPSのロックを魅せつけた
熱い夜となりました。