The previous weekend, I was too busy/lazy to write a blog post. I went to the GODZ/PSY escape from the bar which was the staff and regulars of those 2 bars doing all kinds of special gigs and playing various cover songs. The first one was 2 years ago and was at the same place, Shinjuku Marz. Lots of friends came and I chilled with Andy and Ledbloodrun most of the time there. I got REALLY drunk cuz I brought 2 whiskey bottles in a was spiking my whiskey redbulls I ordered there. After it was over there was an after party nomihodai all night. Andy and letbloodrun went home but Emmet showed up. Most of the night is just a big blur and I hardly remember anything.
Anyway, moving on to the weekend that just ended (Halloween weekend)...
headed to Tokyo after work. I went to Takadanobaba and got a kebab
right away. After I finished, I only had a 10,000 bill to pay with and
they didnt have change so they said I could just pay next time cuz they
know me pretty well at that place. I figured I should just pay them now
so I went to Family Mart and bought a beer to make change and went back
and paid them the 500 yen.
After that, I went to Mikado. I
already had a few beers in me from the train ride but was still sober
enough to play ok. I played for like a couple hours and then Emmet
contacted me saying he was just arriving on the train now. I left and
met up with him at Shinjuku station. From there, we got a few beers to
pregame before heading to the bar and were drinking them outside. This
this one Swedish dude I know named Yohan showed up with a bunch of
friends and they knocked back a beer with us outside, too. Then we
headed to Current.
Since tomorrow would be Halloween, as
expected, it was pretty dead in there. We stayed for like a beer or 2
and then Emmet and I decided to just go to Roppongi cuz I didnt really
care either way.
We got there and went to that bar called
Heartland. It was kinda crappy. Then we went to Gas Panic and that was
pretty crappy too, but at least I saved money cuz I did most of my
drinking for the night on conbini beers.
We left Gas Panic once the trains started running again, and headed back to Shinjuku to crash at the manga kissa.
next morning I woke up around 2 or something. I figured I might as
well just start getting my costume ready. This year, I dressed as Alice
Cooper, one of my heroes and one of the best damn vocalists and song
writers, ever. period!
I sorta designed my costume to be like his
Welcome To My Nightmare costume. I originally was going to go with
what he has on on the album cover, but I couldnt find a white vest, so I sorta improvised and designed it off of what he was wearing in the actual music video for the song.
So I had a black top hat, a long black wig, painted my face like
Alice, wore a red collared shirt, had a white bow tie, and black suit
coat and pants. I think it turned out pretty well.
finished getting ready, Emmet showed me something online. Currently
there are some legal disputes involving the filming of The Hobbit movie
in New Zealand. I dont remember all the details honestly but it has
something to do with Warner Brothers having permission to film there or
something. You can read the information here and here.
So anyway, just for the hell of it, Emmet made some flag in MS paint
that has the New Zealand flag combined with the WB logo. He sent it to
some people and somehow it wound up being on TV at some political debate
and and the guy was so dramatic about it! Here is a link to the actual video. Pretty funny shit.
Other related links are here and here.
Emmet got his costume ready there, too. This year he went as a
skeleton. He painted his face and had a skeleton outfit to wear. It
looked pretty good.
So, after getting ready, we grabbed some BK
and then had some more time to kill before the international party so we
headed to Sportsland where we had a couple beers while I played GG. I
did well and was mostly beating people up. It was fun playing there
drinking while dressed as Alice Cooper lol.
After that, we headed
to the international party in Harajuku. Unfortunately this one wasnt
being run by the good group so there was no food. It also had crappy
drinks but I made due drinking canned high balls while we were there.
It wasnt as good as last year's pregame Halloween international party
but there were still some good costumes there and decent people to talk
to, and I guess I drank my money's worth. One of the best costumes
there was some dude dressed as Thriller Michael Jackson. I got a good
photo with him (and took good photos of some of the other good costumes
The party ended at 8:30 and then we headed to Current.
We got there pretty early, and when we arrived, it was pretty fucking
dead... I honestly consider Current's Halloween parties to be one of
the best parties of the year, so my expectations were rather high. I
was pretty disapionted to see it so dead, espessially since I remember
that last year when we got there around the same time it was much more
packed. I think most of this could be blamed on the typhoon that was
going on outside. Halloween pretty much got owned by the typhoon. Andy
was gonna meet us there but at the time when he mailed me, I was pretty
gutted about how bad the party was going so I told him not even to
bother coming and to just go to the ALT party in Takasaki.
remember when exactly, but at some point the party picked up and more
people showed up. Probably around midnight. I was already sorta bummed
and in not the greatest mood but gradually over time, lots of regulars
showed up, and while it probably was the least packed Current Halloween
party among the 4 that I have gone to, it ended up being pretty fun
anyway and there were lots of good costumes and good people there. A
few notable regulars who I would have expected to come were not there,
but it was still good times. I took a ton of pictures so its probably
best to just let them do the talking for me since they capture the night
So yea, overall it was still a really fun party, I
just let my expectations get too high and the typhoon certainly weeded
out a lot of the people that im sure would have gone otherwise.
After Current closed at 5, a large group of us headed to PSY. Emmet ducked out around this time to go shack up with some girl.
was good and some of the people there had good costumes, too. This one
girl, Eli, was dressed like a clown so I took a picture with her of me
looking afraid, cuz Alice Cooper has a song called "Can't Sleep, The
Clowns Will Eat Me". Good times.
After PSY closed at 6, about 10
of us went to Tokyo Loose for more drinking. I passed out there for a
bit unfortunately. Thats what I get for starting to drink at 2 pm. I
woke up eventually and we all left at around 8 or something. After
that, I headed to the manga kissa.
I woke up the next day and got
some curry, and then I headed to Akihabara. Ryoko's birthday is coming
up soon and she wanted some sorta facial cleansing Panasonic Nanokia
(nanocare?) steamer thingy. Its appearently some new beauty fad going
on in Japan right now (I saw them advertising the exact same one she
wanted while I was riding on the train on my way to Akihabara lol).
Honestly the thing probably doesnt even work (and its not like Ryoko
needs it anyway IMO), but its what she wanted to thats fine. She always
gets me awsome presents so its all good. I shopped around at a few
stores and got the best deal at Yodobashi Camera. It was expensive but
After that, I headed to Club Sega and played there for a
while. Got some good games in and only lost a few times the whole time
I was there.
Around 8 I got hungry and went to get a kebab and
it rocked. Then I headed back go Club Sega to kill the last hour before
I had to leave. I was surprised to see suddenly that Kyle (Stunedge)
was there playing BB. I said hi to him and we talked for a bit. He
played me in a game of GG with his Testament and I won. I played a few
more after that and then I had to get going so I said bye and headed
On the way back, they checked my ticket on the train so I was kinda salty about that but oh well.
So yea, it wasn't the greatest Halloween ever but I still had a good time.
weekend I have to work on Saturday and were gonna play poker again on
Sunday in Maebashi so I probably wont even head to Tokyo. Not sure if I
will bother writing in the blog next week but if it turns out
interesting enough maybe I will.