I am super late with expressing my happiness over this, in blog form anyway, but I still wanted to write about it since PIERROT was and still are very important to me. They were one of the first Japanese bands that I fell in love with. It’s hard to believe that that was nearly 15 years ago!
On April 8th, I saw a tweet going around that PIERROT would have an announcement on April 12th, so that of course caught my attention. PIERROT hasn’t been around for 8 years, and disbanded on not so good terms, so to see this was surprising and exciting. When the 12th came, I overslept and didn’t get up in time to see the announcement, but this is what it was.
My first thought was “Why are they playing HELLO?” I’d never really liked that song or the PV (I do now, though), not because it wasn’t good, but it was the last we got to hear or see of them, so something about it felt bitter to me. Anyway, it made sense that they’d show it as it was the last and the original video ended with the mic stand hitting the ground, but it went on longer this time and there were added things. This was definitely different! Before the end of it, I wondered if it meant they were coming back, and sure enough, the announcement at the end confirmed that! For two days! October 24th & 25th!
As much as I would absolutely love to, I wont be able to go see them. However, I am still really happy about it and happy for their fans that get to see them again. Even though I can’t go, I’m still really looking forward to it. I’ll wear my t-shirt and wave my Arlequin towel from afar!