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Metal Female Voices Fest (catching up on October part 1) [Nov. 8th, 2016|01:36 pm]
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Ancient Myth

Metal Female Voices Fest is Belgium's premiere metal festival, organised by my friend Val (you can see her beautiful photos of Japan in many issues of BCM) and her team. Frankly is my favourite music festival, more thanks to the amazing atmosphere and how generally fun it is than the actual music. I don’t have anything against metal, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not my fave genre either (although there’s a several metal bands I really love. I like metal, but it's not my first choice, if that makes sense).

Best festival day ever!

This year, just like the previous two editions, there was a Japanese band performing, so Val put us on the press list so we could come and review them (but I will write a review about the festival as well) and interview them for BCM. Thanks again Val!

Because Wieze is quite a drive from our place, Bert and I left well in time, so we would definitely not miss Ancient Myth’s performance. I had spoken to the band’s vocalist, Michal, earlier, so I had my interview all set as well.

Ancient Myth

We got there without too much traffic misery, checked in, found David, gave him his birthday present, saw the band, found Karolina (who was wearing a beautiful dress, omg!) and Val and said hello, ran into Gloria and Satsuki and said hi, and basically wandered around to enjoy the festival, see Ancient Myth and the interview happened. Which was, hands down, the most fun I’ve ever had doing an interview. The band was just so much fun to hang out with. Michal’s English is really good, and the rest understood English really well and spoke just enough to throw in funny interjections at random times. Hilarious. And then David joined us, and then Bert, and well, it was just a lot of fun. It’ll be in the next edition of BCM, together with an instax competition :).

Photo of the day: 22.10.2016 (day 296)

We didn’t stick around for long after the interview, because it was still a long drive home, and Bert was feeling really cold and tired as he had had a rough week at work the 5 days before.

And Val brought me back a KERA from Japan (I did pay her back of course, I had asked her if she could bring one back), which made me really happy.

It was really an awesome day, full of fun and awesome people.
Oh and just to illustrate how open-minded people at MFVF are: this is what I wore. Yes, I wore an otome and steampunk mix to a metal festival. And no one batted an eye, because MFVF is full of nice folks like that.

Outfit: 22.10.2016

Hat: vintage
Glasses: Theo
Scarf: asos
Cardigan: Primark
Skirt: made it myself
Petticoat: Dear Celine
Hip bag: LarpPoint
Belt: asos
Bag: Zatchels
Lightbulb lamp keychain: customised Decathlon
Tights: Ophanim
Spats: my own design, made them myself
Boots: Kickers
Backpack: Fjällräven Kanken Big
Accessories: handmade, vintage, Atelier Tausendschön, Fossil, asos, Roxy, Han Cholo

I’m always surprised I don’t see metal loving J-fashion types there, I know we have several in the community. It is literally the only thing about MFVF that mystifies me.

Anyhow, needless to say I really look forward to the next edition. I’ll be going with Charlotte next year, and I’m SUPER excited about that. The only thing that can make me look forward to it even more is if ElüpiA is on the bill, that would be AMAZING! Or if Season of Ghosts comes back :D.
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[User Picture]From: countlibras
2016-11-08 05:11 pm (UTC)
>>I like metal, but it's not my first choice, if that makes sense

makes perfect sense. :)

I hardly ever listen to metal but I have nothing against it. I have been listening to Jambinai regularly lately, and I would consider them Korean metal. But other than that, I rarely go listening to metal.
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[User Picture]From: kittensandsteam
2016-11-09 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh good, I'm glad I'm making sense :)

And yes, exactly! I'm like that too!
I shall tell my friend Charlotte to look into Jambinai, she LOVES metal :)
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[User Picture]From: countlibras
2016-11-09 05:34 pm (UTC)
Jambinai is amazing. They mostly perform on traditional instruments.
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[User Picture]From: kittensandsteam
2016-11-09 06:05 pm (UTC)
That's cool!
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