At first, we talked about K.A.Z. using the Flame-Throwing Guitar (Doof Warrior) from Mad Max and then I was thinking about what I should do...Tina Turner, hahaha. I know no one would wanna do it usually.” - HYDE
Q: VAMPS LIVE 2015 BEAST PARTY has became your regular summer event. Has it become bigger than before?
H: First of all, it was the first time we did not need to worry about weather. Until this time, we always felt like 'Please please, be sunny', hahaha.
Q: Hahaha, right. Both in Niigata last year, and Yamanaka-lake the year before, there was no rain during your concert, but before and after the live, it rained. But this summer, it was sunny in the sea and sky.
H: 'This was perfect!’ So, we did not worry about anything. If I were to pick up one issue, it was that the location was close from Tokyo. Usually when we had a live at countryside, everyone gave up to go back home (Tokyo) and enjoyed party after the live. However, this time, many staff members were worried about the last train, hahaha.
Q: That means the transportation was convenient, wasn't it?
H: Yeah, it was too good to enjoy like before, so it made me sad, haha.
Q: Hahaha. After that, you had the HALLOWEEN PARTY 2015, which is also your regular event and could be a difficult job for you to organize.
H: This year was also really difficult, just like in the past years. I also had concerts with L'Arc-en-Ciel and VAMPS live at Latin America. So, there were many things happened at same time and it made it hard for us to prepare for the Halloween party. However, we already had to decide whether we would do it or not last summer.
Q: You dressed up as Tina Turner from Mad Max. It was the only female outfit this year, so was it like a hidden-ball trick?
H: No, it was just because of scheduling. Stage setting really took our time until just before the show, because it was so huge.
Q: That was really powerful. Where did this idea come from?
H: It was the first idea for the Halloween Party this year. At first, we talked about K.A.Z. using the Flame-Throwing Guitar (Doof Warrior) from Mad Max and then I was thinking about what I should do...Tina Turner, hahaha. I know no one would wanna do it usually.
Q: Everything was really highly concentrated. I can imagine it was really hard to design different aspects for each day.
H: Not only the costumes, but stage actions are also difficult to design to make a surprise for everyone. But I thought, 'I cannot manage to create surprising tricks every year-.'
Q: You did this year too, didn't you? Showing up like a hang man, Ciel Phantomhive from Kuro-shitsuji...the audience just panicked, hahaha.
H: We have overcome it, finally.
Q: You did not only play as VAMPS but also needed to organize every artist... so it could be a difficult job.
H: I didn't actually organize.
Q: No way, I could see how much you are respected by the other participating artists. Especially, you are the 'god'.
H: Hahaha, I appreciate that. Once the HALLOWEEN PARTY started, it was okay but the preparation part was tricky. In some parts, I needed to see the real performance to know about what would be happening. I was like, 'What?? Why did it take so much time in here??' and it became our issues to improve. Every time, these things happen, so we tried to fix them while performing. I always finished my makeup first and then I enjoyed other artists' performances from the beginning.
Translation by: Yumi