This is not Buck-Tick news, but I feel the need to share it anyway. Translated from mixi news.
First, a little background info: lately the phrase 草食系男子 (soushoku-kei danshi or "vegetarian male") has entered into popular use in the Japanese media. Originally, the phrase referred to a masculine identity centered around being loving and caring and conceiving of women as equal partners worthy of respect, and not simply flesh (or "meat") to be desired and consumed. However, the phrase has lately (apparently) come to be associated with being a wimp, or an unmanly man. The opposite phrase 肉食系女子 (nikushoku-kei joshi or "carnivorous female") refers to a woman who is forward about her own sexual desires.
Gackt "Goes Carnivorous" With No-Girls-Allowed Live Show
Today, on the 18th, we found out that singer Gackt (36) will be performing a men-only live show at Club Citta' Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture on March 21st. The plans for the live include an incredible bunch of tight regulations. The live venue will include a "sex check" room at the entrance, and women will not be allowed to enter even as staff or VIP guests. Gackt is urging the men at his show to "stop being vegetarian" by "keeping the delicate male spirit secret from women."
Lately, the phrases "vegetarian male" and "carnivorous female" have become popular buzzwords. But now, Gackt is raising the flag of protest against them.
The name of Gackt's first-ever male-only live is, "The Path to Shining Manhood ~ No-Females Allowed Male Pride Festival." Just the name reeks of maleness, but we haven't even gotten to the most serious bit yet. Gackt beckons his fans down the road to manhood through a very strict ban on women.
At the entrance to the venue, there will be the aforementioned "sex check" room. Here, sharp-eyed male staffers will be at the ready, like cops in a crime drama, checking for cross-dressing female fans trying to slip in with the crowd. The "suspects" will not be allowed to plead guilt or innocence, but will be sent straight to inspection, where they will be asked to present documents of personal identification. If their documents don't pass, they will be obliged to leave the venue immediately.
These restrictions apply to VIP guests and staff as well. Many of Gackt's staff, including his manager, are female, but they will all be shut out from this event. Even the usual female hair and makeup artists will be replaced with men, just for this occasion. The press will be sending only male writers, as well.
Gackt is known as being one of the foremost visual kei artists, and he has an enormous female fan following. But behind the scenes, he feels concerned about how the weakening of the male identity could affect Japan's future.
"I want to spread feelings of real love, that I can only show to real men. I want to show what it is to be a real man, so that the world's men and women can live with strength and style. So all you guys who are coming to the show, get ready to risk your lives and jump in!" says Gackt, in his impassioned message to fans.
He's got the heart of a melee fighter, and he's going to show us "a real man's festival."