Sakura-Con 2011 - exist†trace

I've been putting this off for quite some time, mainly due to my laziness but also due to the amount of photos that I have to post. This is the exist†trace concert I attended during my visit to Sakura-Con 2011 in Seattle, Washington.

Before I attended Sakura-Con 2011, I've never heard of exist†trace, and when I first saw them, I was skeptical. But I proved myself wrong as I heard them on stage, because they absolutely blew my mind away.


Here's a brief outline of the band via Wikipedia
Exist Trace (often stylized as exist†trace) are a Japanese metal band of the visual kei style, and consisting entirely of female members. They're from Tokyo, Japan, and initially formed in June 2003. To date, the band has released five singles, four EPs, and a compilation album. Exist Trace has also appeared on ten omnibus albums as well as two live DVDs featuring several bands on the Shizuoka-based Sequence Records label. Exist Trace released a new EP on October 21, 2009, entitled Ambivalent Symphony. Exist Trace made their U.S. debut at Sakura-Con 2011 in Seattle, Washington. On June 15, 2011 they released their major label debut on Tokuma Japan Communications, the EP True.

Usually I'm not a fan of visual kei style, however, I am a huge fan of Jrock, therefore, I guess it was a pleasant compromise.

Some photos may look a little iffy, it was my first time using my camera in a concert situation with concert lighting. I took a ton of photos that were blurry and had to be deleted!