GACKT Official Blog update. Translation below:
In the morning, I hastily got ready and headed towards the hospital.
I’m there to get a drip before heading to the airport.
Today, I’ll be going to Vegas via San Francisco so this will be a much longer flight than usual.
Since I don’t eat in planes, it’ll be something like a one day fast for me.
I’m actually going to Vegas for a poker charity event this time. This charity event is held by Tiger Woods, and only 50 celebrities from around the world get invited, and the prize money will be donated to underprivileged children.
I’m honoured to be the person that they have chosen from Japan.
When I saw the list, I was thrilled.
Not only are the top poker players from around the world invited, even celebs who love poker have been invited, and it’s a chance for friendships to grow through the competition.
To think that I’ll be able to play with those people who I’ve wanted to play with so soon.
Because of my schedule, I can only stay for one day but despite that, I have decided to take part in it.
After the drip is done, I headed to Haneda.
Yesterday, after I arrived in Haneda, I only had a few hours.
I met up with TAKUMI and we immediately got seated in the plane.
This time, we’re flying with that United Airlines which had that problem.
In the first place, I liked United too so I was honestly shocked by that incident.
Even so, as a persistent fan of United, when I hear the cabin attendants casually chatting with the passengers, saying 「It’s been awhile.」, 「Where are you headed to this time?」 and such, I realised that by doing this, they are probably able to increase their fans one by one.
As usual, the safety video is funny.
Honestly, it can be said that the elaborateness of it is as expected.
We took off, and in a flash, TAKUMI, who was next to me, was fast asleep.
In the end, I watched 4 movies, and without getting a wink of sleep, we arrived.
Even so, TAKUMI slept all the way from the moment we departed until we arrived, without waking up at all. He made me wonder a number of times whether he’s possibly dead since he doesn’t wake up at all.
Upon reaching San Francisco, I thought that we had more than enough time with 2 hours of transit but
because of immigration being overly congested, we didn’t have any free time at all and we barely even made it for the transfer. Immigration has only started to take me so much time to get through after Beijing.
San Francisco’s immigration is too outrageous as well.
Experiencing this, it makes me not want to visit this place again.
And the officer asked me, what’s your occupation?, and when I answered that I’m a singer, they asked if I’m here to perform a concert, and this ended up taking up a terrible lot of time.
It’s a question of how is it even possible for me to perform a concert when I’m only here for 2 days though.
After getting through immigration, the security check that followed was unusually congested
and I really fed up until I got into the plane.
The desert soon spread out under us, and in the blink of an eye, I could see the city of Vegas.
It seems like it’s TAKUMI’s first time in Vegas, and it looks like his mood seemed to soar.
I’m totally exhausted. Upon getting into the limousine that came to fetch us, the sleepiness was terrible.
I’ll sleep when I get back to the room.
I’m really tired today.
I would be nice if this becomes a splendid stay.
Source: GACKT Blog
Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team
Translation © GACKT ITALIA