Wonderland Night at the Disneyland Resort – Mad T Party

Why yes, I am still a little bitter about ElecTRONica being replaced. Yes I am biased toward all things Tron. However, I also love Alice in Wonderland, and once we stepped into California Adventure’s latest night-time party I was slightly less bitter.

We actually didn’t spend much time here since we had spent most the evening in line for Radiator Springs Racers (someone wanted to ride it at night, along with the rest of the park), we just stopped by to relax in the amazingly awesome chairs and listen to the music.

I honestly wasn’t impressed with the band that played, and we only caught a glimpse of the dance crew performing. The music the DJ played, however, was pretty much spot on. Maybe if the band had played some good dance- or rock-style covers of Disney themes instead of just “popular” songs I don’t really like in the first place… Of course I’m not the typical park visitor when it comes to music and fashion, and from what I understand this was designed to be more for younglings as well as adults.

Speaking of fashion, can we just love on these costumes for a bit?

I would buy the girl’s outfit in a heartbeat.

Don’t even get me started on how epic the DJs’ glowing bunny ears are…

Anyway, from what little time we spent at the event I rather enjoyed it. The DJ’s music was good, nice and loud like ElecTRONica was when it first opened, and the decor was fun (I love all colors bright, glowing and obnoxious). I’m also glad they kept the arcade around and the addition of the Kinects was nice.

I look forward to spending a little more time here next time we visit the resort~

By the way, as with the Frankenweenie pictures all of these were taken with my new Canon Powershot S90. I was so pleased with how it performed in this situation. Terrible noise at high ISO was always something that held my Nikon D40 back, it would get so bad I had to just suck it up and steady it as best I could to use a slow shutter speed since the noise would just ruin the picture anyway. The S90, however, did so well I could probably even bump up the ISO another level or two and use an even faster shutter speed. Loving it.

Pink Spider Memorial Photoshoot

May 2nd is the anniversary of a tragic memory in music history. In 1998 Japanese guitar legend hide (Hideto Matsumoto) passed away. To this day fans all over the world who have been touched by his music honor his spirit every year.

This year I wanted to do something a little different. I invited my boyfriend and a couple friends from my local photography group to come out and do a little hide-inspired photoshoot.

DIY cardboard signs and mis-matched Visual Kei-esque outfits; the shoot was all about embodying the Ever Free, technicolor spirit of hide.

Handmade hide shirt, Dir en grey 2010 tour jacket (jacked from me), and replica hide glasses. Have I mentioned I love this guy?

Yeah… still don’t know how I feel about that one. I was a little too proud of my outfit though, even if I did botch up the shirt a bit. For future reference, polyester doesn’t hold tears very well. At least not the way I wanted.

Full image spread and more to come at my Flickr page.

You are forever in our hearts hide-sama.