March 8, 2009

Packing up concert gear

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments in my last post. I am now packing since the trip is 4 days away.

In addition to the power glove, Momoi wristbands, towels, shirts, and standard 6 hour glowsticks, this year's personal concert gear has seen a significant upgrade with the addition of some items and removal of others:

concert gear

- To substitute 5 minute ultra orange sticks, two new Fenix LD20 lights and diffuser accessories were added thanks to a recommendation by catsspat. These are about as bright as UO sticks but last 2 hours on the highest setting. They will be used during LOVE.EXE, henshin segments of WONDER MOMO-I, Tenbatsu!, and any other moments where UO lighting is necessary. They will save the need to carry 20 UO sticks this time around and many more in the future. The LD20 also has strobe mode although I don't think I will find any opportunity to use this unless I suddenly have a pressing need to annoy people or induce epilepsy

- A 20 capacity shotgun shell bandolier has been repurposed for Ultra Intensity glowstick storage. Since there aren't any good LD20 compatible diffusers for blue, yellow, or pink it was necessary to rely on ultra glowsticks. Ultras burn very quickly, so it is very possible to go through two or three per song. 10 ultra blue have been reserved for Yume no baton, Koi no meiousei, or any ballads that might be in the set list. 5 ultra yellow have been reserved for the slim possibility of Chuo Line (to match the color of the train) and Thundershot, and 5 pink have been kept on hand for Komugi tracks.

- For general purpose use, neon pink and neon blue electronic penlights obtained during the Animelo 2008 trip have been added to the main belt. These have a life of about 3 hours and may will serve as backup in case I run out of ultra glowsticks and UO lighting would be inappropriate for the song. Two smaller pockets have been added for AA and AAA batteries.

- Removed from this year's armory are the triple LED tactical flashlights. These were useful for R/G/B beams but were not practical for concert use due to the lack of a good diffuser and the odd angle of the flashlight heads.

- Might be removed: 7-glowstick holster. This was my primary method of cyalume delivery in 08 but it has been largely made redundant by the Fenix lights. They do act as a nice counterweight to them though. I may swap it out for a dedicated powerglove hook.

Momoists have also prepared 650 glowsticks available for the audience, shipped by tenton. This is down from last year due to Momoi only performing one show instead of two.

Posted by Paranda at March 8, 2009 3:15 PM


Have a nice trip!
Please greets and cheers Halko for all the oversea fans who can't reach such a place.

Posted by: at March 8, 2009 7:31 PM

O_o Oh god! That's pretty hardcore... ^__^ LD20 looks great...

I'm so sad I can't be there... Y_Y

Posted by: 8BB76E1 at March 9, 2009 4:32 PM

wow, It's amazing.

Posted by: longhorn at March 10, 2009 10:50 AM

Geared up, I see. ^_^

If I like how those LD20s look in person, maybe I'll join you at the next event.

Posted by: tenton at March 10, 2009 8:26 PM

At first I was put off by the carrot shape of the diffuser, so I only bought one set to test it out. It's not a problem though, and I liked its output so much I decided to get another for symmetry. The LD20 is really really bright.

Posted by: paranda at March 10, 2009 9:57 PM

Yeah, the shape kind of looked odd. I guess I'll get to see that up close and personal soon. ^_^

Posted by: tenton at March 11, 2009 3:43 PM

Lulz you sound very pro. GJ.
I'm interested in that LD20 thing. Can you take a pic to show how bright is it compared to the normal ultras? Pics in the website looks pretty good, heh..

I don't like the odd shape too.. and it's pricey but it will save my money in the long run.

Posted by: danie~ at March 14, 2009 8:23 PM

Where you buy your shell bandolier? I want one!

Posted by: Carlos at May 3, 2009 1:55 AM

> carlos

I picked it up from some generic outdoor retailer (I believe LG Outdoors) from for like $5. I actually can't find my exact model anymore, but there are plenty out there. A lot of them are one-size fits all since the loops stretch. You can also be fancy if you want the leather ones but then you'll probably have to measure out your glowsticks and get something that matches the diameter.

Posted by: paranda at May 4, 2009 10:57 PM

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