I think that next to Germany, ONE OK ROCK fans are getting bigger in number around Italy as well. IG has become my hunting ground for stories and fans from Europe are very active on IG. OOR’s been receiving so much love from the other side of the Earth. Thank you so much, Europe 🙂 Let’s make ONE OK ROCK number one!
Vanessa from Italy is quite active on IG (10969vane), and she didn’t even think twice to jump on the Love for 10969 bandwagon. I hope that you find a great job really soon, Vanessa! Thanks for teaching me proper Italian greetings, btw.
Q1.How did you find out about ONE OK ROCK & when was the first time you heard them? 🙂
I have always loved rock music and Japan, so one day, in October 2015, I searched on YouTube rock music in Japan and I discovered ONE OK ROCK. The first songs I listened to were “Clock Strikes” and “Mighty Long Fall” and I immediately fell in love with this band because of their cool sound, meaningful lyrics, the way they play and sing and also Taka’s voice…so I became a fan!!
Q2.What is your favorite OOR song and why?
I can’t choose one favourite song, I love all ONE OK ROCK’s songs and this is so incredible!! All them are very deep and meaningful and have cool sounds! They are masterpieces. If I must choose, I say “Deeper Deeper“, “The Beginning“, “Be The Light“, “C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h.”, “Juvenile“, “Let’s Take It Someday” and “(you can do) Everything“. I chose these songs because if I think about their lyrics I can see that they are a sort of guide about how to live a great life, and also an exhortation to never give up because we must always trust in ourselves and believe that if we want to, we can make our dreams come true.
Q3.Do you collect their merch? If yes, which ones do you have? If you haven’t started your collection, which ones do you plan to purchase first?
For the moment I haven’t started to collecting ONE OK ROCK’s merch but I will do that!! I think I’ll purchase some T-shirts and all their CD’s.
Q4. Who is your favorite ONE OK ROCK member and why?
I love all ONE OK ROCK members but my favourite one is Taka, for several reasons. His voice penetrates inside my heart. and for this reason, whenever I listen to ONE OK ROCK’s songs, I can feel him very close to me. His lyrics are meaningful and deep. He is rebellious and I think it’s a good thing because it permitted him to make his dream come true and live his life the way he wants to. He has tattoos but my favourite is the one he has on his right arm which says: watch your thoughts they become words. watch your words because they will become actions. watch your actions for they become habits. watch your habits they become your character and finally watch your character because it will ultimately be come your destiny“.I love this tattoo for its meaning but also because the words compose an arrow turned to the top and this, in my opinion, means that if we live that way, we can live a life to the top. Another two of Taka’s tattoos I love are “TTR” and the image of the chaosmyth because they are symbols of his strong friendship with Toru, Tomoya and Ryota. They are his second family. These are reasons why I love and respect Taka very much.
Q5. How did ONE OK ROCK change your life?
ONE OK ROCK saved me from a bad period of my life. Now I feel my life is better. Their songs bring me light,happiness and hope. Now I can’t imagine my life without this band!! They also makes me laugh so much, above all Tomoya, he’s so nice!!
Q6.Have you watched any of their live performances before? Did you have your close ONE OK ROCK encounter and how did it go?
Unfortunately until now I’ve never met them and I never went to their live performances. They came in Italy on 04 December 2014 and on 19 December 2015 but I wasn’t there…The first time because on December 2014 I didn’t know them. The second time because I had problems during those days that it didn’t permit me to go see them…I was so sad because of that but surely the next time they come back to Italy I will be there!!!! I can’t wait! .I hope it will be soon. I would also like to take photos with them and talk to them. I will show them how much I love ONE OK ROCK!!
Q7. Will you watch them live and where?
I used to watch their live performance “Mighty Long Fall at Yokohama Stadium”. I watch it everyday dreaming to be there too…it was an epic performance because on stage they’ve shown all their passion, energy and charisma. Taka’s voice never changes even if he dances,jumps and runs!! I also love the way Toru plays his guitar, Ryota his bass and Tomoya his drums. I can see how much they love what they are doing. They are very loving toward their fans, involving them through singing and head banging. They become one with fans and I love it!!
Q8. What is your message for ONE OK ROCK in case they get the chance to see this interview? 🙂
I will always love you ONE OK ROCK!! I hope see you soon in Italy!!!