Well now. After a year of delays it finally happened and GANG PARADE are finally just another memory for all of us. But just because it’s a memory doesn’t mean it’s gone – the new GO TO THE BEDS song from their upcoming EP BLOOD COMPACT has a melody that you might have heard LAST time…
Yes, GANG PARADE are really gone. Like actually gone gone and not just in a quasi state of suspended animation because of delayed graduations. Their legacy spans 7 years, but doesn’t suddenly end here. Who says the fun has to stop? Their motto was “everyone’s playground” after all.
So how does this tie in with the new GTTB single? Just as LAST in itself referenced primal. by BiS, OK heavily borrows from LAST. The piano at the start should send a nostalgic shiver up your spine. The Beds girls even gave out free copies of their upcoming EP early outside of Nakano Sunplaza, provided fans sign a “blood contract” saying they wont share it and they’ll support the group forever. Honestly, a fairer contract than most minimum wage jobs!
The fans have been going as all out as the girls for things too, with several hashtags for sharing the love.
— ごり子 (@idol_goriko) May 22, 2021
…to covers of songs…
— レブ・ナインプリンス (@reb_wack) May 22, 2021
…to messages from people who couldn’t be there…
— GO TO THE PARADISE (@enjoyplaygang) May 22, 2021
…to pictures and videos and anything and everything. One of GP’s high points were, and still are, their diehard fanbase.
GANG PARADE will continue to be a pinnacle of idol, with a legacy that’ll live on through PARADISES and GO TO THE BEDS and Saki herself. So, we’ll keep it short and sweet with the article and let them do the talking for themselves.
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) May 22, 2021
Oh, and recording was allowed at this show. So be sure to check YouTube later if you weren’t there yourself and feel like crying. FOREVER GANG PARADE FOREVER, baby!