Update: Download my pictures from here instead: http://rapidshare.com/files/96760324/GACC_2008_Day_1_-_Upload.zip
Massively tired out despite it being just the first day. I felt this was a better first day than last year, even with some shortcomings here and there.
The event started as usual with the opening ceremony, showcasing the opening video, some really short speeches and Edo singing again with his band. After that, basically everyone just hung around, taking in the sights and sounds of the events while the Gundam Kit competition was underway. The Hard Gay cosplayer made his appearance not long after and he practically stole the whole show as people mobbed him for pictures and some HG action. A band, PG165 also performed around the same time, with renditions of God Knows and Lost my Music, followed by three of their own songs.
After that, it was lunchtime, and right afterwards, the group cosplay competition started, with 5 groups performing skits, and apart from the One Piece group, I found the other groups were all pretty awesome at their skits. In the end, the prize went to the Emma Bollywood group, with their really great skit of Bollywood-style drama/dancing.
The day ended off with the prize giving ceremony and followed by a closing performance by Hard Gay. You gotta give credit to the man for being so in character for the whole day and ending it off with a bang. Truly the show stealer of the day.
I’ll stop writing here and let the pictures (and 1 crappily taken video tell the story).
Getting ready for the big day.
Ben is thronged by his fans as usual.
Edo summoning rain. It did rain later in the day.
Edo is crowded by his “fans”.
Hard Gay sets foot in Malaysia?
PG168 performing God Knows. Vocalist is pretty good at it.
GameAxis’s pimp ride.
Pretty awesome Euphemia cosplayer.
HG and the emcee hit it off together.
Massive Carameldansen dance.
Even Euphie and co. joined in.
HG’s ending performance. Forgive the poor camera work.
I think the picture says it all.
Some eye candy to round off this post.
For more pictures from my collection, head over to this URL: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kievsi to download it. It’s been filtered and resized for convenience and please do credit it back to me if you decide to use it in some way or another.
Next up, Day 2 of GACC; Seiyuus and more cosplayers to come. I hope to come back alive….orz.