Last night, I saw Ghost live in concert in Bakersfield, CA! It was their first concert of the 2019 Fall Tour. This was my 3rd time seeing them live for the past 3 years in a row!
What made this concert different for me were two things: 1) I went alone, and 2) I sat in a seated section for a change (which turned out to be a better experience for me!)
Bakersfield is around 110 miles away from where I live, so it was close to a two hour drive. I challenged myself to just go to the concert alone and experience it as a solo adventure! And I’m glad I did!
The day of the concert, Friday the 13th, is the same day they released their new two-song EP album, Seven Inches of Satanic Panic. It features the dreamy, hypnotic “Mary On a Cross”, and my personal favorite, “Kiss the Go-Goat”, which sounds like it came straight out of the swinging sixties…kind of like my DRESS I WORE TO THE CONCERT! ❤️
Super groovy, no??? I modified the sleeves myself into the bell shape! 😀
Now…for the concert photos!
What can I say?!?! I love this band so much and it’s been a journey experiencing their music over the years. I was ecstatic when they played Kiss the Go-Goat live for the first time ever, since it debuted that very day!
Guy next to me: “Cool outfit! Is it inspired by the song?” [Best compliment of the evening!]
Actually, I planned the outfit a week before the song even came out, and it turned out the music video released for it is set in 1969 and has groovy gals in groovy dresses in it. So it just coincidentally looked like it COULD have been one of the outfits in the video!
My super sixties hairdo just added to it even more. But in reality, I just looked like everyday me, and not dressed out of the ordinary for the concert! 😀
But it’s cool, because even the singer in the video had an ultra cool sixties ‘do. We’re bringing it back, no? ❤️
It was a beautiful night, equipped with new hit songs and…guess what? Plague doctors.
PLAGUE DOCTORS MADE A CAMEO ON STAGE…
The entire arena went dead silent. It was in-between songs, and out of nowhere the strangest, most unsettling sound was played loudly through the speakers. I can’t even describe it, but it was very loud bass…and just sounded extremely eerie, unlike any sound I’d ever heard. Even the guy seated next to me looked over at me in question.
And then through the thick fog, descended these plague doctors with the famous beak masks, creeping out slowly and peering out over the audience.
Did I let out a little squeak scream for a second? You bet I did. Half because it looked scary as HECK and with the scary sound playing I had no idea what was happening, but then it was also a fan-girl scream, because I have for years had a strong fascination and love for the plague doctor outfit.
❤️ WAS IT A GREAT NIGHT? You bet! Will it go down in my little memory book of Ghost concert moments? Naturally! ❤️
See you next time!!