An Evening with Ghost

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Hi!!! Last night I attended a Ghost concert in San Jose, CA. And it did not disappoint! I’m still floating in the air… 😍

I have so much to share, so sit back and enjoy. Grab a warm cup of something and be entertained!

Firstly, here was the outfit I picked out:

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This is a closeup of the pin I made for the concert, featuring the Cardinal himself. ❤️

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I went for a very bold, girly look, with gloves and pearls…the whole nine yards!

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I was even more so excited that this tour – called A Pale Tour Named Death – was featuring songs from their most recent (and my favorite!) album, Prequelle. Apple Music describes it better than I ever could:

“Set in medieval times, when the bubonic plague spread death across Europe, Ghost’s fourth album is a sociopolitical allegory for our own times.” 

And set against the ominous backdrop of medieval-looking, oops-I-think-I-walked-into-the-wrong-church stained glass windows, the opening intro was playing “Ashes”, which features children sweetly yet creepily singing Ring Around the Rosie.

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And enter, GHOST!

There’s something indescribably majestic, dark, yet beautiful about their concept and their songs, in my opinion. You can’t look away from their stage presence, and the lead singer especially enjoys being comical and also seductive to the crowd. He’ll make you blush, whether you’re male or female! ☺️

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Here he was singing Pro Memoria which, funny as it may sound, is a song that helped me overcome an anxiety I’ve had since childhood.

I used to wake up in the middle of the night as a kid and suddenly be acutely aware of mine, and everyone else’s, mortality. I’d then feel deeply concerned.

So when I first heard this song with its haunting lyrics – “Don’t you forget about dying, don’t you forget about your friend, Death” – all I could think was, Hey! This is like the SONG of my long-standing, middle-of-the-night thoughts! 

It’s really not an anxiety for me now, but more of an acceptance. Life and death go hand-in-hand, inevitably.

Reading about Jesus Christ helped eliminate a lot of my anxiety towards death, and strangely enough, Pro Memoria, which on the opposite end of the spectrum references Lucifer reminding us of our mortality, helped dissolve that anxiety for me.

People ask me why I typically seem so happy? That’s simple. Someday we won’t be here anymore…that’s all the reason to live each day with as much gratitude as you possibly can. I have air in my lungs, so it’s a good day. ❤️

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 “Black candles burn, all minds aligned…” 

It was an amazing night, and one I’ll never forget! I’m just so happy I managed to get a perfect, clear photo of him dressed in his red Cardinal gown – my favorite of his outfits. ❤️

‘Til next time!!!

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Vinyl!

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Hi there! ❤

I wanted to do a short post about my new record player I bought myself for Christmas! I’ve wanted one for years, and finally purchased one (in pink, of course).

I ordered this record player through Amazon, and with good luck, a local music store had my favorite Ghost album in vinyl; it was the only one they had! It was meant to be. ❤

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I foresee many nights ahead listening to this! And, might I mention, I’m successfully turning everything pink. Isn’t the interior design lovely?

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You all know how much I love Ghost. [I’d say the word ‘love’ is definitely warranted and possibly an understatement considering I cried when I saw them live in concert.] Thus, it was only natural that my first vinyl record be a Ghost album!

This has been a nice way to start my Christmas vacation (side note: I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and all I can say is WOW. I loved it! Go see it if you really want your hair blown back).

‘Til Next Time! Merry Christmas Eve!

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy weekend! ❤ I had a great work week and it’s a lovely weekend so far. 🙂 I hope everyone is having a blast, wherever you are in the world!

Today, I wanted to wear one of my favorite shirts I own and pair it with a pretty floral ensemble to make it girly and sweet! I’ve shown this shirt before in another post, when I saw Ghost in concert back in June.

It got reeeeeeally hot again (105 degrees today) so I aimed to wear something both cute and comfortable! Gotta enjoy these last days of summer before it begins to cool down, and fall will be here before you know it. I LOVE fall, so that’s fine with me, but I really do appreciate warmer weather.

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I attached my favorite floral felt pin to the side of my skirt for added cuteness. You can find cute pins and other goodies here at The Tote Trove on Etsy!

The eerie band tee and the florals create a rather interesting dichotomy. 🙂

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! See you next time!

 

 

 

If You Have Ghosts

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I am STILL overjoyed about last night!!!!! I will try to calm down…hahaha!

Last night, I went downtown to see a much-anticipated concert I’ve been dying to go to, because I’m a huge fan. I went to see Ghost, and if you haven’t heard of them, they’re a Swedish heavy metal band that is very controversial for both their attire and song lyrics.

They played at a small venue, in-between touring with Iron Maiden. This was a stand-alone show, and lucky me, they came to my city!

For my outfit, I had to wear my Ghost shirt! The picture is from their debut album. I was super happy I went with a white and pink ensemble, because nearly everyone at the concert was wearing black!

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Can’t go without my girly accessories as a final touch! 

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These guys are AMAZINGLY talented. They’re very interactive with the crowd, and they know how to own the stage effortlessly! I was insanely happy and even emotional (LOL) because I never thought I’d get the chance to see these guys live, much less in my own city.

Also, I totally became a dreamy-eyed, lovestruck sap when the lead singer sang a few lines of a song and was walking slowly towards my end of the stage, staring right at me. My life feels complete now?? ❤ LOL!

What a night I’ll always remember! I’m still floating above the ground today! 🙂 Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!