Ghost B.C.
The Webster Theater
Hartford, CT
July 27, 2013

Ghost B.C. just finished playing the European summer festival circuit. Papa Emeritus II and the Nameless Ghouls return to New England for a short run of dates heading west, finishing at Lollapalooza in Chicago next weekend.

Skeletonwitch

Ohio metallers Skeletonwitch are the opening act for this short run, while working on their new album, Serpents Unleashed, being released this fall.


Ghost B.C.

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Ghost. After blowing me away at last year’s Orion Music & More Festival, I was converted.

Ghost B.C.

Ghost B.C.

Setlist
Infestissumam
Per Aspera ad Inferi
Con Clavi Con Dio
Prime Mover
Elizabeth
Secular Haze
Body and Blood
Stand by Him
Death Knell
Satan Prayer
Genesis
Year Zero
Ritual
—–
Ghuleh/Zombie Queen
Monstrance Clock

 

Their show in May was great, but left a lot to be desired photographically, due to the lighting, and accessibility of the venue. The Webster Theater gave me much more space to move around, so I’m a lot happier with the angles I was able to get. They still keep the stage dimly lit, and mostly backlit at that, to add to the mood of the show.

The setlist remained mostly unchanged since May, with the sole difference being the addition of “Ghuleh/Zombie Queen.” If I had to guess, I would say 80% of this crowd saw Ghost play in either Boston or New York in the spring, and knew they’ve been added this song to shows recently. Any chance they had in between songs, multiple people were calling out for the tune, and when they finally played it in the encore, the crowd (myself included) went crazy for it. It’s definitely one of my favorites off of Infestissumam.

Papa had some amusing comments to the crowd. It was extremely hot inside the venue, and at one point, he let us know he kept walking to the back of the stage because there was a fan back there, “And as you know, I’m wearing nothing underneath these robes.”

Ghost B.C.

Ghost B.C.

After the guitar solo in “Satan Prayer,” Papa leads the crowd along in singing the verse. Most of the crowd wasn’t quite grasping that he wanted them to sing, and anytime he mimed along and stuck his hands out, everyone just started cheering instead of singing. After a couple attempts, he gave up at getting them to sing. Fast forward the end of the show, just before “Monstrance Clock.” Papa commented that earlier we had a part where the we had to singing along, and we didn’t do so well. “You’ve got screaming taken care of, but in order to wrap this up, we need you to sing!”

And in the end, the crowd came together to sing. Together, as one.