What makes a live album? Well… you need a stage, a band, sound equipment, but what else is missing? Perhaps an audience to watch the show as it slowly forms to become something big and exciting for everyone. So you go off and post numerous flyers and posters and go tell your friends, family, grandparents, teachers oh wait it’s the summer but isn’t there summer school in the mists….. Well anyway once all of this is said and done that do all you need to do right? Wrong! Once that is all taken care of a live proportion is need to be put into place right, right so turn on the live equipment and let’s get things started. At least that’s how it went down at the hot and steamy Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California.

A night being the last night on the current touring run with LoveHateHero, headliners I Am Ghost among the local bands wanting to get a glimpse of the spot light. This night arose with a blast of adrenaline as soon as LoveHateHero took the stage with full bursting energy, sweat running up and down their faces and bodies. Getting the crowd jumping/dancing in every possible direction in the small impacted venue, the crowd themselves felt the overwhelming heat. Throwing together arousing set of 30 minutes that lasted longer than expected. The crowd needed to keep their hopes high on what to expect next.

Concluding the night was of course the headliners I Am Ghost. Not only that, but the band themselves had of course a little history with the Chain Reaction. This being the first place to entertain the weary-weak getting them in high pulsing doses of energy that would last for countless hours, soon after the band left the stage. But this night wasn’t like most nights; it was the night of recording a live album. I Am Ghost wanted the audience to get involved in every way possibly known. Breaking the silence around 10PM performing for an hour and 30 minutes, I Am Ghost dished out 13-tracks from oldest to newest the audience just wanted to get in on all the action.

Some songs that got the crowd in total excitement included “Bone Garden,” “Killer Likes Candy,” “Our Friend Lazarus Sleeps,” “Pretty People Never Lie,” and “Dark Carnival of the Immaculate.” When it was all said and done Steven had shouted out during the set “Shut Up” causing a sense of laughter into the air as the band rounded off the night in a world of chaos and darkness that can’t seem to be controlled.

Set List:

Don’t Wake Up
Our Friend Lazarus Sleeps
Bone Garden
Burn The Bodies To The Ground
Killer Likes Candy
Smile of a Jesus Freak
Saddest Story Never Told
Those We Leave Behind
So, I Guess This Is Goodbye
Dark Carnival of the Immaculate
The Dead Girl Epilogue: Part One
We Are Always Searching
Pretty People Never Lie, Vampires Never Really Die