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Pierce The Veil || The Mayan

In a venue that could resemble a ride at Disneyland, The Mayan sold out a Pierce The Veil show for the last show of their Misadventures Tour. The upside of shooting bands with a younger audience is that I can always see over them. With that being said, the crowd had an insane amount of energy for their size. At one point during Movements’ final song, Pierce The Veil came out on stage and played a game of flip cup onstage. The whole crowd erupted in teenage screams as fans got the first glimpse of their idols pranking their friends. Then, at the end of I The Mighty’s set, Pierce the Veil and Movements came out dancing and wrapped colorful feather boas around their friends. Pink dolphins littered the stage and one got taped on the microphone stand. Thats truly how it felt too. Just a few groups of friends, hanging out on a Sunday night, playing music they love in front of their screaming fans. 

Between the I the Mighty and the Pierce the Veil set, I sat down next to the loudest subs. Imagine if you fired an automatic 50 caliber surgically placed inside your heart. That's what it felt like. Seriously though. Earthquakes inside my eyes. The Millennium Falcon going into hyperspace in my ears.

Pierce The Veil played their new album, Misadventures, in its entirety. Confetti cannons exploded at the beginning of their set. Ear piercing girlish screams followed as Pierce the Veil began playing Dive In. For the rest of their set, the crowd was fully engaged and energetic; constantly jumping around hands raised. About half way through their set, Vic Fuentes (lead vocalist) came out with an acoustic guitar and played an acoustic version of their song, “Today I Saw the Whole World.” I expected to see lighters come out and wave through the sky, but only found cell phones due to the audience’s age. For their encore, Pierce the Veil played Bulls in the Bronx followed by King For A Day. In class fashion, Movements and I The Mighty put on the biggest party for Pierce The Veil's last song of the tour. Silly string, toilet paper, balloons, and beach balls flew across the sky. Then the confetti canons exploded as pillars of smoke shot high in the air. It was incredible. There was so much raw energy and life in that room. In time, all the chaos and noise would fade away leaving exhausted fans with a wonderful memory.

Pierce The Veil Setlist:

Dive In
Texas is Forever
The Divine Zero
Floral & Fading
Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed
Circles
Today I Saw the Whole World (Acoustic)
Gold Medal Ribbon
Bedless
Sambuka
Song for Isabelle
Encore: Bulls in the Bronx, King For A Day

I The Mighty’s Setlist:

Lady of Death
The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
Psychomachia
Playing Catch With .22
Failures
Four Letter Words
Slow Dancing Forever
The Dreamer
Speak To Me

Movements Setlist:

Hatchet
Worst Wishes
Buried
Protection
Vacant Home
Nineteen
Kept

Marianas Trench || Troubadour

A packed house filled with college students looking to have a music filled Friday night. In between bands, the whole crowd sang along to the songs “Walking on Sunshine" and “Footloose" that played over the loudspeakers. Glow sticks of every color decorated individuals swaying to the beat of the music. 

Josh Ramsay (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and Mike Ayley (Bass/Vocals)

The energy was high as the Canadian rock band, Marianas Trench took to the stage. Girls everywhere screamed at the first glimpse of the rock stars as they peaked out from the curtains. Marianas Trench blasted the song “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson right before they came out. The thunderous subwoofers made the walls and floor shake, setting the tone for how the rest of the concert would go. An even higher pitched shrill enveloped the room as Marianas Trench began their first song. 

Matt Webb (Guitar/Vocals)

Each member had high energy and moved around the stage quite a bit, especially lead singer and guitarist Josh Ramsay. The back wall behind drummer Ian Casselman was made of LED wall where beautiful, abstract, color formations danced. During slow heartfelt songs, images of their friends and loved ones were shown.  The crowd mimicked Marianas Trench’s energy level for the entire show with people raising their hands, dancing, and singing. As the show progressed and the temperature rose, shirts and jackets of the musicians came off, adding a new and wild energy to their 1980’s style performance. Overall, it was a phenomenal show that anyone would have enjoyed due to the catchy music, hyped up crowd, and the band’s captivating act. 

Josh Ramsay (Lead Vocals/Guitar)

Josh Ramsay (Lead Vocals/Guitar)

Marianas Trench’ newest album Astoria has an amazing 80’s rock feel that people of all ages could relate to. Lead singer/guitarist Josh Ramsay has said the album was inspired by 1980’s fantasy and adventure films, particularly The Goonies, which is what the album artwork resembles.