The much awaited tour from Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens was definitely a success. The energy of the crowd was apparent from the moment I stepped in the doors, and a pulsing wave of joy hit me like a tidal wave at the sight of the stage. I eagerly waited in the middle of the sea of people and I could just feel the excitement. As soon as the lights dimmed for the first band, Mallory Knox, screams filled up the entire venue. Strobe lights lit up the smiling faces of the crowd and hands shot up in the air. PVRIS was just as good. All I could think about was how this crowd was going to react to the headlining bands if they were already out of control for the openers!
PVRIS said their thank yous and goodbyes and the big white Pierce the Veil flag dropped down from the ceiling and the fans lost it. The anticipation of the my long time favorite bands almost drove me insane. But every single second of waiting was worth it when the flag dropped down and the familiar faces of the California four piece that we have all have loved for years and years appeared.
I had extremely high expectations for their setlist and they did not disappoint. Nostalgic memories surfaced when “Hold On Till May” started playing and I would be lying if I said there weren’t tears in my eyes when their frontman Vic sat down on stage and sang, “Darling you’ll be okay.” The neverending energy of Pierce the Veil forced the crowd to be jumping and screaming the entire set. About a dozen picks must have been thrown out and I was one of the lucky few to get my hands on one.
Their last song was one of their best, “King For A Day,” with Kellin Quinn from Sleeping with Sirens coming and singing with them. The crowd went wild with excitement.
Sleeping with Sirens was equally amazing. The big electronic screens did not distract from the pure talent of every member of that band. Their interaction with the crowd kept us on our feet. They played a variety of songs, from old acoustic wonders like “Roger Rabbit” to new favorites like “Go Go Go.”
What makes bands like these so amazing is that you could just tell that they wanted to be there just as much as we did. The entire place was electric with energy. I consider myself lucky to have seen such an amazing show, and my feelings were described perfectly when a fan next to me smiled and said, “It doesn’t get any better than this.”