Vancouver’s Marianas Trench returned to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre to a sea of adoring fans for their Last Crusade tour.

The night started off with pop rock act Shawn Hook, hailing from Nelson, BC. The crooner spent most of his set playing his white upright piano while waxing poetic about the nice weather that greeted the tour when arriving in Victoria.

A few nights earlier he and Marianas Trench were stranded in a snowstorm in the interior of British Columbia. The sunny spring weather was a welcome treat. Good thing he wasn’t here last week.

The high energy emo pop punk band Marianas Trench leaned heavily on ’80s aesthetic. Their look seemed to be a mix of hair metal, new wave, and punk, but with the grand theatrics of a stadium rock band. Lead singer Josh Ramsay stole the show with his high flying antics and keytar solos.

By the end of the show it was clear why Marianas Trench continues to pack arenas full of teenage girls since the mid-2000s. Their larger-than-life stage show, theatrics, and crowd engagement is second to none.

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Shawn Hook – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder

Mariannas Trench – Photo by Tyson Elder