On the 4th of December, Waterparks took the Cleveland House of Blues by storm. Joined by an upcoming rapper with an incredible flow, De’Wayne Jackson, and a group of pop-rock rebels, Kitten, it’s no surprise that the Fandom tour has been the talk of the town. The House of Blues is nothing new to the parxboys, opening the very same room only a handful of years earlier. With the venue filled to the brim with fans of the pop-rock trio, it was a night to remember.
The evening started with De’Wayne Jackson playing some of his upbeat songs. The rapper’s set ranged from hits like “Adios,” a collab done with popular Australian group Chase Atlantic, to recent releases like “Top Dog.” It only took a couple of songs to get the crowd riled up with his high energy. His stage presence is unmatched and it’s certain that he’s going to go far. Show goers are in for a treat when Dewayne takes the stage.
After the rhythmic De’wayne Jackson, an alternative-pop group by the name of Kitten took the stage.
It was the band’s second day performing, only being on the second half of the tour. Chloe Chaidez (vocals) immediately caught the attention of everyone in the room with her incredible stage presence that included acrobatics. Kitten played a few songs off their most recent release “Pink Champagne” including the title track as well as “I Did It!”
The high energy group also played a cover of Canadian pop-punk legend, Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8r Boi”. If that wasn’t enough to keep the rowdy crowd entertained, Chaidez ended the performance by jumping down into the crowd from the balcony. Security wasn’t happy about the choice but it was enough to win over anyone who hadn’t been convinced by the group’s sound.
By the time Waterparks hit the stage, the crowd was ready for the show of a lifetime. The Texas based trio came out to “Cherry Red,” the intro to their new album Fandom. The band was greeted by cheerful screams as they instantly launched into fast paced fan favourites like “Watch What Happens Next” and “Blonde.” Waterparks played recently released mashups of their first two records, appropriately titled “Double Dare 2019” and “Entertainment 2019” respectively. The set was almost entirely songs off of the band’s most recent album “Fandom” but they were sure to include fan favorites like “Stupid For You” and “21 Questions”.
The group kept the crowd on their toes by an improvisation every night with Awsten Knight (vocals, guitar) having a segment where he goofed around and if he felt up to it, played a series of covers. That night was no exception, eventually blessing the crowd with an acoustic version of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” and “The Star
There were a decent amount of crowd surfers throughout the night and even a handful of mosh pits. The energy in the room was at an all-time high when the final song “Turbulent” was played. A handful of fans even brought green confetti to shoot off towards the end of the song! Ultimately, it was a night to remember.
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