I had the opportunity to photograph Waterparks when they opened for the Houston date of the Don’t Worry Be Happy Tour. Waterparks is a local Houston band, consisting of three members: Awsten, vocals/guitar, Geoff, guitar, and Otto, drums/vocals.
Waterparks has two EP’s currently out. Their first one is Airplane Conversations. Their music video for one of the songs, Silver, has hit 35,000 views on YouTube. At this show, they played mostly from their newer EP, Black Light. They played two of my two favorite songs, ‘I’m A Natural Blue’ and ‘Night Maps’, which features Fred Mascherino from The Color Fred/Taking Back Sunday.
Every time I see Waterparks, their performance gets better and better. They are one of the few local bands that I know that has a natural stage presence. At every show of theirs that I’ve been to there has been moshing and crowd surfing. If you are able to make it to a show, I highly recommend going. No matter how big or small the crowd is, or if the show is on a Thursday night, Waterparks is able to get everyone hyped up and excited.
Reviewed by Brittaney Penney
Photography by Alexis Solomon
Switchfoot | Waco, Texas | 11/17
Photography by Courtney Cook