Gig Photos: Waterparks at Blue Moose Tap House, Iowa

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Date: 17th November 2018
Venue: Blue Moose Tap House, Iowa City (US)

Support Act #1: Super Whatevr

Hundreds of fans ascended upon the Blue Moose Tap House in Iowa City, Iowa on Saturday night.
They sported dyed hair and plaid flannel tops, and they chatted eagerly as they waited to see Waterparks plays.
Waterparks, who are in midst of their Entertainment tour, were supported that evening by I Don't Know How but They Found Me and Super Whatevr.

Super Whatevr, a band from Oakland, CA, were an enganging start to the evening.
Their songs were catchy and quirky, but lead singer Skyler McKee wasn't interested in just performing that night - he was looking to form a relationship with everyone in attendance. He explained that his cousin's suicide was the basis of their song "Someone Somewhere Somehow". He thend used that moment of vulnerability to promise fans that life always gets better, and to stress the importance of being healthy.

Super Whatevr online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | Instagram


Support Act #2: I Don't Know How but They Found Me

I Don't Know How but They Found Me were then welcomed with passionate shrieks and applause from the audience - and that did not let up the entire set.
Singer Dallon Weekes received an emotional response from even the strangest request - when he asked if someone in the audience could tie his shoe.
Overall, IDKHow's set was tight sounding, and Weekes' vocals were strong and unwavering. At one point, he parted the audience and walked through the crowd, high fiving fans as he went. Meanwhile, drummer Ryan Seaman took over for Weekes on the guitar, much to the audience's delight.

I Don't Know How but They Found Me online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


Headliner: Waterparks

Then Waterparks hit the stage with the amount of energy the fans had been craving all night.
The band had hardly made it on stage before diving into their hit "Stupid For You", which one could barely hear over the fans shouting every word.
Lead singer Awsten Knight mirrored the fans' excitement the entire set, as he leapt across the stage and into the crowd.
He wore a geniune smile while belting out fan favorites - and he paused between songs to take it all in. Knight expressed how humbled he was by the band's rapid success, and his excitement to be playing in cities they'd never been to before.

Waterparks will tour North America in support of their latest album "Entertainment" until early December.

Waterparks online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


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Credits // Words (Intro): Vanessa Jetwash | Words & Photography: Janet Eckles


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