Waterparks stopped in Hartford, CT to deliver a dynamic show to the fans of the east coast just last Sunday. Although the band had played a Sunday night, they had managed to pack the venue from their opener to finally their concluding set. Best of all, Waterparks scheduled some incredible new acts to open for them and all four of their openers had took me by surprise with their astounding musicianship.
One opener which I was really excited to get the chance to see was Super Whatevr. As a band I had only heard about from friends who enjoy the pop-punk, indie scene, I was eager to see what all the arising talk surrounding this band was about. Little did I know I would be taken by surprise with what the band had to offer. Not only were they a great way to get the crowd started for IDK HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME and WATERPARKS but the band also brought the fans a lively set where not one song you would be standing still. This is something I admired most about the bands set as they didn’t just play sad songs, they instead created a setlist which allowed fans to enjoy themselves and dance around. All in all, Super Whatevr produced a fantastic show for the fans of Hartford, this tour will definitely be one to gain the band a wide variety of fans and supporters across North America and I am excited to see how they keep these fans stimulated with new materials.
Following the fun show of Super Whatevr, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me presented a show that was extremely theatrical and enjoyable to watch. Although the band is only made up of two members, it should be highlighted that the band knows how to fill the arena with their music and create a sound so unique to them. Personally, I had never heard the band prior and didn’t know what to expect from their sound seeing only two come out to produce a show but I was astonished by how amazing their production was. Ryan Seaman killed it on the drums with every song and Dallon Weekes had such a dramatic flare the whole show that the entire set was so unique to the band. I am excited to see more from their set in the future as I can really see this band going far in this scene.
The final act to arise onto the stage was Waterparks. The crowd had been through four opening acts yet still had the energy to scream behind me for the three-piece boy band. Waterparks didn’t disappoint with their set creating a setlist that was quite ambitious and held 17 songs. As someone who has seen Waterparks as an opening act and on warped tour, I can tell you that seeing them play their own show was a new experience and their never-ending energy was apparent throughout every song they played. Although I loved seeing all the fans jump around to their energetic songs and crowd surfers flying left and right, my favourite part of this set had to be when Awsten came out with the acoustic guitar and played 21 Questions and Lucky People. That whole section felt personal to our show and really displayed how this scene can come together as a family.
If you haven’t caught Waterparks on this leg of the Entertainment Tour, make sure you catch them on their second trip to the Northern American region, I promise this won’t be a show you leave early. Check out our coverage of all five bands below!