If all Waterparks did was play, it’d still be a great show. But Awsten’s typically random and hilarious between-song chat elevates things further – from wondering if he peed in the same spot backstage as Harry Styles (the pop star played the venue himself recently), to introducing (and quite possibly embarrassing) various members of Team Waterparks by bringing them out onstage individually.
There’s also a very touching callback to Waterparks’ 2018 show across town at KOKO, in which Awsten proudly FaceTimed his parents from the stage. Tonight is clearly worthy of the same call.
“Oh my god, I hope she answers,” he jokes, tapping away on his screen. “If she doesn’t answer, we’ll call one of your moms instead…”
Luckily, Mr. and Mrs. Knight are both available to chat.
“Yo!” Awsten exclaims, holding the phone up to his face before proudly panning round and showing off the size of the room and the screaming fans. “If you’re really quiet, you can hear my parents in their bathing suits,” he tells the crowd. “I don’t know if you heard that, but she said: ‘Hey London, what the fuck is up!’”