Written By |Jared Lopez
Watsky is currently out on tour celebrating his new album release “COMPLAINT”. On his stop in Philadelphia, Watsky’s concert could be summed up by these three things: Die hard fans, drum solos, and rapid fire verses. Fans were dying to see Watsky from the get go, one fan shouting “there’s Watsky!” when anybody would appear on stage. The crowd consisted of many adults around the ages of 21-26, which makes sense because Watsky started to gain a massive following around 2012 with a lot of the “90’s babies”. He was one of the voices that carried our generation through tough, dark times and times of growth. The fans in attendance really showed their appreciation of that through how much they interacted throughout the course of the night. It was truly a celebration.
As soon as Watsky came out, the crowd exploded and the cheers echoed throughout the entire building. The way he got the crowd involved was something I’ve never seen before at a hip hop concert. Everybody stayed in sync when clapping for a chorus, everybody stayed in sync when they were moving side to side, he turned the crowd into a well oiled machine. To top the night off, there was a drum solo that hinted with a lot of polyrhythms and intense grooves that sounded like something straight out of a prog band album. Tons of different styles were showcased that night, it showed that Watsky is more than what he gained a following after, he’s a rockstar in his very own way.