and for what it’s worth, i think you saved my life
Awsten Constantine Knight was born on January 17, 1992. He is originally from Houston, Texas. Before Waterparks was formed, he was in another band with Otto before they were in one with Geoff. His first show as Waterparks was originally with Gage Matthieu on August 17, 2012.
Eventually Gage quit the band and introduced Awsten and Geoff. After that, the trio was inseparable. Awsten’s goofy antics are, in my opinion, what put the band out there. One day, they were looking at the Classifieds in their newspaper, and low an behold, opening acts for Aaron Carter were being sought out. They thought nothing of it, but Awsten lied to the promoter and told them they could sell way more tickets than they could. This was their first real show.
Awsten as a person is a very emotional sweetheart. I have actually never met anyone more genuine and more kind to people he doesn’t know, and I have met many MANY artists. I will use this time to describe all of the times I have met this wonderful person.
The first time I met them was on Warped Tour. I had never seen them live before and was determined to meet them. I waited in line for two hours and I froze before my turn to meet them. However, Awsten in particular was so sweet. He was like “Hey, come here!” probably because he saw I froze a little. So I asked if they could sign my Cluster CD and my phone. He said, “Yeah, sure. Also, thank you so much for coming out to see us, I’m still amazed so many people want to see us.” and he laughed, and of course I told him that I’d been a fan for months and this was my first chance I got to see them. He said that it was awesome, and he took my phone to sign it and at the time, my phone was dented pretty severely. He asked what it was from and I told him my horse stepped on it. His face lit up and he gasped and said, “Oh my god, Otto has horses! What’s your horse’s name?!” And we talked for a while about it.
Another time was relatively short. He said hello, and happy birthday to me. He was very sweet.
Then I met him November 21 of 2017. I was walking back from Starbucks; I’d gotten to the venue at 6am; coffee was non-negotiable. So we went at about ten. Coming back, we passed Jawn and Awsten and stopped them, saying hello. Awsten was half dead, not having had his coffee yet. He was clearly tired and we said we didn’t want to bother him but we just wanted a few pictures and like a video and we were done. So that’s what happened, and we talked to him about this article we were in and he laughed about it.
The last time I met him was the next day at the meet and greet at the second tour date I went to. I went up and hugged all of them. I told him, “nice hug” and he laughed and said he was improving. We talked for a while, took a picture of us arm wrestling, and he informed me that his father was an arm wrestling champion. He insisted that it was in his blood, and if he tried he could definitely beat me in an arm wrestle. I told him he was probably right, because I am a weak baby. He laughed and explained how his dad had a bunch of trophies and awards. It was a funny story, honestly. He made sure to make conversation because I tend to be shy. I asked him why it was the Made In America tour if he wasnt playing the song, and he said it was a funny joke. I told him “It’s not funny I want to hear that song.” He laughed and then I asked about the New Wave music video. His face lit up as he talked about it. Awsten was never once impatient with me even despite me catching him before getting coffee one time. He has always been extremely genuine, even in our online interactions. He is a silly and goofy fantastic (ha, get it?) human being. If you haven’t listened to Waterparks, I really urge you to. Awsten is an amazing writer and person. He’s one of the most woke artists out there right now.
Thank you for reading my whole thing on Awsten. He is truly one of my biggest inspirations and I really hope to one day be as witty, funny, and genuine as he is. I hope to meet him bunches for years to come. Thank you!