Sound: Andrew WK's live sound was massive and incredibly loud. The sound was very bass-heavy, which thumped your chest and knees a little bit. Even though it was really loud, everything was pretty crisp and easy to make out. The sound was driven forward by three guitars, one of them being a guess from The Dillinger Escape Plan I believe, and really quick drumming. Throughout this were Andrew's vocals and his keyboard playing. There was a female vocalist assisting Andrew, but she didn't have too many parts.
The music itself was, of course, really fun to be a part of. It is hard not to be happy and want to jump around when you hear music like Andrew's. It spreads quickly like creep from a Starcraft 2 Zerg player, covering everyone around it. Everything was well performed, and the performers themselves were really enjoying the show. It was very pleasing to hear and witness. // 9
Perfomance: The response that the crowd gave was very passionate and intense. People everywhere were jumping, there were tons of crowd surfers, a couple pits, and a bunch of people chanting the lyrics. Andrew was very focused on getting the audience pumped up, and he did a great job of that. He had this very uplifting vibe to him that seemingly dissolved everyone's worries.
The beginning of the set was pretty predictable, because as expected, they opened with "It's Time To Party" and then went straight into "Party Hard". Then they proceeded to chug through a bunch of hits that are featured on his most known album, "I Get Wet". There was very little downtime between the songs, just a little bit of chatting from Andrew here and there, with some jokes and stuff. He had his fun with the crowd, taking a keychain, rubbing it on his nuts, and tossing it into the crowd. He also was constantly jumping around, dancing, and just in general having a great time, the audience leeched off of his energy. // 9
Overall Impression: The show took place at The Gorge which is located near George, Washington in the United States. The venue is based right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Columbia River, which provides a magnificent view. This took place during the 2010 version of Vans Warped Tour, and he played the main stage about an hour into the start of the day. The weather was clear, and the sun beat down mercilessly on the fans. It was a gorgeous day even though one was drenched in sweat not long into the day.
Andrew Wk's set was one of my favorite parts of Warped Tour, and not just because the lineup was pretty sub-par that year. He is a great performer pumping out really entertaining music to a group of people who are all there to see how much fun they can have in a 40 minute or so set. // 9