4

Summer Walker Draws The Crowd In At The Revention Center

Summer Walker brought "The First And The Last Tour" to the Revention Center Wednesday nightEXPAND
Summer Walker brought "The First And The Last Tour" to the Revention Center Wednesday night
Photo by David "Odiwams" Wright
^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The wind whipped down Texas Avenue Wednesday night as the temperature dropped into the 40’s downtown. Houstonians might have been cold outside but behind the doors of the Reventon Center a young singer was just starting to heat things up.

“So, Houston, who likes to twerk,” asked Summer Walker as she sat on a stool between two exotic dancers center stage surrounded by purple smoke. “Who likes to shake their ass? More importantly who wants to get on this pole?”

The crowd at the Revention Center roared in approval as two audience members were plucked from the crowd.

“We have two amazing, thick women and they’re about to show off their skills,” quipped Summer as the professional dancers led the amateurs to the poles. “Stretch You Out” blasted through the speakers as Summer and the dancers threw money in the air around the volunteers.

Summer looks over as one of her dancers performsEXPAND
Summer looks over as one of her dancers performs
Photo by David "Odiwams" Wright

Summer Walker is on the Texas leg of her 35-city “The First And The Last Tour” which brings the Atlanta singer and her debut album, Over It, across the country. The sultry singer has been building her career with matter-of-fact songs about love and heartache since last year’s mixtape release, Last Days of Summer. Since that time the singer has released a few chart-topping singles and performed duets with 6Lack, Jhene Aiko, Drake, Usher, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

There is a straightforward nature in her music that fans resonate with and that was in full display Wednesday night as she ran through her catalog. The room sang along to every word of “Over It” and “Body” as Summer serenaded back while lighting a candle on a stool beside her. Summer draws the audience in with her relatability making it seem like the she and the audience are performing together.

“Is there anyone out there with social anxiety or anything like that,” the singer asked midperformance while taking a sip of wine. “If you do it's OK because I’m not going to lie to y’all…I’m shitting bricks up here. I’m scared. Y’all just bear with me.”

The singer has a relatability that connects with the audience.EXPAND
The singer has a relatability that connects with the audience.
Photo by David "Odiwams" Wright

And bear with her the crowd did as fans sang along, clapped in support and threw gifts on stage for the young singer. When Summer wasn’t singing or playing the guitar, she was watching the two buxom dancers spin around on the poles flanking the stage.

Summer might suffer from anxiety but she still manages to push past it and give her fans the mood they came to see.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.