Sunday, August 9, 2009

Vampire Weekend was awesome

Hey folks, sorry for the delay in updates. The media area here is tragically low on something as simple as power outlets and my laptop lost juice and turned off in the middle of writing an entry. I'll try to reconstruct it for you now...

I caught a few songs from avant-electronic noise guy Dan Deacon. There were some stops and starts because of the sound, which can be blamed on Deacon having himself plus at least 15 other musicians onstage with him.

Highlight of the day (so far) has been Vampire Weekend. The band performed every song from it's eponymous debut album and worked in a few new songs from a forthcoming release.

Vampire Weekend really got the crowd going: Clapping to the beat, singing along to "Oxford Comma," screaming "whoaaaaaaaaaa" during "M79" and yelling out the refrain for "Blake's Got A New Face."

Lead singer Ezra Koenig dedicated "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" to director John Hughes, who just died. Koenig also saluted the crowd for sticking with it after three days of mixed up weather (cold rain and hot sun).

"You were rained on, baked, fried and you're still so beautiful," he said.

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