Monday, December 8, 2008

Vampire Weekend Concert Review

Thursday, December 4, 2008. 7PM at Terminal 5, NYC.

After an exhausting week-long trip to Seattle, the last thing I wanted to do was go to a show on a rainy night in the city (seriously, rain in Seattle really did it for me). Because fellow LiB writer Jen and I had purchased tickets about 3 months in advance, it was one of those things that sounded awesome at the time .. but as the date drew near, I was regretting such an early commitment.

My ears hurt that night .. from the AWESOMENESS that was Vampire Weekend.

Sure, the waiting was a bit long (VW got on stage at 9:10PM), and the opening act was very .. unique (anyone hear of Telepathe?), but nonetheless, VW was amazing in concert. Their energy on stage was viral, and the crowd was really feeling it.

The highlight of the show was when they brought out a string quartet to accompany them on songs from their debut album. Favorites of the night included "I Stand Corrected," "M79," "A-Punk," and of course, "Oxford Comma." And though I've yet to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, hearing VW's song from the soundtrack ("Ottoman") was awesome in its own.

I definitely recommend people to see them live. Sure, their sound is a bit funky, but after dragging along a friend who a) had never heard of them before, b) has questionable taste in music, and c)is not really a fan of indie music .. he LOVED them. He bought the album the very next day, and has been obsessing over "M79."

And if you still haven't tried listening to Vampire Weekend, I definitely recommend them.


Anonymous said...

was there too and they were frikking amazing!