Photo: Dave Lapham
October 18, 2010
I stand corrected. Vampire Weekend isn’t just a great band that eloquently combines clever lyrics with melodies infused with an essence of a 1980s summer. Oh no, this popular indie-rock band knows how to perform and hypnotize the crowd with the perfect blend of vintage sounds and African inspired beats. While the big music city performances (such a NYC, LA and Seattle tickets) get the attention, last Monday night in Orlando, Fl., Vampire Weekend took to the stage and gave a wickedly delightful performance for hundreds of concertgoers at the Hard Rock Live in Universal Studios.
Starting the night off with their newly released single, “Holiday,” (which we wouldn’t mind having some more of our own days off) the crowd’s cheers continued up through lead singer Ezra Koeing twanging his guitar intro for “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” Meanwhile, drummer Christopher Tomson wailed on out sick beats through a rousing performance of “A-Punk,” and the crowd favourite, “One.” At times, it was tough to decipher when one song stopped and the other began, but with the NYC-band bringing the full throttle energy, no one was complaining.
Bassist Chris Baio
Electronic compilations: Rostam Batmanglij
Drummer Christopher Tomson
All images: Dave Lapham