Before their sold-out show at the Orpheum last night, Vampire Weekend played a very short private show for 40 'FNX listeners at the Ames Hotel. Asked if he and his bandmates are fed up with each other after som much time on the road, singer Ezra Koenig said not yet. "We ran out of our Chicago show to see opening night of 'Hot Tub Time Machine' together," he said. The band name-checked the Bay State a few times on their first record - notably on "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" - but there's nary a mention on their new CD, "Contra," and Koenig said he hasn't been to the Cape for many years. "There was talk of playing the Beachcomber," he said, "but that fell through."
Vampire Weekend fan Evelyn Espitia admiring the act at the Ames
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