[Review] ACX 2010 Vampire Weekend Brings The Preppy Rock To Acoustic

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21st annual kroq almost acoustic christmas vampire weekend alex rauch0031 [Review] ACX 2010 Vampire Weekend Brings The Preppy Rock To Acoustic

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Unfortunately, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Vampire Weekend[/lastfm] didn’t wear the ugly Christmas sweaters that we were hoping for, but they did bring their patented brand of preppy, yacht-rock, uber-intellectual lyrics that have been selling out arenas in Europe and England.

We watched as band members Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, and Chris Tomson sauntered through the backstage VIP area, while young girls turned their heads away from the presence of Joe Jonas to awkwardly stare at the gorgeously academic looking gentleman.

On stage, they are just as studied; each song is a perfectly constructed gem worthy of high marks.

They started off their set with the ubiquitous and highly appropriate “Holiday,” meeting voluptuous cheers and girlie screams. While they performed their African-tinged “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” bass player Chris Baio did a jaunty little 2-step dance, biting his bottom lip in excitement.

The band also perfectly played “Cousins” and “Oxford Comma.”

Vampire Weekend definitely makes us happy to celebrate our “holiday!”

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