Popped into the Armageddon Shop near Harvard Square last Wednesday and was more than pleasantly surprised to find a stack of these sitting pretty on a shelf I almost walked right past. Obviously one should note these are the original posters for the original release date. I’ve noticed a meager amount of fools who think this gives them some great monetary value and have been hawking them on E-bay for around $30! I’m sure they’ll be sitting there for a while too. The fine folks at Armageddon are passing these on free for the taking. If you are in the Boston area step just outside of Cambridge’s Harvard Square (Eliot St.) and grab one for yourself.
Chris Tomson and Ezra Koenig at Agganis Arena in Boston (photo via @coleynmc)
The actual setlist from the May 15th show at Agganis arena, Boston, that I attended. Obvious to those who were there, technical difficulties caused some disruptions and changes to the original setlist. But there was not a single complaint from me as I got to hear Ladies of Cambridge live! And heard Run, which was not a part of the original set-list. Despite not having the charm of hearing a song from the new album premiered in Boston, I was pleased to hear so many of the warm, familiar, old favorites. Had an amazing time - and though a review of the show stated that no one was really dancing they just “shuffled to the beat”, I assure you I was dancing. I even attempted a nice little shimmy and twist perfect for the baroque pop-ska flavorings of Ladies of Cambridge.
Vampire Weekend at Agganis Arena in Boston (photo via @sstea3)
Vampire Weekend at Agganis Arena in Boston (via @karleysearles)
Vampire Weekend - Agganis Arena, Boston setlist (via justtackyenough)
They played Boston/Ladies of Cambridge but were not able to play Obvious Bicycle [x]
It could just be that I’m losing my memory, but I don’t remember hearing Giving Up the Gun that night. Was this omitted too do to the technical difficulties?
Ezra Koenig at Agganis Arena in Boston (Photo by jcsalley)
Vampire Weekend at Agganis Arena in Boston (Photos by Ian.Doreian)
and I watched it begin again …
Ya Hey - Vampire Weekend [x]
Q Magazine’s Modern Vampires of the City Review (June 2013 issue, scan by @baionce): ★★★★
The active ingredients in Vampire Weekend’s melting pot (from Q Magazine’s June 2013 issue, scan by @baionce)