There is only one band on this entire planet that I will stand almost five hours for, and that’s Vampire Weekend.
For the first time since the last time – September 2010 at Radio City Music Hall to be exact – Vampire Weekend returned to the New York City stage; this time at the Roseland Ballroom. Their performance was broadcasted on a live stream directed by Steve Buscemi and was part of AmexUNSTAGED and the TriBeCa Film Festival.
Before the band took the stage, comedian Fred Armisen warmed up the crowd. Armisen, complete with a wig and a British accent, transformed into Ian Rubbish from “Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros”- a “Saturday Night Live” sketch that recently aired. Armisen, or Rubbish, entertained the crowd with the skits “Maggie Thatcher,” “Sweet Iron Lady,” “Living in the Gutter” and “Hey Policeman!”