photos by Ryan Muir
As expected, people started lining up early for the free Vampire Weekend show in Central Park on Saturday afternoon (June 14, 2008). As also expected, there was rain. Neither of those factors scared a significant amount of people away though. Vampire Weekend played to an extremely enthusiastic and packed house. Born Ruffians opened the 4 pm show. Then it rained. Then came Kid Sister. Vampire Weekend was last. Andrew W.K. hyped up the crowd between acts and later joined Vampire Weekend on stage on some songs including a cover of Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More". A video of that cover and more pictures of VW, WK, and the wet crowd, below...
Vampire Weekend Cover Tom Petty w/ Andrew W.K.
Vampire Weekend played Bonnoaroo two days earlier.
BONUS: Here's that classic 'teen jumpers' video from the free show Vampire Weekend played in a NYC park last summer:
and another one: