RNR News and Notes

They didn’t cover Mouse Rats’ “5,000 Candles in the Wind” – but  Vampire Weekend had a few surprises in store for their Indiana audience over the weekend … in the middle of performing M79 they broke into a cover of the Parks And Recreation theme song.

 

Parks And Recreation is set in Pawnee, Indiana, and  Ezra Koenig has a kid with Rashida Jones, who played Ann Perkins in the show.

 

Also - uring the encore -  Ezra Koenig announced that during the tour - they would only take requests from people wearing bucket hats ... so when a bucket hatted fan requested "Pizza Party" - a goofy rap song from Koenig’s (Pre-Vampire Weekend) band L’Homme Run, he obliged and went on tp rap a verse from the song a cappella.  Not sure why the fan didn't request some Mouse Rat ... but whatever