Vampire Weekend play 'A Punk' three times in a row at breakfast gig


Ezra Koenig and his band of merry Vampire Weekend treated their early morning London show audience to a triple-loaded treat. The band, who were playing at Islington Assembly Hall as part of an early morning breakfast show, gave the audience there a gift as they performed their breakthrough hit ‘‘ not once, not twice but three times in a row.

After ripping through crowd-favourite ‘A Punk’ – the song which launched the band into the main arena of indie – Loening said: “Hmmmm that song is too short.”

After the second, he added: “These shows are essentially attended rehearsals, we’ve got a lot of shows to play this year. I’m sorry, but…” before playing the song again. After the third and final run-through, Koenig said: “Okay, now we’re tired. That’s the most times we’ve ever played it – we wanted to beat the record.”

Take a look at fan footage below.