I have just returned from seeing them at the Kentish Town Forum and, despite the Sunday Evening Special obstacle course set for us by London Transport, the evening was a wild success.
Vampire Weekend's singer is the kind of hyper-literate, curly-haired college boy that's catnip to the likes of me. In particular, I love the way he sings with his head slightly inclined, earnestly annunciating his lyrics, and occasionally employing a wagging finger for emphasis, as though he is reading a story to a group of infants sitting on a carpet in front of him. He is a veteran of 23, an age I consider Perfectly OK for a crush object. It is genuinely and biologically impossible that I could be his mother.
Other excellent things about him: 1) his name is Ezra 2) his band performed a cover of Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac which could have charmed the imaginary birds off the non-existent trees.
E is for Ezra. E is for Everywhere. E is for excellent.