It was on a Monday night, February 6th, 2006, in Ezra’s dorm room. There was no drum set, CT just had two drumsticks. Baio was playing bass through a guitar amp. Rostam was playing a Casio keyboard, the same one he plays until now. They played Oxford Comma and Walcott, went through a few songs that Ezra had a skeleton for and sort of arranged things and that was the beginning of the band.

Vampire Weekend celebrates the 8th year anniversary of their first band practice today.