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Vampire Weekend Plays 'Parks and Recreation' Theme Amid 'M79' Performance in Indiana: Watch

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Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Stewart Park on May 25, 2019 in Middlesbrough, England.

During Vampire Weekend's stop at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis on Friday (June 7), the band whipped out a cover of the theme song to beloved NBC sitcom Park and Recreation.

The surprise moment went down as part of a jam of Vampire Weekend's 2008 song "M79." Parks and Rec takes place in the fictional city of Pawnee in Indiana, and stars Ezra Koenig's partner, Rashida Jones, as Ann Perkins.

The band is currently on tour in support of their No. 1 album, Father of the Bride. 

Check out fan footage of the cover below.


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