Well, it’s too bad that all the acts couldn’t be winners this weekend. Vampire Weekend had a prime slice of stage time on Sunday evening, yet were unable to fulfill expectations plagued by bad sound and an incompatibility to the outdoor environment. Everything just sounded empty as the songs lacked their musical backbone and resembled shells of themselves. I know that this is not a reflection of Vampire Weekend as a band. I saw them some years ago in NYC at Terminal 5 after they dropped their first album and they were spectacular. That was also indoors and more welcoming to their acoustics. Outdoor festivals may just not be their thing. People remarked that the stage they performed on had been victimized by poor sound all weekend, yet it was near perfect when I saw Dispatch there hours earlier. Go figure.