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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03:  Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs live at Key Arena on December 3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic) SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03: Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs live at Key Arena on December 3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic)

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The Winner of the Vampire Weekend Haiku Contest Is ...

Yesterday, we asked our readers to submit their best Vampire Weekend haikus for a chance to win two tickets to see the band play live at a secret New York City location on Tuesday. We got nearly 200 submissions, many that displayed an Ivy League–level of knowledge about the band and poetry skill, but there could only be one winner.

But first, the runners-up:

JESSAJAMES
In my mind, the girl 
in the yellow polo T 
is me, is me. is.

WTINNYC
Haiku for tickets
Fans must be of legal age
Kids don't stand a chance

CHRISIANNU
Baio the bassist; 
Famed Cousin of Charles in Charge; 
Guess who’s in charge now. 

We held a contest/ For VW tickets/ And the winner is ...

LB561388
An Iranian 
and a Jew walk into a 
bar. Vampire Weekend.

Photo: Suzi Pratt/Getty