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“President Obama” and “Pope Francis” made cameos at Arcade Fire’s show in Austin

on April 11, 2014, 1:57pm

If you’ve been following Arcade Fire of late, you’ll know their recent concerts have featured giant oversized bobblehead masks and digital projections of politicians and other notable figures. Last night, the band played a show in Austin, TX and were joined by a few notable guests.

As ArcadeFireTube points out, “President Barack Obama” and  “Texas Governor Rick Perry” appeared at the beginning of the show, while “Pope Francis” blessed the crowd during the band’s cover of Prince’s “Controversy”.

Coincidentally enough, the real President Obama was also in Austin yesterday. Guess he was too busy to catch the show? Or, maybe he is just planning to see them at Coachella?

Arcade Fire covering Prince's "Controversy" with the Pope Francis bobblehead.

A photo posted by Mike Manewitz (@manewitz) on

Here was last night’s full setlist:

Normal Person
Rebellion (Lies)
Reflektor
Flashbulb Eyes
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (Continued)
Ready to Start
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
No Cars Go
We Exist
My Body Is a Cage (stripped-down shortened version)
Afterlife
It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
Heart of Glass (Blondie cover)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Encore:
Controversy (Prince cover)
Here Comes the Night Time
Wake Up

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