Lucy Dacus served as the musical guest on Tuesday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The singer-songwriter led her band through “VBS” for last night’s episode.
“VBS” appears on Dacus’ 2021 studio album, Home Video. Lucy shared the following regarding “VBS” when the song was released as a single in May before the album came out the next month:
VBS means vacation bible school, and I went to tons of them. It’s where Christian parents send their kids over the winter, spring, or summer breaks from school to get closer to God, maybe learn some outdoor skills, and bring home useless crafts and totems like fruit of the spirit sand art and purity rings. I wrote the song in the van on the way to Nashville to record Home Video after seeing one of those readerboards outside a church advertising a wholesome church camp for kids. I thought about my first boyfriend, who I met at VBS, the resident bad boy who loved Slayer and weed more than Jesus. I took it upon myself to save him, and make him stop doing drugs (with an exception for snorting nutmeg). God, I was so lame.
The stage at 30 Rock was designed like a church complete with stained glass and pews. Lucy dressed in white as did the members of her band.
Watch Lucy Dacus’ “VBS” from last night’s Fallon below: