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'Mistaken for Strangers': Matt, Tom Berninger on the not-National doc
'Mistaken for Strangers': Matt, Tom Berninger on the not-National doc

Dressed in his usual dark shirt, suit jacket and matching denim pants, singer Matt Berninger of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s the National is peevishly hammering a beach umbrella into the ground with his dress shoe. As he settles into a camp chair in a sun-drenched Brooklyn park, an offscreen voice cheerily tells him to relax before peppering him with questions: "On tour, it's day in and day out — does that ever make you sleepy onstage? … Have you ever woken up, in a nightmare, on the bus because of the movement?" There's an argument as the camera wobbles and Berninger leans forward impatiently. "Do you have a notebook with questions written down?" he...

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