September 28, 2009

and in the morning i’ll be with you (but it’ll be a different kind)

As the sun cracked up over the California horizon Sunday morning, I lay cuddled under a warm blanket a few states over, but amidst the palm trees and the eerie fog, my friend Dainon sent me a cell phone snap and then stood in the grey morning light filming this opening number in a Hollywood cemetery:

I’ve been watching every video I can find of Bon Iver‘s sunrise show, which surely was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I can’t think of an artist I’d rather hear while wrapped in a sleeping bag, sleepily smiling through thick fog as the sky turned pink (watch the rosy color change from the beginning to end of “Skinny Love”). It’s enough to give me all kinds of chills.

Dainon ends his review with recounting:

“How about we do this all again sometime?” Justin says, pausing. After some thought, he follows with: “No, how about we never do it again? How about that?” If he sealed his band’s fate with those words, you know? That’ll do.



EDIT: This is magical, especially the end.
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6 Comments »

  • Amazing. There’s a clip of re:stacks on http://eceu.tumblr.com/.

    steve — September 28, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

  • I really hope that it’s not the end of Bon Iver. It’s that simple.

    Adam — September 28, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

  • Me, neither. I hope his hiatus is just a break … or that he just continues to release music in some form or another. He seems to enjoy it too damn much to quit now.

    Dainon — September 28, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

  • It is an amazing clip.Agree, hopefully it is just a break.

    spookycat — September 28, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

  • It was awesome! I even slept 3hours that night. Didn’t like the movie bottle rocket at that time so much…
    I made some pics you can look at here http://www.flickr.com/photos/robindua/
    you can also use them if you want? Greetings from Belgium
    Robin Dua

    Robin Dua — October 4, 2009 @ 8:11 am

  • Thank you so so much for posting this. I saw Bon Iver in Oakland, before they made it LA, and it was really a great show but nothing like unique experience you showed us here. I would have gladly driven the 500 miles to see them at sunrise if I had known about it.

    joe — October 15, 2009 @ 11:43 am

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