2 days removed from Coachella Weekend 2, and it was an amazing experience! I got to spend it with my beautiful wife of almost five years, and my brother. I had such a great time that I was reluctant to take off my wrist band until today when I saw a cool trick to take it off without having to cut it.
I have literally seen so much music over the past weekend that I can barely keep track of who and what I saw. Could be the 105 degree desert sun fried my brain a bit. Some of shows I caught while there included Neon Indian, M83, Gotye, Radiohead, Miike Snow, Manchester Orchestra, Radiohead, and of course the Tupac hologram just to name a few.
One musician really stood out, and I think was hands down one of the most amazing shows I’ve ever seen. Of course I’m talking about Bon Iver. After winning a Grammy, the man still plays with such a passion, that you can only fathom how much he loves making music and sharing it with people. My wife and I literally had chills while he played some of our favorites including “Holocene” and “Perth.”
The highlight of the show for me though was when Justin Vernon sat down with an old, beat-up acoustic guitar and played “Skinny Love”. As he slipped into his falsetto, strumming away on his guitar it was easy to lose one’s place in the world, and simply be swept away.
Thanks for an amazing show Bon Iver!!!