“I think this is probably the weirdest thing any of us have ever done,” Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon announced for fans at his sunrise concert at LA’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery this morning, according to IndieMuse. And based on the couple videos/reviews trickling onto the internet today, I’d say it was well worth any potential weirdness. The best thing about the videos I’ve come across is that every scene and every song is painted in a different shade of dawn, as they kicked off the set in the predawn darkness and closed in full view of the day.
The first video here or embedded below shows Vernon and friends singing without microphones or a PA system:
Bon Iver plays “Stacks” in this video. It’s shot very far from the stage, but the audio quality is top notch:
Lastly, the band closed the set with “The Wolves (Act I and II)”. If you weren’t already jealous of the attendees at this point, you will be after hearing this triumphant coda:
“Let’s do it again maybe or maybe never again,” Vernon said when it was over.
Um… again, please.