Weekend Recap : Bon Iver

As I reflect on the highlights of my weekend, I am realizing that key parts of it were centered around personal growth. A few weeks ago I decided that I would go to the Bon Iver concert instead of a sorority event that some of my closest friends were attending. I had a few good reasons for making this decision, but I was still unsure of whether I had made the right choice: would I regret missing out on the experience? Would going to Bon Iver be worth it? I figured these thoughts would be a good thing to write about on SLB because in this situation my biggest fear was the unknown, going against what most of my friends were doing.

So, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and embraced the experience. I went with two good friends, and then met up with another group half way through. Everything about the show was beautiful. It was held at Merriweather Post Pavillion, a venue I have grown to love, and Bon Iver’s music was even more powerful live. While I was there I had the opportunity to snap a few good photos, including street style of some on-trend concert goers:

Sweet friends, Hillary + Rebecca

Overall, the experience exceeded my expectations and all of the doubts floating around in my head vanished by the end of the night. It gave me the chance to reflect, to stare up at the stars, listen to the melancholy chords and realize that beautiful, inspirational things can come out of life’s hardest circumstances. I will end this post with one of my favorite Bon Iver songs, a cover originally sung by Bonnie Raitt:

Music @ Merriweather

Yesterday afternoon a close friend called me up and asked if I could take her ticket to the Christina Perri/Jason Mraz concert later that evening. I am not a big concert goer and don’t listen to either of the artists often, but I figured maybe one of the best concert experiences is one where you can completely immerse yourself in something new and unexpected. I had also been meaning to check out Merriweather Post Pavillion for awhile, so I pulled myself off the couch and decided to go. I was joined by three great friends and the night ended up exceeding all of my expectations. Both musicians were so incredibly talented and most of the songs were filled with ideas of hope and positivity. The lyrics felt like a personal reminder to focus on what’s truly important and one of my old time favorites, “The Remedy” by Jason Mraz, was especially powerful:

Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the night:







What concerts are you guys excited to see this fall? I need to start making a list of shows to see!