Bon Iver performed earlier this week at the Greek Theater in Berkeley to a sold-out crowd. The sun set soon after his performance began, making it easy, besides the illuminating cellphones (replacing lighters) and occasional hoots-n-hollers (“We love you Justin!”), to become lost in Justin Vernon’s voice. With the exception of a few tracks including “Re: Stacks,” Bon Iver was backed by a ten piece (about that) band providing a much fuller sound. Many of the songs including “Flume” (which we’ve included below) featured added arrangements and variations to the original recordings.
His performance was nothing less than spectacular, and just as amazing as his performance at The Fox Theater in Oakland.
Photographs by Patrick Kelly