Bon Iver Reviews
Rita Leia from Cohasset, Ma
I LOVE HIM BUT
The show it was only him in the middle of the stage and kind of what I expect, based on the album for Emma Forever Ago recorded in a cabin. But when looking at all the other video or stills of what he had been doing during the tour at previous shows it looked like full production blue lights people on stage. This was an absolutely pared-down raw Justin Vernon alone, so it surprised me. I still give it 5 stars because I absolutely adore him this music is amazing and he's totally tuned in and he's amazing but how it went from an absolute blowout to seeing him by himself was a little bit of a let down. I mean at this point the man has how many albums 7 that right and he's won a Grammy and I absolutely appreciate seeing him in a small venue still. I just surprised that it seems as though the rest of the band had just left him on his own to his own devices. Which are absolutely more than sufficient. Thank you Sir that was an amazing show, despite the Fanfare I guess.
R from Los Angeles, California
HIs show was only about 30 minutes long - which is ridiculous for the price paid for the tickets. His opening act was on the stage longer than him. He performed songs that were specifically made for the event - no songs were known by the audience. His voice is amazing, but unfortunately we did not get to hear it due to his autotune techno take on his music.
Rather not say from Los Angeles, California
WHAT A LET DOWN
I’ve been a fan of Bon Iver since the start. One of the great thing about his live shows are having a stage filled with musicians but this was such a let down. It was him with 3 other musicians sitting in the dark while dancers run around for 90min. While the artist should be allowed to play what they chose to live sometimes the audience who paid to see one of their favorite bands before live would like to at least hear one song from any of the other albums. This was all new songs and nothing close to what I was hoping to see.
from Nashville, Tennessee
NOT WHAT HE ONCE WAS
I was in town on business from "our hometown" of Eau Claire and wanted to see a show at the legendary Ryman. I've seen many shows there in the past and thought it would be fun to see someone I grew up with. What a letdown. First off, the whole "cabin" mythos needs to be exposed. The "cabin" is nicer than most homes 'cuz daddy is a sports arbitration lawyer. Second, I'm sorry Justin but you've let this whole thing go to your head. There's no bite left and your insistence on being referred to as an "artist" is showing. I remember the days when he lived for the music.
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