Following our Eaux Claires experience, Jeremy and I decided to take the scenic route home. We planned a rather loose, three day itinerary that took us south along Great River Road – which runs alongside the Mississippi River – through the “driftless area” of Wisconsin and a bit of Iowa before cutting across back into Indiana.
I’ve been in love with Bon Iver for years. It’s kind of at that obsessive, “fangirl,” impressive-yet-a-wee-bit-sad level. I was able to see the head of the band, and my biggest man crush, Justin Vernon, perform with Volcano Choir (one of his many other creative projects) in Broad Ripple a few years back, but was still incredibly gutted that Bon Iver had decided to disband before I got a chance to see them live.