rock the garden 2017

i, laura, absolutely loved rock the garden this year. this concert is put on by our favorite radio station (89.3 the current) and the walker art center in the sculpture garden located in downtown minneapolis. check out last year’s post on rock the garden here.

seeing bon iver live has always been a dream of mine, so when i found out they were headlining, i knew i had to go. other awesome performers this year included margaret glaspy, the revolution (prince’s old band), benjamin booker, car seat headrest, dead man winter, bruise violet, and dwynell roland.

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you know you’re in minneapolis when there are more bikes than cars! wow, i am realizing how much i am going to miss this place as i prepare for the big college move in day that is under 3 weeks away… scary!
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red high top converse, miss match denim overall dress, white urban outfitters x hanes t shirt, and etsy tassel with brass earrings.

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he doubles as my personal photographer
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free people shades jane gave me for my birthday

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this summer, i have opted to lay a little low on social media, especially on snapchat stories, and just enjoy the moments for myself, not for the camera. the disposable camera was gus’s idea, i love that we now have these pictures that are just for us.
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love the view from the hill
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you know when you just look around and realize you’re going to miss this moment? does this happen to anyone else? well, i was right… i would give anything to relive this night. i love when i find myself totally living in the moment, something i have worked hard to focus on. it’s a beautiful life, everyone, isn’t it?
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and here they are, the one and the only, bon iver. justin vernon is seriously my favorite musician ever. this was the most surreal experience. until we meet again, bon iver!

if you managed to get this far and not give up reading my over sentimental rants, thank you.


here’s my favorite songs from the night:

emotions and math// margaret glaspy

you and i// margaret glaspy

let’s go crazy// the revolution (originally by prince)

purple rain// the revolution (again, by prince but covered at rock the garden!)

drunk drivers/killer whales// car seat headrest

vincent// car sear headrest

witness// benjamin booker

slow coming// benjamin booker

destroyer// dead man winter

a long, cold night in minneapolis// dead man winter

sketchy jeff// bruise violet

eva change// dwynell roland

holocene// bon iver

33 “god”// bon iver

22 (over soon)// bon iver

re:stacks// bon iver

29 #strafford apts// bon iver

minnesota, wi// bon iver

and of course, skinny love// bon iver


it was a great one! happy tuesday!

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