If you love Justin Vernon but feel that June is perhaps too cheery a month to celebrate him in an official capacity, then you are in luck: The people of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, have declared December 13 (as in yesterday) Bon Iver Day. As weepy music enthusiasts will know, this is the second Bon Iver Day currently on the calendar — Milwaukee marks the occasion on June 22. Anyway, congrats to Justin Vernon on having successfully charmed not one but two local governments into making up holidays for him. Rosie O’Donnell approves.
COACHELLA, CA - APRIL 15: Bon Iver of Gayngs performs on stage during the first day of Coachella Valley Music Festival on April 15, 2011 in Coachella, United States. (Photo by Wendy Redfern/Redferns) *** Local Caption *** Bon Iver Photo: Wendy Redfern/2011 Wendy Redfern