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    Bon Iver Go Big (AND Go Home) in Tour Opener

    Minutes before Justin Vernon and Team Bon Iver kicked off their tour with a sold-out two-night stint at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater, a representative from the mayor's office -- and Vernon's godparent, as it happened -- took to the stage and proclaimed July 22, 2011, to be "Bon Iver Day." It wouldn't be the last time Vernon and the band were showered with lavish praise. In fact, for a Friday night set that included most of the new Bon Iver album, a few For Emma ringers, and a bat-shit-awesome cover of Bjork's "Who Is It," the least overwhelming moment was the goofy proclamation from city hall. (Fun fact: The last time this hometown holiday was dished out was in 2009, when Milwaukee honored American Idol finalist Danny Gokey.) But on to the big news: The songs from Bon Iver's self-titled album have gotten, well, big.

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