After lunch at the Madonna, we continued up the coast to the Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, California. We settled into our tent cabin (where Elyse is smiling in our bunks), and then went down for some sound check by Jonathan Wilson with Dawes as his backing band. I was feeling a little bit country, a little bit girly in a ruffly gingham skirt and pink crushed velvet bow.
When the sun set, and the millions of stars appeared, the bands started to play. Jonathan Wilson, The Felice Brothers, and Conor Oberst set a perfect folksy soundtrack to the forest setting. After the show, we all hung around a bonfire with the members and friends of the bands until the wee hours of the morning.