Neon Trees, I assumed I was joining this outing to visit Darla Moore's gardens. Naturally, one would visit at night, to heighten the "neon" effect. Instead, to my surprise, I found myself at a music hall listening to a rather energetic band--and that's where I encountered Melissa and her marvelous vest.
....and this patch on the side, which I took to be some sort of tree in winter. Darling Melissa, I believe I heard, lives near Aiken and is a huge fan of trees in day-glo colours. Or perhaps she meant the band on stage.