The couple from the Woodstock album cover are *still* together and it's adorable
Even if you weren’t alive back in 1969, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Woodstock, the three-day concert attended by almost 500,000 people that has gone down in history as the most nostalgia-inducing festival ever. Perhaps you’ve even purchased the official album to listen to musicians like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Santana, and Joe Cocker, envisioning yourself swaying in a field with flowers in your hair. But there’s also a lesser-known new reason to love the Woodstock album — it literally depicts real, true, groovy love.
Last night, Redditor Serenaded posted a picture featuring a man and a woman with their arms around each other, grinning happily and clutching the Woodstock album cover. “The couple from the Woodstock album cover are still together 46 years later,” Serenaded wrote. He’s referring to the famous photo taken by Magnum photographer Burk Uzzle, who snapped a so-in-love pair while they were listening to Gracie Slick from Jefferson Airplane sing.
Yep, this Imgur pic is Bobbi and Nick Ercoline, being adorable almost half a century after the festival:
ULTIMATE CUTENESS. Notice the framed picture of the album cover on the wall. True love at its grooviest. The picture has been viewed over 1.7 million times on Imgur since being posted, and for amazing reason. Imagine the rad stories they have to tell!
“[Woodstock] was such a special event: half a million people gathered in the name of peace, with no violence,” Bobbi wrote in The Guardian in August of last year. “It took place at the cusp of great change in America – the civil rights movement, the Pill, Vietnam. For me, it was the start of the next part of my life: Nick and I married two years later and we’re still together. We feel privileged to have been a part of it.”
Aaaaand we’re misty-eyed. Love is REAL.