August 15, 2009
Woodstock’s 40th. (Righteous!)
Or, psychedelic! (Yeah, just wanted to say that.)
Our friend Mario Tama captured this joyful image from the Woodstock 40-year anniversary music festival. The photo seemed like a worthy choice to spur some reflection, nostalgia and to take time out from the haters. I’m digging the tie-dye, the saturated colors and the blurriness — like everything going on behind this guy might just be a hallucination.
And then, what’s it say that Woodstock’s 40th, as a cultural marker, will pass virtually unnoticed compared, say, to the no-end celebration of the moon landing’s 40th?
(…Here are more images from Daylife. Most of the one’s marked Getty Images are also Mario’s.)
(caption: BETHEL, NY – AUGUST 15: Roger Morris laughs as he waits for the start of the concert marking the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival August 15, 2009 in Bethel, New York. On August 15-17 in 1969 an estimated 400,000 music fans gathered on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, N.Y. for the celebrated music festival. The 40th anniversary concert will take place tonight.)