Back in 1969, photographer Burk Uzzle took a snapshot of a couple standing and embracing beneath a blanket in a muddy field at the Woodstock music festival in Bethel, New York. That photo wound up gracing the cover of the live Woodstock triple-album, and still stands as the most memorable visual symbol of the groundbreaking festival.
It turns out that the couple in that photo wound up getting married, and are still together 50 years on. Nick and Bobbi Ercoline had only been dating for about three months when they decided to attend the festival together. They still live in the area, where they’re volunteer guides at the Bethel Woods Museum.
Looking back on the festival, Bobbi tells Reuters, “Water was intermittent, sketchy. Food was sold out as of Friday night. The weather was absolutely awful, and 450,000 people gathered here and not one incident of violence. That’s pretty amazing. This world needs more Woodstock.”