45 Woodstock Photos That Will Transport You Back To 1969

August 17, 2014

Forty-five years ago this weekend, the mother of all rock festivals took place. Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, over 400 thousand revelers flocked to Bethel, New York to take part in what would become the zenith of 1960s counterculture. Today, we take a look back at the highlight of the summer of love with these forty-five beautiful Woodstock photos:

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Woodstock Poster

Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", Woodstock was organized by Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Artie Kornfeld with presale tickets available for $18 (equivalent to $120 today).

Abandoning Cars

Hundreds of thousands of people descended upon Bethel twenty-four hours before the concert was slated to start. With traffic gridlocked for miles, many abandoned their cars and simply walked to the festival grounds.

Woodstock Opening Ceremony

Satchidananda Saraswati, an Indian religious teacher, delivered the opening ceremony invocation at Woodstock.

In The Rain

On and off again rain became a staple of the Woodstock weekend, though that didn't stop the energy or proceedings of the festival.

Aerial Photograph Of Woodstock

Initially expecting only 100,000 people, Woodstock swelled to over 400,000 revelers. Concert organizers realized that they had neither the means or resources to prevent the flood of people and thus made the concert 'free' by cutting all the fences surrounding the festival area.

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia poses for a photograph before the Grateful Dead performed at Woodstock.

Jamming On The Sitar

Ravi Shankar plays the sitar during his performance on Friday night.

Grass Hut At Woodstock

Impromptu shelters were common place -- here, a group rest in the grass hut they built for the weekend.

Clothing Optional

Very much in the spirit of the times, clothing was considered optional for many festival-goers.

Signs At Woodstock

Heady vibes.

Woodstock Photos Jimi Hendrix

The last act to perform at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix went on Monday morning to conclude the festival. By the time he went on stage, only 30,000 festival-goers remained.

And if you love all things Woodstock, we recommend you check out these videos:

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Add A Little “Wow” To Your Day With This Slow Motion Footage Of Honeybees In Flight

August 16, 2014

The slow-motion video is truly a sight to behold. Not only does it give us humans an in-depth look into the honeybee’s physique while in flight, it also provides us with some fascinating information on one of Mother Nature’s best-known denizens.

Now YOU Can Make A Keg Out Of A Watermelon

August 15, 2014

Before summer’s over and you’ve sworn off drinking so much, why not try something new and make a watermelon keg? This video shows you how.

What We Love This Week, Volume LXXVIII

August 15, 2014
Robin Williams

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Remembering Robin Williams

Millions around the world–yes, even jihadists–mourned the loss of Robin Williams this week when he made the decision to end his life. While Williams is no longer with us in the physical form, he leaves behind a comedic legacy that can be enjoyed through video for the ages. The guys at Mashable have compiled a list of Williams’ most memorable moments, from his electrifying first appearance on the Tonight Show to his touching monologues as English teacher John Keating in “Dead Poets Society”.

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Daredevil Skaters Swap The Halfpipe For…NYC Subways?

August 13, 2014

Pending how often you use New York City subways, these guys are either incredibly brave or endlessly annoying. We don’t normally like dichotomies, but with public transportation systems as crowded as New York’s, there’s no room for grey.

5 Of The Most Interesting YouTube Channels

August 12, 2014
Interesting YouTube Channels

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YouTube is a vast ocean of cat videos and borderline-pornographic footage of teen girls dancing alone in their rooms when they’re supposed to be doing algebra homework. It’s as if every human being who’s privileged enough to have Internet access has uploaded whatever random thoughts they have to the service.

There are some gems to be found, however. Whether it’s one person gifting us all with sheer force of personality or a team effort aimed at elevating the online discourse somewhat above the level it’s been at since non-scientists were first allowed to use it, some channels stand out as diamonds in the (very) rough. Here are five of the best.

Weird Al Yankovic Spares Us Nothing

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