Woodstock: The Day We Met

Serendipity - not once, but twice. 50 years after they first met at Woodstock, couple finally found a photo of their first hours together.

Judy and Jerry Griffin met in August 1969 on the way to Woodstock, the now legendary music festival where acts like acts like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Joe Cocker, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young performed. Judy’s car broke down en route, and she and her friends decided to hitchhike. Luckily, Jerry and his crew stopped by and offered the strangers a ride.⁠


On the way to the festival, something clicked between the two of them, and they have been together ever since. They’ve shared their romantic story so many times over the years, but one thing that always troubled them was that they didn’t have a photo from that wonderful day. Until now.⁠


The couple were shocked when they saw their picture, captured on the day they met, in the documentary ‘Woodstock: Three days that Defined a Generation’ in 2019.⁠


“For 50 years we’ve been looking for a picture of ourselves, and out of the blue one shows up,” Jerry said. “We’d known each other less than 48 hours when that was taken.”⁠