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Let's rock. Outside.


Let's rock. Outside.

Jefferson Airplane on stage at Woodstock, August 1969. Photo by Getty Images

It might seem like I'm jumping the gun here a little bit, talking about outdoor music festivals with February not even over yet, but I'm really not. The music portion of SXSW in Austin is just a couple of weeks away (3/11-16) followed shortly by Coachella and Jazzfest. I don't know about you, but I am definitely ready for some rock in the warm sun!

Music festivals have come a long way since the days of Woodstock, Monterey, and the original Isle of Wight festival. Imagine if there had been live streams, dedicated YouTube channels, and real-time coverage back then. Thanks to websites and social media, you can now have a virtual festival experience. It may not be as good as actually being there, but it sure beats just sitting at home pouting because you can't be there.

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