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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:41 PM

If you haven't seen 'Festival Express' you should.

So many great musicians on a cross Canada tour in 1970.
Janis, The Burrito Brothers, The Band, Buddy Guy, The Dead, and many more.
A documentary about a train trip. Well worth watching.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_Express

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Reply If you haven't seen 'Festival Express' you should. (Original post)
panader0 Sep 2017 OP
The_Casual_Observer Sep 2017 #1
panader0 Sep 2017 #2
ghostsinthemachine Sep 2017 #3
Beausoleil Sep 2017 #5
MiltonBrown Sep 2017 #4
Beausoleil Sep 2017 #6

Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:46 PM

1. That was a great discovery years ago!

I had no idea those events had happened. The footage in the train is priceless.
Sadly Woodstock gave the impression that these concerts could be "liberated" so they were crashed by non payers.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:48 PM

2. Yeah, Janis and Robbie Robertson singing together--all drunk--

Great footage--priceless.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:52 PM

3. Love that scene, but it's Danko, not

Robbie. Janis, Jerry, Weir and Danko. I laugh every time I see it. We seldom get to see people in that kind of fame be real, and nothing gets realer than that. I think that is the thing I love about the Dead, they were never afraid to be seen in real situations and tended to prank those that wanted them to be normal or shown in a unreal light.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:48 AM

5. Ain't No More Cane

On the Brazos!

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:55 AM

4. Just like Woodstock, Sha Na Na stole the show from my perspective.

12 guys up there totally committed to looking, acting and sounding like a 1950s street gang/ singing group. It's brilliant performance art!



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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:52 AM

6. There's some great scenes with

Ian & Sylvia, too.

Gotta get that video!

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