John "Marmaduke" Dawson of the New Riders next to Janis above.
Never had such a good time....
I was always happy these guys got to do this.
As Bob said, "That train was buzzin down the tracks".
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
Love the pics and trivia...
Most likely Calgary, 7-03-70
Jamming on the train. Rick Danko, Janis, ?, Jerry, Bob Weir.
Apparently, this song was not in the Festival Express DVD.
I got the DVD a few months ago. I love it! The Dead, The Band, Janis, Flying Burrito Bros., Buddy Guy and more. What's not to like? And all the performances are just superb.
And as a train buff, I just love the old pre-VIA Rail CN paint scheme!
The train actually started out of Montreal. They couldn't find a Montreal venue for a show, so they started their first show in Toronto. As a native Montrealer, boy, was I pissed at that news! I remember that whole endeavour, as I was aware of the concert-trip, and followed it in the local music press. Boy was I envious!
I really love Jerry singing "Cold Jordan" on the train.
I have heard that a reporter on the train taught "Me and Bobby McGee" to Bobby and Janis. The rest is history.
"This is but a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago."
Box of Rain
Lyrics by Robert Hunter Music by Phil Lesh
Besides the obvious of the jams in the cars and the live footage of the Dead and Janis, there is the Amazing Buddy Guy. And I love it when there are shots of Jerry in the audience and he is watching Sha Na Na thoroughly enjoying it with his big Jerry smile.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself