Hiphistorian (or Hip historian) was my nick name "back in the day", when we were hippies.
I've always been a stickler for collecting social artifacts and memorabilia, and the Hippie era is one of my favorites. Back around late 1967, I started to collect and save every bit if hippienalia that I could find, including posters, local underground newspapers, flyers, etc. I still have them all today. My friends were aware of this habit and gave me that moniker. I am also aware of historical continuity, and like to keep a historical order in things, particularly momentous occasions and performances.
This is why I'm such a stickler for dates of artifacts. I'm quirky that way.
Man, am I dumb!
So I go and examine the first disk of the Festival Express DVD and what do I find but a "Special Features" segment. I click on that and what do you know, but "Bonus Performances" shows up! I've had this DVD for about 8 months and never looked past the main feature.
OK - so "Hard to Handle" and "Easy Wind" are there after all (but just not in the "official movie").
Just to correct a previous error - in the pic of the band on stage, that is from Toronto, 6/27/70. The "Hard to Handle" vid is from Calgary, 7/03/70, and the "Easy Wind" vid description is correct.
The pic of the group on the train is most likely from the evening of 7/02/70, just before they arrive at Calgary.
All I can say, is that the whole DVD is priceless!
Some of my dates may be off. I'm going by what Deadbase tells me, and what I see on the DVD, and what the setlist off of the Festival Express website says.
Oh, it's soooo confusing! :-P
I like the tie-dye speakers, purple shirts, cowboy hats and acoustic guitars from the Calgary, 7-03-70 photo. Nice visual. Jerry, Bob and Billy look good. Thanks Ed.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Here' another rare goody from the Wiinipeg concert. This one is also missing from the official DVD.
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.