Festival Express

Discussion in 'Grateful Dead and Phish' started by wonka816, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. wonka816

    wonka816 Oh Davey

    any one else seen this movie? i just picked it up the other day and its incredible. has the dead, the band, janis joplin, and a couple other bands.

    it was a big traveling concert that went through canada in 1970 and the whole time the bands are on the train it is just a big party and a jam. its an awesome movie to watch with some good footage. i highly suggest it to you guys, i sure loved it :)

    heres an amazon link to read more about it:
    http://www.amazon.com/Festival-Expr..._bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1233450876&sr=8-1
     
  2. OneBrainCell

    OneBrainCell Member

    i saw it few years ago! was pretty cool but i dont remeber if they stop in quebec? did they?
     
  3. wonka816

    wonka816 Oh Davey

    toronto to winnipeg to calgary
     
  4. st. stephen

    st. stephen Senior Member

    shit i rember phil talkin about that in his book ill have to check it out
     
  5. Buddha Fish

    Buddha Fish wanderin' fish

    i downloaded it not too long ago, i love it. it's a great, fun movie with all my favorite music :)
     
  6. Its a great movie, has some great scenes in it from the train as well as some awesome concert footage. If anyone hasn't seen it, you should totally check it out.
     
  7. wobblies

    wobblies Member

    Just gonna go ahead and further this flick's reputation. Excellent movie and music, really great. Buddy Guy is on fire!
     
  8. oh man i have that flick. amazing footage

    the dead are amazing. the DVD has bonus songs in the special features. a few janis tunes a few dead tunes a few the band tunes and even buddy guy:) pigpen is the man in those performances
     
  9. Wow, i'm so glad to have found this post, I was just about to post Festival Express in the movies forum! I saw it recently, maybe a couple of months ago and I loved it. I love watching old footage like that especially of the dead. It had a lot of great moments in it from concerts to just jamming out on the train. How fun would that have been to been in the train with all these talented musicians and beautiful souls. Ahhhh, how it revives my love for Grateful Dead as well as makes me miss Jerry terribly so!
    But yes, anyone who hasn't seen it, definitly should check it out!!

    peace and love!<3
     
  10. olhippie54

    olhippie54 Touch Of Grey Lifetime Supporter

    I bought it as soon as it came out on DVD. It's one of my favorites.
     
  11. Padme

    Padme Member

    It's a cool movie, they get all drunk and stoned on the train throughout the trip but still manage to rock out.
     
  12. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    i cracked up unpacking merch last weekend. Tom Rush is peddling it on his merch tables.
    So I wind up thinking where, exactly was he in the film? all night.
     
  13. offset

    offset Senior Member

    :cheers2:I've seen that movie...what....50 times over :):)
     

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