In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed.
Festival Express... The longest party in rock-n-roll history.
29 April 2004 (Netherlands)
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Opening Weekend USA: $12,074,
25 July 2004, Limited Release
Gross USA: $1,172,345, 14 November 2004
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
and Robert Hunter
wrote the song "Might As Well" about the Festival Express train trip. This song, performed over the years by Grateful Dead
, has lots of lyrics referencing this trip: "Long train running from coast to coast/bringing long the party where they need it the most" and "Never had such a good time/in my life before/I'd like to have it one time more/One good ride from start to end/I'd like to take that ride again." See more
Performed by Janis Joplin
Written by Clarence Carter
(as C. Carter), Marcus Daniel (as M. Daniel), Wlibur Terrell (as W. Terrell)
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Janis Joplin appears courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment See more