Sunday evening we watched the movie, "Festival Express" which is about series of rock concerts moving through Canada in the summer of 1970 via a train. The movie itself was made in 2003, but almost all the footage & video is from the original train and festivals. Wowza, did that bring back memories! The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band were the main groups. The train was a continuous party & music festival. They sure had fun. Here's a great line [from memory]: "Drinking was a new experience for us". Being on a train, they couldn't use their usual, uh, chemical stimulants, so resorted to liquor. The train had an unscheduled stop at a liquor store in Saskatoon when the train ran out of liquor. That reminds me of college rugby bus trips for out of town games.
We had a good time watching and I recommend the movie, If you lived through the period, you'll have enjoyable recollections. If not, you'll see a slice of the craziness of the period.