Musical Transient Troupe

Musical transient troupe West Trainz makes brief, fleeting, stop to entertain excited Montreal International Jazz Festival fans.

At 5 PM musical transient troupe West Trainz travels special route making several brief, fleeting,  stops to entertain annual Montreal International Jazz Festival fans.

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Each day at 5 PM musical transient troupe West Trainz would travel their special route making several brief, fleeting, stops along the way to entertain locals and visitors flocking downtown for the annual Montreal International Jazz Festival.

This seasoned, profession, troupe of musicians traveled on their special golf cart powered “train” pulling five small rolling stages, with sound system mimicking railroad station stops calling out cities (example: Chicago, Grand Central New York..) followed by bell ringing, the chug-along, and hiss reminiscent of old steam engine trains of that bygone era of rail travel experience.

After “arriving” at their “station” stop music would happen in the midst of hundreds of fans eager to enjoy it all never seeming to have enough of these guys because each day similar crowds would appear and descend on the train again.

Smiles adore tourist faces and some have their cellphones out recording the entertainment meanwhile, the train remains immobile surrounded by throngs of excited people enjoying it all.

My picture depicts the troupe’s two guitarists playing including its creator, Erik West Millette, wearing the blue overalls with big white patch with “West” and blue Stetson hat.

Other members not shown in this picture are the drummer, the trumpet player, and lone female miscellaneous “special” instruments player.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”TRANSIENT”.

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