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Old 08-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #21
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Been to a couple of JB concerts in the past 2 years. The concerts were great entertainment with lots of families in attendance. I don't think you need to do anything special or "prepare". I found it helpful to listen to Jimmy Buffett songs all week ahead of time, but even that is not necessary.

He's a great entertainer. You should not be able to tell your concert apart from any of the numerous videos on YouTube.

I'll venture a guess that he doesn't retire because too many people depend on him for their livelihood. He's a business and employs dozens of folks who would be jobless if it wasn't for him.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #22
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I saw him way back in the 70's, the Margaritaville tour. He put on a fun show even though he had just broken his leg and was in a cast. So he sat on a stool all night long but got all of us to dance and sing along.
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I'm sitting in the car reading this and listening to music when wouldn't you know it "A Pirate looks at 40" comes on. I saw him in Hawaii once when I was in the Navy. I was in the Transpac crew (we were flying the planes to the PI instead of riding the carrier). Had bought the tickets and were looking forward to some great partying. But first we had to do some carrier qualms in the morning meaning we had to fly to the carrier which was doing some training ops and make a couple of traps and then fly back to Barbers Pt. Well once we made a few traps and were about to depart, the squadron CO said the needed our plane for a couple of other crews to make some traps and GASP we might have to spend the night ONBOARD THE SHIP!!!!

I was literally on my knees begging to go back to shore!! Luckily the other crew made its traps and we were able to get back to shore with about an hour to spare. BEST show I ever saw.
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I saw him at San Diego state's outdoor amphitheater, close to 30 years ago. They had looser rules than they do now, about coolers, etc. You could bring food/drink in as long as it wasn't glass. So Buffet fans came with coolers full of wine coolers, margarita's, etc. Bonnie Raitt opened. She got a huge ovation when she came out and she quipped back "I know why you guys are so happy - I see those coolers!". She was right. That was a fun night. (Hate to say it - but Bonnie was funner than Jimmy)
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Settlement on our home sale tomorrow (knock on wood) then Buffett Saturday. This is kinda like the final step in letting go of our old life.
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Settlement on our home sale tomorrow (knock on wood) then Buffett Saturday. This is kinda like the final step in letting go of our old life.
Congratulations on the house sale! Put on your Hawaiian shirts and enjoy the concert !
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I saw him way back in the 70's, the Margaritaville tour. He put on a fun show even though he had just broken his leg and was in a cast. So he sat on a stool all night long but got all of us to dance and sing along.
I remember that show in '78 or '79, where he adlibbed new lyrics to "Son of a Sailor": "This cast is no blast and it's comin' off fast, it feels like I'm pullin' a trailer..."

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Settlement on our home sale tomorrow (knock on wood) then Buffett Saturday. This is kinda like the final step in letting go of our old life.
Gosh, those ticket prices are getting pretty high!
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I remember that show in '78 or '79, where he adlibbed new lyrics to "Son of a Sailor": "This cast is no blast and it's comin' off fast, it feels like I'm pullin' a trailer..."


Gosh, those ticket prices are getting pretty high!
Heh!

My first "big name" concert was Steppenwolf in 1970. Had seats on row M; cost was $5.50...
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Heh!

My first "big name" concert was Steppenwolf in 1970. Had seats on row M; cost was $5.50...
Great first big name band. Must have been a good show.
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My first "big name" concert was Steppenwolf in 1970. Had seats on row M; cost was $5.50...
If you can remember where you sat, then you either saved your ticket stubs or you weren't doing it right!
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Settlement on our home sale tomorrow (knock on wood) then Buffett Saturday. This is kinda like the final step in letting go of our old life.
Gosh, those ticket prices are getting pretty high!
Went to settlement today and everything went well!! Funny you mentioned the ticket prices Nords. What we paid for the Buffett concert tickets was pretty close to what we paid for a full month's rent on our first apartment back in the 70s.


We’re so happy to be down to one paid for, but albeit, modest home and looking forward to seeing the dude tomorrow. Party on

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Hope you enjoyed the show. Should be a great time..
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Hope you enjoyed the show. Should be a great time..
It was fantastic! Jimmy sure does know how to put on a show. Our Parrot Head friends got the tickets and we were only 5 seats from the stage in a venue that holds 25,000 including the lawn. They go every year and know how to get good seats.

After the concert, we were worn out from the day which began at about 3pm for the pre show tail gate parties and ended with getting back to their place around midnight. Took a dip in their pool and felt refreshed enough to continue the party until 2am. Jimmy would have been proud
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It was fantastic! Jimmy sure does know how to put on a show. Our Parrot Head friends got the tickets and we were only 5 seats from the stage in a venue that holds 25,000 including the lawn. They go every year and know how to get good seats.

After the concert, we were worn out from the day which began at about 3pm for the pre show tail gate parties and ended with getting back to their place around midnight. Took a dip in their pool and felt refreshed enough to continue the party until 2am. Jimmy would have been proud
Now I'm envious
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When Jimmy does DC, the crowd yells "salt, salt, SALT!" everytime he mentions it in Margaritaville. It's a DC thing I was previously unaware of. He also changed "sponge cake" to "crab cakes" for us

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You beat me to the punch Purron. Instead of writing a lengthy post I clicked on the link and watched the waves. Thanks.

As an aside, I was once discussing the song with my 30+ YO son and he had no idea what a "pop top" was. He was thinking that it was just a throw-away line. I stepped on hundreds of them at Daytona Beach back in the day...
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I think Nords might appreciate this. At the end of the concert when we were leaving the venue, they played this. Jimmy must love it as much as I do :-)

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I think Nords might appreciate this. At the end of the concert when we were leaving the venue, they played this. Jimmy must love it as much as I do :-)
For top ten song, this would be one.
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I think Nords might appreciate this. At the end of the concert when we were leaving the venue, they played this. Jimmy must love it as much as I do :-)
Jimmy's been a big booster of local artists (not that Braddah Iz needed the boost). He's toured with Jake Shimabukuro over the last few years, including his last show here, and our local airwaves still carry a version of a classic Hawaiian melody backed up with Coral Reefer harmonica. It gives it an interesting style.

I didn't know anything about Iz until we moved here in 1989, and his popularity here was just starting to hit the Mainland. However our daughter has known his music her entire life, and of course she feels obligated to propagate her culture. Iz covered of a lot of pop & country songs besides "Over the Rainbow" by personalizing them to local culture. For example he sings "Country Roads" by changing some of the lyrics to Mt. Ka'ala and Makaha.

When our daughter got to college, one day she indignantly reported home that some hick named John Denver had ripped off Iz's song. Then she was even more mortified to find out that it was the other way around, and that John Denver was popular when I was her age. I think she's still a little traumatized...
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