The Dude on the Right
A Concert Review
This was my first Jimmy Buffet concert, I guess you could say I was
a virgin parrothead. But no more. Now I am experienced in the ways
of Margaritaville and Cheeseburgers in Paradise. But seriously, a
Jimmy Buffet concert is one that cannot be explained, only
experienced. Off the heals of his latest album, Fruitcakes, King
Parrothead led the crowd through decades of classics to the best of
his new. The standards were there, your "Volcano,"
"Son of a Sailor," "Let's Get Drunk and Screw,"
and the like, but even the new music sounded fresh.
"Fruitcakes" was one of those "we live with a bunch
of freaks - glad I'm not one of them (although I second guessed that
lady wearing the bird-cage hat with a live parrot in it)
songs." Even "Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost"
was really cool. This show was just one big party. I really don't
know what to say except seeing "Fins to the left, Fins to the
right" through the whole crowd is way cool too.
And you guessed it, Jimmy Buffet and his band of players gets the
coveted TWO THUMBS UP!!! I was impressed, and you know I'll be back
The Dude on the Left
"Fins to the Right, > , Fins to the Left, < ."
Imagine if you will, a hundred million people in the pavilion and
lawn of Poplar Creek doing such a thing. Gosh, it almost gave me
goose bumps like when I hear the national anthem at a Chicago Blackhawks'
game. This was how almost the entire night of the Jimmy Buffet
concert went. People really having a great time at a show. Now, this
was also my first time at a parrothead show and boy did I feel like
I stood out like a sore thumb. I think I was one of a handful of
people not wearing a Hawaiian shirt and possessed nothing with a
parrot on it whatsoever. But none the less a lesson learned and the
next time I won't be quite the ignorant person. Buffet's show was
very entertaining, from the moving parts on his back drop to the
cheeseburger that came floating through the air during Cheeseburger
in Paradise. I am glad that I had the opportunity to get to this
show and will make plans to see the next time he is in town. Jimmy
Buffet gets a surprising TWO THUMBS UP! Or not so surprising two
thumbs depending on whether you are getting used to reading rave
reviews. Hang loose!