JB and the Coral Reefers play Irvine, CA

September 30th, 2007

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played a show from the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, California on Saturday night.

The set list contained few surprises, though a solo version of “Wonder Why We Ever Go Home,” performed by Nadirah Shakoor, was a welcome addition.

View the entire set list here, along with Bamafan’s show review.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on our Discussion Board.

The tour continues October 4th with a show from the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, HI.

Tagged in Concerts, Touring

“Return to Margaritaville” in the Washington Post

September 28th, 2007

Freelance writer Gary Logan writes a piece for the Washington Post entitled “Returning to Margaritaville.” The article follows the writer’s life from when he was first introduced to Buffett in the 70’s, how his life changed over the ensuing 30-plus years, and how Buffett’s music was always a constant.

It’s a good read, check it out here.

Update – Editor Tom Shroder weighs in on the article here.

When I first encountered the manuscript that became “Return to Margaritaville,” the story that begins on Page 14, I said: “We’ll run a story about the deeper meaning of Jimmy Buffett over my dead body.”

Tagged in Business Empire, In The News

Buffett to play special show at The Fillmore

September 28th, 2007

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a special show at the historic Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, October 18th.
Tickets are expected to be $126. Check back for on-sale date.

Tagged in Concerts, Tour Dates

Jimmy gets some love on ESPN

September 28th, 2007

Thursday night, during the Southern Mississippi vs. Boise State game, late in the 2nd quarter, Chris Fowler mentioned Jimmy a couple times.
Boise State was winning 28-6 and was at the time dominating the game and Chris mentioned that Jimmy was a graduate of Southern Miss and said, “Southern Miss needs a Change in Latitude or at least a Change in Attitude if they want to stay in this game.”
After the next play which was a running play, he said, “Boise State is having a feeding frenzy out there.”

Tagged in In The News, Pop Culture References

The natives are restless in Cayman

September 28th, 2007

According to Cayman Net News, the Margaritaville Cafe on Grand Cayman that opened in 2006 recently had its liquor license put on probation because of complaints from a neighboring church.

Elmslie Memorial United Church objected to the renewal of Margaritaville’s licenses claiming the establishment is “a bad influence” and that the owners, Dart Realty, should apply the same principles here that they apply to the upscale Camana Bay development.

Renard Moxam, Managing Director of Island Companies, and part-owner of Margaritaville, responded that there were no objections to the initial application by Margaritaville, and that to be asked to modify the license was problematic. Margaritaville has been in operation for over a year, and apart from a couple of incidents that were acted upon, the establishment felt there are no grounds for objections.

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in Business Empire, In The News, Margaritaville Cafes