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JB and the Coral Reefers play Irvine, CA

posted September 30th, 2007 at 9:58 am

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by Josh

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

posted September 28th, 2007 at 9:59 am

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by Josh

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

posted September 28th, 2007 at 8:00 am

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by Josh

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

posted September 28th, 2007 at 6:01 am

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by Josh

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

posted September 28th, 2007 at 5:02 am

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by Josh

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



Article on Buffett honoring Flora-Bama owner

posted September 27th, 2007 at 10:02 am

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by Josh

The Alabama Press-Register has an article on Buffett honoring the owner of the gulf coast bar The Flora-Bama at one of the Madison Square Garden shows: “Buffett honors Gilchrist; benefit set for Joiner”

When Jimmy Buffett opened last year’s “Take the Weather with You” album with the song “Bama Breeze,” an ode to a fondly remembered coastal roadhouse, many took it as a thinly veiled tribute to the famed Flora-Bama Lounge & Package on the Alabama-Florida state line.

It’s probably fair to say that Buffett was deliberate in sending a more general message. When he used the Katrina-damaged Fire Dog Saloon in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as the site of the song’s video, he also worked in a theme of destruction and recovery that was relevant to life all along the Gulf Coast.

But Buffett was more direct in tipping his hat last week during a concert in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Flora-Bama owner Joe Gilchrist was in the crowd, along with a small group of friends with Gulf Coast ties, and Buffett singled both Gilchrist and the Flora-Bama out by name as sources of inspiration.

Read the entire article here.


Tagged in Concerts, In The News



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