USA Today interview with Buffett

June 18th, 2008

The Wednesday edition of USA Today has an interview with Buffett: “Buffett on Buffett: ‘I Made People Smile'”. Here are a couple of the question and answers:

Q: What are you going to do when you retire? What could possibly be as much fun as performing?

A: As long as I can remember the words and not go flat, I will still sing. I look at Harry Belafonte and (Frank) Sinatra in the late ages, and there is a magic on that stage that very few people get to experience. I’m going to enjoy every day.

Q: What is it like having teenagers at 61?

A: I don’t feel like I’m 61, the way I perceived 61 when my parents were 61. I think I’m in better shape and I’m not as grown up as they were, so that helps. The kids are like people now. They’re pretty much well on their way. You have to let them be who they are going to be. You can encourage them and be there for advice and things of that nature, but when you get into adolescence, they make their own decisions.

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family

First Stadium Show in the Books

June 14th, 2008

“Hello Again Philly!” finally welcomed the crowd to the next stop of the Year Of Still Here Tour in Philadelphia after a brief rain delay pushed things back a little.

Returning to Citizens Bank Park for the first time since 2005, the first set featured a new opener, a quick version of “Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” performed Solo by Jimmy. This was the first known time that Jimmy has opened with “Get Drunk.” Past that, the set returned to regular tour form with “Fruitcakes” and “Miss You So Badly” returning to their spots in the set list after being skipped in New York.

The second set saw a few changes as well as “Tryin’ to Reason With Hurricane Season” was back in the set after being absent from the New York show. Nothing else was new to the set, but the order was slightly shuffled.

The First Encore was the same as New York, as “Glory Days” stayed in the set but was not an audible this time. The second encore was again different, this time with a solo acoustic performance of “Defying Gravity,” dedicated to Tim Russert and Family.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

The second leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” is now over. The tour will take just over a month break before firing back up in Cincinnati on July 17. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets for Cincy!

Tagged in Concerts, In The News, Radio Margaritaville, Tour Dates, Touring

Buffett at the Ballpark tonight

June 14th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett will play his first stadium show of the year tonight at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, home of the Phillies.

The show will be broadcast live on Radio Margaritaville on the web at www.radiomargaritaville.com or on Sirius 31. The pre-show starts around 7:00 pm EDT.

You can follow along with the set list and chat with other parrotheads during the show on our Discussion Board.

The Courier Post has a preview of the show: “Buffett at the ballpark”

Tagged in Concerts, Touring

JB Returning to Paris in September

June 13th, 2008

JImmy Buffett is returning to Paris, France again this year to play a show at the New Morning Club. He’ll be performing there on September 19th. It’s the second year in a row that Buffett will play Paris. He played the New Morning Club last year on June 8th.

Tickets are available now at ticketnet.fr.

(hat tip to Peter for passing this along!)

Tagged in Tour Dates

Detroit News video of Clarkston, MI tailgating

June 13th, 2008

Adam Graham, pop music writer at the Detroit News, along with his videographer David Coates, captured the parking lot experience at Tuesday night’s Buffett show in Clarkston, Michigan.

Watch the video now on YouTube or DetNews.com!

Tagged in In The News, Parrotheads, Videos