Buffett Rocks Pittsburgh

posted July 23rd, 2008 at 12:25 am

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The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour continued Tuesday night as Jimmy moved the tour into Pittsburgh for his annual visit.

Back at Star Lake yet again, the first set saw no surprises. It did however feature a few changes as “Boat Drinks” opened with Jimmy solo while “License to Chill” replaced “The Tiki Bar is Open” in the second spot and “Cowboy in the Jungle” moved up to the sixth spot replacing “Miss You So Badly.” Also back was the Jimmy and Sonny Landreth duet “USS Zydecoldsmobile,” sneaking in at twelve just before the intermission.

The second set didn’t include any surprises either, but it did feature a different order. “Coconut Telegraph” kicked the second half off, just it’s second appearance this tour. Other highlights from the second half include “Take Another Road” making just it’s second appearance since 2001 and “Miss You So Badly” making it’s tour debut for the second half of the set.

The First Encore was the same as most of the tour with “Fins” and “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35″ staying put. The second encore was again a surprise, as Jimmy acknowledged the fact that he had been playing rare songs to close the show, then followed that with the ultra-rare “Death of An Unpopular Poet,” last played at Jerry Jeff Walker’s Birthday Bash on March 23, 2002. This was just the fifth known performance of the song.

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.

Update: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a review of the show: “Concert Review: Buffett takes his Parrotheads to the beach”

The third leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” will continue Thursday night with the first of two shows in Bridgeview, IL just outside of Chicago. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets!


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Four Years Ago: “License To Chill” number one on Billboard

posted July 21st, 2008 at 1:46 pm

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Four years ago this week, Jimmy Buffett’s album “License To Chill” landed at the number one spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was Buffett’s first ever number one album.

License to Chill, released on July 14th,  2004, was not a conventional album for Buffett. It was full of collaborations, featuring duets with many stars, including: Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Clint Black, Toby Keith, George Strait, and Martina McBride.

View the track listing from License to Chill here.

Buy “License to Chill” now!


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Sun-Times Blogger covers Alpine Tailgate

posted July 20th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

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Dave Hoekstra of the Chicago Sun-Times covered Saturday night’s show at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy Wisconsin on his blog. You can also watch a video of the pre-concert tailgating:

I’ve always wanted to visually document Tropical Tailgating before a Jimmy Buffett concert at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wis. Despite a fading recording industry, his concert audience continues to grow because of his shrewd (and fun) marketing sensibilities.
Saturday, 7/19 was no exception.

Check it out here.


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Tour Continues to Wisconsin

posted July 20th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

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by Josh

The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour continued Saturday night as Jimmy moved the tour into Wisconsin for his annual visit.

Back at Alpine Valley yet again, all of the changes from Cincinnati where back out as the set list returned to standard form. No surprise songs appeared in the first set however 14 songs in Jimmy did bring back intermission for the first time since September 20th of last year when Jimmy played his second show in Madison Square Garden. No reason was given for the change.

The second set brought out the surprises right away as Jimmy invited the Juke Joint Duo, a Mississippi based blues duo consisting of Cedric Burnside and Lightnin Malcolm, up for a song. Since you can’t spell blues without him, Greg “Fingers” Taylor also joined in on the fun as they performed “Hey Bo Diddley” with Jimmy on vocals and then the Juke Joint Duo took over for their own “Let’s Come Together.” “Stars on the Water” followed that, making it’s first appearance since September 5, 2007 in Toronto. But the spotlight belonged to “Fingers” as he returned for “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and of course, “A Pirate Looks at Forty.” Another surprise came where you would least expect it as an unplanned version of the lost verse was thrown into “Margaritaville.”

The First Encore was the same as most of the tour with “Fins” and “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35″ staying put, this time both featuring “Fingers.” The second encore was again a surprise, as Jimmy remarked “I have no idea what I’m gonna do right now, but it will come to me in a minute.” “Distantly in Love,” would be the song that came too him, a personal favorite of Jimmy’s. This was the first performance of the lovely song since March 24, 2007 in Anguilla.

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 third leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” will continue Tuesday night with a show in Pittsburgh, PA. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets!


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Buffett Returns to Cincy

posted July 18th, 2008 at 11:10 am

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by Josh

The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour was back on again Thursday night as Jimmy opened the third leg of the tour with a show in Cincinnati.

Returning to Cincinnati for the 24th straight year, the set changes started quick, with “Coconut Telegraph” popping up in the second slot. The next change followed that with the Harry Belafonte classic “Jamaica Farewell” making a return to the set list for the first time since August 19, 1990 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Who could have expected that? But Jimmy wasn’t done yet, as popping up in the 10th spot was “Take Another Road,” it’s first outing since February 20, 2001 in Charlotte, NC.

The second set continued the changes with Mac contributing “The Ass and The Hole” for the first time at a Buffett show since July 22, 1999 in Chicago. Another change was a strange one with “What If The Hokey Pokey Is All It Really Is About?” returning for the first time since October 5, 2002 in Irvine, CA.

The First Encore was the same as most of the tour with “Fins” and “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35″ staying put. The second encore, which has brought some surprises this year, surprised again with a solo acoustic performance of the John Prine classic “Paradise,” only played once before in Cincinnati on June 18, 2002.

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 Cincinnati Enquirer has a review of the show: “Parrotheads toast Buffett”

The third leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” will continue Saturday night with a show in East Troy, WI. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets!


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Couple marries before Cincy concert

posted July 17th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

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by Josh

Two local parrotheads from Loveland married in the parking lot of RIverbend Amphitheater today before the Jimmy Buffett concert:

A Loveland couple will be donning their best tropical attire Thursday, grabbing a margarita, then joining hands in marriage.

This will all happen outside Riverbend, just hours before Jimmy Buffett takes the stage.

Teri Moore and Tim Maxwell are members of the Cincinnati Parrothead Club. Their wedding was planned for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at a Jimmy Buffett tailgate party.


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