From Under My Lone Palm: “You Had To Be There”

October 30th, 2008

It’s time for the October edition of “From Under My Lone Palm”, a monthly column written by BuffettWorld contributor Justin H. This month’s column focuses on the 30 year anniversary of “You Had To Be There”:

October 2008 is important month in Buffett history. You see 30 years ago this month, Jimmy’s landmark live album “You Had to be There: Jimmy Buffett Recorded Live in Concert” hit record stores everywhere. Over the years, the album has developed a cult following among parrotheads old and new. You just never hear anyone say “I like x one of Jimmy’s live albums better.” And as we all know, there is plenty of live Buffett to chose from. So when I decided to write about it this month, a few burning questions hit me instantly: Just what exactly makes the album so magical? Why, eight live albums and counting later, is it still the best?

Read the rest of this month’s FUMLP here.

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Caption Contest Winner: Columbus Fins!

October 29th, 2008

Congratulations to Columbus Fins for winning this week’s Caption Contest.

Here was the photo:

And here was Columbus Fins’ winning caption:

If Riverdance doesn’t pan out, would you like a gig as a Coral Reefer dancer?

The voting was very tight, with the top 4 captions separated by only 11 votes. Columbus Fins edged out the runner-up by 2 votes, out of a total of 280 votes that were cast. In second place was LI AL with “Hey Mel did Jerry Seinfield sell you that puffy-shirt? What do you mean you don’t want to be a pirate?”

Here are the full results:

  • If Riverdance doesn’t pan out, would you like a gig as a Coral Reefer dancer? – Columbus Fins (66 votes, 24%)
  • Hey Mel did Jerry Seinfeld sell you that puffy-shirt? What do you mean you don’t want to be a pirate? – LI AL (64 votes, 23%)
  • Nice try Mel, but I’m not hiring any reeferettes right now. – Steve (57 votes, 20%)
  • GIMME BACK MY SON OF A SON OF A SAILOR!!!!! – Chad (55 votes, 20%)
  • “Road Warrior,” huh? Try spending six months on a bus with my band! – Bluedog (38 votes, 14%)

View all of the captions that were submitted here.

Congratulations to Columbus Fins and thanks to everyone who entered. We’ll have another contest before long!

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Ticket Information for Buffett/Obama Rally

October 28th, 2008

The Barack Obama rally that Jimmy Buffett will perform at on Sunday, November 2nd at the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida will start at 3 pm. Tickets will be made available for free starting at 10 am Wednesday at Obama’s Campaign for Change Early Vote information tables. Tables are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. There is a maximum of two tickets per person, and you must be a Florida resident or a student.

Get tickets at the following Obama Early Vote tables:

J&J Bar-B-Q
B2620 8th St W
Bradenton, FL

Campaign for Change Sub-Office
34 North Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL

Campaign for Change – Clearwater
133 North Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL

South Holiday Library
4649 Mile Stretch Dr
Holiday, FL

Campaign for Change – Lakeland
5385 Gateway Blvd, Bays 12-14
Lakeland, FL

Mitchell’s Coffee House
235 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL

Rapscallions Restaurant
4422 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
Land O’ Lakes, FL

Campaign for Change – New Port Richey
4809 Grand Blvd, Suite P
New Port Richey, FL

The Breakfast Station
7335 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL

Wisdom Center Smoke House
624 S Evers St
Plant City, FL

Buddha Belly Donuts
1990 Main St, Suite 112
Sarasota, FL

Campaign for Change – St Petersburg
2321 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL

Globe Café
532 1st Ave North
St Petersburg, FL

Campaign for Change – Tampa Downtown
817 East Washington St
Tampa, FL

Campaign for Change – Tampa USF
14519 North 18th Street
Tampa, FL

Cut N’ Style
3817 S Manhattan Ave
Tampa, FL

Joe Chillura Courthouse Square
602 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL

Salcines Park
1655 N Howard Ave
Tampa, FL

Terrace Sports
5311 E Busch Blvd
Temple Terrace, FL

Urban Culinary Cuisine
10016 Cross Creek Blvd
Tampa, FL

Winner’s Sports Grill
5429 Village Market
Wesley Chapel, FL

For more information, visit the event page.

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Barack & Buffett: Jimmy To Play At Obama Rally In Tampa

October 27th, 2008

We’ve been waiting for this here at BuffettWorld, and it was reported today that Jimmy Buffett will headline a Barack Obama rally on Sunday, November 2nd at the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida. Buffett is a democrat and has performed at fundraisers and rallies for democratic candidates in the past, often in Florida. ABC Action News has the story:

ABC Action News.com has learned Barack Obama is planning a last minute visit to Tampa, days before the Presidential election. Obama is expected to appear with superstar musician Jimmy Buffett.

It is another sign of Tampa Bay’s importance to the Presidential race. Obama’s scheduled visit comes just two days before election day.

A Tampa spokeswoman for the Obama campaign said she has not been informed of the visit. However, according to an email obtained by abcactionnews.com, employees at the Ford Amphitheatre have been told to prepare for the visit this coming Sunday, November 2nd.

From the original e-mail:

“Hello every one I just wanted to give you a heads up their (sic) has been a new event added to the schedule at the Ampitheater, It will be on November 2nd It is the Brock (sic) Obama rally with Jimmy buffett (sic) performing not sure of all the details just yet. But we wanted to get an e-mail out to start recruiting employees, Thier (sic) is (sic) over 15,000 tickets reserved and expecting another 5,000- 7,000.”

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2008 Year Of Still Here Tour Ends in Las Vegas

October 26th, 2008

The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour came to an end Saturday night with the second of two shows from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The set list was largely unchanged from other recent shows, but Buffett did debut a cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.” It was the first known time that Jimmy has performed this song live.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Post your comments on our forum.

Jimmy will play a special show for the opening of the newest Margaritaville Cafe at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on November 8th. Ticket information here.

There are also a few rumors swirling around out there about possible shows in February in Hawaii and Tahiti. The latter is typically mentioned every year and never comes to fruition.

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