Landshark Stadium Opener Features Buffett Concert

September 21st, 2009

The Miami Dolphins hosted the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night for the home opener at Landshark Stadium. Before the game, Jimmy Buffett performed for a few thousands fans outside of the gates:

Jimmy Buffett did a pre-game music set outside the stadium that attracted the Estefans, Williams, rapper T-Pain and race car driver Helio Castroneves.

Buffett got the tailgaters in the mood with his concert on the promenade, fans coming right up to the stage to wave their aqua foam fins to the left and to the right.

“It’s almost game time. Let’s send ’em in in the right mood,” he told a crowd of some 3,000 or more.

The Jaws theme started and then he broke into Fins, which he has remixed into a Dolphins theme song, this time slipping in, “We’re going to dine on horse meat tonight,” a warning to the Indianapolis Colts.

[Dolphins owner Stephen] Ross came on stage at the end of the concert and toasted the crowd – with a LandShark Lager.

Despite the good karma from the pregame Buffett concert, the Dolphins fell to the Colts by a score of 27-23.

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Charlottesville Show On Sale This Friday

September 21st, 2009

Tickets for the Jimmy Buffett show at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia on Tuesday, November 17th will go on sale this Friday at 10 am EDT.

Tickets are $36 and $136 and can be purchased either online, in person at the box office, or by calling 1-888-JPJ-TIXS.

This will mark the first time that Buffett has performed at the John Paul Jones Arena.

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Buffett Expected to Perform Outside Landshark Stadium on Monday

September 18th, 2009

The Palm Beach Post expects Jimmy Buffett to performs outside of the Miami Dolphins home field before Monday night’s game against the Colts:

Come Monday, Colts will be invading Land Shark Stadium, and so will Parrotheads.

The Dolphins plan a series of festivities before their game against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football, including a “surprise artist” performing on the Land Shark Tailgate Stage near Gate F at 7:45 p.m., nearly an hour before the 8:40 kickoff.

Sources said the artist is Jimmy Buffett, whose breakthrough hit in 1974 was Come Monday and whose fans are known as Parrotheads. This summer, LandShark Lager, the beer Buffett promotes, attached its name to the former Dolphin Stadium. Buffett also rewrote the lyrics to his song Fins to accommodate the Dolphins, who plan to play it after some scores.

Buffett is a friend and Palm Beach neighbor of Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross, who is attempting to enhance the “game-day experience” with an influx of starpower to premiere Monday. Marc Anthony, Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Venus and Serena Williams are new limited partners in the Dolphins.

Festivities begin at 5:15 p.m. when Broward-based Jimmy Stowe, who occasionally sings with with Buffett, performs on the Land Shark stage.

Other activities include the “celebrity orange carpet” walk near Gate G at 7 p.m. (the celebrity list is to be announced) and a video presentation featuring Buffett’s Here We Are at 8:15. Immediately preceding kickoff will be a Thunderbolts fly-over, pyrotechnics and coin toss by honorary captains Bob Griese and Dan Marino.

As for the Parrotheads, 600 also are scheduled to dance to Fins at halftime.

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Bono Recalls the Jamaica Mistaica Incident

September 16th, 2009

The Belfast Telegraph has an article that includes excerpts from a book that details U2 singer Bono’s experience onboard the Hemisphere Dancer during the Jamaica Mistaica incident:

The U2 singer, his wife Ali and their children Jordan and Eve, then aged just six and three, were lucky to escape with their lives after 100 rounds of bullets were fired at them.

They had flown into the Caribbean country on an Albatross World War Two seaplane for a holiday in January 1996.

But as they were landing authorities mistook them for drug smugglers and fired a hail of bullets while the family was disembarking.

The plane was hit at least seven times.

Bono said at the time: “I don’t know how we came through it.

“These boys were shooting all over the place.

“I felt as if we were in the middle of a James Bond movie — only this was real.

“It was absolutely terrifying and I honestly thought we were all going to die.

“Thank God we were safe and sound. My only concern was for their safety.

“It was very scary, let me tell you.

“You can’t believe the relief I felt when I saw the kids were okay.”

The incident has been recalled in a new book, Stop The Press: An Inside Story Of The Tabloids In Ireland, written by journalist John Kierans.

Bono, Ali and their children dived for cover fearing they were about to be killed, but miraculously survived unhurt.

Bono was so shocked that he and his family left Jamaica and flew straight to Miami, Florida.

Tagged in Aviation, In The News, Personal/Family

Update on Jimmy Buffett Tribute Cruise

September 15th, 2009

Tribute Cruises is proud to announce that Hohner Harmonicas (Fingers plays Hohner Harmonicas) and Martin Guitars (Jimmy plays Martin Guitars) are official sponsors of the Christmas in the Caribbean Cruise with the Coral Reefers DEC 12-19, 2009 aboard the brand new ship Carnival DREAM.

Hohner donated harmonicas, T-shirts, hats and learn to play harmonica books and Martin donated a guitar. These are just a few of the special items that will be awarded to lucky Parrotheads during the cruise. The Coral Reefers will be happy to autograph your prizes!

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