Detroit Welcomes the Lounging at the Lagoon Tour

posted July 29th, 2012 at 12:34 am

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by Josh Martin

After years of playing the amphitheater just outside Detroit, Jimmy Buffett was downtown in the Motor City Saturday night for a show at Comerica Park, home of the Tigers.

The Detroit Free Press has a review of the show:

On a delectable July night — 75 degrees when Buffett took the stage just before 10 p.m. — it was a virtual beach trip, a Saturday night staycation for a crowd of 39,000-plus.

Backed by idyllic ocean imagery on massive high-def screens, Buffett and his 11-member Coral Reefer Band rolled through a 2-hour, 10-minute set of hits and enduring fan favorites.

Steel drums, pedal steel guitars and breezy island rhythms rolled under Buffett’s Southern lilt through a series of crowd pleasers: the opening “One Particular Harbour,” a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Another Saturday Night,” the romping “Gypsies in the Palace,” a bouncy “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.” Buffett was joined by Detroit native Earl Klugh — whom he introduced as “one of the great, great jazz guitarists” — for “Jamaica Mistaica.”

Lionel Richie opened the night, playing a 65-minute set of his greatest hits. Richie joined Buffett later for a duet of “All Night Long.”

Miami Heat star Shane Battier was also at the show and filled in on the bongos during “Margaritaville.” Before coming out on stage, Battier tweeted: “About to play Congas @jimmybuffett concert. Oh lord, please don’t let me mess this up.”

He also shot this video from stage:

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