Buffett Lounges in Seattle

posted October 24th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

by Josh Martin

On Tuesday night, Jimmy Buffett brought the Lounging at the Lagoon Tour to the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. It was Buffett’s first Seattle area show since 2003.

View the set list from the show here.

Check out a couple reviews from the show:

Buffett (in T-shirt, shorts and bare feet) and his 11-piece Coral Reefer Band filled a sprawling stage decorated to look like a beach-side bar. Behind the stage, a massive screen suitable for a drive-in theater displayed colorful video of Caribbean locales, as well as clips of swimming “mermaids” from a Florida tourist attraction that has been in business since the 1940s.

The stage was also flanked by two fake evergreen trees, among several references to the Seattle area. The best nod to the Northwest came during a boisterous version of Buffett’s signature “Margaritaville,” in which he substituted “Nibblin’ on crabcakes” for a famous line about spongecake. And Buffett reminded the crowd that the melancholy “Come Monday” (his first major hit in the mid-’70s) had caught on early in Seattle.

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  • Carlita

    Amazing show. Just too bad the acoustics at Key Arena weren’t a little clearer. Seeing a whole arena sing Margaritaville was so much fun.  Jimmy please come further north up into Canada.

    • Chris S

       In Canada,Kelowna BC in the summer is the closest thing weather-wise to the Carib islands


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