Buffett Lounging in Pittsburgh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Lounging At The Lagoon” tour continued last night at the First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh PA. The set list from the show is now available.

The Post-Gazette has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett transports fans to land of laid-back fun

On a sweltering Thursday night at First Niagara Pavilion, Jimmy Buffett managed to reel in more Parrotheads than a Pirates mascot tryout. The field was awash with Hawaiian shirts and more than a few hula skirts in a frighteningly even ratio of genders — all packed to the edges of the field to experience the “Lounging at the Lagoon” atmosphere.

What Jimmy Buffett manages to create, through the beach-side flavor and the carefree lyrics of his music, is a the laid back fantasy of a vacation. On an average work night, he can transform a music pavilion into a weekday getaway — even if he does forget that it’s Thursday instead of Tuesday. In the paradise he constructs for each audience member, the names of the days don’t seem to really matter.

If he is a master at anything, Jimmy Buffett is almost unparalleled in creating a relationship with his audience. In a way that you don’t even consciously notice, he talks to you during the songs, with little quips and observations that might be part of the song- or maybe not. Either way, he’s having fun, and it’s hard not to get caught up in his cheer.