Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville FL. In was the final show of the 2012/2013 “Lounging At The Lagoon” tour. The set list from the show is now available. For the final encore Jimmy performed “Trying to Reason with the Hurricane Season”.
Jacksonville.com has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett: No surprises but plenty of fun at Jacksonville concert”
When you go to a Jimmy Buffett concert, you pretty much know what to expect: Superb musicianship, clever – and often funny – songs, a genial frontman and a wildly fanatical crowd. And, well, that’s what you got if you went to Buffett’s Thursday night show at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, the last show on the Lounging at the Lagoon Tour that began last June.
There weren’t a lot of surprises, but that’s not why you go see Jimmy Buffett. You go see him because you know his songs by heart and you want to sing along, join in with the crazies in the crowd and do the “Fins” dance. That’s not to say it wasn’t a good show. Buffett was in fine form, his band was outstanding and he played pretty much everything you wanted to hear.
Surprisingly, some of his old favorites felt flat. Perhaps that’s because the band is wrapping up a long tour, or just that the tunes have become too familiar. But “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and even the high-energy “Volcano” didn’t really fire up the crowd like they did in the good old days.
Instead, it was some of the tunes associated with other songwriters that got people up and dancing – the Zac Brown Band’s “Knee Deep,” Alan Jackson’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long.” There’s something about the Coral Reefer Band’s unique blend of pedal steel guitar, steel drums and trumpet that takes those songs to places the original versions never explored.