Jimmy Buffett played a free get out the vote concert on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater. The set list from the show is now available.
From the Miami Herald: “Coconut bras and politics: Jimmy Buffett hits the campaign trail for Gwen Graham”
Parrot Heads flocked to Hollywood Thursday evening to absorb the booze-soaked sounds of Jimmy Buffett as the singer who brought Key West to the world held a free concert to support Gwen Graham’s campaign for Florida governor.
To the extent they were there for a political event, though, is debatable.
“I am an original Parrot Head,” boasted Susan Best, 58, of Hollywood, who was decked out head to toe in green-and-pink flamingo attire. “I couldn’t believe he is playing a free show in my backyard.”
With Graham seeking the Democratic nomination in a five-way race, Buffett’s gratis appearance in a city that boasts a Margaritaville beach resort — and a county with the most Democratic voters in the state — could help her. The 71-year-old singer resonates with an older, whiter crowd, a demographic with whom Graham, 55, should perform well.
Some of the attendees said they’d already made up their mind — to vote for someone other than Graham.
“We came despite the politics,” said Deanna Bloom, 34. “This [Graham] isn’t even who we are for.”