From the Orlando Sentinel: “Jimmy Buffett surprises Margaritaville Resort Orlando guests with concert”
Island-style rocker Jimmy Buffett surprised guests with a pop-up performance at the recently opened Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee on Tuesday.
During a roughly 30-minute set, the 72-year-old icon, dressed in green polo, khaki shorts and New Orleans Saints ballcap, played through a series of hits, including “Volcano,” “Pencil Thin Mustache” and, of course, “Margaritaville.”
In a video of the performance shared Wednesday, Buffett takes the stage and plays along with the crowd a little bit.
“I thought I’d cruise up to Orlando and see Margaritaville Orlando Resort and play for y’all and we’d have a good time having fun and making money,” he said at the mic.
The $800 million 184-room hotel, entertainment and water park complex, which sits on 300 acres just southwest of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park, opened officially last month.
Buffett showed off some of the charisma that has followed him during his more-than 45 years as a performer.
“I’ve been doing this a long time; this is the guitar’s first one,” he quipped.