Buffett Peforms at MOTM

Radio Margaritaville’s JD Spardlin mentioned that Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band were having a ball on the Duval Street stage in Key West at MOTM today. They performed mainly songs from 1975 and before.

The Set List from the show is now available (thanks to dewyduster):
1 The Great Filling Station Holdup (with Midnight Rider)
2 Makin’ Music For Money
3 Pencil Thin Mustache
4 Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit
5 Tin Cup Chalice
6 Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street
7 They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More
8 Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw
9 Life Is Just A Tire Swing
10 Cuban Crime Of Passion
11 Migration
12 Nautical Wheelers
13 A Pirate Looks At Forty
14 Last Mango In Paris

15 It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

Photo courtesy karat

Reviews of the Phoenix Show

A couple of reviews of Thursday nights in Phoenix:

AZCentral.com: “Jimmy Buffett brings Welcome to Fin Land to Phoenix” (view photos here)

It’s been a little over 40 years since Jimmy Buffett released his first album, “Down to Earth.” It was something that Buffett often made reference to on Thursday night, Oct. 20, at the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, repeatedly thanking the audience who came out last night for making that possible.

Phoenixnewtimes.com: “Jimmy Buffett at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

Buffett managed to make the show feel personal and maintain an intimate feeling, despite the massive venue. He even came out to introduce the opening band before the Coral Reefers took to the stage, which says a lot about the guy considering most artists never do that.

It seemed like nobody wanted the show to end. Make fun of Buffett all you want, but he’s a showman, and his fans are dedicated. The guy has figured out an amazing business model, and you can bet that his Parrot Head fans will show up again in full force next time he returns to the Valley. I know I will.

Margaritaville Reclaims Record for Largest Margarita

From MarketWatch.com: “Margaritaville Las Vegas Reclaimed the Guinness World Record for The Largest Margarita Ever Made

On Oct. 14th at 5 O’clock in the evening Margaritaville broke the World Record for the largest margarita ever made as verified by Guinness World Records. The event was part of the Grand Opening festivities for the new Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Halfway through the ceremony celebrating the new World Record, Jimmy Buffett surprised fans by coming out and raising a glass of Lucky Rita with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team along with Flamingo’s Rick Mazer and Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza in front of more than 1,000 Parrotheads and onlookers.

“Much appreciation for these great wounded warriors, who I’ve worked with for a long time. Gentleman, thank you for coming out. We’re going to have a good time this weekend. Let the FIN begin,” said Buffett.

Some photos of the celebration are now available in our Photo Gallery (photos courtesy Scott Harrison)

Las Vegas Margaritaville Casino to Open Oct 1st

From MSNBC: “Jimmy Buffet-themed casino opening in Vegas

A Las Vegas resort is opening a 15,000-square-foot casino inspired by the lyrics of singer Jimmy Buffett. The Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo is set to open Oct. 1.

The Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip was already home to Buffet’s Margaritaville restaurant.

Under the new renovation, the resort’s casino floor got a Buffet-themed makeover, complete with indoor palm trees and tropical colors.

The casino will celebrate its grand opening by creating the world’s largest margarita.

Guinness World Records officials are slated to watch as the casino mixes the 8,500 gallon beverage starting on Oct. 11.

The giant drink will hold more than 2,000 gallons of tequila.

Margaritaville Coffee Now Available

More details on the new line of Margaritaville Coffee is now available at MargaritavilleFoods.com. Available at select Walmart Supercenters and Walmart.com.

Margaritaville Coffee 100% Arabica and Rainforest Alliance certified blends are packed fresher in easy to open re-sealable packaging with state of the art valves to keep coffee fresher longer.


Buffett’s Surprise Appearance at Stephen Talkhouse

Jimmy Buffett made a special appearance at the Ilo show at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett NY on Monday night.

From ContinentalDrifterIII: Went to see Ilo at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett last night and I couldn’t have asked for a better opening band. It was Jimmy Buffett!!! He played “Changes In Latitudes”, “Grapefruit Juicyfruit”, “Weather Is Here”, “Pencil Thin Mustache”, “Son of a Sailor”, “Boat Drinks”, “Come Monday”, “Margaritaville” and then played “Uncle John’s Band” for “friends” of his in the audience – Bill and Hillary Clinton. Then Ilo came out and he rocked! Jimmy came back out to play “Volcano” with Ilo. Jimmy hung out and even came into the crowd at the end of the show and took pictures with the fans and signed autographs!!!

Jimmy told a great story last night about how he was asked to play a surprise party for Bill Clinton when he was in office. He said whoever was planning the party had very limited money so it was “Patriotic Duty” to go and perform. Unfortunately the day of this party was the same day that Jerry Garcia passed away. He intended on playing Uncle John’s Band as a tribute to start off the show. Jimmy arrived early at the White House and was given a tour around the grounds. He said he took pictures all over like he lived there and “Gypsies In The Palace” immediately came to mind. So he opted to open with GITP instead. So he said last night that after all these years he will now play “Uncle John’s Band” as a tribute to Jerry and for the Clintons.

Some photos from the show (thanks to LIPH)

Update from Margaritaville.com: A surprise special guest opens for Ilo last night on Long Island. Savannah Jane Buffett caught last night’s show opener on film at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY