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by jbfins
February 6, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Jimmy and Times Square, NY
Replies: 21
Views: 1171

Re: Jimmy and Times Square, NY

Not to be argumentative, but I do not think there would be any chance Jimmy Buffett could pull off a Bruce Spingsteen type of show on Broadway. Springsteen sells out Giants Stadium (I will never call it MetLife) multiple nights in a row. Buffett couldn't sell out 1/3 of the place even if they were g...
by jbfins
January 30, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Jimmy and Times Square, NY
Replies: 21
Views: 1171

Re: Jimmy and Times Square, NY

I am really interested to see how this plays out. Personally, I think it is bad idea and will not be surprised if it closes within 2 years. Manhattan may be an island, but there is a reason Norman Paperman left it to pursue hotel ownership somewhere else. The NYP has been covering the story (they li...
by jbfins
October 4, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Additional Box Set CD - "Biographies"
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Additional Box Set CD - "Biographies"

So this is how I spent my Sunday afternoon. I went through each album that was released after BBB&B and then tried to figure out what songs I would add to a new disc if one came out. After going through the compiled track list I came up with the title for the disc, "Biographies." Here is my track li...
by jbfins
September 1, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: 6th video from Songs You Don't Know By Heart
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: 6th video from Songs You Don't Know By Heart

One of the things I really enjoy about this series is the way we get to see Jimmy "at work." It is obvious that he has not practiced each song to the point where he can do them without the help of any aids. Seeing him struggle, hearing him sing off key, those are things I've never seen before (the t...
by jbfins
August 6, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: 2nd Video from "Songs you don't know..."
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: 2nd Video from "Songs you don't know..."

When I used to go to shows, I brought 4 - 6 people with me. None of them were Parrotheads, they went for the party. And his shows do not sell out any more. But even if you take half of the people who attend shows as real die-hard fans, you only get 150,000 "parrotheads." Which I think is still way t...
by jbfins
August 4, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: 2nd Video from "Songs you don't know..."
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: 2nd Video from "Songs you don't know..."

I absolutely love what he is doing. BUT... If there is one negative take away, I think that it is we are learning there are very few Parrotheads out there. Which is something I have always sensed. The "Mandolin Song" has 3,021 likes on Facebook. Jimmy has only 295,000 followers on Instagram. Accordi...
by jbfins
July 23, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: New Premiere Video..Captain & the Kid. 12:15 PM today
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: New Premiere Video..Captain & the Kid. 12:15 PM today

Super cool to hear BN get referenced.
by jbfins
July 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Jimmy is doing a "songs you don't know " from home concert
Replies: 21
Views: 3503

Re: Jimmy is doing a "songs you don't know "home concert

I missed the Montessori Benefit show that he closed with "Death of an Unpopular Poet." I always said to my wife that if we had been there, it probably would have been my last concert, because nothing (to me) would have been better than that. Except, maybe this. This could be it. This could be a lite...
by jbfins
June 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: The Flip Side
Replies: 34
Views: 7064

Re: The Flip Side

Overall I give it a B-. Like all Buffett albums there are some gems (Slack Tide, Book on the Shelf, Who Gets To Live Like This, Hey That's My Wave, maybe even 15 Cuban Minutes) and some fast forward material (Cussin' Island, Live Like It's Your Last Day) and few that will grow on me. I used to have ...
by jbfins
May 14, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Tour Dates and Rumors
Topic: “Rescheduled” Buffett
Replies: 190
Views: 31047

Re: “Rescheduled” Buffett

I think there are a variety of reasons that the shows have not been outright cancelled. Most of them likely have to do with money, which is understandable. However, I also think that we and the artists, and everyone else in the sports and entertainment world, just do not know what to expect. Think a...
by jbfins
April 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: 4-20 - Willie Nelson
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

4-20 - Willie Nelson

Considering Jimmy's investments in cannabis, I am surprised that he is not listed as being a part of the thing Willie Nelson is doing. Or, even doing something similar himself. I always feel like his support of marijuana comes and goes. He'll wear a weed inspired jacket and perform with Willie weari...
by jbfins
April 3, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: New Album Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: New Album Info

YES!!! I am totally on board with this.
by jbfins
April 1, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Jimmy's Concert Pledge
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Jimmy's Concert Pledge

Jimmy did an interview on RM late last night saying that he is really looking forward to touring as soon as he can. He knows we all need a little escape and he wants to help us all out. To do his part, he said that in addition to performing songs off the new album he is planning to do something diff...
by jbfins
January 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Related Artists Discussion
Topic: Zac Brown Band HERSHEY, PA 6/20/20
Replies: 7
Views: 3058

Re: Zac Brown Band HERSHEY, PA 6/20/20

Agree. There are just too many covers. They are an amazing band. But I am not going to shell out $400 - $500 bucks, again, to take the family to a show when I know that I am going to walk out before the encores start. Really too bad.
by jbfins
November 5, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Tour Dates and Rumors
Topic: FL December shows canceled?
Replies: 42
Views: 10134

Re: FL December shows canceled?

It is definitely unfortunate for those few people who travel for a show. But my guess is that there are very few people who travel to a Buffett show. Heck, the only people who do it are probably on this web-site. So I hope you don't take is personally. But something is definitely very off. I just lo...
by jbfins
November 5, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Tour Dates and Rumors
Topic: FL December shows canceled?
Replies: 42
Views: 10134

Re: FL December shows canceled?

My guess is that they are trying to work out the money and other details. Tours are often insured. There are probably certain contract provisions that need to be complied with. For example, if the show is cancelled within a certain number of days but re-scheduled then the payout is "X". Leave it to ...
by jbfins
September 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Death of an Unpopular Poet
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

Death of an Unpopular Poet

Does anyone know why this was left out of the song selection for BBB&B? I think it is universally agreed this is one of his best songs. Who the heck thought it should not be included with the box set?
by jbfins
July 8, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Related Artists Discussion
Topic: Caroline Jones
Replies: 18
Views: 8787

Re: Caroline Jones

I have seen her perform a few times. Last time was with Kenny Chesney. She was not particularly good. I think her voice is too high pitched or it is that she sings in a pitch (octave?) that is a little beyond her reach. I am not quite sure. In concert, we could barely understand/hear her and at time...
by jbfins
June 6, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical Jimmy "Top Ten" Tour Stops
Replies: 17
Views: 4826

Re: Hypothetical Jimmy "Top Ten" Tour Stops

Willie Nelson plays a lot more shows per year but in smaller venues. I also think he has a larger base of fans to draw from. That seems to be why he can last as long as he has. If Jimmy played smaller venues and altered the vibe a little (less drinking-more dope smoking?) I think he could follow a s...
by jbfins
June 3, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical Jimmy "Top Ten" Tour Stops
Replies: 17
Views: 4826

Re: Hypothetical Jimmy "Top Ten" Tour Stops

This thread assumes Jimmy is going to decide to hang it all up one day. It is always possible that the venues he still plays are going to make the decision(s) for him. There are still hundreds of tickets available for every single concert on this tour. You can go to the show on Thursday for $29.00. ...