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How long have you been a Parrothead?

Polls about Jimmy, his music, etc

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When did you discover Jimmy Buffett and become a Parrothead?

Before 1975
17
10%
1976 - 1980
42
24%
1981 - 1985
23
13%
1986 - 1990
41
23%
1996 - 2000
28
16%
2001 - 2005
21
12%
2006 - Present
4
2%
 
Total votes: 176

mikemck
Gypsies in the palace
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Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by mikemck » June 7, 2009 6:08 pm

First saw Buffett in the late 70's at the Alabama State Fair. I loved the show and bought "Living and Dying in 3/4 Time", but was too young to really appreciate that album. My musical tastes hadn't really matured past KISS, but I kept the album and bought a couple more, mostly because my uncle was a parrothead and I thought he was so cool. Eventually, I did come to really enjoy them.

In the mid eighties, things turned kind of sour for me. I was stuck in a really bad situation I couldn't get out of and I got depressed about the whole thing. Then, one day while I was listening to "Tin Cup Challance" and "Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season", I realized that Buffett songs were like little three minute vacations and were a way to get out from under that dark cloud and back into the sunshine again.

Been a Parrothead ever since.
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sonofabeach
Party at the End of the World
Posts: 8057
Joined: November 6, 2004 12:44 am
Favorite Buffett Song: La Vie Dansante
Number of Concerts: 15
Favorite Boat Drink: Tecate
Location: Green Cove Springs, Fl.

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by sonofabeach » June 19, 2009 9:15 am

To me a Jimmy Buffett fan and parrothead are the same thing, especially when considering that "fan" is short for "fanatic".
I remember Margaritaville as a kid and it always reminds me of fishing with my parents in St. Augustine. I began getting into Buffett in 98. First the yellow album, then Feeding Frenzy followed by the box set. At the time I was also bigtime into hip hop, not just a fan but also a struggling producer/dj/rapper in a group. I blew so much money on recording equipment and studio time and eventually got sick of the negative vibes surrounding me.
I decided to quit and was looking to focus more on my marriage and just having fun.
My wife and I went on a cruise and I remember a reggae band on the deck playing Margaritaville. I fell in love with the island music and scenery and as soon as we got back I started buying the rest of Buffett's albums and other islandesque music.
In 99 we got the internet and I searched for Buffett online and found that he was coming to West Palm in December. Up to that point I did not even know he was still performing. I thought he was probably a rich beach bum retired and living on a boat somewhere :lol:
My buddy and I went to the show and it was almost like a religious experience to us, silly as that sounds. The rest is history.
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goreds2
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 43
Joined: February 7, 2017 12:32 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Havana Day Dreamin'
Number of Concerts: 40
Favorite Boat Drink: Beer then shot of Mango Rum
Location: East of Columbus, Ohio

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by goreds2 » February 7, 2017 7:30 pm

1984 was my first concert.
I was there when the term "Parrot Head" was coined in 1985 at the Timberwolf Amphitheater in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I was Buffett when Buffett wasn't cool.

ParrotHead67
I have found me a home
Posts: 189
Joined: May 14, 2011 10:17 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Who's The Blonde Stranger
Number of Concerts: 9
Favorite Boat Drink: Haven't had a bad one yet
Location: Woke up dry beneath the African sky, just me and my Swiss Army Knife

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by ParrotHead67 » February 7, 2017 8:48 pm

I first got into JB in 1984 when I was listening to American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley and he played "Who's The Blonde Stranger." It was at #37 or something like that and I loved it.
"I gotta go where it's warm!"

Crazy Navy Flyer
On a Salty Piece of Land
Posts: 10445
Joined: May 11, 2002 8:00 pm
Number of Concerts: 100
Favorite Boat Drink: rum
Location: Pensacola

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by Crazy Navy Flyer » February 12, 2017 1:23 pm

January 1974
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TommyBahama
Diamond as Big as The Ritz
Posts: 27373
Joined: August 26, 2006 10:16 am
Favorite Buffett Song: No particular Favorite
Number of Concerts: 78
Favorite Boat Drink: yes please
Location: Connecticut--May your time be filled with relaxing sunsets,cool drinks and sand between your toes.
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Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by TommyBahama » February 13, 2017 10:54 am

The real Answer is 1991 - 1992 , but there was no date slot for then

FLnativ
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 17
Joined: February 20, 2017 10:53 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Tin Cup Chalice
Number of Concerts: 75

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by FLnativ » February 20, 2017 11:04 am

1974, first concert in 1975. U of FL gymnasium :)

goreds2
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 43
Joined: February 7, 2017 12:32 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Havana Day Dreamin'
Number of Concerts: 40
Favorite Boat Drink: Beer then shot of Mango Rum
Location: East of Columbus, Ohio

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by goreds2 » February 20, 2017 12:09 pm

FLnativ wrote:1974, first concert in 1975. U of FL gymnasium :)

You were definitely Buffett when Buffett wasn't cool. 8)
I was there when the term "Parrot Head" was coined in 1985 at the Timberwolf Amphitheater in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I was Buffett when Buffett wasn't cool.

jwil58
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 11
Joined: April 5, 2017 4:19 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
Number of Concerts: 11
Favorite Boat Drink: Margarita

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by jwil58 » May 22, 2017 5:00 pm

I went to my first show shortly after my high school graduation in 1977.
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baybound
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 37
Joined: February 27, 2009 12:20 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Havana Daydreamin'
Number of Concerts: 7
Location: MD

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by baybound » June 20, 2017 8:40 pm

I know this is an older thread but since I stumbled upon it I thought Id jump in any maybe revitalize it.

I first discovered Jimmy's music around '74-'75, thanks to my girlfriend at the time. My first concert was July 1977 at Merryweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD. I was starting my sophomore year of college. If memory serves correctly I paid $6 a ticket, but I do remember it being a great time though.

FinzToTheRight
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: January 4, 2013 10:32 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Bank of Bad Habits
Number of Concerts: 16
Favorite Boat Drink: Tequila Sunrise

Re: How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by FinzToTheRight » November 15, 2018 5:33 pm

Since 1975

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