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How long have you been a Parrothead?

Polls about Jimmy, his music, etc

Moderators: SMLCHNG, Saltx3

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

beachbum13
Overkill
Posts: 1054
Joined: March 5, 2008 2:42 pm
Number of Concerts: 50
Favorite Boat Drink: Rum
Location: Jersey Shore !!!

How long have you been a Parrothead?

Post by beachbum13 » March 11, 2008 12:20 pm

Since I'm new here I was wondering how long people here have been Parrotheads?

I discovered Buffett in Coconut Grove FL at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in the late seventies. After coming home I bought "You Had To Be There" and I was hooked.

My brother heard me play the album and shared with me his library of Buffett albums which I quickly taped on to cassettes. It was one of the first times my brothers and I connected musically.

I will never forget the first time I heard "The Captain and The Kid". My grandfather was dying and it was one of the first times a song "touched" me. Coming from a family of sailors "Son of a Sailor" hit home too!
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ClemsonTigersXoXo
I have found me a home
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Post by ClemsonTigersXoXo » March 12, 2008 8:52 pm

i was conceived at a buffett concert... & been a parrothead since.

SMLCHNG
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 174303
Joined: December 6, 2001 7:00 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Tin Cup Chalice/Lovely Cruise
Number of Concerts: 20
Favorite Boat Drink: Rum Runner
Location: Castle Rock, CO

Post by SMLCHNG » March 12, 2008 8:54 pm

Since 1996 :)

parrotsgirl
<font color=purple>I Love the Now</font>
Posts: 25291
Joined: May 4, 2001 8:00 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: One Particular Harbour
Number of Concerts: 15
Favorite Boat Drink: tequila
Location: In NH..but really wherever my "cowgirl" heart takes me
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Post by parrotsgirl » March 12, 2008 9:06 pm

Since 2000......Met some great guy in a chat room of all places :roll:
got to talking....started talking music...he talked of his love of Jimmy...got me really interested....I fell for Jimmy...hook, line and sinker....and haven't stopped since....I may not get to a whole lot of concerts...but that doesn't mean I love him any less.....funny thing....haven't talked or seen that guy in years....Glad he left me with Jimmy :D :D
"If we couldn't laugh we would all go Insane"

aeroparrot
Last Man Standing
Posts: 72647
Joined: June 17, 2005 7:36 am
Number of Concerts: 42
Location: Just like living in Paradise
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Post by aeroparrot » March 12, 2008 9:09 pm

Started liking Buffett when a friend of mine brought over the brand new album called Feeding Frenzy.
If you want an experience, go to a Jimmy Buffett concert.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Life is short, live long!!

I'd rather be a wiseass than a dumbass.

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Elrod
Last Man Standing
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Joined: September 24, 2001 8:00 pm
Number of Concerts: 37
Location: Castle Pines, CO

Post by Elrod » March 12, 2008 9:11 pm

Only 30 years or so, I'm still kinda new at it. :pirate:
"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln

we4phlocks
I need two more boat drinks
Posts: 235
Joined: March 2, 2007 9:02 am
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: Virginia

Post by we4phlocks » March 12, 2008 9:20 pm

I am still trying to nail this year down...Either 91 or 92. My bestest friend bought me a ticket for my b'day which was several months earlier, when at the time you could stand in line at the music store (forgot the name of it now) Hardly anyone in line, tics were not even a problem to get back then. Haven't missed a show since then! And never will, as long as he keeps playing!!! :D
Looking for that OPH
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IrishPirate
Chewin' on a Honeysuckle Vine
Posts: 6576
Joined: July 28, 2006 9:50 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: CILCIA and far to many to mention here
Number of Concerts: 30
Favorite Boat Drink: margaritas, pina coladas, 7&7
Location: Looking for a smooth sea to sail

Post by IrishPirate » March 12, 2008 9:23 pm

Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:
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Conolulu
God's Own Drunk
Posts: 20404
Joined: August 22, 2006 4:07 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Back to the beginning "Come Monday"
Number of Concerts: 60
Favorite Boat Drink: Anything z-man makes..
Location: Renovating the Retirement Home...

Post by Conolulu » March 12, 2008 9:43 pm

IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:

Ditto. :lol:

Dezdmona
On a Salty Piece of Land
Posts: 10637
Joined: August 31, 2005 10:25 am
Favorite Buffett Song: He Went To Paris
Number of Concerts: 33
Favorite Boat Drink: PharmAde
Location: Defying Gravity
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Post by Dezdmona » March 12, 2008 9:46 pm

Indeed Irish Pirate.

For me it was 1977. 8)
Some people never find it, some only pretend
But me, I just want to live happily ever after every now and then.
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Migration Michelle
Behind Door #3
Posts: 3872
Joined: January 22, 2007 12:05 am
Number of Concerts: 0

Post by Migration Michelle » March 12, 2008 10:23 pm

Quality, not quantity baby!! :)

ph4ever
Last Man Standing
Posts: 50490
Joined: July 31, 2002 1:26 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: CILCIA or OPH
Number of Concerts: 299
Favorite Boat Drink: Rhum with my Chum or beer
Location: Home in the GREAT state of Texas!

Post by ph4ever » March 12, 2008 10:53 pm

Conolulu wrote:
IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:

Ditto. :lol:
when you could still see him for under a dollar with the right student ID


am I old?? I don't necessarily feel old - well not every day.
Well...(said in my best Bubba voice) I've been on sabbatical.

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I lost my cat :cry: Nevermind I found her!!! [smilie=battingeyes.gif]

Barefoot Gypsy
License to Chill
Posts: 1296
Joined: March 9, 2008 1:16 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Really?! That's like picking a fave child...too hard to pick one.
Number of Concerts: 21
Favorite Boat Drink: Purple Rain...anything with tequila or rum!
Location: Way TOO far from a beach with my feet in the sand!

Not near long enuff

Post by Barefoot Gypsy » March 12, 2008 11:08 pm

Started with Feeding Frenzy. Knew a few songs, bought that CD in '90 and was hooked! bought box set and did first show in '92. Never had such a blast at a show in my life!! The mood from the time you arrive until days later just revives the soul. I will admit due to money issues I have not made it to a show every year. Was able to pull off 2 a few times. That was cool. Missed the year my last son was born. the show was a few days after his birth and had to just say no that year...2001. Been to approx. 16 shows. Just a babe compared to most of those here show wise I guess. A dream would be to be able to just pack up and go to show after show all summer long. That would be heaven for me!
"Barefoot children in the rain
Got no need to explain"

'Music is a moral law- it gives wings to the mind, A soul to the universe, Flight to the imagination, A charm to sadness, A life to everything.' - Plato

Crazy Navy Flyer
On a Salty Piece of Land
Posts: 10464
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Favorite Boat Drink: rum
Location: Pensacola

Post by Crazy Navy Flyer » March 12, 2008 11:09 pm

1973
Back to livin' Floridays

IrishPirate
Chewin' on a Honeysuckle Vine
Posts: 6576
Joined: July 28, 2006 9:50 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: CILCIA and far to many to mention here
Number of Concerts: 30
Favorite Boat Drink: margaritas, pina coladas, 7&7
Location: Looking for a smooth sea to sail

Post by IrishPirate » March 12, 2008 11:14 pm

ph4ever wrote:
Conolulu wrote:
IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:

Ditto. :lol:
when you could still see him for under a dollar with the right student ID


am I old?? I don't necessarily feel old - well not every day.

And buy the tickets 10 min before the show started and get great seats!
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Barefoot Gypsy
License to Chill
Posts: 1296
Joined: March 9, 2008 1:16 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Really?! That's like picking a fave child...too hard to pick one.
Number of Concerts: 21
Favorite Boat Drink: Purple Rain...anything with tequila or rum!
Location: Way TOO far from a beach with my feet in the sand!

feel a bit embarrased

Post by Barefoot Gypsy » March 12, 2008 11:14 pm

feel alittle embarassed at times to say only since 1990. 18 years is but a spit in the mud compared to some. Still....more important that we make it here at all....not the years right?
"Barefoot children in the rain
Got no need to explain"

'Music is a moral law- it gives wings to the mind, A soul to the universe, Flight to the imagination, A charm to sadness, A life to everything.' - Plato

Angel Beech
Lester Polyester
Posts: 7210
Joined: May 14, 2002 8:00 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: All the ways I want you
Number of Concerts: 20
Favorite Boat Drink: Jello shots
Location: East Texas
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Post by Angel Beech » March 12, 2008 11:23 pm

Conolulu wrote:
IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:

Ditto. :lol:
Dezdmona wrote:Indeed Irish Pirate.

For me it was 1977. 8)
We're showing our age here... my answer is the same as Irish PH. 8)
1974 - Come Monday
Really stuck when I saw him open for The Eagles in '77 - the summer of Margaritaville. Timothy B. Schmidt of The Eagles dubbed us Parrotheads at that time - so the story goes.
ROLLIN' WITH THE PUNCHES

ph4ever
Last Man Standing
Posts: 50490
Joined: July 31, 2002 1:26 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: CILCIA or OPH
Number of Concerts: 299
Favorite Boat Drink: Rhum with my Chum or beer
Location: Home in the GREAT state of Texas!

Post by ph4ever » March 12, 2008 11:39 pm

IrishPirate wrote:
ph4ever wrote:
Conolulu wrote:
IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:

Ditto. :lol:
when you could still see him for under a dollar with the right student ID


am I old?? I don't necessarily feel old - well not every day.

And buy the tickets 10 min before the show started and get great seats!
we're old aren't we? :roll: :lol:
Well...(said in my best Bubba voice) I've been on sabbatical.

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I lost my cat :cry: Nevermind I found her!!! [smilie=battingeyes.gif]

ph4ever
Last Man Standing
Posts: 50490
Joined: July 31, 2002 1:26 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: CILCIA or OPH
Number of Concerts: 299
Favorite Boat Drink: Rhum with my Chum or beer
Location: Home in the GREAT state of Texas!

Post by ph4ever » March 12, 2008 11:40 pm

Angel Beech wrote:
Conolulu wrote:
IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:

Ditto. :lol:
Dezdmona wrote:Indeed Irish Pirate.

For me it was 1977. 8)
We're showing our age here... my answer is the same as Irish PH. 8)
1974 - Come Monday
Really stuck when I saw him open for The Eagles in '77 - the summer of Margaritaville. Timothy B. Schmidt of The Eagles dubbed us Parrotheads at that time - so the story goes.
yep - you're old too

but we're a damn good stalking team!!!! :wench: :lol: :lol:
Well...(said in my best Bubba voice) I've been on sabbatical.

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I lost my cat :cry: Nevermind I found her!!! [smilie=battingeyes.gif]

Angel Beech
Lester Polyester
Posts: 7210
Joined: May 14, 2002 8:00 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: All the ways I want you
Number of Concerts: 20
Favorite Boat Drink: Jello shots
Location: East Texas
Contact:

Post by Angel Beech » March 12, 2008 11:49 pm

ph4ever wrote:
Angel Beech wrote:
Conolulu wrote:
IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:

Ditto. :lol:
Dezdmona wrote:Indeed Irish Pirate.

For me it was 1977. 8)
We're showing our age here... my answer is the same as Irish PH. 8)
1974 - Come Monday
Really stuck when I saw him open for The Eagles in '77 - the summer of Margaritaville. Timothy B. Schmidt of The Eagles dubbed us Parrotheads at that time - so the story goes.
yep - you're old too

but we're a damn good stalking team!!!! :wench: :lol: :lol:
Funny you should mention that - in '77 I found myself out back of the bar with the band too. Just don't remember what band.
It was Florida in the Seventies - lotsa square grouper ended up there. :lol: 8) :wench: :pirate: :wench: :D
ROLLIN' WITH THE PUNCHES

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