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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

sharkdog
I need two more boat drinks
Posts: 265
Joined: May 2, 2006 8:44 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Gypsies In The Palace
Number of Concerts: 10
Favorite Boat Drink: Landshark Beer
Location: Davison, Michigan

Post by sharkdog » March 19, 2008 9:04 pm

Early 70's when I heard "Come Monday" As a dj a few years later I played the hell outta Margaritaville and Fins, but it would be years before I had to worry about getting tickets to the show early :lol:

parrottheaddiver
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 22
Joined: March 31, 2008 11:54 am
Favorite Buffett Song: One Particular Harbor
Number of Concerts: 7
Favorite Boat Drink: Cuba Libre
Location: Southeast of Disorder (NJ)

Post by parrottheaddiver » March 31, 2008 12:30 pm

end of high school, start of college. took some time for me to refine my musical tastes. my son started much earlier...like at age 5.

KruzinParrots
Behind Door #3
Posts: 3551
Joined: September 3, 2007 12:50 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Tin Cup Chalice
Number of Concerts: 12
Favorite Boat Drink: Pirates Punch
Location: PA and NYC and the Deep Blue Ocean

Post by KruzinParrots » March 31, 2008 7:08 pm

I discovered JB between 2001- 2005. Although I've come to realize that I've been a parrothead at heart all my life. Just took me till then to figure it out. One of the best things I ever did.

FINS UP!!

tikitatas
Last Man Standing
Posts: 30903
Joined: September 1, 2003 1:17 pm
Number of Concerts: 10
Location: NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

Post by tikitatas » March 31, 2008 7:40 pm

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

Ditto. :lol:
Me three. I'm old. 1974, I think it was . . . I was in grad school.
Cate



"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky." ~ Buddha

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MileHighPirate
Gypsies in the palace
Posts: 491
Joined: March 14, 2007 3:34 pm

Post by MileHighPirate » April 10, 2008 12:22 am

Early 90's.

Even before though......Yes, I was a Pirate.

LIBuffettFan
Havana Daydreamin'
Posts: 870
Joined: February 20, 2006 10:42 am
Favorite Buffett Song: My favorites seem to change with the seasons
Number of Concerts: 11
Favorite Boat Drink: Some patron please
Location: Long Island, NY
Contact:

Post by LIBuffettFan » April 10, 2008 6:31 pm

Sometime in the early to mid 90's. I found my brothers Changes in Lattitudes album and was hooked shorty after. Had my fins up ever since
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jesscat
Southeast of disorder
Posts: 55
Joined: March 1, 2006 8:39 am
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: PANTHER VALLEY, PA

Post by jesscat » April 14, 2008 10:19 pm

I never really listened to Jimmy until the summer of 1997. My brother-in-law was a fan and played his music when my husband and I were visiting and I started to become interested. It wasn't until my brother-in-law had gave us his tickets to a concert that summer that I really became a parrothead. I have been going to concerts every year since.

Shrimper Dan P
I Love the Now!
Posts: 1681
Joined: August 27, 2003 12:14 am
Number of Concerts: 30
Favorite Boat Drink: The Champagne of Beers
Location: Live...from the southern command in sunny South Florida

Post by Shrimper Dan P » April 15, 2008 7:32 pm

I knew who he was but had none of his music. It was 1990, all the credit goes to an old girlfriend. She gave me Off To See The Lizard and SYKBH. I've had this disease ever since!!
On the corner of "walk" and "don't walk" somewhere on US 1.
He's just singing and ordering drinks.

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Dutch Harbor PH
Under My Lone Palm
Posts: 5752
Joined: January 14, 2004 6:21 pm
Number of Concerts: 35
Favorite Boat Drink: GROG!!!!!
Location: Not the end of the earth, but on a clear day you can see it

Post by Dutch Harbor PH » April 15, 2008 8:20 pm

parrotsgirl wrote: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
.....Really...You just gotta be more careful when you are chattin' on line...I mean really....just think...he may have been a Kenny Chees-ney fan..... :o :o :o :o
Attitude: The difference between ordeal and adventure
Scars are Tattoos with really good stories
No matter where ya go....There you are.
Come Back, Come Back.....to the South Bering Sea Islands....
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foof2you
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 5
Joined: March 31, 2007 5:46 pm
Number of Concerts: 0

Fan since 78

Post by foof2you » April 21, 2008 5:16 am

Saw my first Jimmy Buffett concert at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix Arizona, June 27, 1978. Broken leg and all. 6$ tickets. :D

Floridaze
Hoot!
Posts: 2268
Joined: February 11, 2002 7:00 pm
Number of Concerts: 51
Favorite Boat Drink: Rum Runner
Location: Rocket Ranch
Contact:

Post by Floridaze » April 21, 2008 7:23 am

IrishPirate wrote:Long before we were called "Parrotheads"! :lol:
Perfect quote....showing our age....I must admit it took me awhile before I bought into the whole PH thing.....but here I am 30+ years later...
"I'm back to living Floridays,
Blue skies and ultraviolet rays,
Looking for better days"

12vWolf
Southeast of disorder
Posts: 88
Joined: February 8, 2005 5:44 pm
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: Coast of Carolina

Post by 12vWolf » April 24, 2008 9:44 pm

Since about 1990. I remember hearing that 'Margarita' song on the radio and telling my buddy 'I've always liked that song. Doesn't your dad like this guy?' I borrowed an album and that was that. and yes, I think it was an album. SYKBH of course.
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Phritzie
Southeast of disorder
Posts: 91
Joined: August 22, 2005 5:31 pm
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: On the Porch of Indecision- St. Louis MO

Post by Phritzie » April 28, 2008 8:52 pm

I guess for me it was 1997. I had remodeled a basement room for a friend and as payment he took the Mrs. and I to the next in town concert. We saw Jimmy and the Reefers on the Banana Wind Tour, and I've been hooked ever since. Been to three shows in St. Louis (Please come every year Jimmy), and one in Chicago. The Keets made it with us to the Chicago Wrigley Field Memorial Day stop and I was proud as hell to see them enjoy themselves. Not been a Parrot Head as long as some, but as someone else said earlier I think I've always had that "Parrot Head" feeling!
St. Louis 4/24

coachfin
I have found me a home
Posts: 114
Joined: June 11, 2007 4:05 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Ragtop Day
Number of Concerts: 6
Favorite Boat Drink: Crown and Coke
Location: Tulsa, OK

Post by coachfin » April 29, 2008 10:45 pm

In college back in the mid 80's...starting my keets out early...my 15 month old gets a big smile and starts clapping along everytime CIP and One Particular Harbour comes on...My 3 years old favorite song is King of Somewhere Hot...
The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful!

Hockey Mon
At the Bama Breeze
Posts: 4134
Joined: July 21, 2006 5:08 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Anything with a guitar in it
Number of Concerts: 0
Favorite Boat Drink: The one that's free
Location: On the far side of the Washington Capitals rink in VA
Contact:

Post by Hockey Mon » April 30, 2008 3:33 pm

I've been a fan of Buffett since July of 1990 when my parents took me to a show. I was 20. I was hooked.

As for being a Parrothead, I don't know what constitutes that. I haven't gone to any shows outside of where I live but I've only missed 3 tours since 1990. I don't own a grass skirt but I do post on this board and own most, if not all, of his studio albums. Everyone can draw their own conclusions and when the vote is tallied, let me know if I'm in. I want to learn the secret handshake. :)
Twenty degrees and the hockey games on...

RinglingRingling
Last Man Standing
Posts: 53938
Joined: May 30, 2004 3:12 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Glory Days
Number of Concerts: 0
Favorite Boat Drink: Landshark, and Margaritaville products...
Location: Where payphones all are ringing
Contact:

Post by RinglingRingling » April 30, 2008 3:53 pm

cdnkeywest wrote:Can't forget - it was 1981 (High School) and I was at a party and someone put on a couple of Buffett Albums (yes I am that old) and from that moment on I was hooked!!

Drinking Labatts 50 beer (at that time), smoking a Players Cigarette (quit smoking in 2000), listening to Jimmy and eating pizza...ah the high school memories!! :)
O'Keefe's Extra Old Stock or Old Vienna..

popcornjack
Changing Channels
Posts: 16284
Joined: December 15, 2006 5:47 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Biloxi
Number of Concerts: 75
Favorite Boat Drink: Dos Equis
Location: Key West

Post by popcornjack » April 30, 2008 4:13 pm

Hockey Mon wrote:I've been a fan of Buffett since July of 1990 when my parents took me to a show. I was 20. I was hooked.

As for being a Parrothead, I don't know what constitutes that. I haven't gone to any shows outside of where I live but I've only missed 3 tours since 1990. I don't own a grass skirt but I do post on this board and own most, if not all, of his studio albums. Everyone can draw their own conclusions and when the vote is tallied, let me know if I'm in. I want to learn the secret handshake. :)
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I accept the new found man, and I set the twilight reeling.

Hockey Mon
At the Bama Breeze
Posts: 4134
Joined: July 21, 2006 5:08 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Anything with a guitar in it
Number of Concerts: 0
Favorite Boat Drink: The one that's free
Location: On the far side of the Washington Capitals rink in VA
Contact:

Post by Hockey Mon » April 30, 2008 4:30 pm

popcornjack wrote:
Hockey Mon wrote:I've been a fan of Buffett since July of 1990 when my parents took me to a show. I was 20. I was hooked.

As for being a Parrothead, I don't know what constitutes that. I haven't gone to any shows outside of where I live but I've only missed 3 tours since 1990. I don't own a grass skirt but I do post on this board and own most, if not all, of his studio albums. Everyone can draw their own conclusions and when the vote is tallied, let me know if I'm in. I want to learn the secret handshake. :)
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Hmmm...I would not want to try that after a few beers.
Twenty degrees and the hockey games on...

Hockey Mon
At the Bama Breeze
Posts: 4134
Joined: July 21, 2006 5:08 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Anything with a guitar in it
Number of Concerts: 0
Favorite Boat Drink: The one that's free
Location: On the far side of the Washington Capitals rink in VA
Contact:

Post by Hockey Mon » April 30, 2008 5:01 pm

ClemsonTigersXoXo wrote:i was conceived at a buffett concert..
Nice. That must have been a memorable concert for your parents. In thinking about this, I'm not so sure I'd want to know that information.
Twenty degrees and the hockey games on...

spartan1979
Half-baked cookies in the oven
Posts: 779
Joined: August 28, 2003 5:18 pm
Number of Concerts: 18
Favorite Boat Drink: IPA
Location: O'Fallon, MO

Post by spartan1979 » May 1, 2008 1:37 pm

I first found Jimmy's music in 1978, but I can't say I became a parrothead until 1991.

So, which selection do I choose?

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