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03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Set lists from the 2012 tour (Lounging at the Lagoon)
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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by parrothead216 » March 11, 2012 3:46 am

All by myself!!! [smilie=nod.gif] [smilie=nod.gif] [smilie=nod.gif]
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Mr. Webster, we have a NEW definition!

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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by parrothead216 » March 11, 2012 4:41 am

Last Man Standing!!! [smilie=gt-happyup.gif] [smilie=gt-happyup.gif] [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]
BUFFETTING: The act of leaving reality and going off to see Jimmy Buffett!

Mr. Webster, we have a NEW definition!

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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by parrothead216 » March 11, 2012 4:46 am

Drink it up
This ones for you
It's been a lovely cruise
I'm sorry it's ended
It's sad but it's true
Honey it's been a lovely cruise

These moments were left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few
There's wind in our hair
And there's Maragrita's oozing out of our shoes
Honey, it's been a lovely cruise

These moments we're left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few
And those harbor lights
Aw they're coming into view
We bid our farewell much too soon
So drink it up
This one's for you
Honey, it's been a lovely cruise
Yea baby, it's been a lovely cruise
Oh darlin' it's been a lovely cruise

Thank You Jimmy.....IT Still Is A Lovely Cruise! [smilie=nod.gif] [smilie=nod.gif] [smilie=nod.gif]
BUFFETTING: The act of leaving reality and going off to see Jimmy Buffett!

Mr. Webster, we have a NEW definition!

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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by rmissbrook » March 11, 2012 9:25 am

conched wrote:5 hours later ET would be a midnight start for the 7:00 pm show in Maui on Friday.

Do they have DST in Hawaii? I think not, so the show would actually start at midnight CT and 1:00 am ET on Saturday!! :)
I just checked a world clock and there is a 6 hour difference between Honolulu and Hull. At 9: 22 a.m. here it is 3:22 a.m. in HI. So a 7:00 p.m. start for the concert would be 1:00 a.m. EDT/12:00 a.m. CDT/ 11:00 p.m. MDT/10:00 p.m. PDT (I think).
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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by rmissbrook » March 11, 2012 9:29 am

conched wrote:5 hours later ET would be a midnight start for the 7:00 pm show in Maui on Friday.

Do they have DST in Hawaii? I think not, so the show would actually start at midnight CT and 1:00 am ET on Saturday!! :)
I just checked a world clock and there is a 6 hour difference between Honolulu and Hull. At 9: 22 a.m. here it is 3:22 a.m. in HI. So a 7:00 p.m. start for the concert would be 1:00 a.m. EDT/12:00 a.m. CDT/ 11:00 p.m. MDT/10:00 p.m. PDT (I think).
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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by dnw » March 11, 2012 10:05 am

Thank you, set listers! :D
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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by conched » March 11, 2012 3:50 pm

Jimmy and Mike said that Margaritaville made its debut in San Diego in the Fall of 1976 right before it was recorded in the studio.

It is actually on the setlist for a show in Carterbarron Amphitheater/Washington, DC
Wonder if this setlist is correct.
I know I have heard a recording of Margaritaville from October 23, 1976 DC show, so who knows?

http://www.buffettnews.com/resources/setlists/?show=427

Jimmy did play SDSU Backdoor in San Diego on 5-01-1976, so I'll bet that was the debut of Margaritaville. Jimmy had just written it.
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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by conched » March 11, 2012 3:58 pm


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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by karat » March 11, 2012 7:34 pm

I have the Record on my wall...says: April 2, 1977
? :-?

conched wrote:Jimmy and Mike said that Margaritaville made its debut in San Diego in the Fall of 1976 right before it was recorded in the studio.

It is actually on the setlist for a show in Carterbarron Amphitheater/Washington, DC
Wonder if this setlist is correct.
I know I have heard a recording of Margaritaville from October 23, 1976 DC show, so who knows?

http://www.buffettnews.com/resources/setlists/?show=427

Jimmy did play SDSU Backdoor in San Diego on 5-01-1976, so I'll bet that was the debut of Margaritaville. Jimmy had just written it.
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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by conched » March 12, 2012 12:21 am

Hey, karathead,

Jimmy wrote the song in April of 1976 and I believe Mike Utley says they played it during May at the San Diego show. He said Jimmy had just gotten his band together during the Havana Daydreamin Tour and then he sat in with them in San Diego.

(From BN TIMELINE:
1975: During the Summer of 1975 the Coral Reefer Band went out on the road with Jimmy Buffett marking their first tour together. The band included Roger Bartlett, Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Harry Dailey, and Phillip Fajardo.)

When Jimmy introduced Margaritaville during the show he said it was Fall of 1976 when it made its debut at a live show at SDSU. Then it was recorded in the studio in Winter of 1976, but that SDSU song is listed on the Setlist Archives on May 1, 1976.

Jimmy said it was just some good stuff to put on his TIMELINE.

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Re: 03.10.2012 – San Diego, CA

Post by conched » March 12, 2012 12:35 am

Just a little Mike Utley "history" since they are being so nostalgic during the Bing & Bong Interviews. Maybe Jimmy IS writing the BIG BOOK and working on his TIMELINE.

http://www.bonhawaii.com/passing-throug ... hael-utley

Passing Through Town... Jimmy Buffett's Longtime Keyboardist, Michael Utley
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byBrian Berusch | September 28, 2009

What began as a distracting itch nearly 40 years ago has blossomed in to the lifelong pursuit for musician Michael Utley. In fact, this keyboardist and self-proclaimed “product of the Nashville and Memphis rhythm and blues scenes” had his sights set on a life studying the creature habits of, well, creatures. We sat down with Utley on a recent pass-through of Honolulu, while on tour with Jimmy Buffett.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, yet having spent the majority of his adult life in Los Angeles, Utley studied zoology during his college years. Having always played piano and worked in bands to pay bills, he decided to “take a shot at the music thing”, just to satisfy the urge without any future regret. In addition to animals, Utley had been studying the chops of Ray Charles, Alan Toussaint, Jerry Lee Lewis and Booker T. and the MGs.

“New Orleans is the most northern point of the Caribbean,” Utley is famous for saying. “It’s music is real similar.”

He moved to Memphis, and eventually on to Miami, where he fell in to a studio house band gig, honing his skills in the Dixie Flyers. The band served as the rhythm section for many of Atlantic Records early stars of the 1970s. Utley found himself laying down tracks with Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson and Jackson Browne, to name a few.

“I have great memories of working with Kris [Kristofferson] and Barbara [Streisand] on “A Star Is Born”. It was a really amazing experience,” said Utley.

In 1973, Utley was cutting an album for the up-and-coming Jerry Jeff Walker in Miami, when a mutual friend introduced him to a relatively unknown singer-songwriter (“What we used to call them back in the day,” said Utley). His name was Jimmy Buffett, and he’d been traveling the country with an acoustic guitar and a sizable songbook. Directly following a stint at L.A.’s Troubadour venue, famous for upstart folksingers, Buffett asked Utley to join him at the ABC-Dunhill studio, for the cutting his second album.

The product of this session was Buffett’s “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean”, and it essentially put Buffett on the map.

Over the next two decades, Utley played on every successive Buffett album, having produced ten of them. In the final months of 1975, Buffett had officially formed a tight crew of musicians he dubbed “The Coral Reefer Band”. Although he had already toured and played studio gigs with them, Utley didn’t officially commit to being a full time “Coral Reefer” until 1981.

“I love Jimmy’s songwriting,” Utley shared. “I’m also very big in to the producing aspect of Jimmy’s work. He’s very giving, and really lets us voice our ideas. It makes for a great working relationship. He’s very open.”

Acknowledging that Buffett’s diversity and openness to all kinds of music led both he and his band down some unexpected roads has all been a part of the adventure. In the mid-1970s Utley got the opportunity to sit and play with one of this long time idols, Dr. John.

Over the years there have been numerous highlights outside of the Coral Reefers, much of which Utley achieved due to his reputation as a top-notch producer. In 1988, Utley was invited to join rock luminary Roy Orbison for what was hailed as “A Black and White Night”: A live recording with Orbison and Utley that included performances by Jackson Browne, T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, K.D. Lang, Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen.

Yet surprisingly, it was a slightly less star-studded event that struck a home run with the keyboardist. Nearly three years ago, Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band were invited to play a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“New Orleans is the most northern point of the Caribbean,” Utley is famous for saying. “It’s music is real similar.”

The venue for this benefit was Wrigley Field in Chicago. Utley had been a Chicago Cubs fan his entire life. Having followed the team throughout his childhood, he noted the honor it was to walk out on to the infield at Wrigley, waving at the cheering crowd, where he sat many times as a child.

When chatting about the evolution of his playing style, Utley speaks candidly about the education he’s received in his years behind the keys.

“I was an R&B player from Memphis, and I quickly learned the New Orleans thing. Real obscure calypso stuff, the works. Now with Jimmy I’ve expanded in to this Caribbean thing. I’m always learning new things. In fact, I learned something new tonight!” added Utley.

When not touring with Buffett, Utley has put most of his time in to a project called “Club Trini”; an instrumental band fronted by himself and fellow Coral Reefer, Robert Greenwich, who plays steel drums. The material is mostly original, although live shows are peppered with Buffett classics. Club Trini has six albums released to date, and the themes revolve around an obscure form of Trinidadian drumming (where Greenwich hails from).

On the horizon, Utley is looking forward to getting in to the studio to work on new material with Buffett and the band. The group travels together to Hawai’i each year, most recently to mark the opening of Buffett’s first signature restaurant in Waikiki.

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