Alpine Valley Show Review

Here’s part of a review of the June 2nd Alpine show submitted by a fan:

Jimmy was “on” from the opening song and looked very happy to be in Alpine once again. His voice was strong and was hitting his full range. Mac was back and Jimmy appeared to have his, (as he called him later) “his friend” up here. Three notable acts occurred; the first was late in the show Jimmy grabbed a beer stein hat from the audience and played with the hat for a while. Then later someone threw a shark hat on stage and we wore that while he played Fins! Finally on the intro to Gypsies in the palace Jimmy forgot part of the poem, it was quite hysterical. I give him a 10 for his recovery on that one.

The final encore was “He Went To Paris” and was filled with emotion. This emotion on his face really summed up the evening for everyone including Jimmy, what a great singer songwriter and head parrothead who really loves all of this, as he calls it “nonsense”.

Read the full review | Set List from the show

Southampton Guest Appearance Possible?

Nothing is confirmed but it would be interesting to see:

From MetroJoe: Southampton College just announced the lineup for it’s annual “All For The Sea” Concert… Paul Simon & Brian Wilson. The concert will take place on Monday, July 23. No word yet on when tickets go on sale.

Let’s see… Jimmy will have done the Today Show the previous Friday, so he should be in town…he’s already done two “All For The Sea” Concerts and appeared at a third when James Taylor was the headliner…he’s performed with Paul Simon at “Back to the Ranch” concerts in Montauk…he’s a good friend of Brian Wilson…and Buffett friend, Robert F.X. Sillerman (concert promoter extraordinaire – as in SFX ) is the Southampton College Chancellor and Jimmy lives about 15 minutes away from the college (five minutes with a police escort).

Hearing “South America” live would be pretty cool.

Denver – Fiddlers Green Review

The Rocky Mountain News has a favorable review of the Denver show: “Brilliant Buffett brings back memories for parrotheads“.

Mentioned in the article: Whether you love or hate Buffett’s music, one thing is undeniable: “The man is brilliant. He knows just what to do to increase his live fan base every year. He’s not only content to sing the hits, but he’s genuinely happy to do so. He may be a walking ’70s jukebox, but at least he’s a cheerful one”.

Drinking on a Fake ID

From Nikki: In today’s NY Post: “BUSH TWINS FACING RAP TWO-GETHER“.

June 1, 2001 — Jenna and Barbara Bush got slapped with twin misdemeanor charges yesterday in their Margaritaville mess. Jenna was cited for using a fake ID in a failed bid to buy booze in an Austin, Texas restaurant – reportedly a margarita – while Barbara, who succeeded in getting a margarita, got charged as a minor in possession of alcohol, police said.