The June 2001 issue of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine includes a lengthy article on the history of the Grumman family airplanes including the Goose, Widgeon, Mallard, and Albatross. (Jimmy currently owns an Albatross; [N928J] “Hemisphere Dancer”; and has owned a Widgeon, which he crashed off Nantucket on August 25th 1994). The article also heeds mention to Chalk Airlines, on whose aircraft Jimmy received his first seaplane ride.
Announcing Parrothead Cruise 2002
Presented by the Atlanta Parrothead Club
Come join us for our fourth great adventure of Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads! We’ll be spending 8 days and 7 nights exploring those little latitudes around the US Virgin Islands. We set sail on March 2, 2002 aboard the Carnival Triumph. We’ll depart Miami, Florida headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas & St. John, USVI and St. Croix, USVI! More information
PubClub.com has an article “Front row at Jimmy Buffett!” which includes some pictures of the Irvine show. Also more photos are available in their Mobile Margaritaville Buffett in L.A. 2001 Photo Essay
Today’s Accent Section in the Palm Beach Post has an article on Dave Tarkianen: “He praises celebs with a pencil“. It mentions how Dave has been drawing pictures of celebrities, including Jimmy Buffett.
The Orange County Register has a review of Saturday’s Irvine Show: “Smooth sailing for Jimmy Buffett“.
They had this to say about Jimmy: “Clad in an aloha shirt, lime-green shorts and bare feet, the balding entertainer resembled Capt. Stubing of ‘The Love Boat’ after a particularly severe mid-life crisis”.
The article goes on to say: The evening’s attempts at humor fell a bit flat, though the beer-bong contingent seemed to think everything was a hoot.
Sometimes, Buffett can seem like a prisoner in his own party, as when he attempted an “unplugged” mini-set right after intermission .. many in the crowd buzzed restlessly – they’d just fetched fresh beers and were itching to do the “Fins” dance.