A true 'Parrot Head,' he tries to attend every concert, every year.
This was my second Buffett concert, and it was just as much fun as the first. You don't even have to BE a fan to have a good time.
Just make it to the 'Tail Gate Party' in the parking lot which usually starts in the early afternoon.
The concert is always sold out in the Philadelphia area.
I think it's so popular because Buffett concerts are a celebration of eternal summers, simple pleasures, and lost but not forgotten youth.
The fans may be eccentric, but they sure know how to have a good time. The hats, the clothes, the kiddie wading pools, plastic palm trees, portable bar-b-ques, pirate flags, grass skirts, and inflatable sharks take you away from the everyday rat race.
The props may be cheap, flimsy, and fake,
but they're easy, affordable and most importantly ... possible.
I did behave myself this year, however.
I didn't even have one alcoholic beverage. This was partly because, several weeks ago, while Ray's best friend was visiting us from Chicago, I ended up having a few too many Long Island Ice Tea's with lunch. All I can remember is using a cloth napkin while dancing to Karaoke music on the dance floor. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I haven't been able to swallow anything even remotely alcoholic in nature ever since. I'm not sure (I'll have to check with Ray), but now that I don't drink or smoke, I may not have any bad habits left.
Which would make me... practically perfect! At least... temporarily!
Fins to the left!!