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Jimmy Debuts in Bridgeview

July 25th, 2008


The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour continued Thursday night as Jimmy moved the tour into Chicago for his annual visit.

This year, Jimmy’s Chicago stop was in Toyota Park for the first time ever and the first of two shows. The opening show featured a change right away as a solo version of “Hey Good Lookin'” started things off. It was the first ever acoustic version and the first time the song had been played in any form since June 30th of last year in Atlantic City. Other changes saw no “Pencil Thin Mustache” for the first time since the opening show in Houston and the return of “Jamaica Mistaica” for the first time since September 20th of last year in New York City.

The second set didn’t include any surprises, but it did feature a few guests. The Juke Joint Duo and Greg “Fingers” Taylor were back again to put some blues in the show and they even got Jimmy involved again as he helped out on a fantastic version of “Sweet Home Chicago.” Fingers also stuck around for “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and of course “A Pirate Looks at Forty.”

The First Encore opened the same way with “Fins” featuring another hot Fingers solo but this time Jimmy opted for “We Are the People Our Parents Warned us About” instead of “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35.” This was the first performance of “We are the People” since January at the Hong Kong show. The second encore was not a complete surprise this time but was still very nice as Jimmy played the John Prine classic “It’s a Big Old Goofy World” for just the second time ever. No Steve Goodman songs this time which makes you wonder what where in for Saturday Night.

View the entire set list here.

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Update – There are two reviews of last night’s show:

Chicago Tribune – “Buffett moves smoothly into Toyota Park”
Southtown Star – “Buffett fans sip margaritas and chill out at Toyota Park “

The third leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” will continue Saturday night with another show in Bridgeview, IL just outside of Chicago. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets!


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