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Review of Kansas City Show

May 1st, 2011


On Saturday night, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band returned to Kansas City for the first time in over a decade. The Kansas City Star has a review of the show:

Jimmy Buffett’s previous show in Kansas City was out at the Sandstone amphitheater on May 3,1997 — three U.S. presidents ago. The world has changed a lot since then. Buffett hasn’t.

He’s 64 now, a little paunchier and balder, but he’s still the ringleader of the biggest party band in the music business.

Saturday night, before 17,000 fans in the Sprint Center — many of them dressed in various and outlandish Parrothead attire (plastic leis, coconut-shell bras, Hawaiian shirts, shark-head headdresses) — Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band made up for their long absence from these parts by throwing down a show that lasted nearly 2½ hours and a 27-song setlist that included a few well-known covers and all of his best-known material.

The Welcome to Fin Land Tour continues Tuesday in St. Louis.


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