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Play “Rock Band” in Atlanta parking lot

June 3rd, 2008

Parrotheads tailgating before the show on Thursday at the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia will have a chance to rock out to Buffett’s song on a portable version of “Rock Band” mounted to a golf cart:

The second part of Jimmy Buffett’s tour kicks off in Atlanta June 5. The singer has called on Meridian’s Peavey Electronics to add a little excitement to it.

Peavey makes the game controllers for the popular electronic guitar games and Buffett asked the company to make one for ‘Rock Band’, a game that features several of his songs.

Instead of a standard game controller, Buffett wanted this one to be on a golf cart.

“I’m going to look forward to seeing his face when he sees it in Atlanta Thursday. We’ve had a ball doing it and it pretty much speaks for himself,” said company founder Hartley Peavey.

“Jimmy’s Sharkart”, as it will be called, will be on hand before the concert, as fans tailgate. They’ll get a shot at a high score, and a chance to meet Buffett.

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