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Review of Houston Show

May 21st, 2010

The Houston Chronicle has a review of Thursday night’s Jimmy Buffett show in Houston: “Jimmy Buffett brings good times to Woodlands Pavilion”

Jimmy Buffett sized up his audience, bursting at its seams from the front row to the last blade of grass on the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion lawn, and saw astronauts and doctors and cheerleaders and loony dads dressed in grass skirts and coconut bras. And kids.

“That’s how I see Houston,” he laughed. “Einstein … and beer. Everything in the middle is up for grabs.

“And thank you for raising your children with this music.”

Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played 26 songs over two hours on a hot, sultry, clear, starry Thursday night. Beach balls were flying, the beer was flowing, and, thank you Harry Belafonte, the dancing girls were swaying to and fro. He brought the full Coral Reefer Band plus the taxi squad – 12 people onstage. Every person on that stage has been with the band for 20 years or more. Most of them more.

Cameras flashed shots of Space Shuttle astronauts and Houston Texans cheerleaders in the crowd. Not one ticket was left unsold, one beer undrunk, one T-shirt unsold, or one fan unsmiling. Buffett is a pure entertainer who delivers exactly what his audience wants. And then does two encores.

Read the full review here.

Update – The Houston Press has another review with some pictures from the show: “Jimmy Buffett Kicks Off His Flip-Flops At The Woodlands”

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