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Tampa Show Starts Tour Off in Style

April 16th, 2011

If there were any doubts about Jimmy’s health from that scary fall in Australia last January, they were quickly erased as Jimmy performed an energetic show in Tampa to kick off the 2011 Welcome to Fin Land Tour.

The set list contained more gems than usual. Buffett started the show off with “The Wino and I Know” a song that he hadn’t played with the full band since 2003. The third song was “Off to See The Lizard”, and Buffett added an extra verse on his fall:

I had problems with my brain
When I took that big stage dive
I had an ass like Kim Kardashian
But at least I’m still alive
Stitches in my elbow
Stitches in my head
So I healed up by the ocean
Not in some hospital bed
Whirling whirling song lines in my head

So I took off for Hawaii
Saw the acupuncture man
I ate a lot of grilled fish tacos
But retiring ain’t the plan
On a beach down in Jamaica
Found a bottle in the sand
When I opened it and read the note
It said “Welcome to Fin Land!”

Other notable songs included “Havana Daydreamin,” “Life is Just a Tire Swing,” “Peanut Butter Conspiracy,” and “The Great Filling Station Holdup.”

Halfway through (there was no intermission) Buffett said that they plan to play some songs they haven’t played in a while. He then said that they’d feature an album every week or so, and this week it’s Volcano. So Jimmy and the band played “Stranded on a Sandbar,” “Volcano,” and a great rendition of “Treat Her Like A Lady.” He said that they’ll play the full album by the end of the week.

The up-beat version of “Floridays” was in the first encore, and “Lovely Cruise” was the finale.

View the full set list here along with Justin’s show notes.

The Welcome to Fin Land Tour continues on Tuesday in Raleigh, NC. Find tickets to that show and others here.

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