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Vote Jimmy in Weather Channel’s Song Tournament

March 14th, 2012

The Weather Channel is running a March Madness style tournament to determine the all-time favorite weather song.

There are four “regions,” and Jimmy Buffett’s song “Trying to Reason with Hurrican Season” is a contender in the Seasons region, though he’s well behind his opponent Bing Crosby with “White Christmas.”

Voting ends early Thursday morning, so you need to vote today for Jimmy!

Go here to vote!

As of this writing, Jimmy is trailing Bing 86%-14%.

Tagged in Contests, Parrotheads, Singles

Qualcomm Will Host Tailgating for Buffett

March 8th, 2012

San Diego parrotheads will have a place to tailgate on Saturday after all.

After initially declining to allow Jimmy Buffett fans to use the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot for a tailgate party prior to Saturday night’s Buffett concert at SDSU’s Viejas Arena, stadium officials have done an about face.

“We’ve kind of reversed course. We’ve decided to open it up for tailgaters,” Mike McSweeney, the manager of Qualcomm Stadium, said Thursday afternoon. “We’ve had such an overwhelming number of requests from people wanting to tailgate (Saturday).”

Why the initial reluctance?

McSweeney said stadium officials were concerned about costs Qualcomm would have had to absorb to pay for cleaning up the parking lot after the tailgate party and for providing Porta-Potties and security.

“Because we’re charging for parking, well use those revenues to pay for the Porta-Potties and the dumpsters,” he said. “We have a lot of space and we’ll open it up as needed.”

Tailgating at Qualcomm won’t be cheap. Officials will open the gates at noon and charge $20 per car and $60 per RV.

Get the full run-down here.

Tagged in Parrotheads, Touring

#ParrotheadProblems Takes Over Our Twitter Feed

March 5th, 2012

If you follow us on Twitter then you probably saw a fun game catch fire on Monday night. Twitter user @RickyS4538 tweeted at us “I have rope burn from the strings that held my coconut bra on at Buffett” and included the hashtag #ParrotheadProblems. If you don’t know what a hashtag is, it’s a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic. For example, if you did a Twitter search for #Yankees you’ll see a bunch of tweets about the New York Yankees.

We thought the hashtag would make a great game, so we encouraged everyone to send in their own #ParrotheadProblems. Below you’ll find a few of our favorites (including a couple of our own):

Do a search on Twitter for the #ParrotheadProblems hashtag to see them all.

Are you on Twitter? Be sure to follow us: @BuffettWorld.

Tagged in Parrotheads

Buffett Performs in Key West

November 4th, 2011

The 20th annual Meeting of the Minds parrothead convention is going on now in Key West and Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band made a surprise appearance today, performing on a stage set up on Duval Street.

According to ConchTV, Buffett played pre-1975 songs plus an encore of “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”

Check out Living Like A Pirate’s photo gallery for more pictures.

Tagged in Parrotheads, Special Appearances

Buffett Says He’ll Work on Tailgating Issue at Jiffy Lube Live

May 26th, 2011

In an interview with USA Today that focuses mainly on releasing old material, Jimmy Buffett says he’s going to work on the tailgating prohibition at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia. Spokespeople for Jiffy Lube Live and owner Live Nation have said that they are cracking down on tailgating at the venue that is known for great pre-partying.

When told there wasn’t going to be partying in the parking lot, the singer said, “Who’s stupid idea was that? … I’m glad to hear that. I’ll get right on that. I believe I can take care of that. It must be some city thing, but it’s not me.”

The venue, formerly known as Nissan Pavilion “is one of the biggest tailgating places ever,” he says. “We got time, I can really get into that. … I’m going to fire a little shot to the Live Nation people.”

The Jiffy Lube Live concert will be held August 27th.

Tagged in Interviews, Parrotheads