Ticket Information for Buffett/Obama Rally

October 28th, 2008

The Barack Obama rally that Jimmy Buffett will perform at on Sunday, November 2nd at the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida will start at 3 pm. Tickets will be made available for free starting at 10 am Wednesday at Obama’s Campaign for Change Early Vote information tables. Tables are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. There is a maximum of two tickets per person, and you must be a Florida resident or a student.

Get tickets at the following Obama Early Vote tables:

J&J Bar-B-Q
B2620 8th St W
Bradenton, FL

Campaign for Change Sub-Office
34 North Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL

Campaign for Change – Clearwater
133 North Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL

South Holiday Library
4649 Mile Stretch Dr
Holiday, FL

Campaign for Change – Lakeland
5385 Gateway Blvd, Bays 12-14
Lakeland, FL

Mitchell’s Coffee House
235 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL

Rapscallions Restaurant
4422 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
Land O’ Lakes, FL

Campaign for Change – New Port Richey
4809 Grand Blvd, Suite P
New Port Richey, FL

The Breakfast Station
7335 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL

Wisdom Center Smoke House
624 S Evers St
Plant City, FL

Buddha Belly Donuts
1990 Main St, Suite 112
Sarasota, FL

Campaign for Change – St Petersburg
2321 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL

Globe Café
532 1st Ave North
St Petersburg, FL

Campaign for Change – Tampa Downtown
817 East Washington St
Tampa, FL

Campaign for Change – Tampa USF
14519 North 18th Street
Tampa, FL

Cut N’ Style
3817 S Manhattan Ave
Tampa, FL

Joe Chillura Courthouse Square
602 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL

Salcines Park
1655 N Howard Ave
Tampa, FL

Terrace Sports
5311 E Busch Blvd
Temple Terrace, FL

Urban Culinary Cuisine
10016 Cross Creek Blvd
Tampa, FL

Winner’s Sports Grill
5429 Village Market
Wesley Chapel, FL

For more information, visit the event page.

Tagged in Politics, Special Appearances

Barack & Buffett: Jimmy To Play At Obama Rally In Tampa

October 27th, 2008

We’ve been waiting for this here at BuffettWorld, and it was reported today that Jimmy Buffett will headline a Barack Obama rally on Sunday, November 2nd at the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida. Buffett is a democrat and has performed at fundraisers and rallies for democratic candidates in the past, often in Florida. ABC Action News has the story:

ABC Action News.com has learned Barack Obama is planning a last minute visit to Tampa, days before the Presidential election. Obama is expected to appear with superstar musician Jimmy Buffett.

It is another sign of Tampa Bay’s importance to the Presidential race. Obama’s scheduled visit comes just two days before election day.

A Tampa spokeswoman for the Obama campaign said she has not been informed of the visit. However, according to an email obtained by abcactionnews.com, employees at the Ford Amphitheatre have been told to prepare for the visit this coming Sunday, November 2nd.

From the original e-mail:

“Hello every one I just wanted to give you a heads up their (sic) has been a new event added to the schedule at the Ampitheater, It will be on November 2nd It is the Brock (sic) Obama rally with Jimmy buffett (sic) performing not sure of all the details just yet. But we wanted to get an e-mail out to start recruiting employees, Thier (sic) is (sic) over 15,000 tickets reserved and expecting another 5,000- 7,000.”

Tagged in Politics, Special Appearances

Globespotters Interviews Buffett in Paris

September 24th, 2008

Matt Luna of the International Herald Tribune’s Globespotters spent some time with Jimmy Buffett while he was biking around Paris last week. He asked several reader-submitted questions, which we made you aware of last week.

Globespotters also has an audio/photo slideshow with pics of Buffett biking around Paris and audio of him describing his travel around Paris on a rental bike. Check it out here.

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Pete Farmer from Kilbirnie, Scotland, wanted to know if Buffett had any plans to appear in the U.K. And Debbie, who lists the U.S.A. as her place of residence, asked about plans for any other shows outside the U.S.

“Yes, maybe next year. We have been thinking about it,” said Buffett. “Next year it could be a ‘He Went to Paris’ and a ‘He Went to London’.”

Buffett added that he has played in Hong Kong and Singapore, and is now “taking the guitar around like I used to do.”

“Next year I would like to go back to Asia, and maybe up to countries like Norway and Finland,” he said, adding that travel is “rewarding in the fact that I’m always looking for stories.” He said performing while traveling puts a different take on the experience.


Annie from Maryland asked if Buffett had an “unfulfilled dream of adventure, like climbing Mt. Everest or going into space.” Buffett answered, “I’d go to outer space. I would like to ride on the shuttle, and I’m trying to stay in good shape to be the next old fart in space, after John Glenn.” He added that he would it be more fun to stow away on the shuttle but “that’s not possible.”


Rayden, from Gold Coast, Australia and Billy from Melbourne wanted to know if Buffett planned to play concerts in Australia. “I am looking at it for early next year. Have not been there in almost 20 years, an am looking to get back. Stay tuned.”


Steve Adams from North Carolina asked, “What do you think of the upcoming election? Whom do you plan on voting for?”

Buffett stressed his support for the candidacy of Senator Barack Obama several times during the conversation with Globespotters. Keep an eye out, and you just might see a Buffett appearance in support of the candidate.


Ronnie Creger from Forest, Virginia, wanted to know what Buffett thought of Kenny Chesney “pushing his fans to act like Buffett fans at his shows, with tailgating and beach themes. ”

“Imitation is the best form of flattery,” Buffett said with a slight grin.

Read the entire interview at Globespotters now.

(hat tip to Peter for passing this along)

Tagged in Concerts, Parrotheads, Personal/Family, Photos, Politics

USA Weekend Interview with Buffett, Win a Trip to Paradise

June 27th, 2008

USA Weekend has a terrific interview with Buffett, where he talks a lot about his family, politics, and how he came up with this year’s tour name, among other things: “Jimmy Buffett: No Trouble In Paradise”

When Jimmy Buffett was trying to come up with a name for his annual tour, he got together with a group of buddies and bandmates to brainstorm. “We said, ‘What are we going to call this after 40 years? What do we do now that we’re still here?’ ” he says. “And that became this summer’s motto: The Year of Still Here.”


Buffett, describing himself as “an old hippie” and “Southern radical,” says now, “I’m an Obama person.”

“Everybody knows my politics [he campaigned for Jimmy Carter and Al Gore and has played twice at Bill Clinton birthday parties]. But half my audience is Republicans — and that’s OK. People should be communicating, which is the biggest factor to me.”

He has been opposed to the war in Iraq since the beginning. “Anybody who makes policy in this country oughta have to walk by the Vietnam memorial on the way to work,” Buffett says.

So why not vote for Vietnam vet John McCain? “I respect John McCain, but it’s old stuff. John McCain is older than I am!”


Buffett’s kids have not exactly followed him into the fame game. At least not yet. Delaney 16, attends boarding school in the Northeast, as does Cameron, 14, his only son. Savannah, 29, is a host for Radio Margaritaville, a Sirius station that features all things Buffett. Ask Buffett what kind of dad he is, and he’ll say what most fathers say: “A good one, I hope.”

Read the entire article here.

They are also giving away a trip to Parrothead Paradise, all you have to do is write your own first verse to Margaritaville! Read the details and enter the contest here!

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family