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    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    Jimmy Buffett, Sydney Opera House- A Stunning Concert

    Santa brought for Dale and myself tickets to the Jimmy Buffet concert in the Sydney Opera House 23rd January 2011.

    He is a hero of ours and countless others. He has a lifestyle you could only dream of. Boats, Tequila, Planes, Music and FUN. We first saw him at The Mandalay over 20 years ago. There was a crowd of us. You bought a table and as with Jimmy's Concerts, it is obligatory to drink while you watch. I was a Jimmy Novice at that time but by the end of the performance... was in love. What fun, we were all up dancing. A friend of ours a Radio Host who shall remain nameless, was last seen dancing on his chair. A couple of years later, the same Radio Host was with us in New Orleans at the River Tent once again dancing and drinking to Jimmy and his Coral Reef Band. So we have a history with Jimmy.

    We met at the Opera Bar with our friends Stu and Yvonne
    The fans were gathering

    From the moment after the Opening Act finished, she was good,
     the promoter Michael Chugg announced Jimmy doesn't want to keep you waiting people. Only a 10 minute break just enough time to refresh your glasses Ladies and Gentlemen.
    The Crowd went wild.
    Beach balls appeared and were tossed around the concert hall. Don't think the Opera House sees many of these nights!
    Around us brightly dressed Parrot heads, (The affectionate  name for Jimmy's fans).
     Already everyone was ready. Of course Jimmy's philosophy is Party Party Party, Fun Fun Fun and his fans all know about that. of course the average age is up there... as Jimmy says
    "I'm growing older but not up
    My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
    Let those winds of time blow over my head
    Id rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"

    And we of the older persuasion, are with him.
    By the way there were children and young people there but basically Jimmy's main fans are growing Older but Not Up!
    The man came on solo and opened with "Changes in Latitudes"
     and the pace never stopped.
    The band were sensational.
    Jimmy is a prolific song writer and is responsible for some beautful ballads.
    'Come Monday', "He Went to Paris", and the nostalgic "The Captain and The Kid",
    Its not all Beer and Skittles...He's a storyteller and Troubadour really.
    It is great to see an artist who is having so much fun. He didn't stop smiling for the whole 2 1/2 hours they were on the stage.

    If you have never heard Jimmy Buffet, put him on your wish list.
    The song that started it all

    Nibblin on sponge cake
    Watchin the sun bake
    All of those tourists covered with oil
    Strummin my six-string
    On my front porch swing
    Smell those shrimp they're beginnin to boil

    Wastin away again in margaritaville
    Searching for my lost shaker of salt
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
    But I know it's nobodys fault

    I don't know the reason
    I stayed here all season
    Nothin to show but this brand new tattoo
    But it's a real beauty
    A mexican cutie
    How it got here I haven't a clue

    Wastin away again in margaritaville
    Searchin for my lost shaker of salt
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
    Now I think
    Hell, it could be my fault

    I blew out my flip-flop
    Stepped on a pop-top
    Cut my heel had to cruise on back home
    But there's booze in the blender
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

    Wastin away again in margaritaville
    Searching for my lost shaker of salt
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
    But I know it's my own damn fault
    Yes and some people claim that there's a woman to blame
    And I know it's my own damn fault
    And a huge Favourite "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
    If you can see this those fans are wearing Cheeseburger Hats

    Thank you Jimmy we love you.
    To top off an excellent evening, we went to Golden Century Seafood Chinese Restaurant.
    Talk about fresh.
    Above Salt and Pepper Mud Crab
    Look at these Alaskan King Crabs
    And the white version
    It's a busy restaurant...took this when we left about 1.15 am

    All go. A Great Night thanks to Santa, Stu, Yvonne and Jimmy.

    1 comment:

    Jess said...

    Jimmy Buffett is one of my all time favorite singer! I got tickets to see him in West Palm Beach FL in April! I'll share the link to where I got my tickets at... They have great seats, I'm very happy! :)