Friday, March 2, 2012

We've been to Margaritaville...

Looking for our lost shaker of salt!!!  









We didn't have to go far-just 
across the Arkansas River to
North Little Rock to the Verizon Arena.  







Jimmy Buffett and his entourage hit town Thursday.  The actual show didn't start until 8pm, but the festivities started the day before when the RVers started arriving.  We got there about 5pm on Concert day...just strolled around and watched all of the Parrotheads getting crazy. And, yes
there is a Parrothead Club in Little Rock.




The doors opened at 6:30pm and we made it in by 7pm; had our chicken fingers and beer; and headed for our seats.  We were lucky to get them.  The concert was sold out in 90 minutes.  Chuck stood in line for a couple of hours at the Arena Box Office.  By the time he got to the window the floor and the next tier of seats were sold.  

We actually had pretty good seats.  We were on the west side,up high, but not the "nose-bleed" seats.  We left before the finale to beat the crush and to give our ears and feet a rest.  It was really loud and definitely foot-stomping/hand-clapping music. 



Margaritaville, Montego Bay, Jamaica
I am going to download one of his albums from I-Tunes so I can hear the words to some of his less played songs.  Margaritaville was about it for me...we have actually been to Margaritaville in Jamaica. We can say we've been there, but don't need to go to another one...too touristy.  

Great show...if you ever get a chance-GO!as early in the day as you can.  All of the "fun" is part of the appeal...and if weather permits, wear your craziest beach clothes and flip-flops.  You won't be disappointed. 


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



Chorus:
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 nobody's 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



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

Chorus:

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

Lyrics | Jimmy Buffett lyrics - Margaritaville lyricsn>

2 comments:

  1. Flip flops, grass skirts, Parrothead Hats, Hawaiian leis, Margaritas, Reggae, Guitars, Drums, Synthesizers, Back-up Singers, Saxaphones, Mike Utley, Blytheville, Arkansas, on keyboard, Mac McAnally and Sonny Landreth on guitar...and Bubba, himself...it was awesome! Thanks for the comment!

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