Buffett- Dallas 2012

April 14, 2012

Southwest Airlines $106
#938 AUS 2:20pm to Dallas Love 3:20pm

Got a room at MCM Elegante Hotel for $95.
Free airport shuttle.

About a $33 taxi ride.

$215 on ticketzoom, pretty good deal.

Welcome to Fin Land Tour
GEXA Energy Pavilion – Dallas TX
Thursday April 19th, 2012


1 One Particular Harbour

2 Coconut Telegraph

3 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
4 Boat Drinks
5 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
6 Come Monday
7 Knee Deep
8 Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
9 Swingin’ Hula Girl
10 Volcano
11 Cheeseburger In Paradise
12 Migration
13 Makin' Music For Money
14 It's My Job
15 Pascagoula Run
16 Margaritaville (with the New Verse)
17 A Pirate Looks At Forty

18 All My Ex's Live in Texas (First time played on tour)

19 Southern Cross

First Encore
20 The Weight (For Levon Helm, First time played on tour, acoustic)

21 Cowboy In The Jungle (acoustic)

Band Intros
Miss Tina Gullickson, Miss Nadirah Shakoor beaming down from the Starship Enterprise, Peter Mayer, Mr. Eric Darken, Lubbock Flash Doyle Grisham, Mac McAnally, Roger Guth, Uncle Jim Mayer, The Handsome Lad From Trinidad Robert Greenidge, Dancing Johnny Lovell, on geology, zoology and keyboardology Michael Utley

22 Brown Eyed Girl
23 Fins
24 All Night Long

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"The Tailgate Party littered the Gexa Energy Pavilion parking lot Thursday evening. RVs, tent-tops and SUVs served as home base for Jimmy Buffett’s Parrothead fans in grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts and straw hats. Food and liquor were plentiful. So was the wasting-away vibe.

Once the sun set, Buffett and his 11-member Coral Reefer Band took the stage for two hours of feel-good music. Flanked by a pair of palm trees and a large video screen that projected images of harbors, beaches and remote islands, Buffett and his players transformed the amphitheater into a tropical oasis. The stage decor proved the perfect visual escapism for a night when everybody participates in “a little Mardi Gras way of life,” the barefoot icon said.

The true beauty of a Buffett concert, however, isn’t the visual trappings or the lubricated revelry. It’s the deceptive simplicity of the sound. Buffett writes folkie story songs, whether about fins, volcanoes or those changes in latitudes. He dresses them up in seemingly disparate but ingenious instrumentation. How many bands can you name with a pedal steel guitarist, a percussionist and a steel drums player? He’s also got a trumpeter in the mix that blew a nice solo during “Margaritaville.” For his cover of the Blue Hawaiians’ “Swingin’ Hula Girl,” Buffett strummed a ukulele as beach balls bounced overhead.

That was one of many covers. Like all veteran songwriters, Buffett admires others’ good tunes. So he gave us a joyfully rhythmic version of Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long,” which Buffett sings with the pop-soul star on Richie’s new Tuskegee album. Lots of percussion fueled a take on Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” while soaring acoustic harmonies punctuated the band’s “The Weight,” which served as a tribute to the late Levon Helm. Buffett even tossed in George Strait’s “All My Exes Live in Texas” and Crosby, Stills & Nash’s staple “Southern Cross.”

It all mingled swimmingly with originals such as “Volcano,” “Fins,” “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Buffett is a savvy man. He keeps himself relevant on country radio by piggy-backing with Alan Jackson and the Zac Brown Band for contemporary staples. “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” showcased longtime Coral Reefer Band singer and guitarist Mac McAnally on vocals. “Knee Deep,” his hit with Brown, was another jovial gem. That one featured a video vista of a white sand beach.

With Buffett, you get the full tropical effect. All you’d have to supply is the water."

Friday 15th

Southwest #3147 DAL 7:20am to AUS 8:15am