Buffett- Louisville 2012

Friday 2nd

So after leaving the clinton Library in Little Rock it was about a 7hr drive to get to Glasgow, Kentucky to stay with my friend Krystal. Just like there was bad weather and twisters on Wednesday, the same thing was predicted for Friday.
140 reported twisters, 76 confirmed landings and 39 deaths.
It was a long drive, but luckily I missed all of the bad weather.


Lunch stop at an Arkansas Waffle House.


Memphis in the background.

Arrival!


Here is Saylor, named after "Son of a Son of a Sailor" and nine month old big ass Portugese water dog/poodle Zeke.


Saydie in her typical evening past time.


The Williams- Krystal, Celesta, and Kirk- and I.


Asian invasion in Kentucky!
And way too many themes going on here.

Saturday 3rd




My rental car, Zeke, and I.


The Krystal mobile- she is is quite the Buffett freak.

Welcome to Fin Land Tour
KFC! Yum Center – Louisville, Kentucky


About 1.5hr drive into Louisville, whose team would unfortunately be knocking my Florida Gators out of the NCAA tournament three weeks later.


The Colonel, a great man.




Girls get their fin balloon hats.


High school cheerleading competition was in town.

Myself and others described this as the coldest Buffett concert we have ever been too- was chilly out.

We hang out in Tina's room and get some food.

Their momma has taught the girls to pray for Mr. Buffett, probably why Saylor is a little confused here.


Krystal shows off her pre-show backstage passes. She also got them for Vegas too.



Got this seat for face value on TicketMaster a few couple weeks after it initially went on sale. Thought it would be a pretty good seat since it was the first row of a floor section- but the way this arena has them, there is almost no elevation and separation from the floor itself, so people are walking down the floor aisle and it is almost as bad as a floor seat. Bummer.

Eventually sold out- they were even selling tickets behind the stage like in Little Rock.



Just missed getting a pic of this guy blowing the palm tree.


Tina and Paul, parrotheads I met through Krystal in Vegas from the Lexington area.


"Absent from the bluegrass state since 1990, Jimmy Buffett’s reintroduction to Kentucky was no less than memorable. Much to delight of the 17,000 Parrotheads in attendance, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band rocked the KFC Yum! Center Saturday night with a 27-song set lasting over two hours.

The energy in the arena was electric as Buffett, barefoot and bedecked in a bright yellow t-shirt and blue shorts, took the stage, opening with the popular, Piece of Work, bringing the crowd to its feet for the first of many times in the evening.

Inspired by his own Kentucky connection, Buffett waxed poetic on his history with the state, reminiscing of a side trip he took while living in Nashville to Mammoth Cave. This lead-in kicked off the formerly controversial God’s Own Drunk, much to the delight of the enamored crowd."

"Some changes to the set list included “God’s Own Drunk”, “Another Saturday Night”, and “He Went to Paris” for the final encore."

Review


Intro

Ilo Ferreira opening:
They Won't
I’m Home Again
Let Me Love You

HOT HOT HOT

1 Piece Of Work (with Sonny Landreth)
2 License To Chill (with Sonny Landreth)
3 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
4 Pencil Thin Mustache
5 Boat Drinks
6 Havana Daydreamin'

FBSE- filmed by someone else

7 Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

FBSE

8 Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit

FBSE

9 Come Monday

FBSE

10 Volcano

FBSE

11 Cheeseburger In Paradise

FBSE

12 One Particular Harbour
13 Creola (Featuring Nadirah, honoring Ralph)
14 God's Own Drunk

15 Bama Breeze
16 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor

FBSE

17 Margaritaville (with the not-so-lost verse)

FBSE

18 School Boy Heart
19 Last Mango In Paris
20 Knee Deep
21 A Pirate Looks At Forty (Jimmy and Mac)
22 Back Where I Come From
23 Southern Cross
24 Fins

FBSE

First Encore
25 Brown Eyed Girl

Band Intro:
Tina Gullickson, Miss Nadirah Shakoor, Eric Darken, Peter Mayer, Legendary Sonny Landreth, Dangerous Doyle Grisham, Mac McAnally, Mr. Roger Guth, Mr. Jim Mayer, That Handsome Lad From Trinidad Robert Greenidge, Johnny Lovell, Mr. Michael Utley

26 Another Saturday Night

27 He Went to Paris


















Girls fell asleep at their first concert.

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