Buffett- Little Rock 2012

Welcome to Fin Land Tour
Verizon Arena – North Little Rock AR
Thursday March 1st, 2012

One of the six remaining states I had not been to yet.

"Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR last night as part of the “Welcome to Fin Land Tour”. Buffett last performed in Little Rock over 20 years ago.

Some changes to the set list included “Window On The World”, “Reggabilly Hill”, “It’s My Job”, and “Lovely Cruise” for the final encore.

Jimmy Buffett brought a concert and a party to Verizon Arena on Thursday night, and only the concert could be contained within the confines of the arena. The party, like some gigantic Razorback tailgate affair, spread far and wide before and after the formality of the actual concert.

Buffett did his best to keep the focus on him and his jolly band of 11 musicians, the Coral Reefer Band — who were led admirably by Blytheville’s own Mike Utley, who played a couple of keyboards, sang occasionally, and endured Buffett’s teasing about all things Arkansas, especially Razorback lore, and of course, the Hogs were called to the delight of the virtually sold-out house of 16,161 fans.

Surely, Buffett and his band will not wait another 20 years before returning, not after the warm reception they enjoyed. The set’s tropical look was enhanced by lots of fine film clips of oceans and islands and the like, and Parrothead tailgators were blessed with perfect weather before and after the concert."

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

FBSE- Filmed By Someone Else

4 Pencil Thin Mustache

FBSE

5 Come Monday
6 Trip Around The Sun

7 Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
8 Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit
9 Window On The World
10 Volcano
11 Cheeseburger In Paradise (with Sonny Landreth)
12 One Particular Harbour
13 Creola (Featuring Nadirah, honoring Ralph)

14 It's My Job

15 Reggabilly Hill

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

FBSE

17 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
18 School Boy Heart
19 Last Mango In Paris

20 Knee Deep

FBSE

21 Bama Breeze
22 A Pirate Looks At Forty (Jimmy and Mac)

FBSE

23 Back Where I Come From
24 Southern Cross

First Encore
25 Fins

FBSE

Band Intro
Tina Gullickson, Miss Nadirah Shakoor, Mr. Eric Darken, Peter Mayer, Legendary Sonny Landreth, Dangerous Doyle Grisham, Lyman Mac McAnally, Mr. Roger Guth, Uncle Jim Mayer, That Sporty Lad From Trinidad Robert Greenidge, Mr. John Lovell, Sultan of Sooey Michael Utley

26 Brown Eyed Girl

FBSE

Second Encore
27 Lovely Cruise

Southwest $144
#3427 AUS 1:55pm to Dallas 2:50pm
#423 DAL 4pm to Little Rock 5pm

Free shuttle from airport to hotel


We pass the arena.

Holiday Inn, 5k points




Meet up with Anthony and Leslie- parrothead friends first met in St. Barts and then both Paris shows.



A few days before the show I spotted this 2nd row ticket on Ticketmaster, so I jumped at it. I ended up eating the cost of my original ticket, but it was worth it. Show had been "sold out" since the first day.





























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