Dave's Las Vegas Roadtrip to see Jimmy Buffett

Dave's
Las Vegas Roadtrip to see Jimmy Buffett

October 22-24, 2010

Friday

Southwest #1828 AUS 7:10am to 8:10am



The Strip

Had to man this conference for work.



Check in was quick, and booking this a few months out I was paying something like $125 per night. Good location for the show, clean, comfortable bed. As you can see though, it definitely didn't make me feel like I was living the glamorous life. Room was pretty much out of the 1970s.

It had been a week full of travel, so had to nap then do some work e-mail before heading back out.


Coral Reefer Soul





So even though I arrived around 9:20 I was able to secure a spot in the second row on the far left of the stage next to this security guard, not perfect for pics but still a good view. Right in front of me was this gentleman who I assume is a fan of Jimmy.



A drink as big as my head, for the low low price of $35.





The view from the front row!


Saturday Morning





Ready to go!



Getting into the race car.


Video from in the car.

Met up with Rob & Mary for lunch at Margaritaville before heading back to the trade show to man the booth for a few hours.



The scene at the pre-show street party next door to Margaritaville.

Saturday Evening

"Jimmy Buffett’s 2010 Under the Big Top Tour concluded on Saturday night with a show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Will Kimbrough and Sonny Landreth were special guests for the show. Will contributed with vocals on the songs “Wings” and “Piece Of Work“. The show ended with Jimmy performing the song “Lovely Cruise“."


Walking over to the show at the MGM, my hotel was just on the opposite corner.





Excellent dinner with Rob & Mary.













Ilo Ferreira opening:
Call My Name
Let Me Love You
Three Little Birds

HOT HOT HOT


1 Nobody From Nowhere

2 I Will Play For Gumbo
3 Pencil Thin Mustache


4 Wings (with Will Kimbrough on vocals)

5 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
6 School Boy Heart
7 Boat Drinks
8 Volcano
9 Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
10 Where The Boat Leaves From
11 One Particular Harbour
12 Brown Eyed Girl

13 Cowboy In The Jungle

14 Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw

15 Creola


16 Mexico

17 Jamaica Mistaica
18 Come Monday
19 Window On The World (Sonny Landreth on guitar)
20 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
21 Piece Of Work (Will Kimbrough on vocals)
22 Cheeseburger In Paradise
23 A Pirate Looks At Forty
24 Back Where I Come From
25 Southern Cross
26 Margaritaville

First Encore

Band Intros
Tina Gullickson on guitar and vocals, Nadirah Shakoor on vocals, Ralph Mcdonald on percussion, Peter Mayer on guitar, Sonny Landreth on slide guitar, Doyle Gresham on steel guitar, Mac Mcanally on guitar, Roger Guth on drums, Jim Mayer on bass, Robert Greenidge on the pans, Will Kimbrough on guitar, John Lovell on trumpet, Michael Utley on keyboards.


27 Scarlet Begonias

28 Fins

Second Encore

29 Lovely Cruise



Sunday

Southwest #1213 LAS 12:35pm, through Phoenix, to AUS 6:25
After landing in Phoenix plane was taken out of service, so ran about 30 minutes late.

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