10. February 2013 · Comments Off on Florida Discoveries 38: Our Day as Parrotheads · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , , ,


Dave and I went to a Jimmy Buffett concert last week! The Pensacola show was at the tail end of the Lounging at the Lagoon tour.

Cross that one off our Florida bucket list!

We honestly didn’t know what to expect. We read about folks tailgating hours before the concert, but since the concert was on a Tuesday, and we’d have to deal with babysitting on a school night, we elected to pack our camp stove and take some marinated chicken to grill.

Dave and I also packed plenty to drink in our cooler: Margarita, whiskey sours and plenty of beer.

We left as soon as the boys came home from school, and arrived at the Pensacola Bay Center at 4pm. Four hours till showtime. We got pretty good parking, with the venue less than a 5 minute walk away. There were plenty of things to do, lots of people-watching!

Everyone dresses in tropical apparel; Dave wore one of his numerous Hawaiian shirts with flip flops, and I wore a Hawaiian dress.

I didn’t get good photos of the concert itself, but the Parrotheads of Pensacola did and put their album online here.

Our awesome tailgate setup!

Our awesome tailgate setup!


Dave cooking up our chicken. This was before it all caught fire and scorched 🙂 Note to self: save the camp grill for burgers and steaks.


I rarely do those iPhone self portraits, but here’s an attempt.


We enjoyed walking around to see other folks’ tailgate setups.


Sand in the tailgate. Better them than us come cleanup time the following day.


Parrotheads playing the steel drums for tips. They were very good.


Dave’s ready for the concert! Note that Dave is in a different shirt.


We were on the side of the stage, but we weren’t that far from the stage at all. We could see everything pretty well.


We had a great view of the jumbotron, at least!


Probably the best iPhone photo of Jimmy I could get, he’s in the red shorts about to go down the stairs.