Jimmy Buffett

Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Saturday April 27th, 2013

Saturday 27th

American $236
#1649 AUS 9:20am to Dallas 10:25am
#522 DFW 11:05am to Nashville 12:45pm

I read this article and was looking forward to trying this hot chicken, but they didn't open until 2pm and I wanted to see Mishka at 3pm, so I'll have to try it next time.

Weather was crappy- rained all day.
Sheana was kind enough to keep me company all day- since meeting her in Grenada I always try to see her when in Nashville.

Street party attendance.

Jimmy protege Mishka.

My Love Goes With You

We found him playing inside and were able to see two songs- I liked him more than I expected to.

Holiday Inn Opryland-Airport
$164, free internet and shuttle to the airport (like 5min away)

View from room

New Tour kicks off in Nashville

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the “Songs From St. Somewhere” tour last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.

This year tour did not include the usual “Hot, Hot, Hot” intro song (played during the past 8 years). Instead there was an Opening Medley of Buffett songs (no vocals).
The opening song for the show was “Kinja”, a special St. Somewhere version.
The show included the premiere of four new songs from the upcoming album “Songs From St. Somewhere”: “Something About A Boat”, “Too Drunk To Karaoke”, “Useless And Important Information”, and “Oldest Surfer On The Beach”.

Some songs that have been added for this years tour include:
“Morris’ Nightmare”(last played November 20, 1999 in East Hampton, NY)
“Ringling Ringling” (last played April 29, 2000 in Irvine, CA)

Buffett performed “Bartender’s Blues” (dedicated to George Jones)

Set List

"Songs From St. Somewhere" Tour

Opening Medley
1 Kinja (St. Somewhere version)

2 Landfall

3 Boat Drinks

4 Weather With You

5 Morris’ Nightmare (2013 version, last played 11-20-1999: Bay Street Theater East Hampton, NY)

6 Ringling, Ringling (last played 04-29-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA)

7 Come Monday
8 Something About A Boat (Premiere) with Jango Walker

9 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
10 Jamaica Mistaica

11 Too Drunk To Karaoke (Premiere)

12 Cheeseburger In Paradise

Acoustic Set
13 La Vie Dansante

14 Useless And Important Information (Premiere)

15 Volcano
16 Southern Cross

17 Cultural Infidel (featuring Nadirah)

18 Nobody From Nowhere (ft Will Kimbrough)
19 A Pirate Looks At Forty

20 One Particular Harbour
21 Back Where I Come From
22 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
23 All Night Long

Filmed By Someone Else

24 Fins


25 Knee Deep
26 Bartender’s Blues (for George Jones)

27 Margaritaville (with Boat Drinks reprise)


Band Intros
Miss Tina Gullickson on vocals, Miss Nadirah Shakoor, Mr. Eric Darken on percussion, Peter Mayer on guitar, Doyle Grisham on pedal steel, Mr. Mac McAnally on guitar, Mr. Roger Guth on drums, Uncle Jim Mayer on bass, The Happy Lad from Trinidad on steel drum, Mr. Robert Greenidge on steel drums, On trumpet Mr. John Lovell, and Mr. Michael Utley on keyboard.

28 Oldest Surfer On The Beach (Premiere)

Django Walker, son of Buffett friend Jerry Jeff Walker (who I believe lives in Austin), wrote this song and was up there to help sing it.

So Sheana can corroborate- Jimmy definitely spotted me and smiled and nodded hello during "Come Monday", and also for "Southern Cross". After "A Pirate Looks at Forty" I held my Miami Heat "Pirate 40" jersey up and Sheana read his lips to say "I like that shirt!"

Will Kimbrough came out to play guitar for a few songs. I've seen him make appearances at a few Buffett shows.

George Jones tribute. A country music legend, he died the day before in Nashville.

My third Buffett set list!
I had mentally said to myself that heck I don't need any more set lists- BUT this was the FIRST date of the new tour with a ton of new songs, so I made up my mind to go after it.
Really had to work for this one- sticking to it while security wanted to kick me out. Jimmy's manager didn't remember me- he did give me the same story about being a Lakers fan, so in my Heat jersey he wasn't going to give me anything. Just before getting kicked out I was able to speak to him again and reminded him I was the guy that gave him the mermaid beads at the Orlando show- you could see the recognition on his face- and bingo I got the last one!

The band Homemade Wine, after I make my way back to Margaritaville after it started POURING rain after the show.

Got to spend time at Margaritaville with my Buffett buddies Krystal and Kirk.
Think this is the 7th time Krystal and I have been present at the same show.

Sunday 28th

#2225 Nashville 9:35am to Dallas 11:35pm
#1499 DFW 12:50pm to AUS 1:50pm