Friday, August 13, 2010

Yes, we admit it, we are Parrotheads

I know, I know - a bunch of you just groaned.  I don't know why Jimmy Buffett tends to be so polarizing, but he is.  Whatever.  His concerts are the most fun EVER.   I can't put my finger on what it is about Parrotheads (what people call Buffett fans), but you've never seen more drunk people get along than at a Buffett show.  It's like Halloween in August.  Mardi Gras in the summer.  It's happy fun craziness all around.  And we love us some happy fun craziness.

In my opinion, life is way to short to do anything halfway, so I go full throttle with just about everything.  Buffett is no exception.  I have a 12 x 12 tailgate tent, beads, leis, a blow up palm tree, a tiki head bubble blower, hats, buttons, shot glass necklaces, beach balls, lawn signs, and all sorts of junk for this stuff.  It is all in a huge box labeled "Buffett".  Lots of people stop by our tailgate and join the fun, because we're always having so much of it.

Here are some images of Buffett's past....

Good grief we look cheesy.  I assure you - we are actually 'cool' people, despite what this picture evokes.

My and my brother.  Yep.  He's a Parrothead too.  And a killer fisherman.  Random factoid for you.

Sometimes we even play "superman" if we feel the urge.

When isn't a shot ski a good idea!?!?! (until you're sober and your realize how many people slobbered all over those glasses you just put your mouth on...ewwww)

My sister Chelsea is a Parrothead too.  In fact, she was once arrested at a Buffett concert when she was younger.  Did that stop her?  Heck no!  Funny story.

And of course you have to grill!! What is a tailgate without the grill!?!

So folks, don't judge.  We just like to have a good time.  And if that means bobbing our heads to cheesy, overplayed "island" music, dancing our butts off while drinking margaritas from squirt guns and dressing like color-blind retired Floridians - then by golly, we are going to do it. 

Brittany & Scott


Bill said...

Good for you!

Jimmy's music is a big inspiration for us and our cruising dreams. It's always a good time to listen to his concerts live or watch on TV too, like the benefit for the Gulf he just did. We haven't made it to a live show yet unfortunately.

He's also a heck of an author, I really enjoyed his autobiography, "A Pirate Looks at 50".

Last Paradise said...

Haha! We've been known to blast a few tunes on our (various) boats... can't beat the chill spirit and lyrics, they just hit so close to home :)


Mid-Life Cruising! said...

We love Jimmy Buffet! Nothing puts you in the islands faster. We saw him at New Orleans Jazz Fest and can't wait to see him again. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your last week at work and your start to cruising.

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