Saturday night Dale and I went to the Jimmy Buffett concert at Gillette Stadium. It was our first ever Jimmy Buffett concert and we’d heard all kinds of tales about tailgating and costumes and outrageous behavior.
So we packed a cooler with sandwiches and beer and margaritas and off we went. I thought we were well prepared but you know what? We were babes in the woods at this concert.
The tailgating was over-the-top in a fabulously fun way. Everyone was extremely friendly and generous – offering us hot dogs and drinks and snacks. Well, except for those people with the steak and lobsters. They didn’t offer to share. Hmmmph.
I’m so glad that we got there early enough to really enjoy the pre-concert festivities. And I wish I had taken more photos. There were beach set ups and bar set ups and one group even had karaoke going. I saw the best t-shirt, too. It had a picture of a parrot on it and it said, “Screw the cracker . . . Polly wants a cocktail.”
The concert itself was wonderful although the acoustics up in the nose bleed section were slightly less than perfect. But he played all my favorites and really put on a very entertaining show. And I was very impressed that he opened the show with Luciano Pavarotti singing “La Donna E Mobile” from Rigoletto and he closed the show with his own “Defying Gravity,” which he dedicated to Pavarotti. Now that’s class.
You’ll probably find this hard to believe but I didn’t knit a stitch. And I still had a great time.