Sunday, May 22, 2011
Photo gallery: Tailgating at Pizza Hut Park for Jimmy Buffett concert in Frisco (May 21)
The tailgate in Frisco is one of the biggest on Buffett's tour.
FRISCO Jimmy Buffett fans were given a rare treat at his Saturday show at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco: He finished the set with "Livingston’s Gone to Texas," a song that he reportedly hasn't performed to a live audience since the mid-'70s. In many ways, Buffett's performance on Saturday was a throwback to some of his older tunes that fair-weather Buffett fans wouldn't have heard. But Buffett didn't fail to satisfy his less educated fans either; he played "Brown Eyed Girl," "It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere," "Margaritaville," and many more popular songs to an excited, over-served crowd.
But to shine the light on Buffett's concert would suggest that it was the main event of the weekend at Pizza Hut Park. The real party was out in the parking lot and started Friday morning when the RV lot opened to a line of thousands of eager parrotheads.
Friday's tailgate party was dampened by rain, but it didn't seem to dampen the spirits of crowds decked out in hula skirts, dressed as pirates, or carrying oversized margaritas. By Saturday morning, the massive tailgate was a mess of stumbling people and golf carts. It was the same familiar spectacle that Buffett fans seem to love.
We were on-site (reporting for duty, of course) on Saturday to snap a few photos of the most outlandish Buffett fans. By all accounts, it wasn't the end of the world, but it would've been a good place to spend your last hours.
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