“I heard I was in town”, Jimmy Buffet said as he took the stage in front of thousands of fans packed together on Duval Street in Key West Friday afternoon. The 20th annual “Meeting of The Minds”, an official gathering of the unofficial Buffet-loving “Parrot Heads” group, brought 3,500 fervent fans to the island on a pilgrimage. The Parrot Heads’ “Party with a Purpose” motto has generated millions in charitable donations and volunteer hours world wide from its over 200 international organizations. Those who attended the convention this year were rewarded with perfect weather and a free Buffet show.
Jimmy played 15 songs: “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, “Makin’ Music For Money”, “Pencil Thin Mustache”, “Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit”, “Tin Cup Chalice”, “Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street”, “They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More”, “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw”, “Life Is Just A Tire Swing”, “Cuban Crime Of Passion”, “Migration”, “Nautical Wheelers”, “A Pirate Looks At Forty”, “Last Mango In Paris”, and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” for an encore. See Kevin Redding’s pics from the show on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KeyWestBuzz (click on the FB section on the right). See FloridaKeysTV video on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ-Szv2mfzM
FYI, Kevin and El Jefe are members of the Key West Chapter of “Parrot Heads”
Kevin and Jefe are broadcasting live from Hog’s Breath in Old Town Key West for The 2nd Annual Hair of The Hog “Leather and Lace” Party. Kevin and Jefe are judges of the competition. Click on the player above to listen live. Log on to KeyWestBuzz.com’s facebook page to see Dave Carnegie’s pictures of Fantasy fest this week at: http://www.facebook.com/KeyWestBuzz
Kevin and CC hopped aboard the Yankee Freedom II and headed for Fort Jefferson at The Dry Tortugas National Park 70 miles west of Key West. National Park Ranger, Chris Ziegler, gave KeyWestBuzz.com the VIP tour of one our country’s national treasures. The tour described the conditions of the Fort past and present and explored the lives of the prisoners including its most infamous, Lincoln assasination conspirator, Dr. Samuel Mudd. With breakfast and lunch included, world class snorkeling, and an incredible history lesson in the middle of the ocean, The Tortugas trip on Yankee Freedom II is an essential part of any visit to Key West. Get more details by clicking on the Fort Jefferson Logo on the right or go to: www.YankeeFreedom.com
Kevin, El Jefe, and Cal (the underwater cameraman) set sail out to the reef. We pulled out of the harbor and a pod of dolphin swam in our wake as the little island of Key West grew smaller and smaller. The warm water lapped the side of the boat while sea turtles came up for air and their favorite snack- jelly fish. With Sand Key lighthouse in the distance the crew tied up to a vacant mooring buoy and we all jumped in the 86-degree water surrounding the reef. Continue reading
Kevin, Jefe, and Joe The Flying Scotsman joined Barefoot Billy himself at the Casa Marina for a great day on the water. The day started with Billy’s famous 27-mile Jet Ski Tour around the island. Kevin, Jefe, and Joe broadcast under Casa Marina’s gazebo on the pier as wave runner engines roared by. Then Kevin and Joe grabbed a couple of paddle boards and cruised around the shallows surrounding Casa’s sandy beach. Before the day was done Kevin went kayaking, Jefe sailed a small Hobie Cat, and Joe peddled the Sea Cycle. Whatever you’re looking to do on the water Barefoot Billy has you covered.