“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 and Jefe joined Patricia and Patrick on Sunset Watersports Safari Snorkel. Sunset’s custom made 15-foot Pistol boats carve through the waves effortlessly. Jefe piloted the KeyWestBuzz boat behind Patricia and Patrick on Sunset’s lead vessel over the bay and through the mangroves en route to the back country secluded island called Snipes Point. The group anchored outside a tranquil beach bordering the Gulf of Mexico and watched local birds in the air and fish in the sea. The strikingly clear blue water provided a perfect view of fish, rays, and other Keys marine life. Life IS a postcard at Snipes Key. Continue reading
Kevin and Jefe took Andy the cameraman and a gaggle of tourists out for an all day adventure with Sebago Watersports. Captain Sass set sail for the Atlantic waters near Sand Key Lighthouse with mates Lilly and Chico. After a gourmet breakfast and some incredible snorkeling the crew took the group to the Gulf side. About a mile and a half from Key West, behind Wisteria Island, everyone got to play at their own pace. The guests took turns parasailing, jet-skiing, and riding on a banana boat. The all-inclusive “Power Adventure” with Sebago Watersports has something for everyone. Continue reading