Bringing in the new year parrothead stype
This was the biggest and most memorable thing I've ever done on NYE. Buffett and Lewis put on an excellent show. It started around 8 and didn't end until 12:30am the next year. Jimmy came out to introduce Huey Lewis, what a class act. How many other headliners do you know that do that? Huey Lewis and the News still got it. The horn section, Huey on the harp, still rockin it. I have to say of my 15 or so Buffett concerts, this is the first one I've seen Jimmy not in a swimsuit. He actually owns long pants. To be fair, it was 5 degrees in Nashville that night. He even commented how nice it was to be warm and inside vs. outside. He asked the crowd how we thought Keith Urban's fingers were feeling playing an outdoor concert in town the same night. Burrr. Buffett and the CRB did not disappoint the packed house. He played most of the favorites and a couple 'lost' oldies I've never heard before. He skipped my favorite tonight "One Particular Harbor" but filled in with plenty other favorites. This in one of the few indoor venues where Buffett fits, Bridgstone Arena. Jimmy showcased a local female performer. She joined him on one of his songs and had the CRB play during one of her originals. Sorry, can't remember her name for some reason. Too much parrot juice maybe.
Good venue. Easy to pick up will call tickets. Great show by Huey Lewis and the News, and Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band! Great New Year's Eve party!
An amazing show from start to finish... Huey Lewis and the News got the show started right on time with one song right after another! WOW!!! Buffet is unforgettable too.
Jimmy Buffett never disappoints!!!
NYE Jimmy Buffett and the Corral Reffer Band was awsome. They improve with age and seem to enjoy the crowd almost as much as the crowd enjoys them. The play list was great. the hand off to Mac and featured guests was seemless. Huey Lewis came back and played with JB and the band. The party went well past midnight and everyone left wanting more. We would have probably have stayed till dawn if possible. Many old favorites were played and some unexpected surprises, as well. Deff got our moneys worth. Only downside was the venue and lack of transpertation/communication.
What a fabulous way to ring in 2018!
I have always been a die-hard parrothead, but this Buffett concert was perhaps the best I have been to. The music with the visual along with his typical Buffet laid blackness made a quintessential way to ring in 2018. We Margaritavillef into the new year.