Monday, April 28, 2008

my 15th show! ...the edited version

we saw jimmy buffett saturday at pizza hut park.. and it was my 15th show!! so crazy.. i have awesome stories to tell from each one! ...and ive decided to tell a little pc of those stories. more for me than anyone else. SO if you'd like you can just FF to the pics from saturday. theyll be at the end of the post..

let the reminiscing begin.. ok. before you think im a COMPLETE freak..i dont have ticket stubs from EVERY show. but i did find this awesome tour archives site that is a wealth of info!! i just thought i could remember them all before -- then i saw the set lists -- priceless! its mostly the encores and a special, not-so-songs-you-know-by-heart, tune or two thrown in that make the memories flow.

  • 1998..dont stop the carnival tour -- november -irvine meadows ampitheatre in irvine, ca my very first show! my buddy dawn (and a couple of guys we usta know) had pretty good seats. and while i was too new to appreciate much more than actually having my fins up in jimmy's presence - the encores with brian wilson, california girs & surfin usa, are not something i will soon forget. was that really almost 10 years ago?
  • 1999..beach house on the moon tour (2 shows) -- PREGNANT..kennedy made it to both of these shows..the second one was only 4 weeks before she was born! -- june - nissan pavillion in bristow, va this was my first show with the biggest parrothead ive ever known.. love ya heather! my friend mike (you know who im talking about.. bald mike) from jersey came down. i was also about 6 months pregnant with kennedy! im a huge fan of this album so i was excited to hear all the new stuff. despite a near brawl in the parking lot afterwards (heather i know you are giggling!) it was an awesome show!

  • & aug - merriweather post in columbia, md -- its sister show later that summer was a different story. let me set the stage.. i was 36 weeks along with kennedy. had to get special permission from my dr to go out of town for the weekend.. it rained the entire show.. and we had lawn 'seats'. definitely the most interesting show i have EVER attended. wouldnt change it for the world!
  • 2000..tuesday, thursday, saturday tour (2 shows) -- june - VA BEACH! finally a hometown show! clint black was a special guest.. love that guy. very cool. and complete with a sea plane dropping off the man himself!

  • & aug - merriweather post in columbia, md -- of course we had to GO somewhere to see buffett in 2000. what better place than merriweather post. havent been back since.. what a cool venue.

  • 2001..a beach odyssey tour -- sept - nissan pavillion in bristow, va very cool set of children in the sand, desperation samba, grapefruit-juicy fruit.. you dont get that stuff every year!

  • 2002..far side of the world tour (2 shows) -- april - greensboro, nc hmmm.. what to say about this show. its definitely one of those events you look back on with a smile..but more because its over than anything. ;) we had pretty bad seats.. in a coliseum where the acoustics were not great. and its really too bad because it was probably the longest concert ive ever been to. and its the only time ive ever heard the lost verse. thats awesome!

  • & june - nissan pavillion in bristow, va ..this one made up for the craziness of the one before! both my girls were there for the first time! and it was GREAT!

  • 2003..the tiki time tour -- july - nissan pavillion in bristow, va gypsies in the palace.. AND the wino and i know.. what more could you ask for!

  • 2004..the license to chill tour (2 shows) -- may - texas stadium in dallas strait, alan jackson and jimmy buffett. should have been amazing. but somehow there were just too many people at this show.

  • & july - nissan pavillion in bristow, va my last show on the east coast. that makes me a little sad. fourth of july weekend.. and one (if not the only time) ive ever asked.. WHAT DO THE LADIES SAY.. and jimmy answered me with a little pascagoula run.

  • 2005..salty piece of land tour -- november - las vegas also.. my wedding day! pretty incredible. highlights..jenn, jeff, ang! and first look...

  • 2006..the party at the end of the world -- april - smirnoff ampitheater in dallas ..pregnant with korb. only show ive ever been to WITH my brown-eyed girl. and the only show ive ever taken a cab to.. :)

  • 2007..the bama breeze tour -- april - pizza hut park in frisco, tx WHAT A SHOW! definitely the only show ive ever been in the second row for! not the first..but the best (by far) show ive ever been to with my little brother.

  • 2008..the year of still here tour -- april - pizza hut park in frisco, tx and finally.. NUMBER 15! the entire day was great.. but im sure that for years to come my favorite story will be about kyle almost missing miss you so badly. he literally only made it back to his seat for the last note.. but the fact that he was out of breath from trying so hard to get back to me made it perfect. LOVE YOU!
our crew was limited to just kyle and i.. but that was totally ok with me. dont get me wrong.. we missed you guys (nick, jenny, ang, jen, jeff, cheryl, david, heather...) but somehow we managed to have a good time. and you were each there with us in spirit! we did meet up with a few new friends.. well, an old friend of kyles from college, (shes new to me :)!) we shared their friends.. and they shared our cornhole boards. pretty good teamwork.

we arrived a little later than originally planned.. kyle was not happy about that!

but i was READY to hang out!!!!

kyle definitely wore a grass skirt all day.. and thats definitely not our cooler he is sitting on?

thanks for sharing your friends and fam CARA!

so sweet!

at a tiki bar..

careful dada!

nice..random..tiki bar owners

a pirate hat..a monkey? not sure what thats about.

the coolest station wagon ever

and we were off.. to have an awesome time in awesome seats!

thanks again jimmy.. if youre reading this.. i love you big. and i CANNOT wait to see you again.

ps - cara's friend matt took tons of pictures with an awesome camera. i will post those as soon as they share!

1 comment:

Procida Family said...

From your biggest Parrothead! It looks like you had a fantastic time this weekend and the weather was definitely there! (hehehe, I just had to!) Man, I was just reminiscing about our forgot to mention the drive TO Nissan Pavilion..what did we have, 3 or 4 cars in a row!? And do you remember the almost fight w/the chick who stole Phil's shirt!? Oh, and I totally have a picture of you in a rain poncho at the Meriweather concert..I'm pulling that bad boy out! Love ya hula girl!