I’m heading to the Jimmy Buffett concert for most of the day today. Jimmy Buffett is somewhat of a religion – probably more of a tropical cult – around these parts. Either you love him or hate him, but most Cincinnatians have made it to at least one Buffett concert in their lifetime. Most folks started out drunk on the lawn. But then there are the others, like me, who progressed into the covered Pavilion and realized there was a whole other show going on. Jimmy Buffett is one of the few concerts I’ve attended where the ages range from 12 – 80. There is no age restriction on Jimmy Buffett.
I admit to having most of Jimmy’s albums and books, and knowing the words to even the obscure songs. Did you know the term “Parrothead” was coined here in Cincinnati? I have a theory about Cincinnati’s love for Jimmy Buffett. We all want to escape somewhere tropical, breezy, and relaxing. Jimmy gives us that escape through his music, and that one elusive concert a year.
So I can tie this into the wine blog somehow, I’ll let you know what’s in my tailgating cooler: a box of Fisheye Pinot Grigio, a box of Killer Juice Cabernet, and a box of Cosmopolitans. The boxes seemed like the perfect option to set up along the end of the tailgate. We don’t have to worry about resealing or things going bad. What we don’t drink can easily be taken home. So there you go – boxed wine (and martinis) for tailgating. Of course, there will be margaritas at the concert as well. There must always be margaritas.
This is my 20th anniversary concert. No kidding. So have a margarita with me today. I’ll be tailgating, then singing and dancing my heart out.
(I’m the redhead in the photo by the way. The blonde is my best buddy Kate, who has attended a lot of the concerts with me.)
Photos from 2007 are now here.
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