What the Hell Is Wrong With People in This Town?
I recently came to the realization that I don’t hate Jimmy Buffett, as I once asserted in an article titled “Ten Things I Hate About Buffett” back in 2000. I mean, I despise his music. But my vitriol shouldn’t be directed at the man himself. It’s like blaming the Wright Brothers for 9/11.
My ire is aimed at the Parrothead phenomenon in Cincinnati more than anything. It takes a middle-of-the-road Tropical Pop singer to get our town excited about something? And that excited? Buffett shows in the Queen City are like Mardi Gras for some people, amateur night all the way. I wonder if cops converge on Riverbend when Buffett’s in town to catch all the drunk drivers and pot smokers, like they seem to do when someone like Phish comes to the area?
Just received a press release from Live Nation announcing that this year’s Buffett show on July 26 at Riverbend sold out this morning in 15 minutes. That kind of monetary windfall should keep Jimmy rolling in Ecstasy pills for a whole week. Er, um, if he likes those kind of things.
— Mike Breen