My 5 Favorite Jimmy Buffett Tailgate Pictures

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There was a good streak of 5 or so years where I could claim true "parrot head" status, going to Jimmy Buffett's Philadelphia concert stop each summer.  Here's the best photos from those years.

Please don't be disappointed, I won't incriminate myself or anyone else. And boy you should be disappointed, because looking back through my archive, there's some good ones!  Here's the best of the rest:

Summer Lovin, Had Me a Blast

Can you believe that this picture was taken in Camden, NJ?  It looks more like Florida than New Jersey.  Mary and I had such good times at the Buffett shows.  I can almost feel the summer sun, taste the margarita, and smell the sun tan lotion.

It's 5 o'clock right here

I have no clue where Gumby came from in this shot!  One thing you'll notice in the Buffett parking lots is that every clock is permanently set to 5:00pm in reference to his song, "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" - as in, there's no wrong time to have a cocktail while on vacation.

Sand from Belmar, NJ


One of the organizers of our tailgate, who lived in Belmar, NJ, would literally stop at the beach on the way to the tailgate to load up on real beach sand to bring to the parking lot for a more authentic tiki bar!

Hot Tub To Go

One summer, it was over 100 degrees in the sun.  We were so jealous.

Yes, that is a blender powered by a car battery


Parrot Heads are serious about their frozen drinks, and they don't let the fact that there isn't a power outlet around stop them.