Celebratin’ Life – Jimmy Buffett in concert in Toronto

As a 17th wedding anniversary gift for ourselves, my wife suggested we go to a Jimmy Buffett concert.  She lived in Florida as a kid for 10 years and last saw Mr. Buffett’s show in the mid-90’s.  So I had to try to get my parrothead on… we got our Hawaiian shirts… didn’t quite work, but a good time was definitely had listening to Jim’s southern stories that basically celebrate everything that’s good about life.  All of the most recognizable tunes to music fans were played – “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Volcano”, “Fins”, “Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes”, “Come Monday”, and a little ditty called “Margaritaville” – as well as some solid new songs from his new CD Buffet Hotel like “Surfing in a Hurricane”, “Summerzcool”, and particularly “Lot to Drink About”.  The latter song is a bit of a novelty but a breath of fresh air in a world full of hi-tech and autotune.  I think it definitely would have been helpful to have good weather – and a beach – to see the Buffett show, so maybe next time.  But he puts on a genuine, entertaining show where your troubles of the day are left at the door.