We just got our tickets to see Jimmy Buffet at Jones Beach Theater. While I cannot be considered a true “parrothead”, I have always enjoyed his music. It brings to mind the sandy beaches and lazy days of summer. Some of my favorite songs are: Margaritaville (who doesn’t love this song), It’s Five O’clock Somewhere, and (my personal favorite) L’Air de la Louisiane.
It also brings to mind some of the great performers I’ve seen over the years. I can recall being smashed up against the fence and surrounded by a million screaming girls when the Beatles first landed at Idlewild Airport (now JFK). That would have been enough, but I also got to see them play at Shea Stadium (now Citi Field).
Then, of course, there was Elvis at Madison Square Garden. Be still my heart and need I say more. It was a night I will never forget.
And what of the performers I never saw in person? There are so many, but the ones I most regret not seeing are Barbra Streisand, the Grateful Dead, and Pavarotti. An eclectic mix, no? But that is how my taste in music goes. I like everything from classical to heavy metal.
Do you have a favorite singer or band that you would give anything to see? Inquiring minds want to know.