(subtitle: Part 2 of why I’ve been MIA)
First off kids, let me say that I’ve had some kind of illness for over a week. I’ve been sexily coughing up mucous, and have general tiredness (do not salute General Tiredness). But I’ve been pushing through. I had to…
Saturday was a big day. It was Happy Jimmy Buffett Day! If you’ve never been to a Buffett experience, you don’t know what you’re missing.
To start the day, a group of friends actually meet each year to run around the tailgating grounds. I did the same thing. I got 5 miles in while I scouted out the best party set-ups. And yes, even at 7am they Parrotheads are at it. Grilling and drinking. And yes, they invite you to join them.
After my run, I showered and breakfasted and and collected my supplies and got dropped off at the tailgate. I met up with some friends and the day of adventure was on!
We wandered all day long around the ‘sharking lot’ (sharking as in shark + parking, NOT the sharking they do in Japan)… The creativity that people have there is amazing!
Of course, people make some ‘creative’ outfit choices as well. But hey, we’re at ‘the beach’ right?!?
The reason why I love this so much is it’s like you get a tropical vacation at home. Everyone is so chill and they give you free food and drinks everywhere! You could eat an entire meal of crawfish or BBQ, and some desert jell-o shots! Then have a dignified after dinner drink.
Or if you like, you can relax in a lawn chair or pull up a hammock.
In the end, I probably walked another 5 miles all over the tailgate, with the occasional dance break mixed in. I was also happy that I got to spend another year with my favorite parrot drinking vessel. My grandma gave it to me like 15 years ago and it hasn’t missed a Buffet since. I’ve lost coolers, chairs, hats, etc. But this guy has stuck with me!
I stopped buying tickets a while back because you can usually find people stuck with extras at the show who will give them to you for free. That happened again here too, but like I said, I was a bit ill, tired, and sore from running. Plus I got to see Buffett play two days before, so I was good. Also, things started to get out of control…
I called the wife to pick me up. And at home the boy and I watched the concert on-line and danced in our living room! So it was another successful Buffett experience!!!
How bout you? Ever have a run around a tailgate party? Ever been to a Buffett tailgate or concert? Should I have worn those green bottoms?
PS – This is part 2/3 of why I’ve been MIA. If you missed part one, you can read it HERE. Part I was pretty epic for me. Part III is on the way!