Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued their 2014 This One’s For You Tour on Saturday night at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield MA.
The set list from the show is now available. Some changes to the set list included “Knees Of My Heart”, “Scarlet Begonias”, and
“Something To Say” (featuring Brendan Mayer).
The Boston Globe has a review of Saturday’s show: “Parrotheads, Jimmy Buffett party down”
As happened with the moptops, fans don’t seem to come to a Buffett concert for the music so much as for the ritual. Saturday at the Xfinity Center, there was tailgating, beachball-thwacking and head-fin tilting. Oh, and there were some songs, too.
Being somewhat incidental to his own happening should be old hat by now to Buffett, but if the man is bemused by what unfolds before him as he sings his songs of coastal leisure, he never showed it. Despite being the nominal ringmaster, he essentially let the audience run its own circus. Everything about Buffett himself was unassuming, from his voice to his casual beachwear to his jokes, which includes such eyeroll-worthy dadisms as naming a nonexistent Maine volcano “Mt. Lobsteramus.”