December 4, 2013

Buffett Performs in St Paul MN

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued their “Songs From St. Somewhere” tour on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, MN. The set list from the show is now available. Some changes to the set list included “Like A Rolling Stone” (Bob Dylan cover), and for the final encore “Girl Of The North Country” (Bob Dylan cover).

A reviews of the show from KSTP Channel 5: “Jimmy Buffett Heats Things Up in Snowy St. Paul

As Minnesota made weather headlines across the country yesterday, the Xcel Energy Center transformed into an island paradise with palm trees, beach chairs, and a tiki bar where Parrotheads of all ages gathered to party before Jimmy Buffett’s Songs From St. Somewhere concert.

Mayor Coleman of Saint Paul officially renamed the city “Margaritaville” for the day.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are winding down the Songs From St. Somewhere Tour, promoting Buffett’s 27th album.

“This is as far north as St. Somewhere goes this year,” a very tan, barefoot, Bermuda shorts wearing Buffett told fans. “We’re gonna take you on some old stops, new stops, and everywhere in between.”

Another review of the show from “Jimmy Buffett thrills Minnesota fans at Xcel

Buffett sported his usual outfit — bare feet, Bermuda shorts, T-shirt (in this case a throwback Minnesota Fighting Saints hockey T) and, of course, that perpetual stoner smile. Balding with a silver mullet, he came across as his usual if aging self — part musician, part snake oil salesman and part guru. For much of the 130-minute performance, he emphasized the latter two.

He apologized for not having performed in the Twin Cities for a time (2004 was his last gig here), promised not to make Parrotheads wait another decade and showered them with endless Minnesota references. He talked about walleye, the Mississippi’s headwaters and hockey.

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