Orange Beach, Ala. (WALA) - Gulf Coast native and country music legend Jimmy Buffett brought out thousands of “Parrotheads” from across the country Tuesday, headlining a concert at The Wharf in Orange Beach.
His current tour which started in 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of his 1978 album, Son of a Son of a Sailor.
“Hearing [Buffett’s music] no matter where you are, it’ll take you wherever you want to be, your sweet spot in the world," one concert-goer said.
Several “Parrothead” clubs tailgated outside the amphitheater all day warming up for the show.
“As soon as I logged onto some Buffett, how can you resist it, it’s an attitude and we love it," one of those members said.
Some of the concert-goers had seen Buffett more than 100 times, one woman told FOX10 News she saw Buffett nine times in Paris.
“My daughter was literally brought into this world in the labor room listening to Buffett. That’s not a lie. I went in to distress and she did too, and they ran everybody out and I said put on Buffett," a woman who was attending the concert with family said.
Buffett, who plays with he Coral Reefer Band, grew up in Pascagoula and Mobile, and has business ties to the Gulf Coast.
Prior to the concert Buffett spent time in Spanish Fort on a boat floating the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, according to the musician’s Facebook page.