Southernmost Point Marker – Key West

90 Miles to CUBA

The Southernmost Point Marker is an anchored concrete buoy in Key West, Florida marking one of the extreme points of the United States. Painted on the buoy are the words “90 Miles to CUBA”. The large painted buoy is at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street.

The Southernmost Point  Marker was originally just a sign, which was often stolen.  In response to this, in 1983, the city of Key West erected the now famous concrete buoy. The buoy is actually an old sewer junction that was dug up in the area and found too heavy and large to move, so it was painted up to look like a buoy.

Below is a photograph of the original sign from the 1960’s and a photograph of the buoy today. The Southernmost  Point Maker is one of the most visited and photographed attractions in Key West, Florida. People from all over the world line up to stand at the Southernmost Point Marker.

 old southernmost point sign  THEN

new southernmost point  NOW

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Come Monday – The Labor Day Weekend Show

Happy Labor Day!

“Come Monday” is the title of a song written and recorded by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was first released on his 1974 album Living & Dying in ¾ Time and was his first Top 40 hit single reaching #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #3 Easy Listening and #58 Country.

Buffett wrote the song to his wife while he was on tour. At a live performance in 1974, Buffett mentioned that he wrote the song heading out to California the previous year, so would have been written as he was “heading up to San Francisco for the Labor Day Weekend show” in 1973. The single version of the song replaces the third line, “I’ve got my Hush Puppies on,” with “I’ve got my hiking shoes on.”

The song is one of Buffett’s more popular, and is part of “The Big 8” that he has played at almost all of his concerts, typically changing the line “I just can’t wait to see you again” to “It’s so nice to be in…(location of show)…again”.

 

 

Jimmy Buffett Setlist

Jimmy Buffett setlist 4-27-13 in Nashville. First show of the St. Somewhere Tour.

Opening Medley

Kinja

(St. Somewhere version)

Landfall

Boat Drinks

Take the Weather With You

Morris’ Nightmare

Ringling, Ringling

Come Monday

Something About A Boat

(New song premiere)

Son of a Son of a Sailor

Jamaica Mistaica

Too Drunk To Karaoke

(New song premiere)

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Acoustic set:

La Vie Dansante

Useless And Important

(New song premiere)

Volcano

Southern Cross

(Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)

Cultural Infidel

(featuring Nadirah Shakoor)

Nobody From Nowhere

(featuring Will Kimbrough)

A Pirate Looks at Forty

One Particular Harbour

Back Where I Come From

(Mac McAnally cover)

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

(Alan Jackson cover)

All Night Long

(Lionel Richie cover)

Fins

Encore:

Knee Deep

(Zac Brown Band cover)

Bartender’s Blues

(for George Jones)

Margaritaville

(with Boat Drinks reprise)

Oldest Surfer On The Beach

A Beach Party in Winter

The folks at Pollo Tropical restaurant asked The Margarita Beach Band to play at the grand opening of their latest store in Smyrna, TN.  The date was Friday,  February 1 and the promotion was called “A Beach Party in Winter.”  At the time this picture was taken the temperature was somewhere around 28°.

margarita beach band, february 1, 2013

Pardi-Gras 2013!

What is Pardi-Gras?

In it’s 16th year, Pardi-Gras is a “tropical party”. that has attracted revelers from around the country, Pardi-Gras caters to a special group of people known as “Parrot Heads”, who’s nickname refers to their love of Jimmy Buffett’s music and lifestyle. You don’t have to be a member of any formal group to participate in Pardi-Gras. The event is open to everyone from Parrot Heads to folks who enjoy the tropical atmosphere and music that Pardi-Gras embodies.

January 17-20, 2013  New Orleans, LA
www.pardi-gras.com

“Let the Good Times Roll!”