Posted by: stiltsville | July 11, 2010

Jimmy Buffett saves the Gulf

Ok, so maybe he just saved one weekend. In one county. But still, it’s a tremendous idea that quite a few other performers could emulate.
Promoters gave away 35,000 tickets. That’s 25% of the Baldwin County, Alabama population, so you know there were plenty of Parrotheads from all over that filled the restaurants, bars and hotels of the Gulf Coast.

Think of all the music that’s been written about the Gulf Coast from the Mississippi to the Suwaneee. Now if other performers could get their act together and put on similar free shows along the Gulf Coast, they would repair at least some of the damage that’s been done to the tourist economy. And make Gulf residents smile for awhile.

UPDATE: Great minds think alike.

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