Singer Jimmy Buffett is coming to Boise

Booze/tailgating update: Taco Bell Arena executive director Lisa Cochran emails: "For the Jimmy Buffet concert, alcohol will be available for sale inside the Arena, to include margaritas and LandShark Lager, in addition to our usual beer and wine offerings. We will definitely provide further information once details are finalized."

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No word yet on whether Taco Bell Arena plans to serve margaritas, but you should be able to find a concession-stand cheeseburger in paradise Oct. 25.

Singer and party host Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will headline at 8 p.m. that night — a Thursday — as part of his Lounging at the Lagoon Tour.

Buffett, who has never performed in Idaho, is known for concerts accompanied by copious amounts of tailgating: Battery-powered blenders concocting tropical drinks, men waltzing about in Hawaiian shirts, everyone wearing zany Parrothead hats — you know the drill.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Select-a-Seat for $49 and $99. There will be a limit of eight tickets per customer.

Buffett, 65, is one of the biggest names in the concert-tour business, despite the fact he’s only had five Top 40 songs. The trick is that pretty much every living being has heard his signature song, “Margaritaville.” Buffett’s other hits — all released in the 1970s — are “Come Monday,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Fins.”

i'll drink to that!

Cool, I'll be there.

Wonderful news on Buffett coming, but I'm not crazy about the

venue. Will they allow tailgating? Do they even serve alcohol during the concerts? Details are needed!

No matter what...I'm getting a ticket.

"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government." Neil Peart

No indication was given

At this point, Taco Bell Arena has given no indication about tailgating, precisely what sort of drinks might be sold inside, etc. There's a press-release quote from executive director Lisa Cochran saying, "We are ecstatic for Jimmy to transform the Arena into Margaritaville," but I'm not sure exactly what that means. Typically, you can buy a beer at a concert in the arena. I have no idea about margaritas, etc. If I hear any more details, I'll share them.

See my update above. Still no word on tailgating, but margaritas will flow.

Tailgating at a Buffett show

Tailgating at a Buffett show is a huge part of the experience. Could be tricky with school in session and it being October.
Alpine last year was off the hook!!!

Thanks for the update!

"Yes I drank a lot of whiskey, it gives me such a glow. It makes me quite immobile, but it lets my feelin's show." Jimmy Buffett

Brahma Fear is one of my

Brahma Fear is one of my favorites!

Couple of my favs are Nautical Wheelers and Bannana Republic

And other older ones. Comes from my days of learning to play the guitar and drinking too much beer.

"I wish that we could sit upon a bed in some hotel, and listen to the stories it could tell." Jimmy Buffett

Served beer at Zac Brown

Served beer at Zac Brown last year.

I've always been a Jimmy Buffett fan.

Enjoyed all his songs, but "Miss You so Badly" is my favorite. Probably because I spent so much time away from home and The Redhead....Sunny...

great song Sunny!

great song Sunny!

I have been to over 30 shows

I have been to over 30 shows in 9 states! Even got married at one!

As you can see from my screen name, BIG PHAN here.

I have seen him a few dozen times

I can't wait to see him in Idaho! I have seen him in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Las Vegas, Kansas City, and Portland. I can FINALLY see him in Idaho!!! I am polishing my coconut bra and ironing my grass skirt!

(Um, how are we going to enjoy our cold Landshark Lager and margaritas if we can't drink in the stadium? Will there be a pre-party like in Portland and Las Vegas? Those are THE BEST!)

Tailgating my be tricky. I

Tailgating my be tricky. I am going to work on my friends that own Suds and the Endzone, they will love to put something together.

Now that the nazi Boise

Now that the nazi Boise police are patrolling BSU campus there will be no fun allowed.

300 Miles

I'll be making the trip from Moscow!

Natural High

I will be there and I will not need to get inebriated to have a great time. Do not need to alter my mind floating the River, or attending a concert or a BSU football game, or driving a car, or celebrating Christmas, or living life. And I will defend your right to legally get that all important buzz you require to enjoy life. Enjoy life and hopefully you will not get busted when you are driving home from the concert, or worse take out a family in a car accident because you were enjoying life. But if it is legal then enjoy yourself but please respect the rights of others and be sure that you do not ruin the joy of life for them because you chose to get the high or the buzz that you worked hard for and deserve. Get it?? Wasting away enjoying life.

God, you're a premature putrid killjoy...

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You fry wants with that?

Oh, oh.

You're definitely going to be struck by lightning.

Why??? Not my habits and I'm not a Nun.

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You fry wants with that?

Where can we DRINK!!!! Oh No!

It so entertaining watching the alkies wringing their hands as to where they will be able to get their hands on the stuff and get plowed. Can we do it before? Can we do it at the concert? Where can we do it after? We just need to DRINK!!!!!

P A T H E T I C and sad

Did you even read the article? Most was answered there/

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You fry wants with that?