Notebook: No word on tailgating at Jimmy Buffett; concerts going on sale Friday; Brit Floyd moved indoors; Fly2Void returns

Jimmy Buffett’s concert Oct. 25 at Taco Bell Arena goes on sale tomorrow (see below), but the Arena still has not shared any details about the possibility of tailgating, a major aspect of the Parrotheads culture. After I contacted promoter AEG Live hoping to get something (anything!) for Buffett fans, I received an email Wednesday from Taco Bell Arena’s marketing manager: “A concert is outside the FB tailgating program/spots arranged through the BAA/Athletics. We are still working through the details with University Parking and will communicate information as soon as we can. It is a heavy class schedule night, as opposed to most games being on Saturdays, so this requires careful coordination. We will post information on our website, www.tacobellarena.com, as soon as we can.”

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Concerts that go sale tomorrow:

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band: 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $49 and $99. Select-a-Seat. On sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 14

Pigs on the Wing: 7:45 p.m. Dec. 1, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $12. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 14

Megadeth: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $44. Ticketfly. Opening: KYNG. On sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 14

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Local headbanging favorite Fly2Void will perform its first gig in almost a year and a half Friday, Sept. 21, at the Knitting Factory. “We are coming out all guns blazing,” says guitarist Fahd Ismail. “We are enthused to bring a fresh set list to the stage, and also a few surprises that we have never done on stage in the past.”

Openers will include Half the World, The Fav and Exit Prose. Show starts at 7 p.m., and free tickets are available at Fly2Void’s Facebook page.

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The outdoor Brit Floyd concert slated for Friday, Sept. 21, at the Eagle River Pavilion has been moved indoors to the Revolution Center in Garden City. Normally, moving an outdoor show inside is a bummer. But this does give people a chance to check out the new venue.

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Move Buffet to the Idaho

Move Buffet to the Idaho Center. No students there to worry about. Too many rules at TacoBell.

Like no Js?

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You fry wants with that?

Bad Location indeed...

Outdoor amphitheater is an even better venue...

too small for jimmy buffett

the amphitheater is too small to handle the tickets he can sell

Maybe

I'm not sure how many tickets they plan to make available for Buffett at Taco Bell Arena. The biggest concert ever there was George Strait in 2007 with 12,900 fans, stomping Neil Diamond's prior record by a whopping three seats. Will Buffett sell out? You'd think so, but even Bruce Springsteen isn't selling out all of his concerts these days.

Just FYI, they got right around 10,000 fans into the Idaho Center Amphitheater for Shania Twain in 1998.

Ok...has he ever held a show on blue turf before?

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

Correct me off I'm wrong...

Haven't they regularly allowed tailgating for the oddball weekday football games in the past? Pretty poor excuse...

jimmy buffet

jimmy buffet brings a party. Even if they do not allow tailgating, it will happen. Maybe they'll even tear down the fence and have a party on the blue...