Jimmy Buffett returned to his hometown of Pascagoula, Mississippi to give a concert for the first time ever. “It kind of got me thinking about those earlier days more than I have in a long time,” Buffett told News 5. “That was pretty cool!”. The city honored Buffett by naming the bridge on Beach Boulevard near 11th street, “Buffett Bridge.”
Buffett told the crowd that when he was a young boy, he loved crabbing at the bridge, which was close to his grandparent’s house.
“His grandfather was a great ship’s captain. One day, he pulled out a map and asked Jimmy ‘where on this map are we?’ And Jimmy pointed, ‘right here in Pascagoula! His grandfather said, ‘well let me show you a bit more’ and he showed him this little blue stream which was Baptiste Bayou, where we named the bridge after Jimmy, and he said to him, ‘you follow this to the Gulf and beyond and you can do anything you want to do in life,’” Pacagoula Mayor Harry Blevins said.
From the Sun Herald: “Pascagoula welcomes Jimmy Buffett, its son of a son of a sailor”
Buffett played a concert for the first time on the sands of Pascagoula after the city dedicated the bridge over Baptiste Bayou in his honor.
“I was thinking earlier about how I’ve never actually played here,” he said. “I figure today is a great day to start.”
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/09/20/25114/