From the San Diego Union Tribune: “Changes in latitudes: Tracking the elusive Jimmy Buffett (and Playhouse’s ‘Margaritaville’)”
We dropped in for a rehearsal of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere musical “Escape to Margaritaville” earlier this week, and got to hear some Jimmy Buffett songs set to a Jimmy Buffett-minded story with a very Jimmy Buffett vibe.
The only question was: Where’s Jimmy?
And the answer, judging by social media, seems to be: Kind of everywhere.
To back up a bit: Buffett was in town about three weeks ago to meet with the cast and creative team of “Margaritaville,” the Broadway-bound show built around his song catalog as well as some brand-new music. Here’s a quick clip from his visit:
— Esc 2 Margaritaville (@buffettmusical) April 6, 2017
He also snuck in a “secret” show at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern that sold out quicker than you can say “Son of a son of a sailor”.
And he took a moment out of his busy schedule of surfing and singing to snap this shot at the Torrey Pines golf course.
So where did he go?
First it was off to Fiji — on a private plane with a full quiver of surfboards, because if you’re Jimmy Buffett that’s just what you do.
Then it was on to Australia, to perform at an Easter weekend concert festival and chill with the likes of pro surfer and 11-time world champion Kelly Slater.
Now, Buffett — who’s also an accomplished pilot — appears to be winging his way around New Zealand.
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2017/04/21/26777/