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Jimmy Buffett coming to the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa




Tampa partiers love to play dress-up. But in a couple of months, the city will gear up for a day of costumed revelry the likes of which we haven't seen since Guavaween.

In one corner: The Little Monsters. In the other: The Parrot Heads.

Yes, on April 16 -- the same day Lady Gaga is coming to the St. Pete Times Forum -- Jimmy Buffett will also be in Tampa, performing at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. Tickets go onsale at 10 a.m. Saturday (1/15). Throw in Iron Maiden at the Forum on April 17, and you're looking at one crazy weekend of music in Tampa Bay.

And the outfits! Floral wreaths, Hawaiian shirts and Parrot Heads in one corner; mirror-ball masks and meat dresses in the other. And think of all the poor people who now will be forced to choose betwen going to see Lady Gaga or Jimmy Buffett! (Wait, on second thought, that describes exactly nobody. So never mind.)

Ticket prices have not been announced, which is par for the course for Buffett, but once we have them, we'll pass them along.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Brian Cassella, tbt* (2006).

[Last modified: Monday, January 10, 2011 4:42pm]


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