In the summer of 1977, I was living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Often on weekends I drove down to Thibadeaux to visit my sister. It was that summer, on the radio stations and the juke boxes of that town, that I first heard Jimmy Buffett's music. I attended my first concert in Baton Rouge the next spring and have missed only a handful of concerts over the subsequent years.
This corner of HALF AFT is dedicated to Jimmy Buffett, to the Coral Reefers, to the fellow Parrotheads I have met, to the musicians to whose music Jimmy's has led me, and to the lovely Florida Keys.
GreenWoman, Parrothead ~
If you enjoy Jimmy Buffett's music, and would like to explore some other musical horizons that I believe you will find appealing, I invite you to visit the Half Aft Bar Stage.
There are many parrothead places on the internet. Here are some of my favorites:
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, the official website; it offers news and other information, including tour dates, shopping, and lyrics.
Radio Margaritaville, where you can listen not only to Jimmy Buffett online, but also hear related artists, oldies, music from around the world, and interesting and informative commentary and interviews.
The Parrothead Webring is another good place to start exploring Buffett and parrothead websites on the internet.
Every fall for the past several years, Parrotheads in Paradise has organized a convention for Parrotheads called Meeting of the Minds. The convention showcases bands who play the kind of music Parrotheads enjoy, offers lots of fun activities, and raises money for charity. I attended for the first time in 1998, which was also the first year that the convention was held in Key West. Read about my adventure, and the best Jimmy Buffett concert I ever attended.
And if you're lucky enough to visit Key West, you might want to read Pacing Key West ... some of my favorite places in that lovely little town.
Some other links of interest ~
~ updated 1/4/06 ~
Son of a Son of a Web Page
The Virtual Parrothead Club
People's Tropical Dreams
Southern Cross FAQ
Parrothead Shopping Network
Foster Parrots Ltd.
Key West is an amazing place. Check out "Pacing Key West", an article I wrote for the Virtual ParrotHead Club newsletter, which offers descriptions, information, addresses and URLs for some of the fascinating places you can visit. (updated 10/18/04)Key West and the Florida Keys have much to offer visitors. Check out some of my favorite sites for information about Florida, the Keys, and points south and east, by visiting some of these links.
The Conch Republic
Cap'n Ron's Florida Keys Adventure Guide
Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden
Save the Mantees Club
Mel Fisher's Maritime Museum
Florida Keys Historical Timeline
Tony's Saloon ~
West, Where Tequila Sunrise is a Way of Life
Information coming soon!
Manatees are an endearing but endangered species. Learn more about these native Floridians and how to help them, and see a picture and read the biography of Flash, one of six manatees adopted by the Key West Foreign Legion via Mayday's Floatplan Cruising Library, by clicking here.
The Key West Foreign Legion is a fictional group of parrotheads living on equally fictional Key Lime Key. Read about their adventures, and make a home for yourself in this one particular harbor.