Playlist: Listen to every song Jimmy Buffett played in Tampa on June 3

Stabs at Trump excluded

click to enlarge (L-R) Jena Anderson, Kacey Means, Mallory Morton and Tristan Markovitch outside MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 3, 2017. - KAMRAN MALIK
Kamran Malik
(L-R) Jena Anderson, Kacey Means, Mallory Morton and Tristan Markovitch outside MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 3, 2017.

Jimmy Buffett's June 3 concert at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre could have been a disaster (hear us out, seriously).

It totally wasn't, however, and A&E editor Cathy Salustri had her fears of coconut bras, drunk pirates and man paunches trumped by a few deep cuts and the 70-year-old songwriter's new approach to tiptoeing around a fanbase that probably doesn't wholly share his liberal politics.

Jimmy Buffett in Tampa: five reasons it could've sucked, and five ways we were totally wrong

"Buffett is running out of fucks to give about whether or not the depressed CPA wearing a grass skirt and drinking way too much Landshark wants him to play 'Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw,'" Salustri wrote in her review.

"He preceded 'Defying Gravity' with a not-so-veiled barb at Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord (he'd already ad-libbed "don't wanna land in Mar-a-Lago" when he sang 'Volcano'): After calling Earth a beautiful planet, he said some people cared more than others, than closed by saying 'I want to live on islands; I don't want to be treading water.'"

Read the full review here, and listen to songs from the set below.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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