Jimmy Buffett Concert Brings ‘Margaritaville’ To Jones Beach

Jimmy Buffett Concert Brings ‘Margaritaville’ To Jones Beach


AN ANNUAL PARROTHEAD PARTY IS GOING ON AT JONES BEACH AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GATHERING FOR A SUMMER RITUAL THAT BECOMES MORE ELABORATE EVERY YEAR. CAROLINE TAKES US TO MARGARITAVILLE. Reporter: IT’S 5:00 SOMEWHERE ESPECIALLY HERE OUTSIDE OF JONES BEACH THEATER. EVERY YEAR IT’S THE BEST DAY EVER BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT FUN, FRIENDS, AND GOOD TIMES. Reporter: HOMEY BEACHES, TIKI HUTS, AND BOATS TURNED INTO BARS, TURN PARKING FIELDS INTO A TROPICAL PARADISE. THE ANNUAL PARTY OF JIMMY BUFFET FANS, GLEEFUL PARROTHEADS CELEBRATING THE EXPERIENCE. DO YOU EVEN GO TO THE CONCERT? NEV, WHO GOES TO THE CONCERT? YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PARTY. Reporter: IT IS CLEAR IT IS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE MUSIC BUT A GROUP OF LIKE MINDED REVELERS WHO SHARE EVERYTHING FROM FOOD AND DRINKS TO GIFTS FOR THE ULTIMATE CAREFREE DAY. THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS FOR US. IT IS LIKE CHRISTMAS DAY FOR US. I DO TAKE THIS DAY OFF AND THE DAY BEFORE AND THE DAY AFTER. THIS IS ABOUT GETTING AWAY FROM ALL OF THE STRESS AND ALL OF THE STUFF IN LIFE THAT IS NOT FUN AND BLOWING OFF STEAM. EVERYONE WANTS TO ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE DOING. THIS IS THE NUMBER OF JIMMY BUFFET SHOWS I’VE SEEN. 140. Reporter: NEWCOMBERS COME PREPARED TOO. WE DID SOME STUDYING AND WE KNEW WHAT TO BRING. THE FLAM INGO. Reporter: FROM MODEST BEGINNINGS. NINE YEARS AGO WE CAME HERE AND WE BOUGHT A SANDWICH, FOUR CHAIRS. Reporter: THESE PLAIN VIEW PALS NOW HAUL IN. FOUR TENTS, A CAMPER, BOX TRUCK, GAMES, A CHEF. YOU WANT A RIB? Reporter: BUFFET GOES ON AT 8:00 WHILE THIS MARATHON TAILGATE PARTY GOES ON ALL NIGHT. MARGARITAVILLE, JONES BEACH.

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