I wonder if Jimmy Buffett will come to Riverbend this year? That’s a stupid question. Jimmy Buffett always comes to Riverbend.
I went one year to Riverbend to see him in concert—left halfway through the show.
Back in the day—and that was before 1977—I was a Buffett fan and had a lot of his albums, but in 1977, when “Margaritaville” came out, slowly things started to change. Slowly, it wasn’t about the music anymore. It was about commercial success and money. I guess there’s nothing wrong with that, but it turned me off. Still does.
“Come Monday” was a single back in 1973, back when Jimmy Buffett was still Jimmy Buffett. I saw him in concert around that time, but it wasn’t at Riverbend. He came to Cincinnati Music Hall and unlike that ‘half’ concert I saw near the Ohio River, this one was very good. Back then, it was still about the music.
Now the sound quality on the YouTube post I’m posting here isn’t the best, but the video is interesting. Jimmy looks so young in that clip. He’s 67 years old now. Yep, time flies.