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August 12, 1996 | By Sara Sherr, FOR THE INQUIRER
The number of people who attended the Jimmy Buffett concert Friday and Saturday at the Waterfront Entertainment Centre in Camden was enough to fill the kind of small seaside resort the professional party man sings about in his odes to quality leisure time. Twenty-five thousand fans sold out each show; tickets were snatched up within minutes of their March sale date. Even 76ers president Pat Croce is one of his fans - and Buffett returned the compliment by dedicating "The Pirate Looks at 40" to him. The scene outside and inside the E-Center was a Grateful Dead show, the Mummers Parade, and Mardi Gras all mixed into one crazy cocktail.
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August 21, 1995 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
They gathered in Camden to pay their respects by filling votive melons with sacramental vodka. Like L.A. gangs, they wore colorful clothing to prove their alliance. They shimmied in St. Vitus fashion. No, these tribal gatherers were not leftover mourning Deadheads. These were Parrotheads, the ultimate Jimmy Buffett worshipers. What brought them out - with their leis, their baseball caps marked with lobsters, parrots, toucans, sharks and citrus fruits - was Buffett's SRO show at the Waterfront Centre Saturday night, the only show at that venue to sell out immediately.
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August 20, 1998 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
With all due respect to James Brown, Jimmy Buffett may be the hardest-working man in show business. At 8:15 Tuesday night - after a carnival-clad conga line led by a stiltwalker wended its way through the crowd, shooting streamers and stirring up an ocean of airborne beach balls - a lei-dispensing Buffett and his 14-piece Coral Reefer Band took the stage of Camden's Waterfront Entertainment Centre to preside over a 2 1/2-hour party. Buffett isn't a tour phenomenon for nothing. (His shows Tuesday and last night sold out in 50 minutes back in March.
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September 15, 1992 | By Curt Schleier, FOR THE INQUIRER
WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT? Fiction. By Jimmy Buffett Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. $19.95 At least the beginning of this review should be read to the tune of "Margaritaville. " Whatever the season, With great rhyme and reason. He'd tell us his tales in the form of a song. Middle age crises. The moon is in Pisces. Whatever the subject, he'd take us along, He uses words the way an artist uses paint. But will it work as well for him in books?
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June 10, 2000 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
Grown men in grass skirts, kids in flowered shirts, cannons shooting beanbag "burgers," perfect weather, and $6.50 margaritas less potent than a Flintstones chewable. Some things just never get old. Nor, on Jimmy Buffett's annual road party, do they change much. He opened this year's festivities Thursday night at the Waterfront Entertainment Centre in Camden to an indulging capacity crowd of 25,000 whose next-day productivity, one sensed, would suffer somewhat for the experience.
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September 2, 2012 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old Bellmawr man injured after striking his head during a fight outside a Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden Tuesday night has died. Ryan Coyle had been amid thousands of "Parrotheads" headed into the Susquehanna Center to watch Buffett when an acquaintance Matthew Shields, 21, came up behind him and punched him. Coyle fell, striking his head on the pavement. He was rushed from the waterfront arena's parking lot to Cooper University Hospital. Shields, of Westville, was charged with aggravated assault and sent to Camden County Jail on $50,000 bail.
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August 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In Jimmy Buffett's Parrothead paradise, it's always 5 o'clock (somewhere), an eternal happy hour with cool breezes, cold drinks (preferably his Land Shark Lager, brewed for his Margaritaville restaurants?), and warm feelings among himself, his paramours, and his beach-bound drinking companions. An extended Parrothead family, dressed in hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts, and toting kiddie pools and barbecue grills, sold out Camden's Susquehanna Center on Tuesday night to hear their hero.
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August 30, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old Bellmawr man was in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden on Wednesday after he was assaulted before a Jimmy Buffett concert Tuesday in a parking lot at the Susquehanna Bank Center, authorities said. Authorities did not release the victim's name, but a law enforcement source identified him as Ryan Coyle. He was in the lot with friends when an acquaintance approached him from behind and punched him around 7:30 p.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and city police said.
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August 15, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
ATLANTIC CITY - This seaside resort's woes are well-known. The declining revenues, the striking workers, the recent announcement of yet another casino going dark - Trump Taj Mahal, planning to close in October, the fifth gaming hall to pack it in since 2014. Like a gambler on a losing streak, Atlantic City needs a turnaround in fortunes. A good time wouldn't hurt either. That could be why its tourism bureau, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, and Live Nation Concerts called upon the eternally smiling, wistful musician to whom gloom and sadness seem not to stick, the down-to-earth (and sea and wind)
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August 27, 2005 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC Contact music critic Dan DeLuca at 215-854-5628 or ddeluca@phillynews.com. Read his recent work at http://go.philly.com/dandeluca
At a Jimmy Buffett concert, even the scalpers wear grass skirts. On Thursday, the bald-headed Bacchus brought his traveling Club Med of the mind to the sold-out Citizens Bank Park, granting his Parrothead followers a "License to Chill. " That could be translated as "License to Get Blotto," what with Corona Extra beer and Buffett's own Margaritaville tequila acting as dual sponsors, and several songs, such as "Margaritaville" itself, suggesting inebriation as the cure to life's ills.
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August 15, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
ATLANTIC CITY - This seaside resort's woes are well-known. The declining revenues, the striking workers, the recent announcement of yet another casino going dark - Trump Taj Mahal, planning to close in October, the fifth gaming hall to pack it in since 2014. Like a gambler on a losing streak, Atlantic City needs a turnaround in fortunes. A good time wouldn't hurt either. That could be why its tourism bureau, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, and Live Nation Concerts called upon the eternally smiling, wistful musician to whom gloom and sadness seem not to stick, the down-to-earth (and sea and wind)
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August 13, 2016
INK Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Wildwoods Convention Center , 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. $20; $40 three-day pass. 609-972-6671. Talk about the agony and the ecstasy. This event at the Shore not only features "body art design" (painful enough), but also entertainment including (yikes!) suspension shows and sideshow acts including human pin-cushion Gisella, fire-eater Marlo Marquise, and horned blue jigsaw man the Enigma.
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August 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In Jimmy Buffett's Parrothead paradise, it's always 5 o'clock (somewhere), an eternal happy hour with cool breezes, cold drinks (preferably his Land Shark Lager, brewed for his Margaritaville restaurants?), and warm feelings among himself, his paramours, and his beach-bound drinking companions. An extended Parrothead family, dressed in hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts, and toting kiddie pools and barbecue grills, sold out Camden's Susquehanna Center on Tuesday night to hear their hero.
NEWS
August 4, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
   Are Kenny Chesney fans racist? Or is Eagles wideout Riley Cooper - whose racial slur at a June 9 Chesney concert at Lincoln Financial Field was caught on a vid that went public Wednesday - an outlier whose actions are his and his alone and should not be used to stereotype country pop fans? Chesney smartly spoke up on Thursday to argue strongly for the latter. He said he was "as shocked as anyone" at the video. "I don't believe in discrimination in any form, and I think using language like that is not only unacceptable, it is hateful beyond words," he told ESPN.
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June 14, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THE JERSEY SHORE isn't only "Stronger than the Storm," it's merry as Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett will replace the gulls on the sand with Parrotheads when he performs this Saturday as part of a free concert on the beach outside of the Resorts Casino Hotel on North Carolina Avenue. Yes, he's going to DO A.C. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Boardwalk, and will also feature performances by pop royalty trio Wilson Phillips , plus Andy Grammer and Mac McAnally . The event page states that Buffett will make a special appearance sometime during McAnally's set, which begins at 4 p.m. Resorts opened Buffett's Margaritaville, a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment complex, on Memorial Day weekend.
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June 13, 2013 | BY JOHN MORITZ, Daily News Staff Writer moritzj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
Jimmy Buffett will perform a free concert on the beach outside of the Resorts Casino Hotel on North Carolina Avenue in Atlantic City this Saturday. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Boardwalk, and will also feature performances by Wilson Phillips, Andy Grammer and Mac McAnally. The event page states that Buffett will make a special appearance sometime during McAnally's set, which begins at 4 p.m. The casino opened Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment complex, on Memorial Day weekend.
NEWS
May 26, 2013
IT SURE IS a funny world. Take the performances singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett did at the legendary Bryn Mawr coffeehouse, The Main Point, in 1974 and '75. It's hard to fathom that anyone at one of those gigs would have looked at the solitary guitar-strummer with the shoulder-length hair and walrus mustache and thought, "Almost 40 years from now, that guy will be a crucial player in the revitalization of Atlantic City's gaming industry. " First, it would be another couple years until Atlantic City even earned the legal right to host casinos.
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September 5, 2012 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Westville man accused of punching an acquaintance at a Jimmy Buffett concert last week now faces an aggravated-manslaughter charge. A Superior Court judge on Tuesday also raised the bail of Matthew Shields, 21, to $400,000 after Ryan Coyle, 20, of Bellmawr, died of his injuries. Shields had been charged with aggravated assault. Authorities said Shields hit Coyle when he was not looking, causing Coyle to fall and strike his head on pavement before Tuesday's concert at the Susquehanna Center in Camden.
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September 3, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Bellmawr man injured after striking his head during a fight outside a Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden on Tuesday night has died. Ryan Coyle had been amid thousands of "Parrotheads" headed into the Susquehanna Center to watch Buffett when an acquaintance, Matthew Shields, 21, came up behind him and punched him, police said. Coyle fell, striking his head on the pavement. He was rushed from the waterfront arena's parking lot to Cooper University Hospital, police said.
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September 2, 2012 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old Bellmawr man injured after striking his head during a fight outside a Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden Tuesday night has died. Ryan Coyle had been amid thousands of "Parrotheads" headed into the Susquehanna Center to watch Buffett when an acquaintance Matthew Shields, 21, came up behind him and punched him. Coyle fell, striking his head on the pavement. He was rushed from the waterfront arena's parking lot to Cooper University Hospital. Shields, of Westville, was charged with aggravated assault and sent to Camden County Jail on $50,000 bail.
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