City Council has prohibited drinking in public, with the exception for the United Football League. Looks like the epic Buffett tailgaters will have to find somewhere else.
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The Official Jimmy Buffett Tailgating Lot will be located on the northeast corner of the Six Pines Drive and Lake Robbins Drive intersection. This parking lot opens at 10 a.m. on May 5 and closes at midnight. Overnight parking will not be permitted.
Tickets for the tailgating lot are now available for purchase at The Pavilion Box Office located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. With limited availability, parking tickets for this lot will be sold on a space-available basis. Parking tickets for this lot are $30 per vehicle or $100 for a bus, RV or other vehicle that occupies more than one space. If space is still available the day of the show, guests can purchase them at the entrance to the parking lot. Ticket sellers will not be equipped to accept checks or credit cards the day of the show. Only cash will be accepted.
In the tailgating lot live entertainment will be provided, along with restrooms, trash cans and recycling containers. Guests are asked to be “user friendly” by leaving glass containers and pets at home. Guests also are encouraged to drink responsibly.
Town Center Garage at The Pavilion
Concertgoers also can purchase parking tickets for the Town Center Garage, located at The Pavilion and accessed via Six Pines Drive. The garage opens at 3 p.m. Parking is $15 per vehicle based on availability. Please visit The Pavilion’s Web site the day of the show for the latest parking information.
Free Parking in Designated Lots
Concertgoers also can park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway. These parking lots open at 6 p.m.
Last November, we did a story on The Big Ship, which was about the owner, Mick Roulet, and the custom paint jobs he gives his tailgating RV every year before Jimmy Buffett concerts. Well, he's back, and this time he is showing us what it takes to re do the paint job on his famed camper.
Below are photos from the Big Ship through the years:
Originally purchased from a neighbor in 1996 for $1,200, the “Big Ship” was converted into one helluva’ Jimmy Buffett tailgating camper. The camper was initially used for camping with the kids, which started in 1998, but the family outgrew the 21 footer about 8 years later. Realizing there was much more life left in the ol’ girl, Mick Roulet, the owner of this party machine decided to give her a fresh coat of paint every time he gave it a wash…once a year.
However, this isn’t your average paint job. In 2007, he began by painting the camper inside and out for the Buffett Bama Breeze Tour. The camper was painted up to depict a vintage aircraft with buffed aluminum skin complete with nose art. The carpet was replaced with tropical colored vinyl tile and vinyl base.