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Jimmy Buffett on NBC Today Show (July 2001)

Every now and then you have to do something just for yourself. Being a Parrothead, having free train tickets and being a little crazy - I decided to go see Jimmy play a free concert in Rockefellar Center on NBC's Today Show. I left DC at 10PM and got into NYC at 2AM. From the station I went over to the Plaza and there were already 100-200 people there ! Met alot of nice people that I will never see again and ran into a couple that I knew. The band came out around 5AM for the first soundcheck and Jimmy joined them for the second soundcheck at 6AM (pretty much did the whole show, just without the cameras and makeup). The Today Show anchors came out every now and then starting at 7AM to do parts of the show. Jimmy came out around 8AM and played for 30 minutes. Since I was in NYC and had the whole day ahead of me, I resisted the urge to head home and sleep and went to Coney Island to ride the Cyclone and have a Nathan's hot dog. Then I started the 4hr trip home to pass out.

Rockefeller Center at 3AM

Jimmy and the Coral Reefers at the 6AM Soundcheck

Katie Couric and Matt Lauer Introducing the Band

Jimmy and the Coral Reefers during the 8AM Show

The Coney Island Boardwalk

The Coney Island Cyclone

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