May 3, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO. – Like 2010, Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefers were the season opener at VWA. The parking lot opened at 3p.m., gates at 6:30, with the show eta of 8p.m. By 5p.m., my estimate of 5 to 7 thousand ‘Parrotheads’ had gathered in the lot, many with campers and painted vans, staking out mini Mararitaville Villages. To not arrive early and experience the social craziness of the pre-party, means you’ve experienced only 50% of what a JB concert is all about. Photographers were restricted to the side isles of the amphitheater, which is better than a soundboard shoot, but still limits getting a diverse collection of images to present. So here’s a few from the show, and a few from some of my new friends I met in the lot.
Photos after the jump