Jimmy Buffett and Gloria Estefan joined other supporters of the group working hard at saving and restoring Miami Marine Stadium at a benefit event Jan. 9th at the Coral Gables Museum, where an exhibition about the historic stadium, "Concrete Paradise," was wrapping up a near four-month run.
Jimmy was his usual clowning and very talented self as he and master steel drummer Robert Greenidge thrilled those in attendance. Gloria Estefan joined Jimmy for "Margaritaville" to end the evening at the sold out event. I'm sorry the final video is cut short by battery exhaustion as they finished before I could get a fresh battery installed :(
You can read about Miami Marine Stadium and the group, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, and its efforts to save and restore the stadium and make a donation if you choose at marinestadium.org
If anyone is interested, my videos were taken with a little Sony "pocket" camera (HX50V) which takes full hi def AVCHD which I convert to web friendly 720p for uploading to Vimeo. (Unless I mistakenly upload the MTS files and catch hell from Vimeo) I love the camera and my Canon and Nikon DSLRs sit idle. I doubt the video from my fairly high end "pro" XA-20 Canon camcorder would have been much better and I can't put that camera in my pocket while I sip a margarita and fill my plate with yummy eats.
The pocket Sony also takes outstanding pictures and the best part is it's 30x optical zoom…
Hope you enjoy Jimmy as much as Julie and I did… along with Dani from St. Louis, who flew in for the event and has now seen Jimmy in 102 performances, including Paris and Antigua :)