Harvest Moon Drive-In GM Ben Harroun said Wednesday that more than 700 tickets have been sold for tonight's live broadcast of a Jimmy Buffett concert, which will be shown rain or shine. So what will get the folks in Gibson City out of their front seats?
For advice, we turned to Jake Tatar of The Boat Drunks, a local band which has been playing the best of Buffett since 2001. The Rantoul High product came up with five songs he hopes to hear from Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band tonight when they take the stage at a Fort Worth, Texas, drive-in.
"King of Somewhere Hot" — I've always thought this song was underrated and Robert Greenidge's steel pan work on it really makes this one of Buffett's more "island-y" songs. Just listen to the live version he cut in Anguilla.
"Volcano" — An oldie but a goodie. From Michael Utley's opening F Arpeggio, conga lines instantly form.
"Knee Deep" — The mega-hit he performed with Zac Brown. Perfect mix of island and country.
"One Particular Harbor" — This is about as solid of an island groove as I've ever heard, and one I still enjoy playing after 13 years. It will have you up and dancing.
"Tangy Margaritas" — This is actually one that I wrote, but Buffett backup singer and former member of Arrested Development Nadirah Shakoor sang for us on our most recent album. She sings this song like it's supposed to be sung and is an essential for any Buffett tailgate.