Tuesday, August 19th is a Parrothead holiday in South Jersey, as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band play the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden waterfront.

If you’ve never been to a Buffett show, then you may need a primer on Parrotheads and what to expect from the crowd at Jimmy’s show.

Here is one Parrothead’s explanation from a Parrothead blog site (there are lots of those)….

“To me being a Parrothead is a state of mind, similar to being in Margaritaville. Is it trying to be like Jimmy Buffett? In some ways yes, and others no.

Trying to be like Jimmy Buffett can be tough. Do you emulate the young, wild, devil-may-care party animal? (So honey, why don’t we get drunk and….?) How about the hard working, dedicated musician with the soul of a poet? And then, of course, there’s the older, wiser father-figure who beckons us to ” follow in my wake” after he has “smoothed the troubled waters”. How one sees Buffet and how you relate to him depends on where you are in your own life, and your own mind. I don’t think age has much to do with it.

Through his music and writings Jimmy Buffett has allowed us to, vicariously, live a lifestyle that many of us aspire to. The partying, the money, the creativity, the adventure, the sunshine, the ocean are all part of it.”

So there you have it, directly from a die-hard fan; what being a Parrothead is all about.  But you won’t really understand until you see Jimmy Buffett live in concert. That’s where I can help out.

On Lite Rock Impossible Trivia, I’m giving away tickets to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer band at the Susquehanna bank Center, August 19th.  Try to answer the question weekday mornings at 7:20am to win your tickets on the Lite Rock Morning Show.

This morning’s question:  What came in at #1 when teenagers were asked what they appreciated most about their fathers?

The answer? (Driving them places)

Take a look at past Lite Rock Impossible Trivia questions and answers