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What is a Parrothead?

“What is a Parrot Head?” they ask when we appear in mass. What makes you wear those crazy clothes and imitate an a–? The answer is not simple but then again, it is. Tis really just a frame of mind around Jimmy Buffett’s biz.

It’s sitting in a traffic jam and picturing a beach; a far off island in the sea that’s just beyond your reach; a flowered shirt, a crazy hat, a cheeseburger in hand; a beach chair at an awesome park with a Top-rock music band.

By day we may bedoctors and lawyers or don a 3-piece suit; by night the margaritas flow and grass skirts sure look cute. With sailing songs and steel drum beats the stress can melt away; and if you haven’t tried it, don’t knock it as they say.

Where is Margaritaville?

It’s in the tropics somewhere between the Port of Indecision and Southwest of Disorder. But no parallels of latitude or longitude mark the spot exactly. You don’t have to be a navigator to get there. Palm trees provide the camouflage. Ocean breezes bring the seaplanes and sailboats, tourists and travelers. Passports are not required.