1. The only way to get decent pavilion seats is through a broker. Period. But it was worth it.
2. Some people actually tow their boats into the parking lot so they can have a pre-concert party on a boat even if it isn't a boat on the water.
3. Costumes aside, this is a crowd of people who really don't give a fuck how they look as long as they are comfortable. Even if at times it is not comfortable to be looking at some of them.
4. Nothing separates the novices from the veterans like the mix of vast quantities of alcohol, high humidity and temperatures in the 90s. Saw more than a few newbies who missed the actual concert but probably had a good time before they passed out.
6. It's both hilarious and pathetic to see a drunk teenager puke out the door of a slow-moving vehicle. Mostly because I have been that drunk teenager.7. I really do know all those songs by heart. And I am proud of that.
8. There is a lot of gray hair (or no hair) on those Coral Reefer Band members. But they sure look like they enjoy what they do. I would too if I had the same job for 30 years and only worked summers.
10. Even though it took over 90 minutes to get out of the parking area, it was more than tolerable because with a Buffett crowd there are tunes blasting, everyone is so laid back, and there are so few jerks. The few jerks we saw were the guys throwing beer bottles into the grass from their vehicles... vehicles that had either McCain/Palin or "W" stickers on them. Just sayin'.11. I was surprised I didn't smell any weed at all in the pavilion during the show... and I have a finely tuned sense of smell for that particular thing. My hopes for a contact high were dashed but I totally enjoyed the show anyway.