Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooo Tampa Bay Parrot Heads!
What an utterly PHantastic weekend. The weekend started at the pre-party at Skipper's Smokehouse dancing to the tunes for Coral Reefers Soul! Arriving at the concert site as early as 8am, Captain Dave and his crew started setting the tent/table/grills, etc. for a day of Tampa Bay Parrot Head revelry. We had Parrot Heads join us all the way from Canada - the Maple Leaf Club.
Skipper Bryan Crews and Sherry "Lovely Cruise" kicked off the party at noon by presenting to the club a proclamation signed by Mayor Buckhorn, making 4/16, "Official Tampa Bay Parrot Head" day.
Hurricane Gordon & the Stormchasers took the stage from 12-3:30pm and Michael Weiss from 3:45-5:30, when the Coral Reefers joined us for a "Meet n' Greet."
Our raffle ended out the day by raffling off PHantastic prizes, with the grand prize being a guitar singed by the Coral Reefers, Sunny Jim, John Frinzi & John Patti!. Bill Nichols was the grand prize winner!
Special thanks to Margaritaville, Charlotte Harbor, Pirates on the Ridge, Sarasota, Virtual Parrot Head clubs for donating baskets.
Teammmmmmmmmm drink to Jimmy Hannigan for his awesome Captain Morgan basket and for providing multiple giveaway prizes for our games.
HUGE Teammmmmmm drink to all of our many volunteers that worked hard over the past few months AND most importantly, concert day to make it a Phenomenal success.
Money raised at the games and raffles goes to our charity "Clearwater Marine Aquarium".
If you want to go to this weekend Palm Beach concert contact Kathy Russ, President, Key West Parrot Head Club at 305-294-0968 or President@KeyWestparrotheadclub.com they 2 club tickets for sale $136 each.
MOST IMPORTANTLY JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY FOR ANOTHER PHANTASTIC MEETING AT WHISKEY JOE'S! PHriendly reminder: WJ provides free valet parking (tip). Please take advantage of it.
It's time to cleaaannnnnnnnnn the beaches! We will be trying something new for beach clean ups by having everyone SIGN UP ONLINE at:http://www2.mysignup.com/tbph_beach_cleanup so be one of the first and sign up today....it's pretty cool and by the way no password required! This is a t-shirt event, so please make sure you add your t-shirt size. Meet at the Rusty Pelican by 9:30am to sign in, get your t-shirt and to join your teams. Beach clean-up is from 10am-12pm. After party: Freaki Tiki 28778 U.S. 19 North (just north of Countryside Mall) Clearwater, FL 33761
For mor information on these and other great events go to www.finsup.com
Bring a PHriend on Wednesday! It's going to be a "Lovely Cruise" Skipper Bryan
One last reminder to all Parrot Heads if you still want to attend the Coral Reefers for the WELOME TO FIN-lAND pre-party at Skipper's Smoke House it's not to late! If you wear your club name badge you can get in for the pre-sale price of $25! For more details go to http://skipperssmokehouse.combut don't wait the fun starts tonight!
We hope all of you are also planning to joins us for a GREAT tailgate! If you want to get a dose of a great Parrot Head band before the tailgate and visist a wonderful event, stop by the Mainsail Art Show and listen to Connie Church and the De'Leid Parrots....then make your way to the fairgrounds for one Hell of a party before going to hear Jimmy Buffett kick off his WELCOME TO FIN-LAND TOUR!
Helloooooooooooooooooooooooo Tampa Bay Parrot Heads! What time is it?????
It’s time for Fins Up and “High Buffett Week” for the concert and pre-parties.
What a PHun and PHantastic pre-pre party at Quaker Steak. Teammmmmmmmmmmmmm drink to Bill Church at Quaker Steak, Jimmy Parrish and the ocean Waves AND to the many volunteers that made it happen! A HUGE thanks to our raffle donors..... Save The Manatees, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Quaker Steak, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Quaker Steak Teammmmmmmmmmmmmm drink to our Chief Officer of Spirits, Jim Hannigan, Coastal Wine & Spirits for the great giveaways! We had visitors from Sarasota Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Space Coast and Seattle Parrot heads. Pre-party, Friday, April 14 at Skippers Smokehouse. Coral Reefers Soul show is at Skipper's Smokehouse. They will be sharing original songs from their CD's and catalogs. They will be donating a portion of proceeds to the Florida Parrot Rescue in Tampa Bay Parrotheads honor! Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. Order tickets online at www.skipperssmokehouse.com Buy your ticket TODAY!Artists include: Robert Greenidge, Ralph MacDonald, "Uncle" Jim Mayer, Nadirah Shakoor, Doyle Grisham, and special guest JD Spradlin, Jon Patti, John Frinzi & Outside Art.
TAILGATE INFORMATION. Here’s the instructions and schedule for “Welcome to Fin Land”tailgate…….. If you are bringing tents, tables, grills or canopies, please make sure that your name & number are on them to identify them for you. Although we have a team taking care of tear-down Saturday night, please tear down your tents, etc. and place them in your vehicle or safe place while you are in the concert. Entrance to FairgroundsYou MUST have either a ticket or a volunteer badge to enter into the State Fairgrounds through the Orient Road entrance. Volunteer badges will be available at the Quaker Steak pre-pre party. If you can’t make the party, bring your Parrot head badge to flash at the Orient Road gate. You can pick up your volunteer badge inside (see Bevie & Uncle Frank). Your name is on the list, so it should be no problem getting in through the gate. Parking Entertainment Schedule – Welcome to Fin Land area Game tickets will be sold from the Connolly Tiki Bar in the Welcome to Fin Land. Price will be $1 per ticket and 7 tickets for $5. 12-4pm – Fin Land Games
12-3:30pm – Hurricane Gordon and the Stormchasers
3:30-5:30pm – Michael Weiss Coral Reefers – Meet n’ Greet – arrive between 5:30-5:45pm Trop Rock Junkies will be on Stage B 6-7:30pm Charity Raffle – Raffle tickets are given as prizes when you play the Welcome to Finland Games. Our charity is Clearwater Marine Aquarium MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN – DRAWING AT 5:30 pm in “Welcome to Fin Land” tent Raffle Prizes: Each club is donating a basket (Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Pirates in the Ridge & Sarasota) Captain Morgan basket - donated by Jim Hannigan, Chief officer of Spirits Margaritaville basket - Margaritaville
Try to have at least 2-4 people per vehicle coming into the Fairgrounds. Orient Road entrance available for ticket holders & volunteers from 8am-10am to arrive for set-up and to ensure your place at the “Welcome to Fin Land” and tailgate area. RV’s please try to arrive between 8-10am, no later than 11am. You must be on the volunteer list to come in the Orient Road entrance. All ticket holders have been placed on the list. In the afternoon and with a ticket, you can come through 301 (Main) entrance. However, you may not be able to park in the tailgate area. NOTE: RV’s will be parked in the RV lot and arrangements will need to be made to have someone carry you, your passengers and gear from RV lot to tailgate area. No boats on trailers will be allowed entrance to the Florida State Fairgrounds for tailgating. Volunteer Schedule If you volunteered to help, you have been assigned duties; please check your time assigned and show up for your shift. Lists will be available at the large tree in our tailgate area and at the Connolly Tiki Bar (game ticket area). Tailgate Area (Margarita Millie will be there to greet)! Welcome to Fin Land Tent is located in Lot A overflow. For those of you that attended last year’s concert, it’s the same area where Under the Big Top was displayed. There will be a “Surfing in the Hurricane” West Central Florida Parrot Head communal picnic/tailgate area. If you have a tent or canopy, please bring it to set up for the masses. Only vehicles that have “actual tailgating” out of the back of the vehicle will be in this area. All other parking will be to the right and further back from this area. We have room for 200 vehicles in this area. You may want to bring your club lanyard (name badge) to ensure entrance to this area. We’ll have our own port o’ potties at our disposal. What do I bring? BYOE – Bring Your Own everything! (which means food, bug spray, drinks, chair, cutlery, cups & paper plates & everything else). TBPH will provide grills for cooking in the tailgate area. You are YOUR OWN Chef! Bring a dish to share and whatever you want to grill or eat. Tents will be provided to shade the food this year. If you have any extra, please bring them. HOT! HOT! HOT ! Sat is usually hot and very humid. Remember to bring water, sun tan lotion. Stay hydrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Key contacts on-site: Captain Dave – set-up Marilyn, Diana & Cookie – gamemasters Sharon Leverett – Saturday night tear down Dorothy – whatever you need
Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Tampa Bay Parrot Heads!!!! What time is it???? It’s time to kick off “High Buffett Week” with our pre-pre party at Quaker Steak When: Saturday, April 9th TONIGHT!
Where: Quaker Steak, 10400 49th Street, Clearwater, FL Time: 6pm til How: You should have a pre-paid ticket. At door price is $18 What’s happening: Registration table opens at 5pm for you to get you wrist band. Buffet is served from 6-8pm. Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves will play from 6-10pm for our dancing phun!!! Concert t’s will be available for pick-up. Pick up your tailgate volunteer badge and time for your volunteer duty!Don’t forget to order you pre-party ticket for the Coral Reefers show at Skipper’s Smokehouse online.
Helloooooooooooooooooooooo Tampa Bay Parrot Heads. What time is it?
It's timmmmmme for another PHabulous meeting at Whisky Joe's!
It's time to pick up your tickets! If you bought a concert ticket from the club...you can pick them up Wednesday Night from Christi!
LAST CHANCE to pay the "advance price" for the Pre-pre party at Quaker Steak! This is a wrist band event, so please remember to sign up today.... Pre-pre party - come and listen to the sounds of Jimmy Parish & the Ocean Waves at Quaker Steak & Lube, April 9th. Event starts at 6pm til........ Cost is $13 in advance and $18 at door for the "all you can eat buffet". See Debbie at the meeting to sign up.. Wingate - rooms are available for $69, ask for the Parrot head rate. Call 727-299-9800 and reserve your room today. Quaker Steak is donating $2.50 per ticket to Save the Manatees, as well as donating most of the band, so let's support them by turning our in droves!
Pre-party - we have a special surprise on Friday, 4/15.. Coral Reefers Soul show is at Skipper's Smokehouse. They will be sharing original songs from their CD's and catalogs. They will be donating a portion of proceeds to the Florida Parrot Rescue in Tampa Bay Parrotheads honor!
Artists include: Robert Greenidge, Ralph MacDonald, "Uncle" Jim Mayer, Nadirah Shakoor, Doyle Grisham, and special guest JD Spradlin, Jon Patti, John Frinzi & Outside Art.
We need tables, tents, grills... contact Captain Dave at the meeting to let him know what you can bring to help out. Tailgate volunteer list: If you are on the volunteer list and DO NOT HAVE A TICKET, you MUST sign up to help out either with games or raffles. See Pineapple Patrice at the meeting to sign up for your shift! The shift list will be available at the pre-pre party, on the large tree in our tailgate area and at the raffle Tiki bar. We are trying to get the volunteer badges done and passed out at the pre-pre party. If you do not receive one prior to tailgate, please bring your TBPH lanyard (name badge) to get in through the Orient Road entrance and you can pick up your volunteer badge inside. Tailgate - further email information will be out later this week. Save the dates...the 2011 calendar is posted, so go in and place your dates in your little parrot head book! 5/22/11 - Kahuna's Annual Pig Roast