Sunday, June 19, 2011

Boat Drinks Part II -- A Celebration of Summer...and the Championship Bruins

A few weeks ago, we did a post here on the Jimmy Buffett song "Boat Drinks" and mentioned that it fit the mood at the time. Jimmy wrote about wishing for warm weather (and a margaratia or similar "boat drink") during a mid-winter gig in Boston many years ago. He even made a hockey reference, with the "visitors scoring on the home rink." At the time we posted a clip to that song, we were laboring through a cold wet spell in early June -- and the Bruins had just lost to the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals. Last night, a few of us saw Buffett in concert (that's the entire group in the photo here), and he sang the very same song -- with new lyrics and a new meaning. Check out this clip (song # 6). It was a celebration of the Bruins championship...and of the 80 degree temperatures that gave the day a summer-like feel. When we wrote about "Boat Drinks" earlier this month, we said warmer days were ahead -- we were right, as evidenced by this weekend's weather at Good Harbor Beach (if you still have a chance, come out and see for yourself). And while we didn't predict the Bruins victory -- but we were sure hoping for it!

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