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Parrotheads in the Parking Lot 

Jimmy Buffett fans did their best to turn the parking lot of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater into Magaritaville Thursday afternoon. Read the show review by Kristie McClanahan. Click through these pics by Lyle Whitworth.
Paul Morgan, tour manager of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Express, takes care of his daily duties before the parking lot opens to the public. Morgan usually speaks with upcoming venue representatives, double checks hotel reservations, and ''make sure our ducks are in a row.'' He uses the computer outside the bus due to a better internet connection.
Ellen Warren prepares a meal from her vehicle.
Abel Horton, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater flagger, directs fans into the parking lot.
Landshark Lager representatives hand out leis and other promotional products to parrotheads.
Bitsy Miller, Brett Buresh, and Lindsay Johnson cheer on attending the concert from Springdale, Arkansas.
Jason Diemer walks around his painted rental van. He drove nine others from Springfield, Mo., and hopes he can pressure wash the paint off the van.
A true parrothead, Sheli Sutherland, inflates a parrot. Sheli and her husband, Todd, decorated their vehicle with inflatables.
Eric Groos of Camdenton strums to Jimmy Buffett tunes prior to the concert.
Kevin Zerr starts up his gas powered blender.
Summer Thompson, left, and Jennifer Douglas hula-hoop in the parking lot.
Timm Sweeney finds ways to have fun and entertain others.
Mark Toebe plays cornhole, a game similar to washers.
Ryan and Julia Brown offer their homemade gumbo to Buffett fans for no cost.
Margaritaville Express representatives toss T-shirts into the crowd.
Reed Carlson, dressed as Captain Morgan, leans on his “Tiki Truck” vehicle, transported from Decorah, Iowa.
Kayleigh Anderson applies a Margaritaville Wings tattoo on Glenn Lodge’s arm.
Many parrotheads sported rooftop ornaments. This vehicle represents Jimmy Buffett’s 1979 single, "Volcano."
By Lyle Whitworth
Fans attempt to bob shrimp from men on stilts.
Jimmy Buffett fans patiently wait to enter as security guards remove barriers.
Sarah Weiss, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater employee, scan tickets as parrotheads enter the gates.
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Paul Morgan, tour manager of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Express, takes care of his daily duties before the parking lot opens to the public. Morgan usually speaks with upcoming venue representatives, double checks hotel reservations, and ''make sure our ducks are in a row.'' He uses the computer outside the bus due to a better internet connection.
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