City Paper is not for tourists
You don’t have to be wasted away, it seems, to ride the booze bus to Buffett. On Craigslist, the D.C. Boomerang Nightlife Party Bus is pimping a trip to the Jimmy Buffett concert on June 28 at the Nissan Pavilion.
Instantly, I had visions of canned island beats pumping from competing ghetto blasters, drunk old people dancing in the aisle, puke on the floor. Something to look forward to, in short. It’s probably fun, after all, to be 55, dressed in Bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian shirt, slamming tropical coolers on a concert bus with fellow divorcees. Not something for now, surely, but maybe for later.
Wrong. Apparently the son of a son of a sailor live isn’t just an old man’s party. I scrolled down and looked at the advertisement. And there it was, a picture of a group of youngsters—-dudes on the left, chicks on the right, a couple with leis around their necks.
I quickly found two more youth Buffett ads. The first was for two couples, “experienced parrot heads,” ages 24 to 29, looking to buy spots on a Buffett party bus.
The second was a group of young professionals in the same age range advertising the seven spots left on their 55-seat party bus. “The best part… you are allowed to drink on the bus AND there is a bathroom on board,” it read.
Well, I guess it’s good to start now. With my luck, Buffett won’t be around when that starts sounding like fun.