"Jimmy Buffett revises Margaritaville lyrics: ‘It’s all BP’s fault.’"
On Sunday, singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett performed a free concert that drew thousands of people to the Gulf Shores of Alabama. The concert was an effort to show support for the Gulf Coast and hopefully lure visitors to the area. Attendees showed up to the concert sporting anti-BP shirts. Buffett — a Mobile, AL native — sang “a very special version” of his famous song “Margaritaville,” changing his famous refrain to: “Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame; but I know, it’s all BP’s fault.” The lyric drew cheers from the crowd. Watch it:
The AP reports that there may be more free concerts in the near future funded by BP’s oil money, as part of an effort to reinvigorate the region’s devastated tourism industry.