Live by the Bay

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Live by the Bay is a live video by the American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was released in 1985 by MCA Entertainment. The 87-minute video was recorded from back to back concerts in Miami on August 16 and 17, 1985, at Miami Marine Stadium and is the first concert video released by Buffett. A brief rain shower during the middle of the Friday night show prompted Buffett to retreat to his sailboat (docked by the stage) and caused a majority of the final release to feature the Saturday night show. After the rain cleared on Friday, the band played Little Feats's "Dixie Chicken" to demonstrate the equipment still functioned before Buffet returned to the stage.

The stadium was originally built for powerboat racing. It used a floating stage in front of the grandstand that allowed additional concertgoers to listen from their boats in the water behind the stage, as seen in video. Miami Marine Stadium was condemned after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and remains an abandoned hulk to this day.

Live By The Bay was released on VHS and LaserDisc. As of 2007, the video is out-of-print and has not been released on DVD. It is occasionally shown on VH1 Classic as part of its Classic In Concert series.

Track list[edit]

Live by the Bay opening titles
  1. Introduction / "Gypsies in the Palace"
  2. "Door Number Three"
  3. "Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit"
  4. "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About"
  5. "Stars on the Water"
  6. "Coconut Telegraph"
  7. "Come Monday"
  8. "Ragtop Day"
  9. "Who's the Blonde Stranger"
  10. "Volcano"
  11. "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes"
  12. Intermission / Interview
  13. "One Particular Harbour"
  14. "If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me"
  15. "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw"
  16. "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
  17. "Fins"
  18. "Last Mango in Paris"
  19. "A Pirate Looks at Forty"
  20. "Margaritaville"
  21. End titles / "Son of a Son of a Sailor"

Actual set list[edit]

There were several songs deleted from the film.

  1. "The Great Filling Station Holdup"*
  2. "Son of a Son of a Sailor"**
  3. "Door Number Three"
  4. "Grapefruit-Juicy fruit"
  5. "Pencil Thin Mustache"*
  6. "We Are the People our Parents Warned us About"

  1. Stars on the Water
  2. Coconut Telegraph
  3. Come Monday
  4. Ragtop Day
  5. Who’s the Blonde Stranger?
  6. Volcano
  7. Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes


  1. One Particular Harbour
  2. If the Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me
  3. Why Don’t We Get Drunk
  4. Let it Ride (Josh Leo)*
  5. Dixie Chicken (Josh Leo)*
  6. I Can’t Tell You Why (Timothy B. Schmidt)*
  7. Medley:*
    1. "Nautical Wheelers"*
    2. "Tin Cup Chalice"*
    3. "Boat Drinks"*
    4. "Banana Republics"*
    5. "The Captain and the Kid"*
    6. "Somewhere Over China"*
    7. "He Went to Paris"*
    8. "Cowboy in the Jungle"*
  8. "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
  9. "Fins"
  10. "Last Mango in Paris"
  11. "A Pirate looks at Forty"
  12. "Margaritaville"


  1. "Gypsies in the Palace"**
  2. "Brown Eyed Girl"*

* = Not included on Live By the Bay
** = Abridged version appeared on Live By the Bay, not included on the tracklist and out of order


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