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Parrotheads, Nowitzki Fans Flock to Frisco



    Parrotheads, Nowitzki Fans Flock to Frisco

    Jimmy Buffett and Dirk Nowitzki packed fans into Frisco Saturday afternoon. (Published Sunday, June 22, 2014)

    Parrotheads turned Toyota Stadium in Frisco into Margaritaville, while Dirk Nowitzki fans turned out to see celebrities play baseball down the road.

    Jimmy Buffett Takes Over Toyota Stadium

    More than 25,000 fans were on hand Saturday night to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, with special guest John Fogerty. It was part of Jimmy Buffett's "This One’s For You" Tour 2014.

    Fans filled the parking lot hours before the concert, some even paid extra to reserve parking spots for tailgating instead of buying tickets inside the concert venue.

    Parrotheads Turn Frisco Into Margaritaville

    [DFW] Parrotheads Turn Frisco Into Margaritaville
    Jimmy Buffett fans have dropped anchor in North Texas for a concert.
    (Published Friday, May 21, 2010)

    Rick Sewell and the self-proclaimed Boat and Bar Club have mastered the art of the Buffett tailgate party, they set sail for tailgating at 6:30 a.m and enjoyed the tunes all night from the parking lot.

    "The boat actually came from a pasture in North Texas, we paid $75 bucks for it," said Sewell."[It] had a tree growing up in the center of it and we cleaned it up and that's what you see today."

    For the past eight years the Margaritaville Boat has been wasting away at Buffett concerts in North Texas.

    Wasting Away in "Mud-aritaville"

    [DFW] Wasting Away in "Mud-aritaville"
    Rain and mud don't faze the Parrotheads camping out in Frisco for this weekend's Jimmy Buffett concert.
    (Published Friday, May 20, 2011)

    "You know Cheeseburgers in Paradise? That's what we're all about, we have margaritas and cheeseburgers all day long," said Sewell.

    Dallas Celebrities Take to the Diamond in Frisco

    Dirk Nowitzki's 2014 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game was the other big attraction  just down the road at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

    "It's definitely better to be outside than in tonight, plus the tickets aren't so expensive to see so many celebrities," said Cecily Saldana.

    Dallas' favorite athletes knocked it out of the park Saturday. 

    Money raised from the event goes to the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and Heroes Foundation to help  children's charities.

    "Every celebrity gets pulled in a million ways and for them to make the time is really special for me," said Nowitzki.

    Nowitzki’s team went on to win, final score 17-15. Nowitzki took to Twitter to thank those who attended: