Does the Tropical Lifestyle Automatically Make You a “Parrot Head”?
So you love the tropical lifestyle, the vibe, the clothing, the food, the drinks, the music, the people, the feeling of just knowing where ever you go there are those who share similar interests and that laid back attitude. But does this make you a Parrot Head? Those not familiar with the tropical lifestyle and attitude would automatically say “yes”, but that is not always the case. Believe it or not, there are those that love the islands and the lifestyle it brings but have no interest in Jimmy Buffett or his music. Some are content with just the lifestyle without the traditional music associated with it or the “attitude” associated with the Parrot Head side of it.
Here are some ways to tell if you are or are becoming a Parrot Head;
You love the tropical lifestyle
you love tropical music
you’re iPhone / iPod is full of Jimmy Buffett music
you love the loud Hawaiian shirts as much as the more restrained island wear
You would love to have a chance to or never miss a chance to tailgate at a Jimmy Buffett concert
you have saved up for months to see Jimmy Buffett when he comes close to your town
Tiki Bars, country music, swing music, and tropical music is all some of your favorite music genre’s
To you a Cheeseburger is Paradise
At some point you have been wasted away in Margaritaville
you play the new online Margaritaville game
you drink Landshark beer or Margaritaville tequila or mix
These are just some of the warning signs. You may not have said yes to all of them but if you have four or more there is a good chance you are or are on your way to becoming a Parrot Head. If you would like to join others in your area with the same outlook on life there the place to go is the Parrot Heads in Paradise website or www.phip.com . This is the International Organization of Parrot Head clubs. It all started with one club in Atlanta and now claims to have over 200 clubs around the world.LAst year Parrot Head clubs raised some $2.9 million for local charities and gave over 215,000 volunteer hours. So as you can see it isn’t all about the parties, music and tropical lifestyle. But when the good works are done you can bet it is a great excuse to have a party and get together for some well deserved fun.
So the tropical lifestyle has many facets to it. Some are parrot heads while others are content with the fashion and lifestyle aspects of it without Jimmy Buffett or other aspects of the Parrot Head lifestyle. Either way it is a great way to relax and enjoy life seven days a week making it a long weekend life.