DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — The same day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines allowing fully vaccinated people to leave their masks off in most settings, Delray Beach hosted one of the most anticipated concerts in quite some time.
Parrot Heads gathered as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band took the stage at Old School Square.
“Sup! No more cabin fever. Let's go!” shouted Buffett.
For many like Liz Shapiro of Delray Beach, a sense of normalcy,
"I'm vaccinated, I'm outside, and I'm not wearing a mask," said Shapiro.
Jimmy Buffett, the first A-list celebrity takes the stage for the first time in Palm Beach County since the inception of the coronavirus pandemic.
“These are the fully vaccinated and the old farts and the Coral Reefer band," said Buffett.
"I have goosebumps all over," said Shapiro with glee.
“This was the venue they chose because we went above and beyond for the customer and the artist to make sure everyone was safe,” said Holland Ryan, COO of Old School Square.
For an audience of around 800 people, “In a regular time, non-social distance this area would hold 3000,” said Ryan.
While walking around you still need a facemask.
“So far, we are going to continue with our mask rule,” said Ryan.
As you're wasting away again in Margaritaville your pod has four seats. And when you're in your pod, you don't have to wear a facemask.
"I'm still going to be wearing my mask even though I'm completely vaccinated already," said Jason Thommen from Delray Beach. "I still like to be a little cautious."
The remaining three concerts are sold out but there will be more shows coming your way in Old School Square.