Parrot Heads by the hundreds live to be Buffetted
By ROBERT PATRICK(Page 2)
. . . rn out people faster" for a benefit, said David Swann, 55, who is in the retail management business.
Still, "We're not saving the world," Carpenter admits. Having fun is still number one on the club's agenda. And apparently they're pretty good at it.
"This is the most fun group we've ever had," said Eric Audit, director of food and beverage for the Holiday Inn.
Knoxville, Tenn., musician Matt Hall, who provided poolside entertainment Sunday, has known the Sarasota group since his days with the local Buffett tribute band St. Somewhere.
"The Parrot Heads are the perfect audience," said Hall, 33. "They listen, they pay attention and they don't try to grab the mike."
Parrot Heads are a little older, said Hall, with more disposable income than some of his fans.
"I think there's a certain ease of mind that comes with that situation," he said. "They're always ready for a good time," he said -- and then ready for work on Monday morning.
Although perhaps, he joked, with a flamingo-pattern tie.
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