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'Parrot Head' Jimmy Buffett fans celebrate in US

 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett  gestures to some 3,500 of his fans on ...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a stiltwalker makes his way down Duval Street during the Parrot Heads C...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett  performs before some 3,500 of his fans...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Kevin Eshelman  makes his way down Duval Street during the Parrot Heads ...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett greets fans after he performed on Duval...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a fan reaches out to touch singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett  after he pe...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett  performs before some 3,500 of his fans ...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, "Parrot Heads" Amy Jamison, left, shares beads with Yvonne Schindler du...
 In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a barefooted Jimmy Buffett  performs before some 3,500 of his fans on D...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett gestures to some 3,500 of his fans on ...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a stiltwalker makes his way down Duval Street during the Parrot Heads C...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett performs before some 3,500 of his fans...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Kevin Eshelman makes his way down Duval Street during the Parrot Heads ...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett greets fans after he performed on Duval...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a fan reaches out to touch singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett after he pe...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett performs before some 3,500 of his fans ...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, "Parrot Heads" Amy Jamison, left, shares beads with Yvonne Schindler du...

Buffett-Parrot Heads

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a barefooted Jimmy Buffett performs before some 3,500 of his fans on D...

About 3,500 fans of Jimmy Buffett are celebrating the singer's music and laid-back island attitude in Key West, Florida.
Attendees at the 20th Parrot Heads Convention were surprised Friday afternoon when Buffett made a rare appearance with his Coral Reefer Band. He played for more than an hour. Many of his 15 songs featured lyrics recalling people and places he knew while living in Key West during the 1970s and 80s.
The convention of "Parrot Head" fans, named for their offbeat tropical headgear, continues through Sunday. It will feature more performances and a charity auction.
Organizers say that since 2002, members of about 200 chapters have contributed over $20 million and nearly 3 million volunteer hours to local and national causes.