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6 p.m. July 22--

The tropical circus known as Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band appeared before 40,000 fans Saturday night at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wis. and is now moving on for shows Thursday and Saturday night at Toyota Park outside of Chicago. Those gigs will draw another 35,000 fans each night.
Those are good numbers for a bad economy.
Here's some testimony we gathered in the Alpine parking lot on Saturday. Thanks to Sun-Times cameraman Chris Sweda for the run through the high waters.


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Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His collection of Sun-Times travel columns, "Ticket To Everywhere," was published in 2000 by Lake Claremont Press. He was lead writer for "Farm Aid: Song for America" (Rodale Press, 2005) which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Willie Nelson inspired effort.
He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick O-Type Award for Column Writing. Hoekstra wrote and co-proudced the WTTW-Channel 11 PBS special: "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement," nominated for a 2001-02 Chicago Emmy for a documentary program/cultural significance.
He lives in Chicago.

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