Last Friday we went north to Great Guana Cay and climbed the hill to Nipper’s for the Barefoot Man concert.
Barefoot Man is the Jimmy Buffett of the Abacos – well, kinda sorta — he sings about having fun in the Abacos. Classics like “When They Cut You Off at Nipper’s,” “She Loves My Deck,” and “Kiss My Glass. Songs I’m certain you’ve all heard and love. Or maybe not. Check him out at: http://www.nippersbar.com/barefootman.html
And the venue – wow! Nipper’s is an event in and of itself – the ultimate beach bar. Three decks plus a bar and kitchen, plus a pool or two… Plus it’s on a cliff right next to a stunning beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
Add Barefoot Man and hundreds come to dance, sing along, and have fun. The place was packed.
There was barely room to get the beer to the bar.
We arrived two hours before the concert and got the last two stools, along the rail that separates Nipper’s from the beach. It was actually a great spot. We were mostly shielded (by plastic sheeting) from the chilly breeze off the ocean, very close to the bar, and right next to the tables the young (and some older) folks danced on.
Sometimes we were just in the moment and had to join in the experience.
Sometimes we were dancing with a friend.
We had fun.
The very next day we went to the Hummingbird Art Centre for chamber music – the viola da gamba and harpsicord – masterfully played by internationally renown musicians. Very special – very different – no one danced on a table.