Breaking: Jimmy Buffett doesn’t drink Margaritas anymore.
The man who wrote Margaritaville—which is simultaneously the best song about drinking Margaritas and one of the most cringe-worthy karaoke songs—doesn’t drink Margaritas. This is the same man who so embodies Margaritas, he created a Florida retirement home called Latitude Margaritaville for geriatric Parrotheads. This is the man with a broadway play called “Escape to Margaritaville.” That guy doesn’t drink Margaritas anymore.
In a profile by Taffy Brodesser-Akner in The New York Times titled “Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle,” the saddest truths about growing old are revealed—saddest of which is that it’s no longer 5 o’clock somewhere for 71-year-old Buffett. A healthy early bird special replaces the blenderful of Margaritas in old age. Even for Jimmy Buffett.