Live by the Bay is a live video by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was initially released in 1985 by MCA Entertainment. The 87-minute video was recorded from back to back concerts in Miami on August 16th and 17th 1985 at Miami Marine Stadium and is the first concert video released by Buffett. A brief shower during the middle of the Friday night show (prompting Buffett to retreat to his sailboat (docked by the stage) caused a majority of the final release to feature the Saturday night show. After the rain cleared Friday, the band broke into Little Feats's "Dixie Chicken" to demonstrate the equipment still functioned before Buffet returned to the stage.
The Stadium was originally built for powerboat racing and utilized a floating stage in front of the grandstand that allowed additional concertgoers to listen from their boats in the water behind the stage who were present in abundance (view video). Miami Marine Stadium was condemned after hurricane Andrew in 1992 and remains an abandoned hulk to this day.
Live By The Bay was originally released on VHS and LASERDISC. This DVD features Don Johnson as a guest and Timothy B Schmit from the Eagles playing with Jimmy's band.
"Door Number 3," "Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit," "We Are the People," "Stars on the Water," "Coconut Telegraph," "Come Monday," "Rag Top Day," "Who's the Blonde Stranger," "Volcano," "Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude," "One Particular Harbour," "If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me," "Why Don't We Get Drunk," "Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Pins," "Last Mango in Paris," "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "Margaritaville."