The Washington Area Parrot Head Club was created to promote friendships and organize social activities for people with similar interests, including enjoyment of the tropical spirit of Jimmy Buffett's music. In the process of making new friends and having fun, we believe in leaving something positive behind. We are a non-profit organization which provides a variety of volunteer efforts in the local, regional and national community for social and environmental causes. Our Club is open to anyone with the tropical spirit and desire to contribute to the betterment of our community.
WAPHC is a sanctioned member of Jimmy Buffett's Parrot Heads in Paradise, which pretty much makes us official in the eyes of the Head Parrot Head.
Ever wonder where the term "Parrot Head" originated? Here is what Jimmy Buffett has to say about that:"Timothy B. Schmidt (Eagles bass player) was in the band, and we were playing a venue outside of Cincinnati called King's Island. People had already started wearing Hawaiian shirts to our shows, but we looked out at this Cincinnati crowd, and they were glaringly brilliant to the point where it got our attention immediately. I said "Look at that!" Then Schmidt says to me, "They look like Deadheads in tropical suits. They're like PARROT HEADS!" He yelled to me in the middle of a song. So I immediately took the term and threw it over the microphone - the people identified themselves with the term from the get-go."
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