'Parrotheads' throw raging tailgate party at Jones Beach

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There was nothing but love on the South Shore Tuesday as Jones Beach transformed into Margaritaville. 

The "parrotheads" packed the parking fields ahead of the annual Jimmy Buffett concert.

Some fans lined up at 3 a.m. to get the best spot in the parking lot to set up grills, bars and even their own personal beaches. 

Howie Hoff, of New Hampshire, brought a three-tier party bus/boat for fans to enjoy.

"It's a school bus that we converted into a pirate ship," he explained. 

Owen Clark, of Wantagh, says his first Buffett experience has been positive. 

"I was expecting a little bit less, and it's exceeding my expectations," he said.

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