Jimmy Buffett Plays Concert in Gulf Shores

Jimmy Buffett treated tens-of-thousands of people to a free concert on the Alabama coast, an area devastated by the oil spill.

This as BP announced it's making progress on a new cap for the ruptured well.

BP says work on the new containment cap is ahead of schedule. The company is hoping to have the new and improved cap with a tighter seal in place as early as Monday. The Obama Administration is optimistic.

"We think there is a very good chance that this, this will provide the kind of relief that we need," said David Axelrod, Senior White House Advisor.

Undersea robots removed the old cap Saturday. Until the new cap is installed, millions of gallons of crude oil are gushing freely into the gulf.

BP is also hopeful one of the two relief wells designed to permanently stop the gulf oil spill could be operational by the end of the month. They say the first one is about six feet away from the oil well.

In gulf shores Sunday, a beach that was nearly abandoned because of oil was jam-packed.

Terrell Brown reports, "Around 35,000 people [were] here for a free concert. Jimmy Buffett and some of his friends [threw] a huge beach benefit to promote tourism along the gulf coast."

Buffett gave fans an escape to Margaritaville, lifting spirits and sending a message.

"Jimmy Buffett is amazing for doing this," said one fan.

“It's all bp's fault!” sang Buffett.

The concert was a much needed relief, but the work is far from over.

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