The hugely popular Shark Week kicks off today on the Discovery Channel, and this past weekend, Discovery held a huge 2-day event at Hermosa Beach to celebrate all things shark!
Dubbed FinFest, fans came out in droves to check out a lineup of musical performances, a 60-foot mechanical shark known as ‘Sharkzilla,’ face-painting, games and fun all in the spirit of Shark Week.
It was an unexpected surprise that this year’s special musical guest was the one and only Jimmy Buffett, who took the shark-shaped stage Saturday night, and debuted a special Shark Week theme song.
Performing on a giant shark mouth-shaped stage with razor sharp teeth lining the edges, Buffett called upon his ‘Parrotheads’ to sing along to his new version of “Fins” with lyrics to match Shark Week.
“It ‘s a song that’s probably familiar to the legion of Parrotheads out there,” he told USA Today. “But it was such a natural to go back and rewrite ‘Fins’ as kind of the theme for Shark Week…and I had a lot of fun doing it.”
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The crowd ate up the performance, singing and even put their arms up in the air when Jimmy sang “fins to the left, fins to the right.”
Check out some of the performance of the new and improved “Fins” in this fan-shot video below!