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Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments.
The Golden Tiki added to its Cabinet of Curiosities Tuesday night by unveiling Vinnie Paul’s shrunken head. Managing Partner Branden Powers and The Baron of the Universe, former contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” were on hand to present the honor to the former Pantera member and co-founder and current member of supergroup HELLYEAH.
“This is such an honor. It’s great to be a part of this tradition,” said Paul. “I love The Golden Tiki and the tiki culture. What Branden has created here – a mix of tiki, rock ‘n’ roll and Las Vegas culture – is truly something special.”
Said Powers, “It’s an honor to have Vinnie’s shrunken head at The Golden Tiki. We love you and are so fortunate to have you as part of our tiki family. Everyone get out and see HELLYEAH this summer!”
Paul’s head was crafted over a four week process by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr, and is the sixth in a series of celebrity shrunken heads on display at Vegas’ iconic Tiki revival bar. Previous shrunken heads include Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach and Norm Clarke.