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Jimmy Buffett takes over St. Pete Twitter page to promote new Pier opening

"Hey all you Parrot Heads in Pinellas County," Jimmy Buffett said in the video.
Credit: AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
Singer Jimmy Buffett performs during campaign event in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The new St. Pete Pier just got a shout out from the king of Hawaiian shirts and the founder of Margaritaville.

Jimmy Buffett, the famous singer-songwriter of "Cheeseburger in Paradise" fame, took over the St. Pete Twitter account on Thursday to "say hello to my good friend Mayor Rick Kriseman" and "all you Parrot Heads in Pinellas County."

In the video, Buffett said he can't wait to get back to the area to check out the new Pier, which opens Monday to the public.

"Stay safe until we see you again," Buffett said. "Fins up, and have a happy Fourth of July!"

The city thanked Buffett and said it'll "save a Cheeseburger in PIERadise + a boat drink for you."

RELATED: Everything to know about the new St. Pete Pier opening, including how to get a reservation

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