Seminole Tribe Goes All Out for the Hard Rock Tampa Grand Opening

Seminole Tribe Goes All Out for the Hard Rock Tampa Grand Opening

On Thursday, the Native American Seminole Tribe of Florida cut more than just a ribbon for the opening bonanza of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.

Those in attendance got to witness the full shebang, including a guitar smashing derby, stunt performers, and a sold-out music concert from country star Keith Urban; husband to Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman.

Also present for last night’s celebrations included supermodel Christie Brinkley, and a team of Ukrainian dancers dressed in vibrant neon costumes; featuring 2 daredevils from the famous Great Wallendas circus family, who walked a 160ft high tight rope between the casino’s twin hotel towers.

“It was magical,” said Nik Wallenda, who walked a tight wire with his 66-year-old mother, Delilah. According to the stunt performers, they had only performed the tandem act a couple of times prior to their nail-biting showcase yesterday evening.

“My mom was six months pregnant with me walking the wire still,” he said, “so I’ve been walking with her longer than I’ve been alive.”

Mrs. Wallenda did say she is considering retiring before the performance on Thursday, but quickly changed her mind after completing the stunt. “Maybe not,” she said. Another walk by the time she turns 70 “looks good to […]

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