My first year at Penn the Philadelphia Eagles won their first superbowl. I was in studio, streaming the game, and munching on snacks. You could hear the celebration echo throughout the city as soon as they won. It was one of the most incredible memories I have of footbal and school.
The years to follow I’d join friends to watch the game, critique the commercials, and, as always, munch on game day snacks. But this year the pandemic is full swing. So game day watch parties aren’t really in.
That isn’t going to stop the fun though. This year I made salsa, tried making my mom’s superbowl pink dip, and set up my workstation to maximize my solo watch party.
While most of my friends won’t have any fun with this my family and single studio football friend will be rooting for Tampa Bay! Enjoy your snacks! Be nice to the delivery guys who are definitely swamped trying to fill the orders of wings, pizza, egg rolls, and what not that make the game delicious! And let’s see what this years commercials bring out in us!
I am a huge fan of the poetry commercial that kicked off the game. That was beautiful!
The oatmilk commercial got me. I need that jingle now… :,D
The Toyota Olympics commercial supporting the US Team and an adapted Jessica Long story was adorable!!! Also what a twist… Toyota’s Japanese but the superbowl is too American to do a commercial with a Japanese team support… And this year the olympics are in Japan. What an odd play. But the message was so pure and adorable!!! <3 I love it!
Halftime!!!!! I love the set! It was sick!!! That was a beautiful arrangment with great camera angles! The view from the top into the whole staduim was super unique and breathtaking. The mini city choir and backdrop just fancy. The on field dance was probably cooler on camera then in person. The way the lights on the dancers hands played with the camera just made the whole thing more energetic and gorgeous.
The show was incredible and interesting in it’s use of masking and stage location. I am curious if the face covers and stage set location was a requirement placed by the NFL or determined by The Weekend. By placing the majority of the show at the upper end of the stadium does it keep the performers airflow away from the athletes and limited audience? or would the air sink down into the stadium? Or would it blow over and out of the stadium? Would it even matter? Is there concern for on field performance with air sticking on the field and risking athletes post season? Even if all the performers are tested and negative there’s always a risk of false negatives or delayed symptoms showing.
Overall a beautiful show, that felt covid sensitive, and certainly will be interesting how next year’s halftime show follows up on it.
I enjoyed the number of commercials with a community focus. It was a very supportive commercial set. Not too many funny ones but maybe next year.
Tampa Bay win!! A little something for Florida to celebrate and forget about all the chaos for a bit.