The Super Bowl is the biggest game in football history. Football fans everywhere anticipate their favorite teams going head-to-head in the month of February. Aside from the game itself, the halftime performance is a pretty big deal. The NFL always selects the biggest names in music and they always do fans justice. Lady Gaga just slayed my entire life with the performance she gave us during last night’s Super Bowl halftime show. Now, I must admit, I didn’t watch the actual game, however her performance was totally worth the anticipation.
There’s a hell of a lot that goes into making halftime shows. With all of the special effects to hundreds of dancers/performers that help make the show, rehearsals happen weeks and weeks in advance. Micah Kosco and Chris Sopko performed during Bruno Mars and Katy Perry’s halftime shows. From signing non-disclosure agreements, to almost losing their jobs over secrecy, they give their accounts on what it’s like behind-the-scenes of a Super Bowl halftime show.
Kids are said to be great stadium fillers. Well, that comes from the mouth of Micah and Chris who were ecstatic when they found out their high school music classes were going to be a part of the Bruno Mars and Katy Perry halftime shows. But what they didn’t know, is that they were only going to hold giant LED panels and glowing orbs.
Sworn to Secrecy
SB halftime shows produce the biggest names in music. So you can only assume that everything that goes on during rehearsals and on stage are top secret. All parties involved must sign a Non-Disclousre Agreement. According to Micah, “there were stacks of NDAs at every rehearsal, so if someone even walked by [where we were practicing], they got rushed and forced to sign an NDA.”
Chris revealed that security at his rehearsals were so tight that everyone had to turn in their cell phones before entering the facility. That’s not even the half of it.
According to Chris, he almost lost his job at the pizza shop he was working with. The performance was such a secret that he couldn’t tell his boss why he wouldn’t be working on Super Bowl Sunday. But the producers saved him when he gave a list of names of those performing.