This year’s Big Game will he held Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ — that is, not in a cozy domed arena. And on the East Coast. In the dead of winter. (On that date in 2013, the temperature was 32 with a low of 18.)
In fact, in announcing Mars’ booking, NFL SVP Mark Quenzel said that this halftime show will capitalize on the fact that it’s taking place in an open-air venue. So… parachutists? He arrives descending from a dirigible on a rope ladder?
Previously this decade, The Who, The Black Eyed Peas, Madonna and Beyonce have headlined the Super Bowl halftime extravaganza.