On Super bowl Sunday, comedian Marc Maron tweeted, “Today is an important day for some people. Annoying to others”. I happen to fall in the category of Super Bowl being annoying. This year the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks played the final game of the season at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. In the end, the New England Patriots won, with the score of 28 – 24. To someone who doesn’t understand a thing about football, yet alone sports, the highlight of the game was the halftime show with Katy Perry with special appearances by Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot.
This year for Super Bowl, I had to intern. I intern at 101.9, The Wolf, and this year a few of the promo staff, as well as Nick and Kristen, from the morning show went to a listeners house because she had won a Super bowl party. Her prize included a flat screen TV (which was set up right away), a catered meal, a new ice chest, a grill, and music from one of the DJs. The wolf gang and I were at the winner’s house from about 3PM to the end of halftime.
Due to the fact that I do not understand football, the goal for me was to interact with members of the winner’s friends and family. But I think I was more interested in the babies and children than the grown adults. When it got to half time, I sat in the corner of the family room watching Katy Perry perform. For the people who didn’t watch the halftime show, but are fans of Katy Perry, her set list included her singles – Roar, Hot N Cold, I Kissed a Girl (featuring Lenny Kravitz), Teenage Dream, Part of Me, American Women (With Lenny Kravitz), Dark Horse, and Firework. A lot of people who were at Whitney’s house (the winner) made comments about how the song, Firework because it reminded them of the controversial movie, “The Interview”. I agree with their comments on how the song reminded them of “The Interview”. Once you watch the movie, you’ll forever associate the song Firework to James Franco and Randall Park’s character.
Once halftime was over, the Wolf team packed up the equipment, said our goodbyes, and headed back to the station. One of the things I really liked was seeing how appreciated Whitney was of us to come out and hang out with her friends and family. You could really tell that they all appreciated us and were all interested in our lives.
Ashlee is a DJ with KSSU, tune in for an hour of sheer enjoyment once a week.