Since the Super Bowl village opened in Indy on Jan. 27, there have been parties on parties happening around the Circle City.
The Indianapolis Star compiled a listing of all the party happenings around town and there has definitely not been a shortage of big-name performers.
The festivities started on Jan. 26, but they got bigger when the calendar hit February. Jimmy Fallon did a taping of his show and the Univision Pepsi Musica Super Bowl Fan Jam featuring Don Omar happened on the 1st. For those of you not familiar with Don Omar, watch “Fast Five” and then proceed to have “Danza Kuduro” stuck in your head for the next five months.
On Feb.2, there were approximately 15 million concerts (or just 10, but who’s counting). Adam Levine, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and B.o.B were just a few of the performers that night. Plus, let’s not forget the EA Sports Madden Bowl XVIII or the Tazon Latino VI Celebrity Flag Football Game featuring Deion Sanders.
The rest of the weekend was full of parties and concerts. On Feb. 3, ESPN hosted its “Next” party featuring a performance from my future husband (just kidding, but seriously) Drake.
The 4th also featured a ton of stars rockin’ out. DirecTV Super Saturday Night had Katy Perry performing, and whether you like her or not, she has some pretty catchy songs (“Last Friday Night,” anyone?). The Rolling Stone-Bacardi party featured LMFAO, Lupe Fiasco, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship. Lil’ Jon and Pitbull performed at the Bud Light concert.
Apparently, KC and the Sunshine Band performed as well, and I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t completely sure all the members were still together, let alone alive. But who doesn’t love “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”?
And of course all of these shindigs have been leading up to the actual game (which kicks off at 6:29 and not 6:30 #dontgetmestarted) and the halftime show by Madonna. I know some people are disappointed with Madonna being the halftime show, but as long as she plays some of her classic 80s hits, I’ll be a happy camper.