Whether you’re into your American Football or not, the annual Super Bowl is a pretty big deal. Over 111.5 million people tune in to watch the final game of the season (this year the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium) which kicks off at 6.30pm EST and 11.30pm if you’re in the UK. Thinking about finding out what all the fuss is about? Here’s our guide to getting involved:
What to expect this year?
Yes, there is a potentially exciting sports match going on, but realistically it’s all about the half time show, right? In the past we’ve seen some seriously amazing performances, from a temporarily reformed Destiny’s Child, to the infamous Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake ‘nipplegate’ duet in 2004. This year super-babe Katy Perry is taking to the stage, with a little help from the legendary Lenny Kravitz. Keep an eye out in the ad breaks too, Kim Kardashian will be starring in a (naturally) selfie-fuelled phone commercial.
What to do?
If you’re going to celebrate the Super Bowl, you may as well go all out, but unless you’re actually attending, you probably won’t have Phoenix, Arizona weather conditions, that doesn’t mean a traditional Tailgate soiree is out of the question, though (that’s a party where everyone opens the boots of their cars and drinks in a car park, by the way). If you’re watching from the considerably colder UK, luckily there’s lots of venues hosting warmer options. We recommend checking out Joe’s Southern Kitchen or The Diner for a snacking/sporting combo.
What to wear?
This season’s sporty details are the perfect look for Super Bowl viewing. Go for a sports luxe top or dress with racing stripe trims and team with denim and fresh trainers. Or, get properly in the spirit and put the new Adidas StellaSport collection to the test.