As the date for the Super Bowl approaches, everyone gets excited about seeing the annual championship football game and of course the entertaining commercials. But what gets people equally as enthused is the halftime show. This year, the performer at the special event will be the pop singer Lady Gaga. Needless to say, she is already hard at work getting ready for her performance on February 5th. What’s unique about her preparations is that she is practicing in an unlikely location: her California backyard. Lady Gaga is know for her eccentric performances, and is no stranger to sporting events, she recently performed for the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Backyard Turned Dance Floor
If there is no nearby dance floor, why not make your own? That is exactly what Lady Gaga did when she transformed her yard into a dance floor as a spot for she and her backup dancers to get prepped for the Super Bowl. She posted online a video of the group practicing along with the comment “Super Bowl Rehearsal is so fun. We built a tent in my backyard with a dance floor to practice!” Given that her backyard is in the sunny, warm Los Angeles area, why not take advantage of the ideal weather to rehearse outdoors?
An Intensive Halftime Show Routine
To get ready for the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga is not just singing and dancing her way to the halftime show that will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. She is getting in shape through a variety of activity, including horseback riding. That is another creative twist.
Belting out the Hits
Lady Gaga will undoubtedly be performing a range of songs from her various albums, including her most recent one, “Joanne,” which just came out in October 2016. She got familiar with being on the Super Bowl stage when she sang the national anthem at the 2016 game.
Halftime Show Preps of Performers from Previous Super Bowls
Performers for the halftime shows at previous Super Bowls have typically rehearsed in more standard ways than setting up a custom-made stage in their yards. For example, Coldplay, who performed at the show in 2016 that took place in the San Francisco area, practiced at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on a stage area that was the same size as the Super Bowl halftime stage.
Beyonce, who performed at the same 2016 show and several years ago, was spotted practicing at the McKay Athletic Center at the University of Southern California. Bruno Mars, also a performer at the halftime show in recent years, practiced for the special event on a standard stage. So from looking at these few examples of previous halftime shows, it is very evident that Lady Gaga’s practice location and method are unique and innovative.
Lady Gaga’s dedicated efforts to get ready for the halftime show will probably be evident when she gets up on the real stage – not just an elaborate practice stage in her yard – very soon. To catch her halftime show and the Super Bowl game itself, tune in to FOX on February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time