Above: Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI Halftime Show.
On Sunday (Feb. 5), pop superstar Lady Gaga graced Houston’s NRG Stadium stage for the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show. Her 12-minute performance, which included snippets from her hits and tributes to Americana, such as Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” drew an estimated 111.3 million viewers.
In a Super Bowl first, Lady Gaga performed under a canopy of several hundred coordinated aerial drones, which formed shapes and emitted color combinations over the stadium. Longtime Super Bowl Halftime Show lighting designer and CalArts alumnus Robert Barnhart (Theater BFA 87) was responsible for the stunning light display.
The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34 to 28, in the first ever overtime win in Super Bowl history.