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INDIANAPOLIS — It’s hard to go to the Super Bowl.It costs a lot of money, you have to take off work, and (ostensibly) your favourite team has to be in the game so you have an excuse to splash the cash.
But for the lucky ones, going to a Super Bowl is a dream trip.
We went to the game yesterday, and took pictures of everything from the wacky, drunken euphoria of downtown Indy before the game to Madonna’s trippy halftime show from inside the stadium.
What we learned is that the game itself is just a small part of a much larger spectacle.
There was no way in hell we were paying for parking (plus, we didn't have a car). So we got dropped off downtown at around 1:30 and walked
There were tailgaters here and there on our walk to the stadium. Here's one drinking out of a boob-shaped beer bong
This zip line was one of the main downtown attractions last weekend. We never had time to stand in line to ride it though, and it's one of our greatest regrets of the week
Here's where they put the media. Not the greatest in the world, but we were at the freaking Super Bowl so who cares
Game time! The in-stadium atmosphere isn't as good as you'd think it'd be because it's being played at a neutral site. But it's still loud
Fast-forward to the fourth quarter. The building got super electric when Tom Brady had the ball with a minute left on his own 20
We've been to big games that had a better in-stadium atmosphere, but the whole Super Bowl experience can't be matched.
It's not just about the game, it's about the entire spectacle, and the communal rush everyone gets from being at something so huge.
You're ridiculously lucky if you get to go to one of these, and it's absolutely worth the trip.
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