EXCLUSIVE: Rolling Stone Publisher Shares Party Plan
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About to plunk down a grand for a ticket to the Rolling Stone Super Bowl party on February 4? The mag’s first-ever Super Bowl bash could be a concert worth every penny—and we’ll know more tomorrow, when the host expects to announce the night’s musical lineup. A publicist for Bacardi, the party’s sponsor, told Super City that three or four acts should rock The Crane Bay, a former industrial building remodeled into a new and intimate event space near Lucas Oil Stadium. The party will celebrate the rum maker’s 150th anniversary—which falls on Super Bowl Sunday—with a theme nodding to the 1920s, 1950s, and today. All celebrities who will be in town for the game have been invited, and perhaps Thursday’s announcement about the concert lineup will provide some hints about who’s likely to be downing some daiquiris and boogeying in the Bay. Stay tuned…
More entertainment and broadcasting plans for Super Bowl 46 were released today at a press conference held at Lucas Oil Stadium, including the names of music acts to grace the various stages in the Super Bowl Village, which takes up a three-block stretch of Georgia St.
First, in defense of Madonna as halftime show performer, the erstwhile Material Girl has just that—oodles of material—to work with. And yet she has been passed off as a “karaoke singer” (et tu, Gene Simmons?) and an over-the-hill, washed-up pop diva. Smacks of ageism, if you ask me. (And you didn’t.)
Word from the Super Bowl Host Committee’s communications team is that the music acts to perform the pregame and halftime shows on Feb. 5 will be announced in mid-December. And yes, rumor has it that Madonna will finally grace that stage with her “Madgesty’s” presence–and song catalog.