Tuesday January 12th, 2016

Do you want to go to Super Bowl 50 and see Coldplay at halftime and cheer excitedly when Beyoncé comes out and act surprised if Jay-Z makes a guest appearance and pretend to love Bruno Mars all on live television in the span of fifteen minutes?

You have arrived at the right place.

Super Bowl organizers are looking for “enthusiastic fans of Coldplay” (what a demographic) to take the field at halftime. There are some rudimentary qualifications, such as being 18 or older, being able to attend some scheduled rehearsals in the week leading up to the game, and entering in groups of at least 10, with a specified group leader who must take responsibility for communicating with the show organizers. You cannot be drinking or doing drugs whilst being a devoted fan of music and football.

But most importantly, you must be able to run very fast.

From the call sheet:

“Be of sound physical health and capable of vigorous physical activity without assistance, including walking long distances and the ability to run onto & off of the field as directed without stopping (really, we mean run). There will be no exceptions made to this rule. The ability to run quickly is an essential function of your participation and a requirement for safety. If you are not able to run, it poses a serious safety risk to both you and to other Fan Participants.”

Hit that treadmill now! Increase your physical vigor so as to reduce the safety risk when you sprint 50ish yards with a horde of other people to go listen to “Fix You” and emphatically cry tears onto the same field where football players will also cry, in victory and in defeat, approximately two hours later.

Just remember that this will not get you a ticket to the actual game.

Sign up here today.

[Reddit]​

Jeremy Woo

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