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Our Favorite Things: Super Bowl XLIX

Feb 04, 2015

So when I say “our” favorite things, I really mean my favorite things. After 3 loads of laundry, 3 hours of American football and copious amounts of game time snacks I took a moment to recognize just how great Super Bowl XLIX actually was… for these 4 reasons:
1. Idina Menzel sang the National Anthem. Though shaky and a little off-key, we were into it. I dare you to say anything about the woman who brought you Maureen in Rent and Elphaba in Wicked. What lesbian doesn’t like Wicked? I bet you’ve seen it like 9 times…
2. Katy Perry kissed a girl in 2008 and we all still like it. So the Pepsi halftime show was as epic as expected, chock-full of costume changes, dancing sharks, floating stars, and fireworks. Katy pretty much crushed it and we all went into the 2nd half ready to own the night.
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3. Something amazing happened that no one saw coming. Missy Elliott hit the stage to perform “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” and “Lose Control” after a 10-year hiatus. I almost choked on my nachos and I definitely screamed like a teenage girl. Since then the interwebs have been working overtime to teach American youth about what they’ve been missing.
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4. During the most watched show in U.S. television history, with 114.4 million viewers, Always snagged an ad spot that could pay dividends for young girls everywhere. It was a commercial that made us stop and think about our own perspective. The #LikeAGirl campaign aims to show the world that doing something “like a girl” should always be awesome, and never an insult.

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