IamA high school student who performed with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the Super Bowl XLVIII half time show AMA!
I am a 17 year old student attending Roxbury High School and about two months ago the marching band was called to a secret meeting in our auditorium where we had to put our phones on the stage so we could not contact anyone outside of the auditorium. That was so no one could leak the word out of us performing in the Super Bowl half time show. We all signed confidentiality agreements saying we could not tell anyone that we were in the super bowl or anything about it. We had 6 rehearsals to learn the entire show 2 weeks prior to the event. 2 of which were at an armory and 4 at MetLife Stadium. We were called the LED Cast and our task was to march around the field with the LED panels that would light up accordingly with the show. We weren't allowed to keep the panels but they let us keep the uniforms. We weren't allowed to tell anyone we were performing until this NY Post article was released: http://nypost.com/2014/01/30/bruno-mars-halftime-setup-will-be-first-of-its-kind/ However, we weren't allowed to tell any details about the show's content. A few of my friends (/u/ExperienceOrb and /u/thecupquake) and I would love to share this experience with you so please AMA!
My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/01Xqu