IAMA Palm Tree in the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Performance featuring Katy Perry. AMA!
My friends and I were cast in the Superbowl halftime show as palm trees, and one of us discovered an ama request for the trees. I was the downstage right palm tree. /u/asumello61 is the infamous palm tree that was grinded on by Katy Perry who will be participating in this as well.
/u/asumello61's proof is the halftime wristband we were issued upon entry, the leather converse we wore during the performance, and his Sun Devil band jacket (we were selected from Arizona State's marching band).
My proof is a picture of me in costume before we performed today, the converse we wore under our costumes, and the radio we were provided so that we could hear our cues.
Sorry this took a long time getting up, but I will be up for awhile to answer your questions.
edit:/u/jdawgg92 was also a part of the show, and is going to help me answer questions.
Edit 2: http://i.imgur.com/jwxrW2a.jpg
Group photo of the Prop Crew and handlers minus the sharks.
Edit 3: I'm really trying to get to everyone's comments, there's more than I was expecting here but I will try to respond to all of them. (or at least one of us will)
Edit 4: Alright Reddit, I need to get some sleep now. Feel free to keep posting questions and I will get to them in the morning.
Edit 5: My friends woke me up saying how big this has gotten. Holy Shit! Never imagined it would have blown up like this. I'm back and answering your questions! I'd like to thank Justin for answering them during my absence.
Edit 6: Really trying to keep up with all the questions pouring in keep them coming. I don't have class today so hopefully I can get to most of them! You guys are awesome!
Edit 7: Going to finish off another round of questions but I need to take a break and go to store to get milk. Afterwards I'll be back to continue answering questions.
Edit 8: I got my coffee and french toast crunch and I'm ready to answer some more questions.
Edit 9: Looks like I'm about to be upstaged by Kristin Chenoweth and Martin Sheen. If you still have questions feel free to ask away. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for making this a great AMA I had a lot of fun doing this!
Edit 10: This was extremely exciting at first, but it now has become completely a little stressful as the media has gotten some things lost in translation. So here I am setting the record straight.
I didn't get compensated and I don't care it was a worthwhile experience and I would do it again given the opportunity. If you are so worried about me not being paid then how about you pay me for using my words and all the effort I put into this article for these nice people. Hell I'd probably just donate it to charity anyways.
The MCC dancers were replaced by KATY PERRY'S DANCERS. Not random people that were hired on three days before the show. It was a decision that albeit disappointing for my fellow cast members was understandable and made sense.
Garret was not part of MCC nor was he a shark EVER. He assisted the palm trees.
I know this article covers a lot but these websites could contact me personally and ask questions if they're that curious.
Edit 11: I'm probably just freaking out over nothing x.x