The big day has arrived: Super Bowl Sunday. Anticipation is growing by the minute here in Houston. It has been an amazing weekend, and the Falcons and Patriots take the field at NRG Stadium in just a few hours. Before kickoff, let’s take a look back at Saturday’s action.
On Saturday, guests lounged at Texans House, played games, and discussed their predictions for Super Bowl LI with a stellar lineup of NFL experts. Hall-of-Famer Tim Brown, ESPN insider Adam Schefter, DeAndre Hopkins and Whitney Mercilus all stopped by to answer guests’ questions and offer their predictions on the big game. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien sat for a Q&A with Dick Vermeil, and promised his fans, “We’re trying to get to this game.”
Saturday’s specially-prepared menu featured signature margaritas, mouth-watering spicy tacos, chicken nachos, seared ahi tuna and a dessert bar with refreshing gelato.
Club Nomadic has been the most talked about nighttime destination in Houston this week, and Saturday night was legendary. The massive structure holding over nine thousand guests nightly was custom built for Super Bowl LI; Taylor Swift put it best when she said “This wasn’t here two weeks ago and this actually blows my mind.”
As the crowd made their way inside, numerous stars were seen walking the red carpet, including Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, NFL great Peyton Manning, New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees, Dallas Cowboys’ Mark Sanchez, singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen, FOX sports reporter Erin Andrews and NFL great and GMA host Michael Strahan.
Once inside, VIP guests had their fill of sweet corn pudding cups with crispy onions and chives, pork belly buns with mango slaw and kimchi mayo, and braised short ribs with a cheddar cheese horseradish mash.
DJ/model Ruby Rose and EDM star Helena Legend got the night started with a great set, and then Taylor Swift took the stage for the most anticipated performance of the weekend. The legendary singer brought her A-game to Houston, playing favorites “22,” “Blank Space,” “Love Story,” “Shake It Off” and “Bad Blood.” Gold sparks flew during “Romeo and Juliet” with pyrotechnics lighting up the venue.
She was framed by a vibrant LED wall and the stage jutted out into the audience, bringing Taylor closer to her fans. She debuted an acoustic version of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” the song she recorded with former One Direction front man Zayn Malik.
Swift brought the house down when she announced to the crowd: “As far as I know I’m only doing one show in 2017. . . and this is that one show.”