Poplar Grove Man Shares What it’s Like to Work The Super Bowl Half Time Show
They say it takes an army. I mean hey, you can't put on a concert for millions of people without some help from an awesome crew. And one of those crew members is from The Stateline.
Randy Alberts from Poplar Grove has worked on the last three halftime shows, featuring Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5. And this year he helped make sure all the hip shaking went down smoothly. Randy is one of 500 crew members. He had to push carts which weigh up to 3,000 pounds and set up a stage in just six minutes.
Randy told WTVO -
There’s a lot of people on the field when the halftime show goes down, so everything is choreographed. We call it the 24 minute miracle, because we have six minutes to assemble a stage, ready for production. Then, there’s an 18 to 20 minute show.
Being around the big rush and famous artists is a huge perk, but Randy says he does it to see his fellow half time crew. It's like a big family reunion.
Randy says he has no plans on slowing down, he expects to help set up next year’s show in Tampa.