Lighting designer Bob Barnhart, who has lent his talents to 19 Super Bowl Halftime Shows, chose Claypaky Mythos and Sharpy fixtures to help illuminate Lady Gaga in her solo turn at Super Bowl at Houston’s NRG Stadium.
Lady Gaga began the Halftime Show with a tribute to America singing "God Bless America” and "This Land is Your Land” on the roof of the stadium. She performed some dizzying flying effects, sang a medley of her hits, led high-energy dance routines and closed with a rendition of "Bad Romance” in an action-packed, 12-minute show.
Barnhart first used Claypaky Mythos fixtures on a Super Bowl Halftime Show two years ago with Katy Perry. This year he employed 56 Mythos on field truss set against the upstage wall below the first row of seats. "Mythos gave a good strong dynamic and was fast enough to keep up with the tempo of the music.”
He also used 126 Claypaky Sharpys, which were bolted to the fascia on two levels of the upstage side of the stadium from end zone to end zone. "They gave width and dimension to wide shots so you saw the entire stage and most of the stadium. They cut through atmosphere and gave the scale and dynamics we’ve come to expect from Sharpys.”
Francesco Romagnoli, Claypaky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, "We’re so proud that our fixtures are chosen year after year for one of the highest-profile televsion events. This year’s show looked amazing as always."
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