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Super Bowl XLIX was one of the most remarkable games in NFL history. The Settle Seahawks lost to the New England Patriots in a nail-biting face-off. Fans and football fanatics were on edge until the last second when the Patriots snagged the win with a final score of 28-24.
Looking back, we’re recalling some highlight moments of the night from off the field – who was in the crowd, our favorite commercials, and more!
Celebs In The Stands
With a quick pan over the University of Phoenix’s stadium, it’s difficult to decipher one fan from the next. We did spot a few famous faces though enjoying the game throughout the night.
Kanye West, who performed the night before at the DirecTV concert, seemed less than amused in a selfie with some Seahawks fans. Based on West’s outfit choice of camouflage, we’re left in the dark about which team he was rooting for.
Drew Barrymore, on a "date" with her hubby Will Koppelman, enjoyed the intense game from some box seats.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen had a great view of her MVP husband Tom Brady where she and their children cheered on the Pats.
Sir Paul McCartney was seen in the stands as well.
John Travolta watched as, ironically, Idina Menzel performed the National Anthem prior to kick off.
Other spotted celebs included Rihanna, Mark Wahlberg, Aaron Paul, Kim Kardashian West, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.
Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliot (And A Sexy Shark) Rock The Halftime Show
At halftime, the game was tied up 14-14. Katy Perry took the stage in the Pepsi Super Bowl 49 Halftime Show. She kicked off the show with her hit "Roar," riding on an enormous animatronic tiger, and the crowd instantly got pumped for her performance!
The number was followed by "Dark Horse" then Lenny Kravitz joining for the third song, "I Kissed a Girl." In perfect harmony, Perry and Kravitz danced and sang with an array of hard-rock background dancers and props around them.
Perry changed from an intense flame garment to a bubbly California beach girl dress to perform "California Gurls." Though she was the halftime's main attraction, her props and backup singers/sharks got plenty of attention on social media too. One shark dancer in particular - Scott Myrick - has stolen our hearts.
Just FYI, here he is without the costume.
In a throwback performance, surprise guest Missy Elliot took the stage and rapped her hit single "Lose Control." Finally, Perry closed the show with "Firework." But of course, fireworks went off as Perry circled the stadium on a single giant star in the air... which some found eerily similar to "The More You Know" star.
And Of Course... The Commercials!
Twitter exploded with people who loved the McDonald's commercial, which encouraged love.
On the contrary, people were in somewhat disbelief of a Nationwide ad which was a complete bummer, especially after they had previously shown a hilarious commercial featuring Mindy Kaling and Matt Damon. The contrast between the two was a little much for fans at home.
Breaking Bad fanatics were visited by an old friend in the Esurance ad. Walter White made an appearance as a "sorta" pharmacist.
Also, did you catch Lindsay Lohan "driving" a mini van?
After the win, Jimmy Fallon hosted a special live show from Phoenix. Fallon introduced the show with a tribute to the champions of the weekend – the New England Patriots. He was joined by Carrie Underwood, One Direction, Usher, and more in an acapella song.
Later, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon featured guests Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart who performed in a Tonight Show tradition – the lip sync battle.
Ferrel's "Drunk In Love" had Fallon and Hart doubling over but we have to say, he did Beyoncé justice! And Fallon's final song, Dirty Dancing’s "Time of My Life", had a surprise guest to help him do the iconic dance. Watch below!
Thank you Super Bowl XLIX for giving us a night of pop culture to remember!