1. Preparation for Halftime Show
a. Location where we practiced
b. Practice sessions
c. Feelings and emotions
d. Celebrities got to meet, perks of being one of small amount of kids chosen
2. Day of Super bowl half time show
a. Feelings (anxiety of what is to come)
b. Hours get closer, feelings get more intense
c. Transportation across town/ arrival at stadium
3. Actual event
a. The build up/hearing the crowd while still hidden away in the tunnels
b. The excitement of running on the field and the loudest noise I’ve ever heard jolting through my body
c. The routine and events that occurred during it
d. The conclusion and how a life defining ...view middle of the document...
It would be ironic that a few years later I would actually be attending this same school. We began to learn what are roles would be and what dance moves we had to learn. A lot of repetitive days followed as we were constantly dancing over and over. At such a young age it was hard to stay focused but the enthusiasm and motivation I had for what I was involved in was enough to sustain me through these first few months.
As it got closer to the day all this hard work would pay off and be shown to the world, we began to meet a lot of celebrities. I had the pleasure to shake Warren Moon’s hand. He was the quarterback for the Houston Oilers and he was an idol to me. We also got to meet a then phenomenon, New Kids on the Block. To be honest I was more of a teenage mutant ninja turtle type of kid but all the little girls were so excited and they cried as this opportunity was given to us. We found out we all would receive four tickets to Walt Disney World for being part of this and we got to hang out with characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and many more as the day crept closer and closer.
The morning of January 27, 1990 finally arrived, this was the day I have been anticipating ever since I was told six months earlier that I would be part of Disney’s,” A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl.” I was a member of the Citrus Park Bills and I was one of a few children chosen out of the Youth Football League I played in. The day I received the news from my mother that I was selected to be one of hundreds of kids from around the United States to be a participant in the halftime show, I was excited and scared at the same time.
I arrived at the high school I had spent so much time at 3 o’clock p.m. and waited for the word to get on the busses. Then it finally came, Mrs. Thomas the coordinator for my group said the words I have been waiting for since I first was given the news. It was time to board the bus and make our way to the stadium. We convoyed to Tampa Stadium, unloaded the busses and made our way to our start point.
Finally the moment had arrived, Sunday 27th of January, 1991. Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida was the spectacular and chosen host for this year’s Super Bowl and was packed with ninety-five thousand fans, all which expected and shared the belief that their team was going to win and claim the championship. The game was played under much patriotic fervor, due to the Gulf War. Many remember this war as Operation Desert Storm; it started in August of 1990 and officially ended in February of 1991. Little did we know that the show we were going to give the world would not be televised, due to a program...