Katy Perry Super Bowl Half Time Show Update: Fender Guitars Open For Auction
The Fender guitars that Katy Perry’s band used during the most watched event of the year – the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show – will be open for auction at NFL Auction through Feb 15 2015.
To benefit from the auction is Break the Cycle, a nonprofit organization that inspires and supports young people in preventing and ending unhealthy relationships, NFL and Perry announced in a statement.
The Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show is produced by NFL Network Production, with executive producer Ricky Kirshner and directed by Hamish Hamilton. In 2014, more than 115 million viewers in the United States alone watched the show.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the name behind the world’s most prestigious guitars hand-picked for Casey Hooper, Josh Moreau and Nathan Spicer. The instruments to be auctioned include American Standard Stratocaster worth $1,299.99, American Special Jazzmaster worth $999.99 and ’74 American Vintage Jazzbass worth $2,399.99
Perry wowed the crowd in her Super Bowl Half Time performance when she came into the audience’s sight riding an animatronics lion in her fiery dress while singing “Roar.” Her shimmering mini dress designed with yellow and orange flames gave a scorching effect to her “roaring” on Sunday Feb 1.
At the start of the show, Pepsi had participants holding up lights forming the company’s logo. The audience too was waving light sticks as way of participation.
Perry then transitioned into performing her 2014 hit “Dark Horse.” The performance was staged with a 3D rendering of various shapes and sizes similar to a chess board on the Super Bowl field. She then rocked out on stage with Lenny Kravitz who complemented the overall Perry effect with his leather jacket and red aviators. The two performed “I Kissed a Girl” with Perry almost grinding against him whipping her hair back and forth.
What followed was a campy performance of Perry’s “Teenage Dream” complete with her wardrobe change of yellow, blue and red striped crop top matching his skirt. The stage was then transformed into a vibrant sight of a made-up island with sharks, surfboards and beach balls dancing in the background.
Perry ended her Super Bowl Half Time show by singing “Firework.” Effervescent pyrotechnics blasted as Perry was being elevated some stories higher above the Super Bowl Field.