I realized I wasn't hallucinating because I had eaten 4 feet of the 6-foot sub sandwich all by myself -- the singer was actually falling like a spider saying to itself, "Swiggity swooty, I'm coming for that booty."
That is an astounding 260-foot jump from the ceiling of the the NRG Stadium.
To put that into terms I understand, that's the equivalent of 43.3 6-foot submarine sandwiches.
But we've all been tricked. I know, if we can't trust this keytar-playing, golden spikes-wearing queen, who can we trust?
The "jump" itself was pre-recorded -- Gaga was only suspended by a safety wire about halfway up.
The show began with Gaga standing on the roof with wind blowing her hair as she sang "God Bless America" and "This Land is Your Land" with 300 Intel drones creating the US flag in red, white and blue in the sky.
Then, it looked like she leapt from the roof.
But only viewers at home saw this. In the stadium, people thought the show began with Gaga hanging from the wires in the dark.
The beginning of the event was pre-recorded due to unpredictable weather in February. Natalie Cheung, the general manager for Intel Drones, said,
There's a lot of weather and environment (issues)...
This makes me believe Lady Gaga is one of the most badass professionals in the world and would 100 perfect do it live if she were allowed to.
All this is on top of giving an incredibly high-energy performance for 13 minutes.
In February, you don't know what it will be like during Super Bowl day. We'd hate to plan all this and, if the wind speeds are too high or if it's raining and the roof is closed, no one can see this spectacular show. So our creative team as well as the Super Bowl creative team felt this would be best to be filmed. From a logistics and creative perspective, it's a bit hard for her [Lady Gaga] to go from the roof all the way down to the floor of the stadium.
LADY GAGA CAN DO ANYTHING.
Whether your team won or loss, we can all agree Lady Gaga was the best part of last night.