With all the justifiable fretting over whether the weather on February 2 in New Jersey will impact the fairly important football game to be played there, the potential effect of the elements on the highest-profile halftime show in the world has gotten short shrift.
But Bruno Mars will be there, singing through whatever Planet Earth has to throw at him. He recently joked about his plans for dealing with the conditions in an interview with the Associated Press.
“I’m going to wear a beekeeper suit, I don’t know,” Mars said. “I’m not going to know until I get there. . . . I’m not trying to hype myself up too much. I know it’s going to be cold and I just got to face it.”
It’s not as if Mars believed declining the offer was a viable option.
“[W]hat do you say? ‘Nah.’ What do you say? ‘Absolutely. Let’s rock,’” Mars said. “It was something exciting for me and my [band]. It wasn’t too long ago when we were performing in clubs and bars and pubs, and even when I put [my first] album out, (we were) opening acts for a bunch of different artists, living in a van and traveling around and kind of putting in the work and time.”
They’ll be putting in potentially hard work at a challenging time, depending on what happens with the weather on February 2. And while the day presents a wide range of possibilities when it comes to the temperature, wind, and precipitation, it’s still February 2. In New Jersey. Outdoors.