Super Bowl 50

It took a little bit of time for me to acclimate to San Francisco but lately, it has started to feel like “home” to me.  This past week, I felt especially lucky to live here, as I had the opportunity to attend many Super Bowl 50 events!  Now that the week has wrapped up and the city is getting back to normal, I want to share the craziness of living in the Super Bowl host city!

The first event I attended was NFL’s Ladies’ Night Out, hosted by the beautiful Erin Andrews of Fox Sports. This event was held in the VIP area of the pop up NFL Shop and was the first event that I officially attended as a “blogger”.  It felt surreal to check into an event as media and hopefully it’s the first of many of these types of events!  The attendees of this event were able to shop in the NFL store, peruse exclusive NFL merchandise in the VIP boutique, sample the Freemark Abbey Super Bowl Fiftieth Reserve wine and mingle with Erin Andrews and other bloggers and media.  There were also complimentary manicures and temporary tattoos, and also a dance area where attendees were line dancing.  I, of course, jumped at the opportunity to join in on all the fun and even got interviewed by a TV network after I had been dancing!

NFL

Erin Andrews

Mitch and I

VIP Boutique

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NFL Players

 

Later on in the week, I attended Super Bowl City, a free event that closed down one of the busiest streets in San Francisco, Market Street.  The Band Perry, One Republic and Alicia Keys all played free concerts over the weekend and there were activities and fireworks as well.  The concerts all reached capacity and unfortunately, I didn’t make it in time to get into the stage area.  The overall atmosphere, however, was incredible, as it brought so many people together to simply celebrate football!

Ferry Building Day Time

Ferry Building

Fireworks

 

While walking through Union Square one day after school, I randomly stumbled across a Sports Illustrated event as Macy’s.  There was a photo opportunity with AJ Green and a Sports Illustrated model, as well as several more NFL activities that people could take part in.  Again, a free event, though not that well advertised, so it was easy to get a photo with the celebrities if you wanted to!

AJ Green

 

On the way to SoulCycle one night, I saw the Dallas Cowboys’ bus outside of the Four Seasons!  I didn’t see any players but I wouldn’t be surprised if some were staying there!

Cowboys Bus

 

On Saturday, Peter and I visited the NFL Experience, a paid event inside of the Moscone Centre.  There were players signing autographs, interactive games and more!  It was a great way to spend a Saturday and I got a lot of fun photos taken!

NY Giants

Bud Light

Patriots

Skittles

 

Next up, Bud Light City in Union Square!  This is one event that I hadn’t even heard about until we were having lunch on the rooftop Cheesecake Factory at Macy’s.  We went in and had a few beers but it was essentially just a beer garden in the middle of Union Square!

Bud Light City

Bud Light Can

 

Finally, Super Bowl Sunday arrived!  As I’m currently studying Advertising, I was glued to the TV, not only for the game and halftime show, but also for the commercials!  The Broncos won, Beyoncé killed it and it was a dream come true to live in San Francisco during an event like this!

Were you in San Francisco this past week?  What was your favourite part of Super Bowl week?

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