Logistics of the “El Plato Supremo”

This might be one of geekier post about the Superbowl. What has always intrigued me about it, is the halftime show. And not even the show itself, but rather the process of setting it up. How is the possible to set up the stage, perform, and remove it, all in less than 30 minutes?

With the help from Google, I found out. As Popular Mechanics reports, the stage is set up by a crew of ~600 volunteers. To avoid potential reliability problems, no motor vehicles involved, everything is done by hand. The crew is trained in advance during several mock up shows (8 of them – see this schedule for the New Orleans 2013 stage crew team). I find this is quite a feat. Watch the video to see for yourself.

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