Wednesday 13 December 2017

Dubliner Baz Halpin is the man behind Katy Perry's madcap halftime Super Bowl show

Katy Perry and creative director Baz Halpin, the man behind her halftime Super Bowl show. Pic Baz Halpin Instagram.
Katy Perry and creative director Baz Halpin, the man behind her halftime Super Bowl show. Pic Baz Halpin Instagram.
Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Recording artists Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Recording artist Missy Elliott performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Recording artists Katy Perry and Missy Elliott perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Recording artist Katy Perry performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Dubliner Baz Halpin is the man behind Katy Perry's spectacular half-time show at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Perry's creative director on her Prismatic tour, Halpin has also designed shows for Pink and Taylor Swift.  He also put together Britney Spears Planet Hollywood tour in Vegas.

Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

And on Sunday he was the man who realised Perry's vision with a giant metallic tiger, shimmying sharks, and the woman herself catapulting through the air like a giant firework.

Halpin was also allegedly the reason why Perry and Taylor Swift fell out after Swift reportedly refused to hire him again if he worked with Katy on the Super Bowl.

Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Such is the demand for the man.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about the show, he said, "I used to say, 'That's ridiculous, we can never do that.

"Now I just say, 'You want to fly in on a giant banana and burst into flames? We'll make it work.'"

WATCH: Katy Perry gave an epic star-studded Super Bowl halftime show 

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