XLV Tent Party

Intern Katie Minchew checked out the XLV Party’s tent construction at the Cotton Bowl yesterday. But by the time she got there, the tent was already up. Check out her photos and then read what she had to say after the jump.

A look at the constructed tent at the Cotton Bowl. Photos by Katie Minchew
A look at the constructed tent at the Cotton Bowl. Photos by Katie Minchew

When I arrived at the Cotton Bowl yesterday morning to get the scoop on the big tent raising, I discovered that the tent was already up. There actually was no hoorah, no construction, no action. Just one other group of media types, beside myself, looking for a story.

I got the grand tour of the space from Jason Hutchins, president of XLV. And I did learn one fun thing: the floors are being shipped in all the way from New York and are made of something similar to Teraplast so that they will be hard but will also allow for the grass on the field to continue breathing.

The list of bands and DJs on the lineup strikes me as less than impressive, but ticket prices begin at $99 and quickly rise to the thousands. Being in my early 20s might have something to do with not recognizing or being mesmerized with the idea of hearing Lance Herbstrong or The Village People. I would however, be pretty excited to see Sublime with Rome on Saturday, day three of the extravaganza, but still, I wouldn’t pay a hundred bucks for it.

If you decide to attend, the festivities begin February 3 and run through February 5. It is, after all, for the Super Bowl, and maybe the throwback, high school feel of dancing to the live YMCA song sounds thrilling to you. –Katie Minchew

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