By Olivia Okeke
HAMPTON, Virginia -- Super Bowl Sunday in a house full of young women is not a typical game party.
Upon walking into the apartment you didn't get the vibe that the biggest football game in the world was on television. Songs such as "Best of me" by Jay Z and Mya were being played. Wine was being poured instead of beer and hard liquor.
The game was on mute. There were conversations about what kind of brownies should be made next.
Little attention was being paid to the game at all but the Hampton University students were concerned about one thing: the halftime show. Lady Gaga was performing and the women were super excited to see what dynamic she was going to bring to the concert this year.
Last year's Super Bowl performance by Beyoncé was utterly amazing, said some of the women, and the reunion of the iconic trio Destiny's Child made history.
"This year's show has to upstage last year's performance or it's going to be terrible," said Aalexis Campbell, a sophomore nursing major from California.
As the countdown for the show began, people's attention was focused on the projector screening Super Bowl LI.
At 8:13 p.m. Lady Gaga started the halftime show on the roof of NRG Stadium in Houston, paying tribute to America. Soon after that tribute Gaga jumped off the top of the stadium and onto the stage to begin her performance.
"That was definitely extremely expected and pretty cliche jumping off the roof," said Ayanna Mondesir, a sophomore history major from New York. "The show directors could have picked something cooler to do instead."
As Gaga continued the performance it just declined, said observers.
"She looks under rehearsed and confused with the directions," said Ashley Mckie, a sophomore strategic communications major from New York.
Once 8:20 p.m. came, the young ladies were up making brownies.
The writer is a student in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.