After Sunday’s Super Bowl win for the New Orleans Saints, Kenny Chesney celebrated the big win with the victorious team. After watching the game from his suite in Miami’s Sun Life stadium, Kenny performed a short set at the Saints after party at the request of head coach Sean Payton. A recap from NOLA.com…
And so at 3 a.m., a guy who has filled the Indianapolis Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium takes the stage of a Saints-centric hotel ballroom.
In a white T-shirt and Saints cap, Chesney lights into “Living in Fast Forward.” “The Saints just won the Super Bowl!” he says, as if there could be any doubt.
Payton joins Chesney and announces his intention to soon drink beer in Mexico. Thus, Chesney performs “Beer in Mexico.”
The coach and tight end David Thomas take turns at the microphone. Strief, kicker Garrett Hartley and other players roam the stage, reveling in the moment, their moment.
The audience chants “Tro-phy! Tro-phy!” Payton hands over the hardware to outstretched hands.
And suddenly the Vince Lombardi Trophy is crowd-surfing.
After 30 minutes, Chesney calls it a night. He and the coach embrace.
In other Chesney/Super Bowl news, after telling ESPN’s Mike & Mike that he’d love to play the half-time show at the Super Bowl, WWQM/Madison’s Kenny Jay has started a petition to make that happen next year. If you’d like to join the Facebook group for “Kenny Chesney For Super Bowl 2011,” click HERE.