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Bruno Mars Gears Up For Chilly Super Bowl Halftime Performance

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(Kai Z. Feng)

(Kai Z. Feng)

By Shannon Carlin

How does a someone from Hawaii gear up for the chilly February weather of New Jersey? No, this isn’t the beginning of a terrible joke, it’s a legitimate question for this year’s Super Bowl halftime performer, Bruno Mars.

The Hawaiian crooner — who will take the outdoor stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for  Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2 — said he’s aware that it’s going to be cold out. “Everyone’s putting the fear of God in me like there’s going to be a blizzard,” Mars told the Associated Press (via Billboard). “I’m not going to know until I get there … I’m not trying to hype myself up too much.”

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But the singer came up with one way he could possibly keep warm: “I’m going to wear a beekeeper suit, I don’t know.”

Adding, “You know what, it’s awesome. … even if I have to build a chimney onstage, perform around a fire, I’ll do it.”

No matter how low the temperatures drop this February, Mars is excited to have the chance to perform to such a large crowd.

Bruno Mars is the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performer. Bruno Mars is the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performer.

“It wasn’t too long ago when we were performing in clubs and bars and pubs, and even when I put [my first] album out, [we were] opening acts for a bunch of different artists, living in a van and traveling around and kind of putting in the work and time,” Mars said, reminiscing about the early days of him and his band. “It might seem fast to the outsider looking in, but you know, it’s just another thing we can celebrate and I feel like as a group we all achieved it together.”

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So has Bruno gotten any advice from last year’s Super Bowl performer, Beyoncé

“No, you got her number,” Mars said laughing.

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