Champagne delivery at the Loya Super Bowl party
Lady GaGa posts a quiet moment on Instagram while bunking in Memorial.
Janice and Bob McNair singing Deep in the Heart of Texas with The Gatlin Brothers
Private jets fill Million Air tarmac
Whitney Mercilus,Takeo Spikes_Photo by Fred Agho at Kitchen Throwdown
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera at Ditka & Jaws Cigars
Party maestros Javier & Lucinda Loya at their event
JinJoo, Fergie, Ludacris at Maxim
Charlotte Jones Anderson and Jerry Jones at NFL Owner's party
BFFs Elton John, Lynn Wyatt and David Furnish at brunch chez Wyatt during Houston Super Bowl festivities in 2017 (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Larry Izzo's four Super Bowl rings
Nick Cannon with an MCM x limited edition Super Bowl LI Visetos football at Maxim
Fox News' Peter Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt with Charles Ward at Million Air
Stephanie Cockrell, Tama Klusek, Katie Brass at Loya party
Bob McNair (Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com.)
Club Nomadic at full tilt
DJ Khaled snaps a selfie on the MAXIM red carpet.
Atlanta Housewives' Cynthia Bailey, Clara Chínyere, Kristen Fenrick, Atlanta Housewives' Nene Leakes at Maxim
Bruno Mars live at Club Nomadic
Welcome to MAXIM's Super Bowl extravaganza.
It was a wild and crazy few days, a gridiron Mardi Gras that gave the city a rocking patina and a second chance at proving that it’s Houston — not Houston, Texas. Like New York, LA, and Chicago. Houston doesn’t need Lone Star backup to prove its worth on the national stage. Just as New England earned that Lombardi trophy, so Houston garnered a lot more respect during Super Bowl week.
And, oh, the parties. Between the brunches, lunches, afternoon bashes, early evening fetes, private dinner parties, ceremonies and late-night bacchanalias, H-Town rocked like never before, easily eclipsing our two previous Super Bowls. (We can’t imagine what a let down Super Bowl LII will be — in freezing, sleepy Minneapolis.)
So we take a moment to relive some of our favorite moments from the long weekend that surrounded Super Bowl LI. Enjoy!