Micah was only able to find himself due to that technical glitch. The only reason that orb was green was because of some faulty communication in the lighting. If you check out this video, around the 1:11 mark, you can see the guy with the green orb whacking it against the ground in hopes that it'd turn yellow like it was supposed to. Basically, the same technique your grandfather uses to fix his laptop.
That's a memory Micah will have forever, and "in memories" is basically how he and Chris were paid -- that and a free hat. The dozens of people running around with orbs and LED panels aren't making any money for this. Chris pointed out that marching bands are basically never paid anyways, and that, "at least for me, this was the big 'Congratulations on your senior year of high school!' kind of a reward. It might not hold as much significance when you tell it to someone else, but it'll always hold that kind of significance to people who [performed]."
This was pretty surprising to hear. You'd think kids would be more of a liability than anything, especially considering ...
Secrecy Was Imperative
The Super Bowl Halftime Show performers are a more closely guarded secret than where Piers Morgan keeps his soul. The headliner is often made public way ahead of time, but it shouldn't shock anyone that any involved parties had to sign Nondisclosure Agreements about things they saw and heard at rehearsals. What surprised us was that, according to Micah, "there were stacks of NDAs at every rehearsal, so if someone even walked by [where we were practicing], they got rushed and forced to sign an NDA."
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