Super Bowl Bash

By Richard Mineards   |   February 21, 2023
Howard Cannon, Ashley Blevins, Adam McKaig, John Bridgewater, and Elana Cantrelle with first scoring game boards (photo by Priscilla)

Social gridlock reigned when retired technology executive Howard Cannon opened the doors of his George Washington Smith home, just a tiara’s toss from the estate of singer Katy Perry and her British actor fiancé Orlando Bloom, for more than 90 guests for his sixth annual Super Bowl party.

With commercial time during the Fox broadcast of the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at the 63,400-seat State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., going for $7M for 30 seconds and last-minute tickets selling for more than $10,000 a piece, the tension was palpable with the Kansas City team claiming their third Vince Lombardi Trophy in a last minute thriller 38-35, overcoming a 10 point halftime deficit with quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing two touchdown passes in the second half and leading two other of his team’s scoring drives.

With a 27-yard field goal with just eight seconds left the Chiefs hoisted the iconic trophy, the second time in four years.

“It was really worth all the hype and buildup,” said Howard, who splits his time between his Montecito estate and a home in Memphis, Tenn. “We were all on tenterhooks. Those last minutes were quite something!”

Among the frenzied football fans attending the bustling bash were Paul Orfalea, Maitland Ward, Gretchen Lieff, Adam McKaig, Victoria Frost, Bill Dalziel, Nigel Gallimore, Brenda Blalock, Thomas Grayling, Rebecca Brand, Rick Oshay, Rochelle Mirabello, and Teresa Kuskey.

2023 Super Bowl halftime break for some of attending guests with host Howard Cannon (photo by Priscilla)

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