As the Seattle Seahawks were busy thrashing the Denver Broncos, 42-8, during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, February 2, the entire country was watching the drama of the action unfold on televisions everywhere and at numerous parties and celebrations in honor of the big game.
Metro Phoenix had more than its fair share of Super Bowl shindigs -- including parties at the Crescent Ballroom
, The Firehouse
and Gringo-Star Street Bar
in Tempe, and Bottled Blonde
in Scottsdale. The New Times
cameras invaded a few of these events to grab some snapshots of the celebrations and even got to hang out with rap legend Coolio. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman