@stuartflint, who is lucky enough to be going to Super Bowl XLVII this year. A true fan, he’ll be sharing his experience with us as he watches his 49ers take on the Ravens in the biggest game of the year. You can view previous editions in the series here. Over the last 48 hours New Orleans has erupted. The crowds have built all week and it was as if all of Louisiana visited on Saturday. 9ers fans are outnumbered by Ravens and to add insult Saints fans (because we beat them last year in the playoffs) are going for Baltimore. On Friday I had the busiest day of my trip so far taking in Super Bowl Boulevard, NFL Experience, seeing my idol and attending a Bourbon St party. Today (Saturday) I have been recovering, taking in some more super atmosphere and attending the NFL honors show where Adrian Peterson was named MVP. Super Bowl Boulevard is a park in New Orleans that has four music stages, food and drink outlets and various entertainment areas. I really liked that the food is aligned to the venue, it would have been easy to serve up general items but everything sounded bespoke to New Orleans e.g. at one there was Creole File Gumbo, Hot Sausage Po-Boy, Creole Diva Dawg and Red Beans and Rice. Most of the entertainment areas were provided by sponsors. Chevron STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stole the show for me; I got to test my reaction times, see the evolution of the football helmet and record a segment with an entire production crew (see video below, extremely cool - Editor Dom). Also good was the XBOX tent that allowed you to get a commemorative photo with either a Super Bowl background or get your picture on the cover of Madden 13. http://youtu.be/xf61EgRJcz8 The NFL Experience at the Convention centre had similar entertainment areas but on a much larger scale. There was so many things to do and get involved with, including games around certain training drills for passing, receiving and kicking. My highlight was that there were three tests from the scouting combine you could do. I ran a 6.13 40-yd dash, 6ft long jump from a standing start and a 19inch high jump. There were some negatives, the section detailing the history of the league had many typos and the autograph stage was not well run with no schedule of attendees. I got into the spirit of the local cuisine by having alligator piccante for lunch. I got lucky as I passed the ESPN recording zone just as Jerry Rice and Steve Young were finishing their segment. Whilst I did see Chris ‘Boomer Berman’ and John Clayton close up, the highlight was Steve Young taking time to sign items. He was absolutely mobbed but spent several minutes although an hour would have been needed to sign something for everyone. It was great to be there and see him in that way, taking the time out, instead of the easy approach that many do which is to have security whisk them away. The NFL Honors show is only in its 2nd year and was brilliantly hosted by Alec Baldwin. All the major awards were presented in an auditorium. 200 people were picked at random to fill the venue alongside the invited guests. I was very lucky to get a spot and it was a fantastic experience. Marshall Faulk, Howie Long and Luke Kuelhy all walked past me, and I was less than 10 yards from the main aisle and as such many of the stars of the league past and present were very close at some point during the show (including Peyton Manning, Rodgers, Luck, Goodell, Peterson and Brees). So my Super Bowl trip has one main piece left…the game! I can honestly say that the experience has been fantastic. New Orleans is a great host city and I will have had a great time even if the 9ers end up losing tomorrow. I can’t believe how good it has been and the whole reason for me coming is still to come.