Katy Perry at the Super Bowl XLIX

Happy Super Bowl weekend, Pluggers! Are you ready for the biggest football day of the year (aka the day of nothing but delicious snacks)? In honor of the festivities, we're throwing it back to Super Bowl XLIX.

Remember Left Shark, the star of the 2016 Halftime Show? Of course you do. During Katy Perry's performance, this guy stole the show with his creative and hilarious dance moves to Katy Perry's hit songs "Teenage Dream" and "California Girls". He quickly became a meme and treasured dance icon. Let's be honest - we are all Left Shark.

As it turns out, the man inside the costume was Bryan Gaw, who had been touring with Katy Perry for five years at the time of the Super Bowl. He posted on Instagram after the show, cementing his place in dance history forever (okay, maybe we're exaggerating, but come on - he's pretty great). Now, in a recent interview with NPR, he's given us some more details about the performance. Hang onto your hats, guys.

Though it looked like he was completely off the music and was not actually doing the choreography, in actuality, it was all PLANNED! That's right - though they did have some set choreography,  they were encouraged to bring their own energy to it. "I'm in a 7-foot blue shark costume. There's no cool in that. So what's the other option? Well, I'm gonna play a different character," said Gaw.

So there you have it. What's Gaw up to now? He's currently pursuing a career in hair styling. And yes - he does list "Left Shark" on his resume. #winning

Re-live the majesty here

About the author

Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.