Superbowl XLVII kicks off on Sunday night. The Baltimore Ravens will play the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in the United States' most famous football game. Superbowl XLVII doubles as the high point of the football season.
For many not-really-fans, the Superbowl is the football only game they will watch in a season, because it's as much a pageant as it is a sporting occasion. From commercial contests to the half-time entertainments, Superbowl is an occasion unlike any other.
This year, the fun all takes place against a backdrop of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Judging from pictures released Feb. 2, 2013, the Big Easy is ready to rumble and to sell anything it thinks people will part money for, and there is more than a little cuckoo to contend with. Scroll through this list to see pictures of some of the fun and games that await the attendees of the 47th annual SuperBowl.