ATLANTA — The pink, white, and blue confetti raining down at Mercedes-Benz Stadium marked solely the beginning of the victory celebration for the Patriots Sunday evening.
After soaking inside the explicit second on the sector with family and buddies immediately following their 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams, the Super Bowl LIII champions launched the festivities to the employees resort, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the place proprietor Robert Kraft had pretty the lineup awaiting them.
Nashville country-rock band Old Dominion kicked points off for the early arrivals — none of which had been players — whereas buddies nibbled on various small bites like sushi, hen wings, and presumably TB12-approved “sweet potato and kale salad, roasted peppers in a cup.” As an growing variety of revelers began to flood the world, which was decked out with six Lombardi Trophy banners, Kraft took a few minutes to take care of the loads.
“How about that stadium tonight?” he said. “We had a home crowd. It was unbelievable, and we’re finally bringing home No. 6. It’s thanks to all of you. You’ve been there right from the beginning for us.”
His remarks had been met with roaring applause — which solely purchased louder when he launched the next act: The Chainsmokers. Playing two of their further commonplace hits, “Closer” and “This Feeling,” the DJ duo saved the mob energized as Patriots progressively made their method into the celebration.
Among these to make an look had been center David Andrews, who wore a black “Still Here” shirt; safety Patrick Chung, who rocked a sling for the broken arm he suffered inside the third quarter; twin defensive backs Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty, who wore matching “Mama, we made it!” T-shirts; and defensive end Trey Flowers, who sported lensless frames and a black fedora.
Other players present included defensive kind out Adam Butler, cornerback Keion Crossen, large receiver Phillip Dorsett, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, safety Duron Harmon, tight end Jacob Hollister, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, working once more Sony Michel, large receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, defensive end Derek Rivers, cornerback Eric Rowe, linebacker Kyle Van Noy, working once more James White, and de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores.
To welcome the first wave of players, the gang serenaded them to Queen’s “We Are the Champions,” which was adopted by the audio system blasting The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”
Kraft later returned to the stage with rapper Snoop Dogg, who carried out a lot of tracks, along with “P.I.M.P.” and “Swivel.” The latter contains pretty the associated line: “Hand full of rings, I’m shady like Brady.” Sporting his ring from Super Bowl LI, along with a diamond “Champions” necklace that he said obtained right here courtesy of rapper Meek Mill, Kraft well-known that the Patriots are “big fans” of Snoop Dogg.
“Yeah, the champs are here,” Snoop Dogg shouted. “The champs are here. Shoutout to motherf****** Julian Edelman the MVP!”
At that point, large receiver Julian Edelman, who not too way back was photographed with Snoop in Boston, joined the rapper on stage and saluted the gang to the tune of “M-V-P” chants. The 32-year-old was awarded his first-ever Super Bowl MVP for his 10-catch, 141-yard outing in opposition to the Rams.
“That’s my dog right there,” Snoop Dogg said. “I’ve been wearing your jersey all week. Seven days this week, man.”
There was a great deal of wish to go spherical, as Kraft and Mill frolicked collectively all via the night, along with their mutual buddy, Philadelphia 76ers proprietor Michael Rubin. Kraft moreover was observed cuddling up collectively together with his longtime girlfriend, Ricki Noel Lander.
So, the place had been quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski? The duo was stationed on an larger balcony overlooking the horde of people on the first stage. Brady was joined by his partner, Gisele Bündchen, 11-year-old son Jack, and completely different relations, whereas Gronkowski — nonetheless sporting his AFC Championship hat and T-shirt — was coupled with girlfriend Camille Kostek.
Though he was a bit eradicated, Brady truly wasn’t forgotten. The crowd, unsurprisingly, started a “Bra-dy” chant and as well as erupted in screams when he and Bündchen shared a brief kiss. And though Gronkowski was up above the chaos, that didn’t stop his brothers from getting down on the dance floor.
The evening possibly reached its peak amount when Mill had the gang on its ft leaping to “Dreams and Nightmares.” Several players joined Mill on stage for his effectivity, nevertheless none appeared further pumped than Flowers, who enthusiastically danced and sang alongside.
Atlanta native Ludacris and Gucci Mane, who moreover has Atlanta ties, saved the event alive inside the wee hours of the night, as a result of the event confirmed no indicators of stopping when the clock hit 4 a.m.