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    Here's Everything To Know About The Weird Cardboard Cutouts At The Super Bowl

    *Zooms in.*

    I was perusing some Super Bowl 2021 pics, as you do, when something struck me β€” namely, the photos of the seats in the arena.

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    SURELY those are not real people...

    Every seat in the arena appears to be filled at the Super Bowl
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    ...because, you know, pandemic.

    Yup, those are some cardboard cutouts.

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    What sweet, dystopian nightmare are we living in?

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    According to Insider, 25,000 real fans were allowed to be in the stadium β€” but the NFL added 30,000 cutouts to make the stadium look full and help make sure that fans are spread out.

    A closeup of the name Raymond James Stadium above a section of the arena filled with cutouts
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    In case you were wondering, it apparently cost $100 to have your cutout watch the game. Average ticket costs in 2020 were $7,000, so do with this information what you will. As it turns out, cardboard cutouts have become pretty commonplace during the pandemic.

    BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. There are CELEBRITY cutouts!

    A cutout of musician Ozzy Osbourne wearing his signature glasses
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    DJ Khaled is (sort of) in the house!

    A cutout of DJ Khaled next to cutouts of a woman and a child
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    Billie Eilish is (kind of) in the crowd!

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    Lady Gaga is (more or less) Chromatica-ing it up!

    Lady Gaga in full Chromatica gear
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    Sean Evans, of Hot Ones fame, is (nearly) "soaking it all in"!

    Wow, my first Super Bowl just soaking it all in #SuperBowl

    Twitter: @seanseaevans

    And Guy Fieri is playing pure mind games with us!

    Wait... How can I be in two places at the same time? πŸ˜‚ #SuperBowl

    Twitter: @GuyFieri

    BRB, need to go stare at a wall for a bit.