The show wasn't great, but it wasn't that bad either.
Let me begin this post by first saying that Madonna’s halftime performance was a clear upgrade over what nonsense the Black Eyed Peas gave us last year. Sure she was lip-syncing and and all, but the visual was very nice with the lights. And unlike BEP, it was actually good music.
I am not saying that Madonna was a great performance, but she doesn’t compare to legendary shows put on by Michael Jackson, Prince and Tom Petty. I am hoping that the game continues to give us classic artists instead of nonsense current artists like BEP.
It’ll be for the best.
But the bigger attraction to the day were the commercials. There were some pretty good ones but these are the five that stood out to me.
Now that was a halftime show performance. (Too bad this video doesn’t have Purple Rain). I have been OK with halftime shows in recent years. Some good performances like Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and even Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers make this thing really cool. Then again, I love classic rock.
But last year’s nonsense from the Black Eyed Peas and some years back, Britney Spears, ‘NSYNC and Nelly really killed my ears.
This year, we have Madonna doing the set and I am sure she’ll put on a good show. Her last song is “Like a Prayer” which clearly is a PG version of her more famous “Like a Virgin”. But whatever.
What I like at Super Bowl halftime shows is an artist with history and classic tunes. This is the perfect opportunity for just that. And maybe one day, we’ll get a legendary show like this.