I actually sat through this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. I’ve done it before but not often. Super Bowl XLI with Prince (great show) and I sorta watched the infamous Nipplegate from SB 38, but to let you in on a secret I never got to see the actual incident live because I was in the bathroom — barbecued chicken wings felled me — and by the time I got out the show had ended.
The Black Eyed Peas were wretchedly bad. If there was ever a performance that made me wish for the return of the geriatric bands it was this one. And it looks like the whole world (including the various creatures in the oceans) agrees they suck(ed).
Please end Super Bowl halftime shows. They are a total waste of time beyond giving you an extended toilet break so you don’t miss the start of the 2nd half. This space could be used up so much better with something related to the Hall of Fame Inductees, a $1,000,000 field goal contest, Grambling vs. Southern marching bands, I don’t care. I couldn’t take Fergie’s incoherent yelling through every song and the sound system was horrendous and obviously neither did any other country in the world.
If you absolutely want to have this kind of spectacle do it BEFORE the game, and by that I mean hours before the game even starts. You don’t see this in the NBA Finals, World Series, World Cup, or any other major sporting event. Okay the Grey Cup does have a halftime show featuring the few Canadian singers and bands relevant to music but yep, only football has concerts at intermission. Could you imagine the 7th Inning Stretch in the World Series being taken over with a makeshift performance by Far East Movement?
I’m not even sure The Who got a reception this bad and they were just as awful as BEP. Usher and Slash could not save this year’s “performance” and if there was ever a band that is completely incapable of performing live, it’s the Black Eyed Peas.
Instead of a lockout and canceling the season, cancel these stupid musical performances at halftime, Roger Goodell.