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Old 02-11-24, 04:30 PM
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Best Superbowl halftime show?

This is more music related than sports related so I put it here.
Lady Gaga during SB LI was amazing and I'm not a Lady Gaga fan.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Prince
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

I know a lot of you guys in this forum dislike rap, but the Super Bowl 56 show with Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem etc. a few years ago was pretty good.

The Shakira/J-Lo show from the 2020 season was also pretty entertaining. Although it outraged a lot of housewives

I did also like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Beyonce among recent ones.

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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

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Prince
Without a doubt.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Not a fan of this year's show.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Prince for sure
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Prince.

That's the list
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Yup, it's Prince, and I don't know how it could ever be topped.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

U2 (2002) - first SB after 9/11 and Bono had the American flag jacket lining.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

definitely not Usher
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

I enjoyed this one for everything except Usher's part. Prince's was awesome. I seem to recall really liking Bruno Mars' performance however far back that was.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

They seemed to make a big deal about playing "Yeah" for Usher's set. But, that song is 20 years old.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Prince, followed by Lady Gaga, followed by U2.



Maroon 5 would rank 59th.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

I guess I'm just a romantic at heart ...


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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

I thought Usher put on a great show. I'm not a fan of his music so there's a cap to how much I'm going to enjoy an Usher routine but this was pretty close to that cap.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Prince yes

If there is no law on repeat Super Bowl performers they should get U2 to do it again..

Why not get Depeche Mode to do the halftime show?

Probably zero chance with Jay-Z booking the show.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

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I guess I'm just a romantic at heart ...




I did not notice it when it happened live since I was so bored with the music and zoned out.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

That singing baby named Annette was good also.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

U2. The performance, the jacket, the big scroll of victim's names. Could have come across as real cheesy in hindsight but it worked then, and now. Gives me chills to this day.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

as a die-hard Tom Petty fan...

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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Why not get Depeche Mode to do the halftime show?

Probably zero chance with Jay-Z booking the show.
Depeche Mode would be a lock if it weren't for Jay-Z.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

This is fascinating : Did people at home hear the flub?
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?

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Depeche Mode would be a lock if it weren't for Jay-Z.

I wish they would fire Jay-Z since the halftime shows have gone downhill once he took over and you only get a R&B or rap act now performing and no chance for rock or metal.

It is funny Metallica has not done it yet when their music is played in every sports stadium in America.
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Re: Best Superbowl halftime show?


Prince and IMO, it's the best one I have ever seen in my lifetime. When the producers of the halftime show were afraid he would back out due to all the rain, they asked him, is there anything we can do for you? Prince said, yes, can you make it rain harder?

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