Honestly, I’m not the correct person to write about the Super Bowl game itself because I don’t know a lot about football. None-the-less I have to say I was underwhelmed and disappointed. Not only was I disappointed that the Denver Broncos lost since I was rooting for them, but I was disappointed because it was a pretty pathetic game.
The other thing I was disappointed in was the halftime show. This is something I have a little bit more knowledge in and pay much more attention to. Bruno Mars let me down. He was no Beyoncé, Madonna, Prince, Janet Jackson, or the many that came before him.
When I posted on Facebook yesterday:
Bruno… you were no Beyoncé… boring!!!!
There were a number of people that disagreed with me. They loved his voice, music and stage performance. Okay, I can’t argue with you on that. Bruno Mars has a great voice. His music is both mainstream and catchy while also being original and fun. He, himself, is very entertaining on stage. You are taken back to the days of Jazz Bands and flashy suits as he and his band sway their hips back and forth.
He makes a great performer and can give a good show, but that’s not what the Super Bowl halftime show calls for. I’m sorry but he was nowhere near as good as the legends that came before him. The Super Bowl Halftime show isn’t just a concert. Performers are not there to just put on a good show. The Super Bowl Halftime Show is THE concert… not a concert. For many of us, it’s really the televised concert of the year.
It’s expected to be the best of the best. The biggest, the badest, the brightest and most innovative performance of the year. Remember when Beyoncé was performing and struck a pose and instead of a shadow behind her a fire was a blaze in her exact form? I do!
Do you remember when Madonna fell to her knees singing Like a Prayer? Or do you remember Madonna’s performance at all because it was insanely amazing from beginning to end full of excitement, surprises and things you’ve never seen before done live! The same thing goes for Beyoncé!
Bruno didn’t deliver anything besides great songs sang with a great voice. He got on stage, sang the exact same songs we hear everyday exactly how they sound on the album. He danced exactly as he has done on every award show we’ve seen him on and then the show was over.
Let’s not ever compare The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Destiny’s Child Reunion. Obviously Destiny’s Child kicked the Red Hot Chili Peppers butt. They popped up on to the stage, literally straight out of the ground, and looked as fierce as they ever had. The Red Hot Chili Peppers hobbled onto the stage shirtless and reminding us why some men aren’t meant to be shirtless at the beach.