Super Bowl Halftime Show Suggestions

Last night’s Super Bowl Halftime performance has generally been receiving negative reviews, and perhaps for good reason. I certainly did not think it was a spectacular performance by any means, but it wasn’t the worst halftime show ever and it was certainly better than Christina Aguilera’s attempt at the National Anthem.

The Black Eyed Peas aren’t a bad group, but they make a better record than they do a live performance. I thought Slash and Usher were nice touches and for the most part, the problems came from whoever was running the sound. The color-changing outfits the dancers had on weren’t terrible but I thought the mash-up of BEP songs could have been smoother. Fergie kind of murdered Sweet Child Of Mine too.

Rumors have already started to circulate about the halftime show for the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis. I’ve heard everything from Mellencamp to Metallica.

The Muppets
Nobody dislikes the Muppets. Throw the whole lineup of puppets out there and have them do chart-topping hits for 20 minutes. Nothing is off limits with the Muppets who can do everything from a nice ballad by Kermit to harder stuff with Animal rocking the drums.

Some people may argue that it would be hard to dream up an entertaining show with Muppets, but the could enter from the roof or from below stage, and you could bring back hundreds of dancers to fill up the field. Statler and Waldorf could be stuck in the upper deck or on a Jumbotron somewhere. The Muppets could really work.

Riverdance
I will admit that I was skeptical about Riverdance at first. My parents had the DVD but I never watched it — how exciting could it possibly be? But I went to the show when we were in Ireland and now I can’t understand how anybody could be opposed to it.

Music doesn’t come much catchier and up-tempo and the choreographed footwork is a spectacular sight to watch live.

Gettin There
Previously known as the JB Trio, this upstart band is on their way to stardom! With one heckuva guitar player and average-to-below-average players filling out the bass, drums and keyboards, Gettin’ There is surely but slowly getting there. The band plays mostly classic rock, but throws together wonderful covers of popular pop songs for a younger audience. Ke$ha’s Tik Tok and Iyaz’s Replay are band favorites. New blood is a nice safe bet for a Super Bowl halftime show, plus I hear they play for cheap. Just have to hope the bass player shows up!

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Posted on February 10, 2011, in Sports, TV & Movies and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. who is your source about journey’sappearance on superbowl 2012? as a journey fan this is a very welcome news.

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