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Halftime Superbowl Show

I caught the last two songs of the Superbowl halftime show. The last song was my favorite, with Coldplay flashing photos of Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and others, and later being joined by Beyonce, Bruno Mars and hundreds of others, I presume were non-famous typical folks.

Haven't Beyonce and Bruno Mars already performed at the Superbowl? Why the encore? Did ColdPlay show the Who, Tom Petty, Madonna or Katie Perry? I may have missed it, the images went by fast and I was typing. Did Bon Jovi ever perform at halftime?

This is not an open thread, please keep your comments related to Superbowl -- either the game (which I'm not watching) or Superbowl Media (music, commercials, past and present, commentary, production value, etc.)

How was Lady Gaga's national anthem?

I think Denver is ahead 13 to 7, but I can't tell what the numbers flashing on the screen mean -- hopefully it's not some other statistic. There's not that much street noise coming through my windows. I do want Denver to win, just not enough to watch the game. Time for dinner -- an authentic Italian meatball sandwich on some great, crusty bread with plenty of sauce.

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    The National Anthem (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by MO Blue on Mon Feb 08, 2016 at 05:43:16 AM EST
    Lady Gaga nailed it. She has a beautiful singing voice and her rendition of the Anthem was one of the best I've ever heard.

    My main comment on the halftime show (none / 0) (#1)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 08:05:57 PM EST
    was that it looked recorded, not live. A friend explained that they do show it on tape delay due to the Janet Jackson incident. But it seems like they added post production effects to it. I didn't like it.

    Didn't see any of the artists you asked about in the flashbacks.

    Do they do that every year? (none / 0) (#2)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 08:08:21 PM EST
    I remember Bruno Mars' fantastic halftime show two years ago, and it sure seemed live to me.

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    Bruno Mars (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by CST on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 08:23:42 PM EST
    Is the gold standard in recent years.  Michael Jackson incarnate.  Best part of this year's show as well, IMO.  Although the best thing about Bruno Mars is he can stop a toddler temper tantrum in its tracks with one line of Uptown Funk.

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    Probably they do, but maybe this year they added (none / 0) (#4)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 08:12:56 PM EST
    something. The effects just looked weird to me. Maybe just me.

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    I take that back - they did show Katy (none / 0) (#3)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 08:10:34 PM EST
    Denver defense hitting Cam hard (none / 0) (#5)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 08:18:28 PM EST
    I think it's really rattling him. Seems like they've got him psyched out. And all the fumbles on both sides.

    7:00 4Q:Denver 16, Carolina 10. (none / 0) (#7)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 08:58:46 PM EST
    Can the Broncos hang on, and allow Peyton Manning to (likely) hang it up as a winner?

    Yes, they can! Denver 24, Carolina 10. (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:20:28 PM EST
    If I had any say in the decision, I'd name the entire Denver defense as Super Bowl MVPs. Hats off to Broncos DC Wade Phillips, who crafted and called a virtual masterpiece tonight, one which shut down and punished a high-powered Panthers offense.

    Congratulations to the Denver Broncos.

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    For a considerable part of this game, (none / 0) (#16)
    by Anne on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:50:23 PM EST
    I did not feel like I was watching the two best teams in football - it was sloppy, full of mistakes, turnovers, penalties.

    Broncos - I think - wanted to play Peyton out with a win, and that was apparently enough to push them to the higher level, but it wasn't a pretty game.

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    II am just glad (none / 0) (#18)
    by nyjets on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:57:21 PM EST
    I really did not want peyton manning to win a second superbowl. He certainly did not do anything to help his team win this superbowl. At least he was not named MVP.


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    DENVER ...Ahhhhh is right (none / 0) (#10)
    by christinep on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:18:56 PM EST
    Hey Magster, MileHi, Sj, fishcamp, ruffian and the rest...................

    So sweet, those Happy Endings!

    HOW 'BOUT THEM BRONCOS!

    What a crazy season ... what a game ... what a Defense ....what a what a .................
    Hey...........more vino (and our dog thinks that we are nutty loons now)

    What a way to go out ... for Manning and for the whole season.

    Ready for a parade? (none / 0) (#12)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:28:54 PM EST
    Surprising quiet on my block.  Although, the helicopters are up - hope everyone is somewhat well mannered tonight.  

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    We're near Channel 9 ...sidewalk happy (none / 0) (#13)
    by christinep on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:43:29 PM EST
    Actually, pleasant & almost quiet.  Bet the parade will be loud. Since I went to the earlier two, I'll be there ... 'should be one of those city-happy celebrations.  

    What a see-saw journey.  Those are the best to savor.  (I see that Von Miller is game MVP. A good choice.)

    Sweet Dreams ... Go Broncos!!!

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    not quiet here (none / 0) (#20)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 11:07:52 PM EST
    I could barely hear the TV through the fireworks and loud bangs. I didn't hear any cheering (human voices) though.

    (it's all quiet now at 10:00 pm)

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    Hugs & Kisses (& thanks to New England) (none / 0) (#14)
    by christinep on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:45:54 PM EST


    Does it help that probably a lot (none / 0) (#15)
    by Anne on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:46:04 PM EST
    of people lost money betting on Carolina?

    No, didn't think so.  

    I've never been a big Broncos fan, but I do like to root for the underdog - plus, I think winning tonight means we've probably seen the last of Peyton in the NFL.  Kind of a win-win.

    The answer to your question, Jeralyn, is yes. (none / 0) (#17)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 09:52:20 PM EST
    Jeralyn: "Did Bon Jovi ever perform at halftime?"

    Bon Jovi headlined the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003. The game was played in San Diego that year, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers swamped the Oakland Raiders, 48-21.

    Aloha.

    I had no idea, thank you (none / 0) (#21)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 11:10:04 PM EST
    for that link. That face... the best in rock and roll, I'll probably watch the video 20 times.

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    I'm not a huge NFL fan but I live close enough (none / 0) (#19)
    by McBain on Sun Feb 07, 2016 at 10:14:36 PM EST
    to Levi Stadium that I was able to walk there before the game to see the Blue Angels fly overhead and other activity. The weather was near perfect.

    I was surprised how light the traffic was. We were warned about how crazy things were going to get in Silicon Valley.  A million extra people were supposed to visit. All of the hotels were supposed to be booked. People were going to rent out rooms in their homes for $1000/night.  I think it was mostly hype that never came true.

    I didn't have a ticket to the game.  I did get to see 49ers play at Levi last season.  It's a nice but unremarkable stadium.  The 49er museum is probably the highlight.    

     

    Worst.Halftime.Show.Ever (none / 0) (#22)
    by jbindc on Mon Feb 08, 2016 at 04:54:39 AM EST
    It was painful to watch.  Ugh.