Anyone else think the halftime show sucked? Beyonce is highly over rated
Anyone else think the halftime show sucked? Beyonce is highly over rated
Sucked? Eh, a little strong. But was it special? HELL no. They even cut down Kelly and Michelles' microphones, so what was the point of the reunion if you couldn't hear the other two?
"Thereís death on the horizon,
and Iíll run to behold your sacrifice..."
It was nothing to write home about.
Yeah...it sucked. 50 year old Madonna was better last year.
It's a matter of opinion. Millions disagree. If you never liked Beyonce in the first place, you're probably not going to like her halftime performance.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
I like Beyonce but wow that performance was tired - it is no different from how she does her performances and concerts. Everything she did we have seen before, nothing special, nothing innovative, nothing new...she did not live up to the hype.
At one point I thought, wasnt this done already at any of her past concerts from the boring modelesque poses at the start, the pauses to let people scream and the catwalk strut among others have been so overly done. Expected more from this performance since her last CD was a flop (compared to her other cds) but she did not live up to the hype.
Im some people found it great and all that, since Beyonce, like Taylor Swift, is now very evenly overrated.
How many viewers did her performance get?
Like that biting rolling stone or newsweek commentary, Beyonce is rehashing the fierce.
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I thought it was a lot of fun, the visual effects and pyrotechnics were nice. She's good-looking. But her songs are dull. The songs themselves brought down the quality of the show.
I like Beyonce. I have all of her albums. I LOVE Destiny's Child. But the halftime show was... lackluster. Bland. Sad.
I had higher hopes. Maybe my expectations were too high? I normally love her...
At least she was better than Alicia Keys. What happened to her? She used to have an epic voice! She was struggling so bad!
It was ok, nothing special they could have gotten someone better...like the Rolling Stones..
You cant change the way the wind blow's, but you can change the angle of your sail to take you somewhere else!!
Sad when you realize that she's about the last 'live' entertainer left who can do a half-time show.
I'm not super crazy about her music. In fact can't stand most of it. To her credit she is a great vocalist but I didn't enjoy this as much as last years. Basically I wasn't thoroughly entertained, but I was surprised at parts.
No I really enjoyed it.
" For all there is to feel, let it be felt"
― Emeli Sande
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FPNYAnnoying JUBBERS since 2003
I think we're now used to getting our heads blown at halftime shows. Not by the music but by the spectacle. Nobody gives a rat's ass about the music - we just want to be "wowed" now. And when everyone is expecting (or demanding) to have their underwear blown off, it's gonna be hard to deliver...just like if somebody's expecting to be really scared, or to be told an extremely funny joke.
So every year they crank the thing up to eleven with flashing lights, special effects and surprise guest stars (Major Lazer!). And now we're used to it, and ready for it, so, y'know, enh. I still think this year should have had a Destiny's Child reunion, with all non-Beyonce members being hologram Beyonce. That would've been ramping the performance up to twelve.
Being the fan that I am, I may be a bit bias. I really, really enjoyed it. In my opinion, it was better than Madonna's last year. But that's just me.
The only thing that I didn't understand is why she wouldn't take this opportunity to premiere a new single. iTunes top 200 is blown up with Beyonce songs right now. It would have been the wise choice considering at least 80 million viewers were watching.
While I'm not a huge fan, it was nice seeing someone actually singing and not lip synching, and didn't have 10 other music personalities on stage doing a tribute this and that, for a change.
I'm impressed that Kelly and Michelle didn't fall when they just bounced up out of nowhere. Side note, Alicia Keys had some hot shoes on for the occasion.
It's in vogue now to be a Beyonce hater. The girl can dance and the girl can sing. I thought she was great. I take her over Madonna any day.
when they're going to have a rapper for the super bowl? jay-z should do the next super bowl show or better yet the wu tang since it's been 20 years since they've been around. metlife stadium next year.
tired of hearing these old rock artists and r&b singers, pop stars doing the show. time to put some entertainment that is entertaining. not bleached whale rockers and boring overrated artists.
bet you they would dig elvis out his grave to do the halftime show before jay-z or kanye. but they wouldn't have to worry about that though, they have holograms now. they had the tupac hologram last year at some english festival. i know they're like "let's do an elvis hologram. fuck jiggaman. let's do an elvis hologram for the next superbowl concert." hell, even eminem. let eminem perform.
I had to temporarily block a few gay friends on Facebook, as my feed has been exceptionally heavy on pictures, animated gifs, and youtube clips of the performance. Most with comments like "OMG I CAN'T!" and "ON REPEAT UNTIL FOREVER! <333333333333333" posted ad infinitum.
In other words, I think a lot of people really liked it.
It's an "event". People like to take part in an "event". "I watched the same thing that everybody watched!" It's music I don't care about in a setting I'm not crazy for, so I just don't watch.Even though I don't give two shits about the halftime show (and it perplexed me that people do - there are live concerts on PBS), this one gave me exactly enough time to get in two games of pool, so it seems like just enough time.
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People are saying the sales would be front loaded and the song would have no staying power.
At the end of the day she'd be going up against "Thrift Shop" which is slaying everything right now, and she would be going up against "Scream and Shout" on the world wide scale which currently is the number one song in the world about to enjoy it's consecutive number one in multiple countries.
Not to mention she would have to deal with Taylor Swift's sales boom next week after she opens the Grammys.
I honestly think this would of been her best shot to get the song out because none of these artists are going anywhere. Taylor swift will release her new single (Probably the infectious 22), Justin T will promote Suit & Tie with performances and videos, Ke$ha at some point will be back on the radio with her current single c'mon or a new one she could rush out, Scream and Shout isn't going anywhere, along with Thrift Shop.
She will be struggling regardless of when she releases it.
you'd make a thread about it and the funniest thing is you would be the only person responding to your thread giving play by play coverage of who's performing as if anybody besides you cares. tell me i'm wrong.
No, I'm pretty sure we'd all be weighing on a reggaeton halftime show, whether it was REAL reggaeton or the fake bullshit, whether it was good or bad. Stop trolling, yo.
if there was a reggaeton halftime show and i was still working at taco hell, it would be the first time that it would be busy where there would be a line waiting for food. i know if i was still working there and heard there was going to be a reggaeton halftime show the next superbowl, that would give me more of an incentive to quit.
and yeah, fuck pitbull and ho rida even though i gotta admit pitbull does make some catchy hooks and some songs to make fun of.
i see that you're not a jay-z or nas fan even though you might be lying about it. how about gza from the wu tang huh? who could resist the sounds of liquid swords or legend of a liquid sword. shit, nas and jay-z are good but gza is the best.
or how about big pun? i KNOW you heard of that dude. everybody around our age group knows who big pun is. i know you got some songs on deck in your itunes.
As gay man not overly impressed with the half time show. Rather have watched Ricky Martin shake his booty.
Do we really think they will invite three pop girls back to back?
I am guessing: Coldplay, Someone from Jersey like Jovi, or Springsteen, Eminem.
God love Rihanna but her ability to put together an upbeat performance on that level is not something I am seeing. She's good at performing an uptempo on an X factor then quickly hopping off stage. However I don't see her doing it on a grand scale back to back.
Has anyone seen her in concert? Has she strung together massive routines in single sets? For christ sakes Beyonce was moving like crazy and people still were not here for the dancing. Will Rihanna even match half of what beyonce brought?
At the end of the day Madonna and Beyonce brought in the numbers. A band like Linkin Park (Who have sold more records than people have imagined) or Coldplay may not bring in the same numbers but they can bring in a show.
Imagine Linkin Park playing their old hits like Faint, Breaking the Habit or Numb. Dear God.
The effects are still showing.
iTunes top 100 songs:
#37 Crazy in Love
#41 Single Ladies
#55 Love on Top
#94 End of TIme
#97 Baby Boy
iTunes Top 100 albums:
#49 Dangerously in Love
#55 4 (Deluxe Edition)
#64 I am Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Edition)
#70 I am Sasha Fierce
#72 Unapologetic (Rihanna)
You right, sis. She shoulda brought out the single. =\
Jan. 24, 1982 it was held in the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan
Jan. 26, 1992 it was held in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb. 5, 2006 it was held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
Feb. 5, 2012 it was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Only 4 of the 47 Super Bowls have been held in places that are normally very cold in the winter. All other Super Bowls have been held in sunbelt or southern states (California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia or Florida).
As long as it's not Nickelback or Hinder.
^ why do people hate nickleback?
^because the lead screams into my ears. I don't appreciate screaming.
^ because they whine instead of sing
She pulled in about 104 million viewers to her show. Madonna pulled in a record 112.5 million.
Beyonce should have premiered something new given the audience she had.
There are rumors that Britney has been picked for next year.
As her biggest fan... I think it's a terrible idea. She's not there yet.
^Wasn't Britney supposed to be closing in on a Vegas residency deal?
Was she singing the sacred national anthem in those clothes? It seems kind of inappropriate?
Britney has done half time already, albeit as part of an emsemble act. I don't think they will call upon her a second time.
I do think they might stick with pop acts though. The guys who are going to tune in for Springsteen are likely watching the game anyway... but a lot of people who don't watch football might tune in for Madonna or Beyonce. It's a creative way of increasing your audience.
I don't see how a small part in a performance years ago would rule her out at this point.
It would rather be her downfall as a performer (her two tours since the breakdown were both mehhhh).
But she would get a lot of rating because people would be curious to see whether she does good or if it's gonna be another VMA 2007.