Remember When Super Bowl Shows Rocked?
Singer The Weekend (real name, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) announced on Twitter today that he's going to be the official half time show at the Super Bowl in February.
Pepsi, official sponsor of the show replied "Starboy," a reference to one of The Weekend's biggest hits. Even rock music fans have probably heard at least a few of his songs, as they've dominated the pop music charts for the last couple of years.
My teenage kid is thrilled about the announcement and I'm kind of disappointed that another year goes by without any real rock bands performing at the Big Game. Yes, there have been a handful of pop-rockers in recent years (Maroon 5, Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz). The Red Hot Chili Peppers were probably the last actual Rock band to hit the stage, and that was seven long years ago, see CBS Sports list of all Super Bowl half time performances.
I understand that demographics change and the Super Bowl shows are designed to be appealing to the most amount of people. Marketing, I totally get it. I'm not complaining about J-Lo and Shakira's performance last year either. But wouldn't it be great to see a rock band like Metallica or Bruce Springsteen? Gun's n Roses? The Who? Def Leppard or AC/DC? All those bands have a huge history and they have probably sold a billion records between them.
Now that I'm thinking about it, it would be great to see ANY type of live music right now. I'd even "cowboy up" and go to a Country show at this point. There is a good chance that when The Weekend performs on February 7 in Tampa, he will be performing to an empty stadium. Arrgh, COVID.
Want to get a weird feeling? Watch the best Super Bowl Commercials we wrote about HERE. Remember Mr. Peanut died and Bill Murray was back in the Groundhog Day spoof? Good times. Looking back, I feel like February last year was so much different than the one we have coming up.
Let's pretend there is no COVID and you can see any band in the world at the Super Bowl half time show.... who would it be? Leave a Comment.