What’s the deal with the Super Bowl Halftime show? Why is there suddenly an enormous, spectacle of a concert, with people dancing and singing in flashy costumes, in the middle of a brutal, important and highly competitive sporting event? When you think about it, the National Football League people had a pretty genius idea to create this must-watch television event during the game in order to rope all of the non-sports fans into watching something they don’t understand for an hour-and-a-half.
So, for anyone more into music than sports, here are the top 5 Super Bowl Halftime shows for you to watch.
5) Bruce Springsteen, 2009, Super Bowl XLIII
He asked us to “step away from the guacamole dip” and to “put those chicken fingers down” and when the Boss gives us orders we listen. Bruce Springsteen sounded great — as the E Street Band tends to do — and his set list hit the classics, including “Born to Run.” The only problem was it was just too short for a band used to playing three-hour sets.