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In The Whale watched the Super Bowl on stage last night

"Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god," In The Whale's Eric Riley yelled. At least, I think it was Riley; both he and guitarist Nate Valdez were screaming in near unison throughout our five-minute phone call immediately after the final whistle blew on the (SPOILER ALERT) Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Watch: Super Bowl halftime show 2014 with Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers

East Rutherford, N.J. -- The fans here needed to be entertained on Sunday night. Even the diehard Seahawks fans reveling in their team’s 22-0 lead against the Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII’s halftime were in need of something unexpected, something flashy, something that was more engaging than their beloved Seattle footballers running over the floppy, flat-footed team from Denver.

I Might Be Wrong: Super Bowl halftime is an art that takes a real artist

I can remember it like it was yesterday: Michael Jackson appearing and then reappearing in corners of the Rose Bowl as if he were part of the climactic scene of “Three Amigos.” Jackson busted out tunes like “Billie Jean” and “Black and White,” scored higher ratings than the blowout 1993 game between the Cowboys and Bills and ushering in a new era of Super Bowl superstardom.