Super Bowl Halftime show doesn’t disappoint

Caroline Clayton 
News Editor 
cec5359@lhup.edu
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The super bowl halftime show is one of the most anticipated performances of the year, and like every year, this one wasn’t a let down. The main performer was Coldplay,  with guest performers by Bruno Mars and the queen, Beyonce.

Before the Denver Broncos took the Super Bowl 50th Championship, the audience and those watching at home enjoyed an almost show stopping performance. Putting aside the controversy of the song Beyonce decided to perform, I want to stick to the performance itself.

Coldplay opened the show with their song “Viva la Vida,” but there didn’t seem to be too much to their performance; it was mostly Chris Martin singing to the audience and a lot of colors. There were no dancers or dancing sharks, like last years super bowl, and nothing’s wrong with that, but this is the Super Bowl, it’s supposed to be outstanding!

Something else I wasn’t a fan of was the sound quality. You couldn’t really hear or understand them. I’m not sure if it was a technical problem or the crowd was overpowering them by their cheering, which I guess could be a compliment, but I wasn’t paying much attention during their performance because I couldn’t hear them.

Bruno Mars then came out to perform his hit single in 2014, “Uptown Funk.” I don’t think this song will ever get old, especially with Mars and his amazing dancing. As for their costumes, they looked like trash bags, but honestly, if anyone is going to rock trash bags, it is going to be Mars and his gang.

Lastly, the queen came to slay the stage as usual. Whether you are a fan of Beyonce or not she puts on an amazing performance. Her and her dancers were completely in sync the entire time. During their dance, Beyonce lost her balance, but she is the queen for a reason and she recovered, making it seem as though it was worked into the routine.

Personally, my favorite part of the performance was the “sing off” between Mars and Beyonce. It was a fun little twist to the performance and really added something different.

Martin joined the sing off toward the end and finished off the performance by singing the chorus of “Uptown Funk”. The performance ended with Coldplay singing their song “Up and Up” with snippets of previous halftime shows playing in the background. Along with that, everyone in the stands had a different color paper or sign that spelled out ‘Believe in Love’.

Overall, this Super Bowl halftime performance wasn’t a let down. Despite some minor technical problems, I felt it was a great performance. Now the most asked question after the Super Bowl is “I wonder who will be performing next year?”

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