British rock band Coldplay was booked as the halftime show’s top-biller, and they came out on a stage decked in rainbow. At first, it seemed to be a nod to the color scheme on Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams album cover or their recent video for “A Hymn for the Weekend.” However, the band never played that song. A few choice moments helped to put those colors in perspective.
Twenty-four hours after she dropped “Formation” one of the most political music videos in recent memory, Beyoncé took the halftime stage at Super Bowl 50 and gave a riveting performance laden with messages of black identity and pride. Starting with her dancers’ deeply meaningful outfits.