There was one, and only one, Super Bowl halftime show that lived up to the hype. This was one performance so exciting and authentic in its dramatic virtuosity that it stands alone among more undistinguished peers. I’m referring, of course, to Prince’s 12-minute set at Super Bowl XLI in 2007.
To be fair, like nearly all Super Bowl halftime performers, Prince was past his prime and, with the exception of one verse of another band’s song, his entire set was comprised of tunes more than two decades old. He also employed some obvious made-for-TV affectations, like how his guitar and the sprawling stage were both shaped like his unpronounceable gender-symbol-looking thing, a nod to his early ‘90s “Artist Formerly Known as Prince” period.
What made Prince’s set special, shocking even, is that it was an authentic musical performance, performed by human beings with live instruments capable of being knocked out of tune. The mini-concert flourished with joyful spontaneity, blessed with a convergence of factors beyond the NFL’s choreographic control.
Shortly after the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears made the long march to their respective locker rooms, Minneapolis’ greatest musical export took the stage to the familiar refrain of Queen’s ultimate stadium anthem, “We Will Rock You.” Then the lights went up on a strange, diminutive man in a teal and orange suit befitting his locale, who addressed the Miami crowd:
“Dearly beloved, we gathered here today to get through this thing called life….”
hi! i've noticed yoongi wearing color contacts in bts performances lately! do all of the bts members wear color contacts?