I’m about to do something sacrilegious.
Katy Perry’s show….was awesome.
Bring out the dancing sharks! That chess match of a Super Bowl kept me intrigued, especially the final 74 seconds of play, but Katy Perry kind of killed it.
Bruno Mars went one year too soon. Had he gone on this year, he would have been able to headline with the undisputed greatest song of all-time, Uptown Funk.
I’m by no means a Katy Perry fan, but she put on a show. A slightly disturbing and trippy one at times, but her “Blades of Glory,” inspired fiery dress left me swooning as the ladies did at Chazz Michael Michaels.
When the Janet Jackson thing happened, my friends and me were hiding upstairs and watching it on TV. Sorry Mom, you were a little naïve to think I wasn’t going to try and catch that.
Since then, Super Bowl half-time shows have casted somewhat cautiously. Katy Perry was definitely a less conservative choice than Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.
Guess what we got? Instead of a wardrobe malfunction, we got a giant robotic Lion, sharks that could do the Macarena and Lenny Kravitz.
So it worked. Is there likely to be an artist in the future that pushes the bounds of “Good, clean family fun?” Probably.
It was entertaining. No halftime show has ever kept me in my seat like hers. It wasn’t that it was the best ever, it was that it was less boring than some of the ones over the past 10 years.
The show got people up and tweeting with interest. Were you “Team Left Shark,” or “Team Right Shark?” Which dancing shark was dancing correctly and which one was off? Which Katy Perry outfit was the best (Hint: The last one)?
Even with the Tom Brady comeback, one of the most incredible catches in football history (not just the Super Bowl), a tussle after the whistle at the end of the game and the worst play call in Super Bowl history, Katy Perry is STILL getting her due.
So rock on with your bad self Katy Perry. You stole the show.
That is until Kevin Hart did “Roar,” in one of the greatest Jimmy Fallon Lip Sync Battles of all-time (Youtube it).