Super Bowl Halftime Show 2011: 10 Minutes of Shouting

Categories: Rebuttal
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 called it from the very beginning of the football game: The Super Bowl halftime show would be 10 minutes of the Black Eyed Peas shouting. And indeed it was.

Between the bad pickup on the microphones and the complete lack of nip-slips, this year's Super Bowl halftime show downright sucked.

The whole thing just made me want to grab Will.i.am by the shoulders, shake him violently, and ask him, "What the hell was that?" (I also found it really amusing that the Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin sort of looks a lot like Will.i.am.) I mean, the group's costumes were pretty neat, and all of the dancers' light-up suits were tight as well. Unfortunately, neither one was enough to distract me from all of that so-called music.
Their opening of "I Got A Feeling" was pretty predictable considering "tonight's gonna be a good night" for anyone who wins their bets. "Boom Boom Pow" was disgraceful.

I gotta hand it to the halftime organizers though, the surprise guest spots for Slash and Usher were pretty tight, and to an extent, I didn't predict them. Not to say that Fergie didn't kill the song almost entirely, but her collaboration with Slash on Guns 'N Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" was somewhat redeeming. The performance of that song also made me realize that just about anybody could've dressed up as Slash as long as they find some glasses, a top hat, and a good enough wig. Furthermore, everyone watching the game with me said, "Oh no" as soon as Will.i.am droned, "Oh myyyyyy god," which immediately prompted one of us to say, "I bet Usher's gonna come out." Shocker.

Thankfully Usher only lipsyched for half of his performance. On the other hand, he held it down the most out of pretty much everyone who graced the stage, so kudos to him.

Meanwhile, where the hell are all of these people descending from? Where's the ceiling?

The stage didn't fully light up properly during BEP's performance of "Where Is the Love?" Hey, I'll let it go. It's not easy to assemble a stage so quickly and have everything function 100 percent correctly for the full duration of the halftime show.

Considering how bad the Black Eyed Peas were overall, seven or eight songs was just about seven or eight more than I wanted them to play. The group just stood in place without working the crowd at all. Overall, it was anything but entertaining. This year's halftime show might easily be one of the worst that most of us have ever watched.


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22 comments
N0Spam
N0Spam

After further review, the call on the field stands. Too many playaz on the field! Fourth down and loss of time out!

N0Spam
N0Spam

Black Eye on that half off "show"!

#fergiefrontkicktotheface
#fergiefrontkicktotheface

They gave Fergie an unfiltered mic? Ontop of that it sucked pretty hard.

Only good part was that we missed 50% of all "vocals" because of muted mics. Thanks sound-techs for making an effort.

Guest
Guest

It was bad, Tight bad, bad tight, tightly bad, bad tightly.

Sandy
Sandy

Pop music is so pitiful today. No musical talent required, just know how to shout "yo-yo-yo" and a few dance moves, and you can make millions.

Schirino
Schirino

I thought the show as a whole was horrible. The yelling in the mic by Fergie was not even laughable. I agree the lights on the dancers were okay but come on. Will.I.Am goes all out days before the show to say how great it will be and then flops. Don't boast and you won't look like a fool Will.

Ha
Ha

You really suck at writing articles. Black Eyed Peas were terrible with every song.

Zhureg
Zhureg

I say bring back the Who..... at least we had some talent -,-

Gnat
Gnat

This review uses the word tight way too many times. When I read the word tight it felt just as horrible as watching the super bowl half time show.

LegitRoyalty21
LegitRoyalty21

Haha I was hoping somebody made a post for this..They Fu*kin' SUCKED hairy ones ...big time...their costumes looked like plastic garbage..everybody tries to copy LADY GAGA now & it makes me sick...get your own style...all that money for what waste of my eyesight

79004
79004

We muted it. It sucked large. Thank goodness the Packers pulled through and won. The Black Eyed Peas were pathetic.

WhoopTeeDo
WhoopTeeDo

How can they call that music? 60 seconds of Fergie's vocals and Usher's performance were the only good things. And don't leave out Aguilera Screaming the national anthem with the wrong words. Do you think they care that they botched it?

Klewdside
Klewdside

Every bowl performance pretty much sucks compared to Bruce Springsteen's.

spongeblog
spongeblog

that is too many songs, and also im glad BEP didnt play anything from their new flop The Beginning or wtvr.

Ha
Ha

You're right, I found it extremly annoying that the writer couldn't think of any other word to use besides 'tight' to describe something.

Lenni Rosenblum
Lenni Rosenblum

Good point, although I'd be lying if I didn't say that I tried to write nearly the whole thing while the performance as still going on.

Zhureg
Zhureg

It's not that bad, bro. it's and informal rebuttal, it really could have been worse. Though, his points were right.... u can't disagree on that.

Revdnredy
Revdnredy

thats just stupid.. U2 rocked the fu**ing house with their performance. (way better than the boss). It was the superbowl after 9-11 and was really cool.

Lenni Rosenblum
Lenni Rosenblum

Especially since he did a cock slide into the camera at one point.

Revdnredy
Revdnredy

no they didnt retard.. superbowl performers are usually not compensated for their acts.. BEP was no exception..

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