During Thursday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints, it was announced that the Black Eyed Peas would be headlining the half-time show for Super Bowl XVL. FOX will be broadcasting the event, which will be held at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011.
Although more than 153 million tuned in to watch legendary band , The Who perform earlier this year during half-time, there were lots of complaints that “geezers” had taken the Super Bowl. (No, not Bret Favre.) Past performers include Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Paul McCartney. While they have appealed to older viewers, and music snobs, the show for the past couple of years hasn’t been that exciting. Although The Rolling Stones rocked it, maybe this in response to the backlash that followed Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s performance which resulted in a nip slip.
[Editor’s Note: However, the BEST half-time performance (according to DivaJulia,the Editor of Dipped in Cream, anyway…) wasPrince2007…I say, gotDAAAAYUM. Who else could make it rain hard while performing Purple Rain??]
It’s not that I don’t appreciate acts like The Who, but I have been changing the channel during half-time because it’s so boring. The Black Eyed Peas, as annoying and ubiquitous as they have become, do put on a good show.
Now, if only we could get them not to perform their new song.