I was watching the Super Bowl Halftime Show last night waiting hoping praying that Tom Petty would break out in an impromptu jam session of “Last Dance With Mary Jane” or “You Don’t Know How It Feels”. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. He sang “American Girl,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’ ” and “Runnin’ Down a Dream.” He played like he was in an East Coast bar somewhere with a crowd of 50. I am a Tom Petty fan, but when it comes to playing at a venue such as the Super Bowl, you have got to step it up a little. Play like you mean it. Don’t be conservative, let it all hang out. Hannah Montana would have been more entertaining to watch.
Speaking of letting it all hang out, this was the most G-Rated halftime show in years. First we had the infamous 1/2 millisecond shot of Janet Jacksons boob that probably never would have garnered much attention if it weren’t for people rewinding and slow-mo-ing their DVR’s. Then we had Prince (who I am a HUGE fan of) standing behind a large curtain and casting a shadow upon it while he played his guitar. Too many people thought it resembled Prince playing with his penis. I thought, along with most other people, that it looked like a man playing a guitar behind a curtain.
Lastly, what would a Super Bowl be without those commercials we have all came to love? There were several mentions of myspace.com/superbowlads during the game last night. You can watch the ads again (OH JOY!) and vote on them if you would like.
2 thoughts on “The Most G-Rated Super Bowl Halftime Show In Years”
I agree that I would have liked to see a little more enthusiasm, but it was still great. I wish Tom Petty AND the Rolling Stones would come out with new material! There is a huge niche for classic rock and I don’t understand why some young bands don’t step up and take a shot.
I love the music o Tom Petty, but he has always seemed like a very mellow guy. The performance was just what I expected from him, good but as you say G-rated. The past few years the show needed to be good to make up for the game being such a stinker!
My team did not win, but it was a great game and I look forward to next year!