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.