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Saturday’s Song – Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers At The Super Bowl – My Review

February 8, 2014

Don’t quote me on this, but I read that this year’s Super Bowl (or as some have been calling it,  “the Bruno Mars concert that featured Red Hot Chili Peppers and a football game”) was the most watched television event in all of history. Yikes, if it’s true.

I have to say, Bruno’s slam bang start on the drum set was performance magic. He grabbed the full attention of the audience right out of the gate. Then he went into what Bruno does very well – a slick, quick, high energy, amazing tease with enough of his dancing moves to leave every viewer wanting more. His version of James Brown’s “a little bit softer/louder now…” and the split is beyond cool.

I’ve gotten used to his sparkling jacket and super thin tie. I love the look. On Bruno. The side-view silhouette of him and his bandmates in sync with their dancing was brilliant.

As for the Red Hot Chili Peppers! Ahhh! I have been listening to them for ten years at least. I love their sound. I think I was introduced to them through my children. They’ve become one of my favorite bands. But, I’d never seen them! So, when they jumped onto the stage from I don’t know where, and bare-chested, well, I thought we had a wardrobe malfunction making super bowl history…again. Bruno put me at ease as he let them have the stage while joining in with them. It was awesome.

(A day or two later, I saw a clip of a pre-game press conference where Mars was asked about the half-time show. He said it was his idea to include the Chili Peppers, as they have been a long-time favorite band of his. Nice.)

I loved the cut to our soldiers sending messages to loved ones at home before Bruno did his solo song, Just The Way You Are.

I could not have been happier with the half time show this year. I’d be glad if Bruno Mars were back again next year!

In case you missed this year’s half-time or you’d like to see it again, it’s above. Click play.

Oh, right, and nice win Seahawks!

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