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SB: 10 Best Halftime Shows Ever

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by rexy2006, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    Super Bowl: 10 Best Halftime Shows Ever
    Entertainment Weekly

    PRINCE (2007)
    TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (2008)
    MICHAEL JACKSON (1993)
    JANET JACKSON/JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (2004)
    U2 (2002)
    THE ROLLING STONES (2006)
    NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK (1991)
    BRITNEY SPEARS/AEROSMITH (2001)
    PATTI LABELLE (1995)
    UP WITH PEOPLE (1986)

    With the big game coming this Sunday -- and Bruce Springsteen taking the stage when the Steelers and Cardinals hit the locker room -- see how the Boss measures up to the most memorable midgame performances of the past
    By Tanner Stransky | Jan 30, 2009

    Photo gallery:

    http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20255583,00.html
     
  2. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Didn't Paul Mc Cartney do a halftime show once???? I'd say on name recognition alone he'd have to be in the top ten. Damn, I can't remember now.:icon_shrug:
     
  3. rexy2006

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    You are correct, sir. That was all the way back in 2005.

    Although, there was this written about it:


    Two complaints about indecency in Paul McCartney's Super Bowl halftime show

    Written by bookofjoe
    Published February 16, 2005

    Message to Sir Paul: you can't please 'em all.

    Nat Ives wrote in this past Monday's New York Times that the F.C.C. had received not one but two complaints about McCartney's halftime performance.

    The whole point of enlisting him was to avoid a repetition of the Janet Jackson episode from last year.

    Nevertheless, two viewers contacted the F.C.C. within 24 hours of Sir Paul's performance questioning its decency.

    Both complained that he had stepped over the line when he sang the Beatles' classic "Get Back" complete with its references to "California Grass."

    Two other viewers contacted the F.C.C. to complain that McCartney had simply bored them.:lol:

    http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/02/16/224644.php
     
  4. Kwak

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    JANET JACKSON/JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (2004)

    Best ever has to be Janet's exposure.

    That segment went down as the most rewound ever in the history of TiVo. Probably had the most slo-mo plays ever as well! :lol:
     
  5. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I was going to mention the US/Greenday halftime show, then I realized it wasn't the superbowl.
     
  6. BoltsFanUK

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    was the Saints return to the Superdome after Katrina
     
  7. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Oh well, I guess you can't please everyone.
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    I was going to mention that. WOW, did that give the F.C.C. fire!!!
     
  9. Boltergeist

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    My personal favorite is the 2002 U-2 half time show without question.....given the emotions already stirring from 9/11, that show was just unbelievable with the names of the victims scrolling down the silouhettes of the twin towers that came down into smoke to the song "where the streets have no name".....and for good measure, Bono opening up his jacket to reveal the American Flag embroidered inside.

    I thought that was a phenomenal tribute by a great band done in a very appropriate way...and the only time I've felt any real emotion seeing a halftime show. That was better than the game itself.....which also wasn't half bad considering I didn't hate the Patriots like I do now at the time.
     
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    Side note...best pre-game national anthem ever had to be Whitney Houston's 1992 (I believe) rendition which was ridiculously good....before Bobby and her love for the crack pipe.
     
  11. boltssbbound

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    OMG a boob. My eyes, my eyes!!! Quick, somebody levy a fine!!!!
     

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