It started with Bruce Springsteen telling us to step away from the guacamole and chips and to put down the chicken wings. Something I thought was quite fitting given the fact that Americans like to eat – a lot.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off the Super Bowl Halftime Show with “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” during which The Boss slid across the stage on his knees, and from what I could tell, hurt himself a little bit. And perhaps knocked a little wind out of him as the band went into the classic “Born to Run” and Bruce let out a weak note.
A gospel choir joined the group as back up to sing “Working on a Dream”; bit of a mellow song for the Super Bowl I thought, but the crowd was still into it – just a little calmer.
Next up was “Glory Days” – with some editing to make the song more family friendly, I’m guessing; Bruce’s old high school buddy was “a big football player” instead of a baseball player and instead of a speed ball, he threw a “Hail Mary.”
The Bruce Springsteen halftime show ended with The Boss swinging his guitar around his neck a few times. It looked sorta painful to me, but whatever. All things considered, it was a pleasant SuperBowl halftime show to watch.
But man, stupid Janet Jackson and her n@@ple exposing wardrobe malfunction – Super Bowl halftime shows will never be the same.
Below is the Super Bowl halftime show with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. What did you think of the halftime show?