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Old 02-03-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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6 Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances

Just got this in my email...they are still talking about it today...

6 best Super Bowl halftime performances




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Old 02-03-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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I may be biased, but that U2 halftime show was unbeatable.

The McCartney one was great too, Live and Let Die was awesome.
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Man, that U2 performance was so great. After a rough patch in the late 90's, it was great to see back on top of the world.

I am really looking forward to Tom Petty tonight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are my 2nd favorite band behind U2. While the 2 couldn't be more different from each other, Petty and the boys are a great live band.
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I may be biased, but that U2 halftime show was unbeatable.
Indeed you are.

But you're also correct.
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Yes, Bono and Co were pretty damn good...America owes them BIG TIME...

No Doubt and Sting were pretty good a few years back as well...

This year was sooooo boring (And yes, I do like Tom Petty, I just didn't like the show)
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Yes, Bono and Co were pretty damn good...America owes them BIG TIME...

No Doubt and Sting were pretty good a few years back as well...

This year was sooooo boring (And yes, I do like Tom Petty, I just didn't like the show)
yeah this year's halftime show did pretty much nothing for me....but that stage looked awfully familiar
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hmm I really liked Tom Petty last night.
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You can't beat the emotion of the U2 show. It was perfect for what the country was going through. I'm not too proud to admit that I got emotional.
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hmm I really liked Tom Petty last night.
hmm, I watched his performance on youtube. It's simply beautiful. Wish, that Petty & The Heartbreakers might find a way to tour Europe in the future. He's one of the great, great American singer&songwriters, having maintained his credibility as an artist ...
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Petty and company put on a good show, but there was just no energy in their performance.

Prince's should be nowhere near this list. And yes we're all biased but U2's is legendary, not only was it a great performance, but it was so emotionally stirring.
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I felt bad for my dad during the U2 halftime show...we were watching it at church and he was stuck sitting next to this old lady who talks and talks and talks and talks and you get the picture.

When U2 started performing he kept saying to her "I really want to hear this." "I really want to see this performance" "This is my daughter's favorite band..."
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I didn't think U2's could b beat until Prince rocked the world's face off last year!
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Found this on another site:

Thought I'd post a few quotes from various news sources that happened to mention Prince. It's probably worth noting that I didn't find a single "great" review of last night's show. A few sources went so far as to say that Petty was lip-synching, but that's neither here nor there. Enjoy these. I tried to get sources on all of them. Post more of you can find them.

“But the one true winner was ‘Free Fallin.’ It was inappropriate, too slow for such a raucous event. But being a classic song, the audience stayed with the band, they sang along. It was magical. As magical as Prince? I won't dignify that question with an answer.”

“Petty and the Heartbreakers are way too seasoned a group of pros to not hold their own in a quick sprint like the halftime show. That said, Sunday's show didn't deliver the excitement of last year's rain-drenched set from Prince.”

-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“There are thousands of online sports forums and blogs debating the ‘Greatest Halftime Ever’ — almost all of them debate whether that honor goes to U2 in '02 or Prince in '07.”

-Southcoasttoday.com

“He’s no Mick Jagger and the Boys (two years ago) or even Prince (last year) but Tom Petty rocked out the Super Bowl halftime show rather nicely.”

-Edmonton Sun

“Tom Petty wasn't as controversial as Janet Jackson or as passionate as Prince.”

-Detroit Free Press

“If anything, the performance reminded viewers that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers really have had quite a few top-40 hits. Each song drew cheers of recognition from the crowd, which was subdued compared to last year's audience in Miami, which cheered Prince in the pouring rain during his performance of ‘Purple Rain.”

-globeandmail.com

“But these kinds of spectacles cannot just be written off. I can't help but think of last year's event, when Prince gave a largely entertaining set in the rain. Watching the game at a local bar, it soon became evident that more than a quarter of the crowd in the bar was there solely for Prince. They showed no interest in the first half of the game and cleared out as soon as Prince's mini-set of medleys came to a close.”

-Los Angeles Times
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yeah this year's halftime show did pretty much nothing for me....but that stage looked awfully familiar
I thought so, too.
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Yes, Bono and Co were pretty damn good...America owes them BIG TIME...

What exactly does America owe them for? It would be an honor for any band to play at a SB 1/2 time show.

That said, u2's performance is far and above the best SB performance i have ever seen. Even my friends who aren't really into the band would agree.
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