The biggest cultural event of the year took place last Sunday and The Afterword seems to have missed it. Sure, it was on in the wee small hours in the UK (Lord knows for Australia) but is that an excuse?
The Super Bowl half time show was watched by over 110 million people. It lasted just over thirteen minutes. Coldplay starred but they were effectively the warm up for Bruno Mars and Beyoncé. Her bit lasted less than three minutes but, as befitting the most wonderful woman alive, she stole the show. She looked supercool in black leather hotpants backed by an army of beautiful bereted women. It was a typical Beyoncé look. I’m always amazed how she can dance so frenetically, yet still manage to control her breathing to hit the notes, maintain the melody and keep to the rhythm. I think she has a super power. Either that, or she’s been to a lot of hula hoop classes. I couldn’t make out all the words but she seemed to be encouraging women to believe in themselves. A good thing, I’m sure we’d all agree.
It all looks good, clean fun. Here’s a clip of the show minus the Colplay songs, for which I’m very grateful. What do you think?