Friday, February 19, 2010
The Wha??? I mean, The Who???
There's been a lot of talk about the Who's half-time performance at this past Super Bowl ... most of it negative. I watched and thought they sounded great. Sure, they look old, but hey, that's what happens when you reach your mid 60's. The performance, in my opinion, was worthy of a Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Sure, had it not been for Janet Jackson's nipple shot, Super Bowl halftime shows would probably be different. But, seriously, how great were those Super Bowl halftime shows before? I mean, really - Aerosmith with NYSNC and Brittany??!?!?!? Really? Aerosmith has never been the same (lost lots of street cred with that blunder).
Yeah, we're running out of old bands to bring out on stage - I'm guessing we may see The Eagles, Bon Jovi, maybe U2 and the Chili Peppers at some point. I'd personally like to see The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Bravery, or some newer bands (please, no Creed or Nickleback!!!). I think I'd be ok with Outkast or Black Eyed Peas.
But for me, I think it's ok to have classic rock legends like the Who, McCartney, The Stones, and Springsteen play the Super Bowl ... its a big stage for big bands.