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A Preview of Beyonce at the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl planners can’t catch a break, can they?  As I mentioned in last year’s post, since 2004’s Nipplegate organizers were playing it extra safe by featuring aging rockers.  They figured if there were any “planned accidental wardrobe malfunctions” no one would feel offended.  I figured this shit out – the only times anyone finds anything offensive is when a lot of people think it’s really SEXY.  Like remember how people took offense to women’s volleyball players and their skimpy shorts?   Duh.

So the Super Bowl organizers figured NO ONE would get offended with Tom Petty on stage…

… because approximately zero people think he’s sexy.

Two years ago they decided to take a risk and have The Black Eyed Peas play and things went ok.  About the only thing mildly offensive about the performance was Fergie singing “Sweet Child o’ Mine.”  Last year, they had Madonna play so that they could have both something that would appeal to women while having something wrinkly.   And then what happened?  Guest star MIA did this…


I read somewhere that 114 million saw that “atrocity.”  But the middle finger isn’t that sexy, so was there any legitimate outrage?  But let’s say they were truly offended.  That’s a lot of offended people.  Do you think the planners cared?

Since Madonna proved that it’s profitable to have an estrogen-filled halftime show, they decided to go with a sure thing and have Beyonce this year.  She’s definitely a risk to offend people because, quite obviously, she’s mega sexy.


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let there be a wardrobe malfunction.


But it turns out she did the offending a couple weeks early by lip-synching the national anthem at the president’s inauguration.   It was AAAALLLLLL over the news with so many people up in arms over this atrocity screaming, “Treason!”

And I call bullshit.  It’s not like she can’t sing and everybody knows a lot of these “live performances” aren’t – you know – live.  So who was complaining?  Take a look…

beyonce lipsynch reaction

Seems obvious that a lot of the complainers pretty much had their panties in a wad that whole day and this was just the chocolate icing on the cake.  And you know the outcry would’ve been worse if she did sing live and missed a note, right?

Anyway, enough of this ugliness.  She’s sold a gajillion records, won a ton of Grammy’s, and is a major cultural phenomenon.  She belongs there.  And hopefully she’ll play this song (apparently she was pregnant during the filming of this video) :



Rumor has it that there may be a Destiny’s Child Reunion.  If so, they GOTTA play this one –



But what would TOTALLY  be awesome is if they brought back Up with People to perform with her.   Those guys haven’t been on a halftime show since 1986. Maybe they can be her backup dancers …



What’s your favorite Beyonce song?

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13 comments on “A Preview of Beyonce at the Super Bowl

  1. thefoodandwinehedonist
    February 1, 2013

    Reblogged this on The Food and Wine Hedonist.

  2. Yinzerella
    February 1, 2013

    I love that Countdown song. And the video is boss. Have you ever seen this kid do the shot-for-shot remake?


  3. a2sicilian
    February 1, 2013

    So what’s with all the bikinis on the front page of the blog? #mysoginyalert

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      February 1, 2013

      Because no one wants to see Beyonce in a parka. Besides, I’ve had pictures of Tom Selleck and Alex Trebek SHIRTLESS up there and that was greeted by a collective meh…

  4. winopants
    February 1, 2013

    I’m surprised by the level of outrage over the beyonce thing. Singing to a prerecorded track is pretty standard at these large events, and people are acting like she is a talentless hack. I’d love to see them get up and perform during a historic event!
    Let’s keep our fingers crossed something memorable happens during superbowl halftime

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      February 2, 2013

      …like a wardrobe malfunction! Even if that doesn’t happen, the halftime shows are such spectacles anyway. The music is like the bread in a sandwich – has to be done right, but ultimately is delivery system for the tasty stuff.

  5. Forty Ounce
    February 8, 2013

    I’m a huge fan of Diva. I listen to it when I’m running sometimes. It’s hard not to stop and rub one out though…. she’s so magical.

  6. MsBlue
    February 8, 2013

    Gotta be ‘Ring on It;. Girl power & all that 😉

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