leave your inhibitions at the door
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.
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…
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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