Being a huge concert fan, of course I am looking forward to the Super Bowl half-time show with Bruno Mars and special guest Red Hot Chili Peppers… however… previous halftime shows have been nothing but a HUGE disappointment with their fake production lip-syncing… so Bruno… what will you have for us?

And the results are in:

The only thing disappointing in this years half-time show was that there were no wardrobe malfunctions, no lip-syncing to make fun of, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers “played”.  Bruno Mars gave nothing short of a spectacular live performance last night at Super Bowl XLVIII. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the Chili Peppers, being that neither the bass player or their guitar player even had their instruments plugged in… the only instrument I’m confident was live for The Peppers was the drummer.

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One of the biggest reasons that Mars “killed it” last night is because he brought something for the whole family; he’s not a just a teen sensation targeting the normal 12-16 demographic (i.e. 1D, Bieber).  Bruno kicked off the performance with a starlit kids choir singing a rendition of Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” (ft. Bruno of course.) Right from the choir, Mars shows off his talent with a killer drum solo that would put many veteran drummers to shame…who woulda’ known Mars had beats!  There were many awestruck moments throughout the show that stood out – to point out just a few doesn’t do justice, but honoring the US Military during “Just the Way You Are” was presidential!

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Bruno is clearly serious about entertaining his audience… From wardrobe, to choreography, to the band, to his singing, Bruno brought it in every way possible.  His band backs him up by rippn’ it up with Jackson 5 style dance moves, massive pelvic thrusts for the ladies, and sparkly, gold jackets that keep your eyes on them at all times. Star Power!


The whole flow of the show was flawless, no awkward silent moments. It was non-stop entertainment.  In my opinion, this was the halftime show that all other halftime shows will be compared to.  Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Prince, Beyonce… your performances were all moderately good, but step aside cause Bruno killed it!


I give this performance a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Written by: David Hitchcock