Timberlake’s SuperBowl halftime show is one for the record books

Our Anthony Baamonde analyzes the SuperBowl halftime show.

Anthony Baamonde , Staff Writer

Super Bowl Sunday, the only Sunday people look forward to. The Super Bowl halftime shows are always a treat to watch, the biggest talents in the music industry put on the biggest show of their life for only thirty-minutes. This year’s show was no exception. Justin Timberlake, the former ‘N Sync member graced the Super Bowl once again, however there was no wardrobe malfunction.

Timberlake’s performance started off a little weak, it sort of felt all over the place at first. The dancing in the first ten-minutes felt generic and stale. It felt like the performance was going to disappoint at first; however, the tribute to Prince saved it. That might have been one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a Super Bowl show. Price is obviously a legend and being that the game was held in Minnesota, it was fitting to praise him. The best part of the tribute was the shot outside the area and Prince’s logo is seen throughout the street, absolutely mesmerizing.

After the tribute, Timberlake kicked it up and that’s when the performance really became memorable. He was really getting into it and it was fun to see how much he loved being there. Another cool moment was when he started going into the stands, even taking a picture with a fan. He came back on the stage and continued to turn it up. It’s easy to see why he has so fans. Timberlake is energetic, passionate and looks like he’s a lot of fun to be around.

That all being said, it wasn’t the best halftime show ever, no. That goes to Michael Jackson and the man himself, Prince. Those two put on incredible and unforgettable shows in 1993 and 2007 respectively. It feels like the halftime shows have been dull and lackluster as of late and almost relying too much on the dancers and big effects. They seem to focus less on the actual music, but Timberlake’s performance this year is one for the history books.

In the future, the NFL should cater to Rock and Metal fans. Bands like Green Day and Metallica would be awesome selections for the halftime show. Football is all about violence and grown men destroying each other. So, why not feature music that is heavy? It makes sense. Have Metallica or Disturbed play the halftime show and guarantee more people would watch.

To conclude, Justin Timberlake put on a fantastic performance. He really showed his love for the stage and his fans. For me, I respected him a lot more, there’s something about a musician connecting with their fans that always gets me. An artist showing love to people who got them there is a humbling and inspiring thing to see. Timberlake perfected it tonight with his performance, definitely an unforgettable show.