Last night’s Super Bowl was all-around pretty great. The game was exciting, which certainly helped. The power outage turned into a must-read for social media. Seriously, if you aren’t on Twitter, you missed out on a lot of funny comments. The commercials were ho-hum, but there were still some good ones. I’ll start with the halftime show.
I’ll admit that I wasn’t really looking forward to the Beyonce halftime show. I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan of hers, so imagine my surprise when I found myself smiling throughout the performance. That halftime was what every Super Bowl halftime should be. It was energetic, catchy, fast-paced, and entertaining. We all saw the Destiny’s Child reunion coming a mile away, but it was still cool to see them back together again. I was actually shocked that Jay-Z didn’t make an appearance.
The game was fun to watch because I had a rooting interest. My friend and former promotions staffer here at STAR 102.5, Allie, works for the Ravens and was at the game. My wife and I got to see the Ravens play earlier this year at their home opener. We got to have lunch prior to the game with Allie and got the scoop on the whole team. I was so happy for her and the team that they won. Allie and I texted during the blackout because she wanted to know what was going on on TV. She figured they were playing all commercials. We could have only been so lucky.
Speaking of the commercials, they were alright in my book. I need to stop watching them in advance on YouTube before the game. It ruins the surprise for a few spots when everyone else in the room hasn’t seen them. The old people Taco Bell spot and popular Budweiser Clydesdale ads were both posted several days prior to the game, so they came as no surprise to me. My favorites were the Oreo spot with people whispering in the library, the M&M spot with Santana from Glee, and the Audi commercial where the kid goes to prom alone and kisses his dream girl. Who DIDN’T want to do that growing up?
So next year’s game will be in an open air stadium in New York. It’ll be hard to predict which teams will go there, but at the friend’s house where we watched the game last night, we started predicting who would be the halftime entertainment. It’s easy to think that New York will go for a local act. Right now, I’d say the even money is on Bon Jovi to perform. The next possible candidate is Billy Joel. However, I think the dark horse to perform – and my actual prediction – will be another one of the biggest artists in the world: Taylor Swift.