Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Choir May Have Been A Bit Much

We now interrupt my slow-as-molasses Top 20 list to comment on the Bruce Springsteen halftime show at the Super Bowl.

-10th Avenue Freezeout - hell of an opener.
-To quote Brad, "Bruce 1, camera 0". A slightly mistimed but highly entertaining little stunt.
-Born to Run had to be there, but it could have been a lot better. It seems like every year it gets a little more mumbly.
-Workin' on a Dream - new material. Yawn. And the choir was definitely overkill for a 45 second song bit.
-Glory Days - perfect closer, and in spite of myself I thought the ref throwing the Delay of Game flag was pretty funny.
-Overall, the Bruce showmanship was there in spades. A for effort.

All in all it was better than Petty's halftime show last year, but I don't think anyone is going to top Prince from two years ago. That was truly awesome. But Bruce did a great job, all things considered.

Oh, and Bob Costas just made a horrible "Born to Run" reference to Pittsburgh's play to end the half. Sigh.


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