Ever since the awkwardly entertaining fiasco between Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson during Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show (2004), the selected performers to fill the most anticipated sporting event intermission slot, from there on out have been constricted to classic artists who I guess hold little to no risk of revealing any inappropriate body parts. Case in point, following the two pop icons have been Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Bruce Bringsteen and the E Street Band, respectively.
That’s right, no modern, mainstream or young (if you will) talent has been awarded the heavy crown, possibly as result of the actions that took place on live television in 2004. By the way, please tell me you all do remember the disrobement of Janet by all around entertainer, Justin Timberlake. If not, I’m sure you can catch it in the hallowed YouTube archives.
Nonetheless, I’m all for classic artists who have proven their place throughout music’s history, but am also glad to see the Super Bowl committee is opening up the opportunity to attract a younger halftime excitable crowd. Albeit, the Black Eyed Peas wouldn’t have been my first choice, they are however fairly storied in their own right and should put forth for a decent show.
The opportunity to perform at such a prestigious event should also provide as another heralded notch on the belt of the Grammy award winning group as they will be engaging in the premiere halftime festivities at the newly heralded Cowboys Stadium (aka Jerry’s Land).Tags: Black Eyed Peas, Cowbosy Stadium, Super Bowl