Yes, I admit it. I did not see the “wardrobe malfunction”. I had no interest in JT, who I felt was there for his looks, not his chops. I was in the kitchen, eating chili. But it’s arguably the most important play to ever take place on a Sunday afternoon.
Because the half-time artists since 20004 have been Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers, that’s why, rock gods and goddesses, many in the prime of their careers. The Boss, cranking up Glory Days in the most appropriate location. Or Prince, showing the world what a great artist, musical and visual, that he is. And my favorite, the 15 seconds when Pete Townshend re-affirmed why he is one of the greatest guitar players in the world.
The first couple of years, I was a little behind the times. No TiVo for me, and so no record of Mick Jagger high stepping across the largest half time stage ever, or Sir Paul leading the crowd through Hey Jude. But I got wise in ’07, got a TiVo, and recorded Prince. A very wise move, as he rocked the house down.
I upgraded to a new TiVo in ’10, just in time for the Who. Another smart move, as Pete dominated on “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. It was great to be able to go back and see that many more times. And if you want, you can upgrade now with Tivo TiVo Premiere XL, which holds up to 150 hours in HD so you won’t have to delete in 2 weeks time.
And now it’s 2012, and the Material Girl, Madonna, will be stepping onto the world’s biggest stage. Are you kidding? I can’t say I’m a big fan of hers, but I’m completely fascinated by what one of the great pop icons is going to do. Costumes? Music? How will this great visual artist approach the largest audience in the world. You know I’ve got my TiVO set to record at halftime. Trust me, every network will show every highlight of the game for the next 2 weeks, but Madonna will be there and gone in 15 minutes. I want to keep that 15 minutes alive for longer than that.