Let’s Just Sideline The Maroon 5 Super Bowl Performance, Shall We?
February 4, 2019
People of Internetville not having it! This year’s halftime Super Bowl LIII show has probably been the most underwhelming performance ever.
Maroon 5’s decision to perform at the show was shadowed by controversy from the very beginning. The band got sidelined for accepting to perform during the NFL halftime, whilst other celebs like Cardi B and Rihanna refused in support of former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick; who knelt during the national anthem to protest against police brutality.
While frontman Adam Levine stood by his decision to perform, this show was doomed from the very beginning. The performance took place on a M-shaped stage, fueled with pyrotechnics, surprise acts from Travis Scott, Big Boi and SpongeBob SquarePants AND a shirtless-dance-act from Adam.
Even their biggest hits, flying lantern drones or surprise acts failed to impress the crowd. Instead, the only success that came out of last night, was the “spark” to light up hundreds of viral memes.
The pop band had refused to do any pre-game press events and preferred to “let the show do the talking”. Well, that didn’t turn out too well did it?
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When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote. Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love. ❤️ And the list of words is… Forgive Laugh Cry Smile Share Live Endure Embrace Remember Enlighten Preserve Inspire Sweat Fight Express Give Receive Elevate Climb Unify Fortify Soften Dance Scream Dream Educate Provide Inhale Exhale Persevere Stand Kneel Overcome Love Listen
Oh, and the biggest story out of the performance- Adam Levine’s tank top is basically a Target pillow.
wow the highlight of Adam Levine's performance was definitely that his shirt looked exactly like pillows that an alarming amount of people happen to have from Target #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/UL8WjdpJaY— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) February 4, 2019