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skipaway
10-03-2011, 11:04 PM
Was being reported on ESPN but no confirmation by Madonna's camp. She'll have to dress appropriately for the event. Don't need a wardrobe issue.

Madonna's Super Bowl (http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/10/03/madonna-super-bowl-xlvi-halftime-report/)

milanessa
10-03-2011, 11:08 PM
Was being reported on ESPN but no confirmation by Madonna's camp. She'll have to dress appropriately for the event. Don't need a wardrobe issue.

Madonna's Super Bowl (http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/10/03/madonna-super-bowl-xlvi-halftime-report/)

Halftime is always when I clean up a little and put out new food - so sad I'll miss it. :cool:

Sassafras
10-03-2011, 11:38 PM
Another good reason to not watch.

overedge
10-04-2011, 04:17 AM
It would be fun to see her, and I'm sure she would put on a great show. But the best Super Bowl shows have been by more mainstream rock acts, e.g. Springsteen, the Who, Prince. Acts that are more toward dance music, like the Black Eyed Peas last year, don't seem to do as well. Now I would be the first to say that Madonna >>>>>>> BEPs, but I don't really think Madonna really has the kind of music that would go over that big with partying football fans.

BigB08822
10-04-2011, 04:21 AM
When did halftime at the Super Bowl become an AARP event? It has been the same thing the last few years. I thought the Super Bowl, like any other television event, wanted those 18-whatever demographics. Well past their prime 50+ aged musicians don't seem to fit the bill.

bardtoob
10-04-2011, 04:30 AM
Nothing against Madonna at all, but I can only think of maybe one song per decade that might be performable for a general audience.

VIETgrlTerifa
10-04-2011, 04:36 AM
Really? I can think of tons. As far as whether or not the act can entertain and put on a good show, the Superbowl could do far worse than the solo artist with the highest selling tour of all time (happened in 2008-2009).

I think if Madonna does it, it'll make sense as she's releasing her 12th Album in early 2012 and she'll probably have a lead-up single to promote the album before release.

my little pony
10-04-2011, 04:36 AM
When did halftime at the Super Bowl become an AARP event?

in a related note, they will be moving it to 3 PM so no one has to stay up too late

Jot the Dot Dot
10-04-2011, 04:37 AM
Perform? You mean she's not going to sing?

Debbie S
10-04-2011, 04:43 AM
When did halftime at the Super Bowl become an AARP event? It has been the same thing the last few years. I thought the Super Bowl, like any other television event, wanted those 18-whatever demographics. Well past their prime 50+ aged musicians don't seem to fit the bill.Would you prefer Lady Gaga? ;)

VIETgrlTerifa
10-04-2011, 04:46 AM
Would you prefer Lady Gaga? ;)

In that case, Madonna can sing "Express Yourself" and the really young watchers will think she's covering "Born This Way." ;)

bardtoob
10-04-2011, 04:48 AM
Would you prefer Lady Gaga? ;)

How about Madonna covering Lady Gaga :confused:

BigB08822
10-04-2011, 05:39 AM
Would you prefer Lady Gaga? ;)

I don't actually mind Madonna. I was just making an observation about who they have been choosing the last few years. I would rather watch Simon and Garfunkel than the Black Eyed Peas but it doesn't mean I understand the decision from a ratings/audience perspective. :lol:

Carmen Ovsiannikov
10-04-2011, 05:49 AM
When did halftime at the Super Bowl become an AARP event? It has been the same thing the last few years. I thought the Super Bowl, like any other television event, wanted those 18-whatever demographics. Well past their prime 50+ aged musicians don't seem to fit the bill.

Your comment reminds me of the complaining over the years during Grammy/American Music Awards time about all the "old" people invited, performing and receiving awards. Maybe it's the fact that many of the older acts are the ones with talent and staying power while most of the younger crowd are mostly image/PR dependent. Also to be fair, todays audiences seem much more fickle and into who's in and who's out. Seems to me most of the newer acts are designed to hit really quickly while they are the current "it" performer before the next "it" person comes along. Of course there are exceptions.

Of course this is IMO.


Nothing against Madonna at all, but I can only think of maybe one song per decade that might be performable for a general audience.

Not the biggest Madonna fan but it's not her songs that aren't suitable for a general audience, it's mostly the way she chose to present those songs on stage and in videos that rendered them racy. These days most of the younger performers are trying to keep in the spotlight so seem to be trying to outdo each other on how controversial and provocative their performances are. Rihanna for example is even worse than Madonna in that respect.

jenny12
10-04-2011, 06:07 AM
Well, she can't be any worse than the Black Eyed Peas.

I'd like to see Arcade Fire do the halftime show, but I guess they're not a big enough name even if they won the grammy for best album last year. Or Foo Fighters might be a good choice since they have a new album out and they have a balance between having been around a while, but not being totally geriatric.

The last good SB halftime show I remember was Prince from 2007 I think it was. BEP were an embarrassment as well as The Who. They are of course a legendary band, but the halftime performance was pathetic.


When did halftime at the Super Bowl become an AARP event?

When Janet Jackson's nipple came out.