Admittedly, I was a bit distracted during the half time show because my boss was being arrested on Twitter, but from what I saw it stunk out loud. The only good part was Big Boi rolling up to the stage in an old Cadillac.
Other than that it was a disaster. Travis Scott sung the unedited version of Sicko Mode so half the song was bleeped, Maroon Five was Maroon Five, and none of it flowed. People were also furious over the fact that Adam Levine got to show his nipples.
But of out of everything that happened, the Maroon Five “lantern show”, or lack thereof takes the cake. It was so bad that he had to Instagram an explanation of what it was supposed to be and then thank the haters for pushing them to do better.
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…
He added: “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.”
I still have no idea what he was trying to do, but it’s good to see him #StriveForGreatness. Unfortunately, there’s a zero percent chance they’ll be able to prove that greatness at another Super Bowl. Overall, not the best showing for Maroon Five. Whoever performs next year has an easy act to follow.