February 07, 2016
For many viewers (author included), the best part of any Super Bowl is definitely the halftime show. For the 50th anniversary of the big game, the NFL pulled out all the stops, securing Coldplay to take the stage alongside both Bruno Mars and Beyonce. As many could have predicted, Coldplay was quickly upstaged by both featured artists, but it didn't really matter; in the end, the show became a colorful ode to performances past with the whole crowd swaying in time to the music.
Coldplay played a medley of hits "Yellow," "Viva La Vida," "Fix You" and "Adventure of a Lifetime." Bruno Mars performed his smash hit "Uptown Funk" while Beyonce pulled out her so-hot-it's-on-fire new single, "Formation," that she released the night before the Super Bowl. (After the performance, she also announced a new world tour. Tickets go on sale Feb. 9). At one point, Bruno Mars and Beyonce engaged in a very entertaining dance battle of sorts before culminating in a look-back on halftime shows gone by.
Of course, the Twitterverse had much to say about the whole ordeal. Peek below for some of our favorite responses to the big show.
Even Chris Martin is like, what am I doing here?— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 8, 2016
it was so beautiful to watch Bruno Mars and Beyoncé show such tolerance towards Chris Martin— Sapna Maheshwari (@sapna) February 8, 2016
SHOW THE JANET CLIP, YOU COWARDS— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) February 8, 2016
how could you not like Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, they brought their Uber driver onstage pic.twitter.com/cJdVqliuK5— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) February 8, 2016
Guys I figured out what unites America pic.twitter.com/qMmrd9uFDw— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) February 8, 2016
all of your tweets right now pic.twitter.com/AF4Gu7LRYG— Harry Pavlidis (@harrypav) February 8, 2016
So these kids..."when I was 13, I sung on stage with Chris Martin, Beyonce and Bruno Mars." Downhill from here.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) February 8, 2016
We decided Beyonce and Bruno weren't supposed to be there at the end but came out because they sensed Chris Martin needed them.— Katherine Locke (@Bibliogato) February 8, 2016
we have 2 days to realize what in our life isn't important (car, kids, food, etc) and can be sacrificed for Beyoncé tickets— Desus Nice (@desusnice) February 8, 2016
And to top it all off, award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson thought Coldplay was Maroon 5.