Someone please give Beyonce a Super Bowl ring after her touchdown of a halftime performance last night! After a snooze-worthy first half and me spending most of the time near the snack table it was time for the halftime show! Thank goodness. Beyonce brought out her made-for-stage alter ego appropriately named “Sasha Fierce” out to play. And girl was it an electrifying performance! So electrifying that it blew a fuse in the Super Dome. Whoopsie.
Honestly, I never have high hopes for a halftime show because most of the time I’m disappointed…wardrobe malfunctions, special effects errors, and poor vocals/audio. “Aint nobody got time for that,” especially me. But this halftime performance ladies and gents, was top notch. I thought the vocals were on point (which was live, I’m told), the special effects impressive yet not over the top, and the dancing was taken to a whole ‘nother level! The true perfectionist in Beyonce as boss woman of her own performances was very apparent. I haven’t seen hair-ography that together since well since forever. As a trained dancer and now instructor, I can appreciate (though clearly type-casted) that Beyonce hires dancers with some shape, curvy women whose body types are identical to her own. Refreshing! Also something that many may not know is that Beyonce has an all female band. I love this. I also love that the guitarist had fire shooting out of her guitar from both ends giving Beyonce’s often strong/sultry sounds a rock flare.
The costuming was scandalous however, not surprising coming from Ms. Fierce. And why helloooo Kelly and Michelle of Destiny’s Child who popped out of nowhere! Enter middle school flashback here. I geeked out, and so did most of those 20-somethings around me, to hear and see the musical chemistry those woman possess as a unit on the stage again. As we sang along to Independent Women and Survivor we all keep begging for them to sing our favorites, “Say my name.” Anywho, well played, well played. Pure brilliance. I know there were speculations but when I saw commercials for FELA the Musical that Michelle was supposed to be in here in D.C. I thought for sure she would not be appearing as ‘DC’ on the Super Bowl! Mind blown.
I’ve always been a fan of Beyonce, the person, because she has always carried herself in a way that is classy and confident. She’s a professional at making her private life, well private, and people respect her for that. I think the Lindsay Lohan’s of the world should take notes. Publicly, she has made it clear that “who” she is on stage as Ms. Fierce is not who she is in her non-celebrity life as wife, new mother and all around ‘independent woman.’
What did you think of the performance? Some fun GIFs of the performance!