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A Real-Time Review of The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Following the release of their album A Head Full of Dreams, Coldplay headlines the halftime show for 2016’s Super Bowl 50, accompanied by their recent collaborator Beyonce and 2014 headliner Bruno Mars. Read on for a real-time reaction to this year’s SB50 show.

  • “A musical celebration of past, present, and future.” JUST TELL US WHO YOU’RE BRINGING OUT AS THE EXTRA SURPRISE GUEST.
  • Janelle Monae is so great, I love her
  • FIREWORKS AND EXCITED TEENS RUNNING OUT WHILE CHRIS MARTIN TRAPSQUATS AND CROONS “YELLOW”
  • and now “Viva La Vida,” I am transported back to being 14
  • digging all the bright colors and the people on stage, this actually feels like a real concert
  • I’m always down to see happy excited fans sharing their love for a band’s music.
  • The stage is so trippy – getting a semi Beatles circa Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club vibe
  • the whole set design/performance is totally Beatles-esque if we’re being honest
  • I like all the crowd interaction so much
  • BRUNO MARS AND MARK RONSON
  • I AM SLAIN GOODBYE
  • HE BROUGHT HIS DANCERS
  • HE IS SO HOT OMG EVEN IN THESE PLEATHER ADULT MATCHING PAJAMAS AND GOLD CHAINS I AM ATTRACTED TO HIMScreen Shot 2016-02-08 at 1.35.57 AM.png
  • HAMMERTIME DANCE OMG
  •  BEYONCE UGH OH MY GOD
  • in the Michael Jackson inspired outfit too whoa
  • YOU DOUBLE KILLED ME
  • this was literally the smartest release strategy in the world for this song
  • I can’t get over the choreo for this track it’s iconic IT IS SO RECOGNIZABLE
  • we all saw this video yesterday and we’re all already like YO ITS THE FORMATION DANCE
  • marry me Bruno Mars this is like
  • like the best 90s teen movie dance off anyone could ever imagine
  • CRAZY IN LOVE
  • BEY DOING THE UPTOWN FUNK SHIMMY
  • CHRIS MARTIN SORTA RUINING THE AESTHETIC BUT I’M DOWN ANYWAY
  • oh man “Clocks” with this flashback montage is
  • well I don’t know how I feel about it
  • but it is the 50th anniversary so I guess #obligatorymontage
  • aw Whitney’s National Anthem footage
  • oh please not U2 lyrics
  • Bey and Chris JUST DO YOUR SONG PLEASE
  • okay who decided on the costuming for Bey and Bruno? it just doesn’t really go with the whole look of the Coldplay show but I guess it doesn’t really have to
  • they are really going for the whole love everybody vibe and I am appreciating it
  • BELIEVE IN LOVE <3 Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 1.42.49 AM.png
  • OMG BEYONCE WORLD TOUR
  • WHAT A SLY WAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT 

 

Watch the halftime show below, and follow Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay on Twitter.