ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12675 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
From the 1st game in 1967 that became to be known as Super Bowl, halftime entertainment has been a big thing. Early ones had marching bands, groups like 'Up With People', to wierd Disney themed shows. At least Madonna is an American and under 60 years old. The main reason for these shows today is to keep people watching at halftime so they watch the commercials.
luckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1924 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1466 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 13): Doubt it, Madnna hasn't exposed herself since the early 90's.
There's a few stretch marks she has to cover up now. Not to mention I'm sure anybody working a Superbowl show the last few years is giving a few extra tugs in certain places to make sure the stitching holds.
Quoting WestWing (Reply 4): Madonna earns $100 million / year. All self-made. Pretty neat trick for someone "without an ounce of talent".
Neat indeed, and she does it by pretending to sing too!
Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 1): This is America. Can we possibly find someone with an ounce of talent for the Superbowl Halftime Show?
I think the moment actually detracts from any talent you put up there. Part of the fun of a live performance, especially with these big pop acts, is their interaction with the crowd. But at Halftime you get a half-assed stage a mile away from the nearest audience. Sometimes they pay people to go stand on the field and look adoring, but the performers just look lost and like add ons. It makes it look forced. Then they make it worse by zooming out to show a stadium-wide view, and all I see is blinding lights.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13602 posts, RR: 63 Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1399 times:
Quoting luckyone (Reply 15): There's a few stretch marks she has to cover up now. Not to mention I'm sure anybody working a Superbowl show the last few years is giving a few extra tugs in certain places to make sure the stitching holds.
While there might be signs of her being a multiple mom, from what I could see on recent pictures, she still has very much a ballet dancer´s body. I´m also quite sure that she did all kinds of gymnastics during and after her pregnancies to prevent from getting flabby.
Ok, she is very petite, but she doesn´t look bad for a woman in her fifties.
luckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1924 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 18): Ok, she is very petite, but she doesn´t look bad for a woman in her fifties.
Oh she's in fantastic shape!! You have to be to do what she does. My only qualm with her looks is you can tell the plastic surgery is starting to pile up. I'd rather see a few wrinkles than a scar, and a woman who can't blink.
Quoting luckyone (Reply 19): My only qualm with her looks is you can tell the plastic surgery is starting to pile up. I'd rather see a few wrinkles than a scar, and a woman who can't blink.
Two words, Joan Rivers......
Quoting PSA53 (Reply 17): Yes.It also was announced that Motley Crue will be her band.
Talk about washed up. I saw them in concert in Las Vegas back in June and even my buddies that have seen them a number of times over the years talked about how bad they were. After the concert, we all joked that we should have left after Poison and gotten back to our hotel in time to see ABC in concert on Fremont Street...... Vince Neil seems to have forgotten most of the lyrics and either has one of the two female backup singers sing or puts the mic towards the crowd and has the crowd sing the song. Tommy Lee's drum solo is not as cool as it once was, as you could tell that parts of it were prerecorded as the solo is less rock and more electronica (although you have to say having the drum kit on a looped track is pretty damn cool).
PSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3033 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1353 times:
Quoting srbmod (Reply 20):
Quoting luckyone (Reply 19):
My only qualm with her looks is you can tell the plastic surgery is starting to pile up. I'd rather see a few wrinkles than a scar, and a woman who can't blink.
Two words, Joan Rivers......
So,does this rule out Madonna doing "Like A Virgin?"
Quoting srbmod (Reply 20): Quoting PSA53 (Reply 17):
Yes.It also was announced that Motley Crue will be her band.
Talk about washed up.
That's too bad.MC was one hell of band.It's really sad to see our rockers are going on crutches.Roger Daltery,without Pete, will appearing at the Bowl here in LA doing "Tommy." I'm not excited about that.
falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5877 posts, RR: 28 Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
I don't care who does the half time show. I never watch it. I might glance at it while I am doing something else, but it is by far my least favorite thing of the Superbowl. I watch the game to see football, not some has been singer that I never liked anyway.
When the Superbowl (XL) was in Detroit one of my students was one of the "fans" in the half time show. He got invited because his mom was in some weight loss group that got invited to dance and be "fans" on the field. They were allowed to bring a guest and her son went. He told me he thought it was stupid and never would have went if he knew more about it. His complaint was that they were kept away from the game in a holding area so he could not watch the game and after the show they had to leave, so he had to listen to the game on the radio, on his way home. He told me that he would have rather stayed home so he could have watched the game on television.
My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
25 KiwiRob: Problem here is that you can't call Madonna a has been.
26 canoecarrier: It's the perfect time to get another beer or two, eat more hot wings, and visit with friends. I didn't even hear about the Janet Jackson slip until a
27 NASCARAirforce: I don't care for Madonna or any pop music for that matter - but Madonna actually is pretty talented for a pop singer. They've snubbed a lot of rock b
28 zhiao: The Michael Jackson 94 performance was epic. Someone mentioned "Kings of Leon": are you kidding? Another boring wannabe false rock group? I'd much rat
29 wn700driver: Not just for a pop singer, but for any kind of singer. Her voice is a reliable instrument to tune new stereo settings with, and her range and resonat
30 falstaff: I never hear any of my teenage students talking about her and they never play any of her music at the high school dances. As far as the young people
31 KiwiRob: That would be becasue her fanbase is in their late 20's, 30's and early 40's. Just because kids don't like someone doesn't mean they are hasbeens. I
32 NASCARAirforce: Well you won't hear anything more from Type O Negative, singer Peter Steele died last year. Dream Theater singer James LaBrie is great in the studio,
33 Venus6971: I'm a purist, Would rather see the Texas A&M band perform than any pop singer singing a montage of all their hits. I usally don't watch the halfti
34 luckyone: As much as I love the song, listen to her try to sing it live and your opinion might change! She is clearly singing the chorus over a backing track.
35 airtran737: Why do they bring in such shitty acts for big events? A very small percentage of football fans are Madonna fans. This is like when Harley Davidson bro
36 falstaff: I don't know anyone who cares about the half time show. Who actually watches it? Even if I was at the Superbowl I would use that time to get more bee
37 AM744: Now the question becomes. Who'll sing the US National Anthem? Christina Aguilera was dreadful.
38 EDICHC: In danger of going a little off-topic here but perhaps the Wall Street protesters are targeting the wrong people.
39 wn700driver: Yeah, I know that about TON. I've been to at least one show every tour for about the last 15 years (though I've tried to avoid festivals like Waacken
40 NASCARAirforce: I wasn't aware she did any other projects with Armin Van Buren other than In and Out of Love. I work with a bunch of Armin Van Buren fans at my work.
41 jcs17: I was actually in the 2nd row, facing the stage, 50 yard line during the Janet Jackson incident. We (my father and I) barely even made a remark when i
42 Mir: Not going to work. Game's on a Sunday. -Mir
43 wn700driver: Yeah turns out that some of the work I was thinking of was Jennifer Rene and Sophie Ellis Bextor. Yeah, Blood Sweat and Tears, it was. The remakes fo
44 NASCARAirforce: Yeah he has used various female vocalists just like Delirium has over the years. Love You to Death would be good with female vocals. I never was able