Bruno Mars, Chili Peppers Rock Super Bowl Halftime Show

By Peter Palmer

The 2014 Super Bowl halftime show was a very energetic show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. First the show started by having children sing parts of the song “Billionaire.” Then Bruno Mars did a drum solo which led into performances of “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Treasure” and “Runaway Baby.” Then after those songs the Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared on stage and with Bruno they sang “Give it Away.” Even though it was a chilly night it didn’t stop lead singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary from their trademark shirtless look. The final song was Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are,” which also had a tribute to military families.

I personally thought it was one of the best Halftime shows I’ve seen in the past ten years. It was more energetic and the type of music the younger generation listens to. I also thought it was cool how The Red Hot Chili Peppers collaborated with Bruno Mars. The only thing I really got mad over was when I found out the Chili Peppers didn’t play their song live. They recorded a live version to play during the show, but couldn’t get all of their own instruments and amps hooked up for the live concert. The Halftime show can only be so long before the football game has to resume.


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