Bruno Mars and RHCP Are as Edgy as Super Bowl Shows Will Ever Be, and That's OK
Probably doesn't get much better than this.
Criticize the Super Bowl producers' choices, but this year is about as progressive as you can expect. You have a rock band that hasn't hit the classic rock circuit yet and you have a pop star headed rapidly toward a legendary stratosphere. There's no way Kanye West would be asked to perform (too prone to say controversial things on live TV) and Justin Timberlake may never get to perform the show again due to his involvement in Nipplegate. Do you really think a mass audience will stay glued if the hip Chvrches or Savages played? Hip doesn't usually mean mass appeal, and the key is to keep the audience through the performance. Remember, your parents, your grandparents, and your co-workers are watching this, too.
Hopefully, everything will go off without a hitch on the second day of February. But it sure would be an eye-roller if the Super Bowl producers fear taking even these very small chances again down the road. Even worse, they might want to tap more into the good 'ol boys and girls pop country market for 2015. Do we really want that?
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