Sunday, February 05, 2006

Disappointing evening...

Not the best Super Bowl. Really the most underwhelming one since the Rams and Buccaneers. And the halftime show was bad. The pre-game entertainment, which I missed, was apparently also of such poor design as to make one relieved that Stevie Wonder couldn't see it:
It was a typical monument to excess, with a stage more crowded than a train station at rush hour, and was marred by microphones that occasionally malfunctioned. Brightly clad dancers hoofed it incongruously when Wonder sang a portion of his angry ghetto tale Livin' for the City, at one point pretending to fight each other.

Most importantly, the medley format did a disservice to the musicians. They rushed through the songs as if at a fast-food service line. With hours of meaningless pregame hoopla, couldn't they be given five minutes more to finish a few songs