A Pick for the Next Super Bowl Halftime
The Super Bowl halftime show has become as talked-about as the game itself…here’s who I think should be up next.
Now, I know that the NFL might say that they’re too “hard” for middle America, but honestly, we’ve had The Stones, The Who, Aerosmith, even Kid Rock is the same level of rocking-ness as AC/DC. And what stadium doesn’t have a few AC/DC songs in their “jock jam” library?
If you go back through the history of halftime performances, it’s a relative recent development to bring in gigantic acts. Back in the day it was just marching bands, then we had the “Up With People” years. It’s tired to discuss the “wardrobe malfunction”, but since then we’ve had a classic rock lineup with a few exceptions, and those past two exceptions have been disappointing.
Allow me to lay out my presentation for next year’s halftime show (if anyone from the NFL is reading, this counts as copyright, and I want credit).
Halftime starts. All the lights in the stadium go out, total darkness. The opening bell from “Hells Bells” rings out as red light fills the stadium.
Obviously with the time limit imposed on the performance, they won’t be able to get the full song, so we transition into: Back in Black.
Another perfect stadium rock song, and is a song that everybody loves and no one can really ignore. We wrap up that song and segue into: You Shook Me All Night Long.
Now I know what you’re thinking, that should be the big finisher, but don’t worry, I have a plan for that.
C’mon, how perfect of an end would this be? Roll out some giant cannons and damn near blow the roof off the place. I’m even willing to adjust the set list, because there are plenty more than just those four. Does the NFL worry too much about “hell”? Just start the show with “Thunderstruck”.
What do you think of my proposal? Agree, disagree, other suggestions? Comment below!