Monday, February 4, 2008

Aging Rockers Dominate Super Bowl Halftime Lineup

I was perusing the halftime photos for Super Bowl XLII on MSN Fox Sports and belated realized the theme of late has been well established aging rockers for halftime. Is this for the acts themselves or simply to avoid controversy?

We have had only established aging rocker acts since the “wardrobe malfunction”. While I know the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime performance at Houston in 2004 had a bearing on selection of acts afterward, I’ve looked forward to the halftime acts on their own merits. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, and Tom Petty? I've seen many references in the press saying "Tom Petty plays it safe!" In reality, these are veteran acts just doing their job and part of that job is avoiding malfunctions in the first place.

If dependability and playing it safe means the entire family can see great bands without worry of malfunctions I’m all for it!


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