The 31-year-old singer Beyonce Knowles was seen posing below a huge fire-lit silhouette of herself, earlier than stalking out onstage catwalk style, but, it was clear the Super Bowl XLVII half-time show was less about musical value than about visual effects.
However, Beyonce was introduced by a fan countdown, a kaleidoscopic imagery of Beyonce fans, fireworks and Pepsi product placements. But Beyonce, revealing leather and lace mini-dress also came as a surprise. With a lineup of backup dancers clad in black bootylicious costumes designed by Rubin Singer she danced brilliantly, shook her hair perfectly and sang – well enough. But, there were hair flips of the dizzying variety and booty shaking and a whole lot of wind action.
Ok, well, what the hell. The power’s out in New Orleans, and while we did not quite have another staged Janet Jackson moment, Beyonce, who for the record, looks effin’ amazing, somehow managed to keep her nips from showing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show despite what appeared to be the violation of several laws of physics.
You know, we can only presume it is some evil combination of tape and glue and nipple covers and the like. CBS does not want another FCC multimillion dollar fine.