The stereotypical tribute you’ve all been awaiting! Man, my girl killed it! I’ve been waiting for weeks for her performance – the highlight of her career facing the biggest audience she’s ever been up against, and she most certainly did not disappoint! I even started using Twitter again, just to maintain a constant feed about how the show was going haha.
I was baffled at first, by the choices of Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. One thing I knew for sure, though, was that we could expect “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” because Missy did a remix featured on Katy’s album, Teenage Dream, on which the original was also released.
Surprisingly, no TGIF. I don’t think any of us were complaining, though, as she prowled out onto the field belting “Roar” on her giant, polygonal Saharan beast!
She also sang “Dark Horse” on a life-size, Harry Potter-esque chess board, “Teenage Dream”, “California Gurls”, and headbanged to “I Kissed a Girl” with Lenny jammin’ on the electric guitar. Needless to say, it was quite the impressive show. The only part I didn’t understand is why Missy played such a big role…It was Katy’s performance! Regardless, they did a couple of Elliot’s songs. Lame…
Katy pulled some impressive stats, averaging “118.5 million viewers and a 48.2 average household rating, both of which are also records. Perry earned 3 million more viewers than last year’s halftime show.” (NFL) Within hours, there were memes about how she was dressed, and a new internet sensation – her backup dancer dubbed #LeftShark – as he “failed” the dance routine to “Teenage Dream”. Apparently, though, he did just fine:
“The choreographer behind the performance has spoken out on the whole situation, saying lefty “nailed” that “goofy” vibe they were going for. HA.” (Seventeen. Let me be clear: I do not frequent teeny-bopper websites [however I love the trashy gossip magazines at the registers], I was merely doing “research” haha…)
To top it off, though, was a classic case of nostalgia~