Look, no one cares that you felt “underwhelmed” by a pregnant Rihanna descending from the heavens to bless us all with her baby bump and Fenty products during the Super Bowl halftime show. Do you know what people in 1978 would have given for a halftime show with one of the biggest performers on the planet? Instead, the got local marching bands, local “legendary” musicians and, all too often something called “Up With People.” You should definitely google it.
So forgive us if we don’t feel bad that Rihanna didn’t raise your consciousness to orgasmic heights. Because the rest of this piece is about what Super Bowl halftime shows used to look like. Does the term “BeBop Bamboozled” mean anything to you? No? Then let’s get into it. (Where the NFL has blocked the content from being sharable, we’ve included a link.)