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2011 Super Bowl Halftime Show: Another Look At The Black Eyed Peas

Yesterday, I wrote that the Super Bowl XLV halftime show by the Black Eyed Peas wasn't entertaining or fun. A day later, I stand by that.

Last week, I had hoped that the Black Eyed Peas would at least try to have a cohesive performance

So, good luck Fergie, and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas. You won't reach U2's level on Sunday - and you probably won't even reach Prince's - but you should still be able to entertain us, even if your music does suck. Just give us something cohesive and energetic and not a random mish-mash of thirty-seven songs pieced together to try to appeal to the Justin Bieber and Bob Dylan demographics and everything in between.

I wasn't too far off on 37 songs - the Black Eyed Peas, Slash and Usher played parts of seven songs, including playing "I Gotta Feeling" twice. The whole show was just so spastic and schizophrenic, it really didn't know what it wanted to be. It's pretty amazing too that the Black Eyed Peas and the producers of the event have essentially half a year to prepare to perform in front of the largest audience they'll ever play to and they can botch it up that badly. 

I will say that it still wasn't the worst halftime show of recent history. I'd still give the edge to the Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy et al show from Super Bowl XXXVIII, which resorted to a planned wardrobe malfunction to entertain people. 

But on the bright side for Fergie, she's not the one who forgot the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner.

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