I wouldn’t exactly consider myself a football fan. I don’t mind the sport, and I’ll occasionally watch games with my dad as he played for the University of Guelph and is a fan of the game. I don’t really understand all of the ins and outs of the game, however, which is why I can’t really consider myself an avid fan.
I do, however, always watch the Superbowl with my dad. Not all of it; I’ll pop in from time to time to get up to speed with the pace of the game and check in on who is ahead, and, depending on who is performing, I usually make a point to watch the halftime show.
You can bet your ass that when I heard the lineup for this year’s halftime show, I was certain I would be watching.
When it was announced that Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre and Eminem would be performing for the Superbowl halftime show, I had a fit. A strictly positive fit, I might add, as Eminem happens to be one of my favourite musicians of all time, and the rest of the performers are some of the OGs from the late 80s, early 90s era.
I knew it was going to be fucking great, and I am happy to report that it was, in fact, great. My parents disagreed; understandable, considering they’re both from the Baby Boomer era and are not fans of rap music. Not to say Boomers can’t enjoy rap, but most of the Boomers I’ve mingled with do not listen to Snoop Dog.
I’ve never been so enthralled in a Superbowl halftime show, and I imagine I won’t be again for a while. When 50 cent made a surprise appearance I actually screamed, and I have no shame whatsoever.