Springsteen Rocks The Super Bowl
February 2, 2009 at 5:25 AM (PT)
Over the years, nervous, know-it-all producers tried to overstuff those 12 precious minutes of the SUPER BOWL halftime show with flavor-of-the-moment stars and past-their-peak veterans, blogs NY NEWSDAY. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND took that time by putting on the best SUPER BOWL Halftime Show ever -- not just by playing the best, but by redefining what that time can be.
SPRINGSTEEN spoke directly to the massive audience, saying, "I want you to step back from the guacamole dip! I want you to put the chicken fingers down and turn your television all the way up!"
Opening with an extra-hyped "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," complete with a horn section drafted from "Late Night With CONAN O'BRIEN," SPRINGSTEEN was so pumped, he even overshoots his slide into a camera, ending with him crashing into a cameraman with his belly. That blooms into a massive, jaw-droppingly powerful "Born to Run."
SPRINGSTEEN then pumps up the new "Working on a Dream" with a super-sized choir and fireworks.
By the time he cranks up "Glory Days," changing words and even keys to sell the song and his act to the audience, he knows he has won. The closing banter with LITTLE STEVEN is delivered with the swagger of the victorious. Sure, SPRINGSTEEN says, "I'm going to DISNEYLAND," but STEVEN is perhaps the one who gets the best line -- "It's Boss Time."
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