Super Bowl Halftime Show 2016: Song List, Reaction for Beyonce Performance

February 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oh, Coldplay was supposed to be the headliner for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show?
That's funny, because this was Beyonce's show, and everyone else was just performing in it. 
The show opened with Chris Martin crouched down on the field while fans rushed the stage around him before Coldplay played the opening notes of "Viva la Vida."
It's one of the band's only upbeat songs, so opening with it was a no-brainer. 
Given Martin's affinity for classical music, the youth orchestra that accompanied Coldplay as they opened their set—none other than Gustavo Dudamel's Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra—was a nice touch. 
That theme—making the world a better place for children—would run through the entire show, and it was emphasized during the finale with fans in the stands spelling out "Believe in Love."
But we're getting ahead of ourselves. 
The stage morphed into a mesmerizing psychedelic light show...

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