Madonna – Half Time Super Bowl Performance

The Super Bowl kind of reminds me of those tour gigs the NME used to do (Ed – They still do them) where they’d bunch a group of assorted artists together and make them perform at venues around the country. You’d get tickets to go and watch Goldfrapp for example, but would just get drunk in the car park outside whilst The Zutons and The Bravery were playing. Right? Right.

I do not understand American Football. I’m with everyone who says it’s over complicated rugby with shoulder pads.

I do however, understand Madonna. As much as such a woman can be understood. It’s like saying you understand string theory. You have a vague idea but the intricacies remain hidden despite years of scrutiny.

One doesn’t survive in show business for 16 years by being obvious.

Despite this I have found Madonna’s return to music…problematic. She’s famous for working with other artists and producing astonishing pieces of music, the entire ‘Ray of Light’ album being a prime example. Yet with the utter disaster that was ‘Hard Candy’ still lingering in my mind (Ed – That was four years ago. Move on!) I’m apprehensive as to what ‘MDNA’ will entail.

A Brief Summary Of Madonna’s Super Bowl Performance

1.       Chariot Entrance

2.      A head dress

3.      Gladiatorial Voguing (Ed – It’s going to be huge)

4.      Some rubbish bit with LMFAO (Ed – Reductive)

5.      The new song bit

6.      A huge marching band

7.      A huge choir

8.      “World Peace”

For me personally it was amazing. Disregarding the whole LMFAO fiasco, my brain was abuzz with higher than average dopamine levels. All induced by a woman who is 54 this year. I’m aware how much of a gay stereotype my love for Madonna is (Ed – Major stereotype. You’re a little faggot bro!) but something about her excites me on a cellular level. It’s uncontrollable.

Hey did anyone else think she looked a bit like Skeletor from the Masters of the Universe film? Also starring Courtney Cox?

Just me then.