Tradition that has accepted Prince, acknowledging him as the best performer in Super Bowl history, has yet to be surpassed. Every year, for every top artist chosen to perform, the American press asks: “Can we beat Prince?”
So what did Prince do during the 15-minute performance that gave goosebumps to all audiences? He sang seven songs, opening with a replay of We Will Rock You by Queen. He then sang his own hit song Let’s Go Crazy, then sang Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary, Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower, Foo Fighters’s Best of You (which Foo Fighters said was a hoax. for them).
Finally, Purple Rain (Purple Rain), a song that surprisingly fits the rainy weather of Miami, Florida, for that year. When Prince sang, it rained too. Purple light shining on the stage made the raindrops turn purple, like the name of the song, creating a very impressive visual effect.
At the end of the show, Prince performed an electric guitar, and the lights reflected his shadow and the guitar on a large white canvas on the stage. This performance was somewhat controversial because the shadow looked like… a man with an erection. The reason is only that Prince’s guitar has a rather bizarre shape.
But this incident did not spoil Prince’s impressive performance. It imprinted Prince’s image in the minds of 140 million spectators watching the event through the small screen, making him an indelible icon in every Super Bowl.
Prince’s electronic performance surpasses all other stars, because it fits well with the Super Bowl stage. Prince sings the classic songs of Queen or Bob Dylan and seems to have brought a purple rain down the whole stadium.
In addition to Prince, U2, MJ, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars, Aerosmith, * NSYNC and Britney Spears, … were also appreciated.