Super Bowl 50 Halftime Performance Was One For the Record Books
February 7, 2016, the Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco was the perfect venue for this historical football game. The Pepsi halftime show brought us the past, present and future with Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
Chris Martin opened up the performance singing “Viva La Vida” and “Paradise” while jumping on the stage as gold-clad dancers holding neon umbrellas circled the field. It was simply beautiful, one of our favorite openings for Super Bowl halftime performances. While hyping up the crowd during new single “Adventure of a Lifetime,” Martin introduced Bruno Mars, who took the stage with male back-up dancers as Mark Ronson DJed. It was by far one of the best performances by Bruno Mars.
Bruno Mars and his back-up dancers wearing black leather from head-to-toe and gold embellishments, the dance troupe danced to “Uptown Funk” before a black-and-gold marching band revealed Beyonce, who was leading an all-ladies troupe in a military-inspired leather jacket underneath a black bodysuit and studded bootie.
Martin then took to the piano where he sang “Clocks” and “Fix You” as the stage played a montage of past Super Bowl performances. The clips showed old game footage, including performances from Bruce Springsteen, Missy Elliot and Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, U2, and Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
One of our favorite parts of the halftime show