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Madonna / great "live" sound at Super Bowl 2012
Old 6th February 2012
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Talking Madonna / great "live" sound at Super Bowl 2012

ooooh... what a shame.....
what happened to the good old live half-time shows....
Old 6th February 2012
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the last song with the 80's dance vibe was cool
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Koolio----lip syncing!!
Old 6th February 2012
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Madonna = FRESH half time show. Like a Prayer was great.
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I felt like I was watching my grandmother trying to be sexy. And I'm 45.

I did like the wardrobe malfunction, though.

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may here in germany was a broadcasting problem with the sound ;-)
so they they played the fuel playback...
Old 6th February 2012
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Yawn...
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worst halftime ever. madonna playback all the way. compared to last years light show, prince, rolling stones and paul mccartney, madonna su*ked.

but cee lo green was good - and live.
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She's a shrewd business woman but talent is not something she possesses. Her music has always sounded like a loop or a Jam Man. Mechanics and that's about it. Take the dancing away and her act is empty.

I tried to watch but found it too dull and too choreographed (her schtick) which does nothing for me.

Actually, this half time BS with rock bands is really pathetic to me. I guess the suits have to make sure the troops are entertained so the cost of commercials during half time can soar up in the stratosphere.

Yawn!

Hope the second half of the game is interesting....
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...where's Prince when we need him?...his performance (of Purple Rain) in the pouring rain was memorably brilliant...set the bar too high for the radio-ready 'dance music' acts like Madonna and the Black-Eyed Fools to follow...

...watch how it's done: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v6330047nSFChkNw
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I know a lot of people love Madonna... at least who she was 15-30 years ago but the truth is, she was terrible. After being blessed with McCartney and Petty the last couple of years, it was hard to swallow. The lip syncing and the tripping was just another sure sign that she's washed up. I really think she needs to take a long look at her future in music and reconsider her angle.

Then again, she was better than last years offering from the Black Eyed Peas.
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...where's Prince when we need him?...his performance (of Purple Rain) in the pouring rain was memorably brilliant...set the bar too high for the radio-ready 'dance music' acts like Madonna and the Black-Eyed Fools to follow...
I agree with that, but the Black Eyed Peas ? they = suck.
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The only thing Madonna did well was the Dick Tracy soundtrack. Unfortunately she was also cast in the film..

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Truly disappointing. All canned except for Cee Lo Green (maybe)...

I was remembering watching Usher at the Grammy's last year. He did his vocals live, and you could hear he was out of breath, but it was so refreshing to watch a pop/dance star actually doing a performance...
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I'm sure she was just playing it safe.

The choreography was awkward and stiff
as in bad Vegas, but there was a lot going on in a short amount of time.

The Polar Bear Fumble Ballet was more graceful :-)
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I hate lipsyncing.
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...where's Prince when we need him?...his performance (of Purple Rain) in the pouring rain was memorably brilliant...set the bar too high for the radio-ready 'dance music' acts like Madonna and the Black-Eyed Fools to follow...
Pretty much.

There have been some great performances over the years - my first superbowl memory was MJ performing in the early 90's. Absolutely unbelievable show.

Prince was definitely my favorite of the past 10 or so years though.
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Whats telling is reading comments of friends on FB... most of whom are no musicians, just fans. They thought she was great. This is the part that us on GS don`t get... experiencing the artist + their gimmicks... for us who are in the know, we see through the veil... once you know the truth its impossible to enjoy this stuff.
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I'm sure she was just playing it safe.
It looked more like she was out of her element. She looked uncomfortable most of the time while she was moving. Her dancing, which used to be her strong point is no longer. Vocally, well... it was lip synced so who knows if she still has a voice. Not that she was ever a true vocalist but she was at one time able to hold a tune as long as it was simple enough. The thing is that dance route works if you can dance and have a hot bod. Unfortunately, after you hit 40 or so, most female dance artists cannot keep up the image. Madonna did a great job holding her body up for as long as she did but you can clearly see that she can no longer depend on it. Tina Turner is the only woman performer who comes to mind who was still sexy in her 60s and could still dance and sing. Just my $.02
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Terrible, terrible show. Her dancing was so slow and shaky. Her age really showed. I don't know who she is trying to be sexy for now that she is over 50. Is anybody really going to get excited by her at this point? Since the singing was fake, and th dancing was geriatric, the only element worth paying attention to were the graphics. So what is the point of even doing a live performance? Just run the graphics on the field and play some 25 year old background music.
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If only Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings could do a Super Bowl...

Chris
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If only Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings could do a Super Bowl...

Chris
Now we`re talking. The Black Keys would have been a welcome change as well.
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I never thought I'd say these words, but where are the Black Eyed Peas when you need them...
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I never thought I'd say these words, but where are the Black Eyed Peas when you need them...
You`re kidding me right? They were the worst by far.
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Cee Lo sounded live, but who knows. Hard to find an act that is going to work in front of 110 million people and that a majority of that audience knows.
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Of all the great talent available we have someone lip-sync for one of the biggest events on TV! Why? Time and money wasted.
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...not sure Madonna would have even taken this gig if it weren't for Lady Gaga's success...Madonna suffers from 'Gaga-Envy', as if knowing that she wrote-the book for that kind of performance-art wasn't enough for her at this stage in her career...she can't pass the torch gracefully...
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You`re kidding me right? They were the worst by far.
Sarcasm.
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I thought it was fantastic
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...not sure Madonna would have even taken this gig if it weren't for Lady Gaga's success...Madonna suffers from 'Gaga-Envy', as if knowing that she wrote-the book for that kind of performance-art wasn't enough for her at this stage in her career...she can't pass the torch gracefully...
I think being a "Superstar" like Madonna is sort of like being a Michael Jordan... once at the top of their game and untouchable but not knowing when to call it quits. Its got to be hard to walk away and as we saw at the half time show, its time Madonna, its time.
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