I thought I'd just keep my disdain for Springsteen's performance between me and the other counters (who know from frequent repetition that I disdain rock performers who don't know when to quit), but evidently I'm not the only one who thinks the half-time show was rotten.
The 10 Unforgivable Sins Of Bruce Springsteen's Performance
Posted Sun Feb 1, 2009 7:13pm PST by Rob O'Connor in List Of The Day
I wouldn't necessarily choose the points on this list, and I certainly wouldn't limit the criticisms to 10. I'd have pointed out the number of times when Bruce was gasping for air instead of singing a word, the fact that he wasn't even trying to fake the guitar playing, the whittled down, speeded-up song renditions, and more.Everything else aside, Bruce was simply too corny for his own good. It was embarrassing. . . . Rock 'n' Roll, as antiquated a notion as it is these days, is supposed to stay apart from Show Biz. This was pure Cheeze-Whiz.
For the sake of all that is good, the line has to be drawn somewhere, sometime by somebody against these geriatric rockers.