Super Bowl XXXIX halftime entertainment

After the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime wardrobe debacle and a list of controversial performances (like Kid Rock wearing the US flag), the NFL decided to bring in a more conservative performer. But Paul McCartney is more than a less controversial. He’s a legend, and there are more people familiar with his music than the crap that they had last year. Oh, and there was no wardrobe malfunction this year.

McCartney played three great classic tunes: Drive My Car, Get Back, and Live and Let Die. He then played Hey Jude, and encouraged everyone to sing along. People surrounded the stage, and every voice sang. Even the pyrotechnics during Live and Let Die were more impressive than any of the performances I saw last year. Paul McCartney did an awesome job, and was definitely an improvement over last year’s choices for entertainment. It’s tough not to be respected when you were one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the greatest bands ever.

Press release: Super Bowl entertainment