Black Eyed Peas Keep Super Bowl XLV Set List Under Wraps
What would a Super Bowl be without a super secret? Not very super, right? Well that’s what the platinum-selling group Black Eyed Peas is banking on by keeping their halftime set list under lock and key. While going out of their way to promise an energy filled show, that’s where the lip service stops for the Peas.
The performance in itself is history in the making, as it stems the tide of geriatric halftime shows following the 2004 infamous wardrobe malfunction by Janet Jackson. The list of performers since that time reads like a membership list for AARP:
- Paul McCartney ’05
- The Rolling Stones ’06
- Prince ’07
- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ’08
- Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band ’09.
Out of the group, only Prince was able to match any of the brilliance that made him the icon that he is today. The rest proved to be safe bets who were all far removed from their prime. With the entrance of the Peas, Super Bowl planners have taken the bet that the curvaceous singer Fergie will only sing about her “humps” and not expose them to the world. It’s a problem that the singer herself is not concerned about.
“It is a challenge because you want to give a little sex appeal but you don’t want to get into any trouble,” Fergie said Thursday at a press conference in Dallas. “So, we’re very particular on the wardrobe. There will be no more malfunctions.”
With that being said, what do you think tonight’s set list will include? A little “Boom Boom Pow”? Perhaps some “I’ve Got A Feeling”? Or maybe a wildcard? Let me know your thoughts. –djr