When the NFL announced that pop band Maroon 5 would be performing the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII, the news was met with a collective shrug. Now that their performance is officially in the books, could this go down as one of the worst Super Bowl performances of all time? Or could the presence of Travis Scott and Big Boi save the day?
The early results seem to be skewing in the direction of the former.
— Tony Clements (@TonyClementsTC) February 4, 2019
— Prince🥀Santamaria (@Powrbal) February 4, 2019
— Xtina Burburan (@xkrisB) February 4, 2019
Maroon 5 rehearsing for the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/ESzTkOkhZ7
— brendan (@Breakdownbutera) February 4, 2019
— De Elizabeth (@deelizabeth_) February 4, 2019
How did we go from Katy Perry serving iconic looks whilst riding a giant Lion to Lady Gaga slaying choreography with out of this world visual to…Maroon 5.
This has to be the worst Super Bowl Half Time show ever…
I would rather watch Left Shark. pic.twitter.com/0sTiUA9xKh
— Ᏸen (@TS7Track3) February 4, 2019
Maroon 5’s manager to band right now: “Don’t check social media. Like, ever again.” #SuperBowl
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) February 4, 2019
— ˙pıʌɐp 💕 (@Bey4Dave) February 4, 2019
One of the few bright spots was the sight of Big Boi representing for the city of Atlanta (even if his performance did cause some initial anguish for the rap icon.)
Big Boi saying ATL HO on live TV during the Super Bowl is the highlight of the night.
— Rap Game Forrest Gump 🇬🇭 (@Sixfever) February 4, 2019
— Nicole Perez (@nicole_perez1) February 4, 2019
— A Ball (@amandashley__) February 4, 2019