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2011-02-07 02:13:41 PM
I thought it was an Owen Hart tribute.

/Too soon?
 
2011-02-07 02:18:23 PM

kingflower: Bloody William: I want to see Tom Waits, Deicide, and Ween together in a halftime show. THAT would be farking memorable.

I like the cut of your jib....I would also like to add Slayer to that list and subscribe to your newsletter.


Just remember, it's never gay as long as one of you yells "SLAYER!"
 
2011-02-07 02:20:05 PM
Oh, was the super bowl on this Sunday?
my bad

so, which teams played?
did somebody win?
 
2011-02-07 02:21:58 PM
You know after Prince's petty awesome half-time show I realized that pretty Much the only rock-band that could do justice to the superbowl would be Queen singing their Highlander/Iron -eagle era hits, and since Freddie's Dead that ain't gonna happen, so its time to give it up and hire those guys who do Olympic opening ceremonies and give them a crack at it. Or maybe just hire the Guys from Gwar to enure that no one, ever, again, is hired to do them
 
2011-02-07 02:23:00 PM
And yet I imagine there are still people under the silly delusion that Fergie can sing.
 
2011-02-07 02:23:46 PM

Gangway Fathead: T.M.S.: DeaH: There is a reason why musical acts don't perform in the round - it doesn't work.

That's not true at all.

Many arena acts play 360. It has become the norm.

I saw Metallica "in the round" in Dec '09 and I hated it. I would rather have obstructed view of a band where everyone is playing facing the same direction than watch three people wander in circles around the drummer aimlessly for 90 minutes.

Maybe just me, but I didn't like it that much.

Then again maybe it was just Metallica. I don't think they like each other very much.


It depends on a lot of things. Peter Gabriel's stuff with Robert Lepage works because it is brilliantly staged for the round.

Phish however are just as successful "ignoring" the fact that they are 360.

Dave Mathews is somewhere in between.

And yeah, Metallica is an entirely different ballgame.
 
2011-02-07 02:25:36 PM
It was less like TRON and miore like lite-brite. Audio was total crap. The stage was supposed to spell out "LOVE", but the V broke down. It was all a hot mess.
 
2011-02-07 02:26:58 PM

T.M.S.: DeaH: There is a reason why musical acts don't perform in the round - it doesn't work.

That's not true at all.

Many arena acts play 360. It has become the norm.


I stand corrected. People do it. But it still doesn't work.
 
2011-02-07 02:39:58 PM
They might suck, but at least she's ugly.
 
2011-02-07 02:41:33 PM
Just saw the sweet child o' mine performance, that's some bad karaoke right there.
 
2011-02-07 02:43:02 PM
I would rather be waterboarded at Gitmo before having to watch that monstrosity again. I had confessed to about 7 crimes I did not do before it was over.
 
2011-02-07 02:43:47 PM
They should do a classical music concert for halftime some year. London Philharmonic, somebody like that. Pass out wine in those little plastic wine glasses. I bet a good third of the crowd would think, "Hey, that wasn't so bad."
 
2011-02-07 02:44:56 PM
From Aisha Tyler's Twitter: The halftime show looked like Japan threw up on the NBA.

The BEP must have a REALLY good agent. They've been forced down our throat by corporate America for years, and I just don't get it... I mean they have some good party songs but... I really just don't get it.
 
2011-02-07 02:51:57 PM

t3knomanser: Wisdomsage: No Justin Bieber (sad that there was a commercial with it though)

Also, that commercial remained pretty great, if only for Ozzy's, "What's a Bieber?" I have no idea what a Bieber is, but it did a commercial with Ozzy.


Yeah it gave me hope that either a) a Farker wrote that ad or b) Ozzy IS a Farker.
 
2011-02-07 02:52:08 PM

whereisian: Unimpressed


That was exactly what I thought, a cheap rip off of daft punk but then quite a few rappers/hip hop have made a nice living ripping off daft punk the past decade.
 
2011-02-07 02:57:33 PM

VibroCount: A bad performance is just a bad performance.

But what was "LOI'E"?


LOI'E is the call used to summon Usher from on high.
 
2011-02-07 03:00:08 PM

DeaH: Plus, I'm pretty sure that was Bieber in a wig behind Ozzy.


You're quite the detective with a keen eye for spotting things that only 99.999% of the farking world noticed.
 
2011-02-07 03:06:01 PM
i486.photobucket.com
Didn't watch the show. Busy.
 
2011-02-07 03:27:18 PM

ThisNameSux: DeaH: Plus, I'm pretty sure that was Bieber in a wig behind Ozzy.

You're quite the detective with a keen eye for spotting things that only 99.999% of the farking world noticed.


Like the fact that you need a Midol?
 
2011-02-07 03:27:41 PM

DeaH: t3knomanser: Wisdomsage: No Justin Bieber (sad that there was a commercial with it though)

Also, that commercial remained pretty great, if only for Ozzy's, "What's a Bieber?" I have no idea what a Bieber is, but it did a commercial with Ozzy.

Plus, I'm pretty sure that was Bieber in a wig behind Ozzy. You know the guy I'm talking about - the one who said Bieber looks like a girl.


the only way beiber will have facial hair is if it's applied by a makeup artist?
 
2011-02-07 03:38:07 PM

Any Pie Left: It was less like TRON and miore like lite-brite. Audio was total crap. The stage was supposed to spell out "LOVE", but the V broke down. It was all a hot mess.


Wait, the Super Bowl was on ABC?
 
2011-02-07 03:40:33 PM

whereisian: Unimpressed



i486.photobucket.com
Well that's just, like, your opinion, Man.
 
2011-02-07 03:46:42 PM

loonatic112358: DeaH: t3knomanser: Wisdomsage: No Justin Bieber (sad that there was a commercial with it though)

Also, that commercial remained pretty great, if only for Ozzy's, "What's a Bieber?" I have no idea what a Bieber is, but it did a commercial with Ozzy.

Plus, I'm pretty sure that was Bieber in a wig behind Ozzy. You know the guy I'm talking about - the one who said Bieber looks like a girl.

the only way beiber will have facial hair is if it's applied by a makeup artist?


Meh? He's 16. If he still has no facial hair at 30 (assuming we know who he is in 14 years), then he has an issue. I have a good friend who barely had to shave every day in college. Now, if he goes out after work, he has to shave twice in a day to look clean shaven.
 
2011-02-07 03:47:01 PM
Terrible show. I've watched a total of 3 games this year and nothing else (no TV at home). This, the commercials, the Troy and Joe show- everything sucked. I was utterly turned off by everything I saw away from the game.

Thankfully the game lived up to the hype of the 'Super Bowl', cause nothing else did.
 
2011-02-07 06:28:12 PM

DeaH: T.M.S.: DeaH: There is a reason why musical acts don't perform in the round - it doesn't work.

That's not true at all.

Many arena acts play 360. It has become the norm.

I stand corrected. People do it. But it still doesn't work.


You may not enjoy concerts in the round but many do. I design arena shows for a living and have had good luck with 360 configurations.

Plus, the added revenue keeps the shows in the black.

Which is nice.
 
2011-02-07 07:43:21 PM

T.M.S.: DeaH: T.M.S.: DeaH: There is a reason why musical acts don't perform in the round - it doesn't work.

That's not true at all.

Many arena acts play 360. It has become the norm.

I stand corrected. People do it. But it still doesn't work.

You may not enjoy concerts in the round but many do. I design arena shows for a living and have had good luck with 360 configurations.

Plus, the added revenue keeps the shows in the black.

Which is nice.


It's nice that you can get more ticket money. But, the bulk of the people are not going to see the show. At least half the people are watching the performers' backs. Plus, unless your designs are really visual (e.g., giant puppets, good video, and enormous sets), there's not a lot of visual interest. Frankly, most shows would be better if the band were at one end of the stadium, and the entire audience faced them. True, you'd lose out on some ticket money, but everyone can see what's going on.
 
2011-02-07 08:02:51 PM

DeaH:

It's nice that you can get more ticket money. But, the bulk of the people are not going to see the show. At least half the people are watching the performers' backs.


Not nearly half. And less than half is not "the bulk" of the people.


Plus, unless your designs are really visual (e.g., giant puppets, good video, and enormous sets), there's not a lot of visual interest.

The designs are. That's why they hire me.


Frankly, most shows would be better if the band were at one end of the stadium, and the entire audience faced them. True, you'd lose out on some ticket money, but everyone can see what's going on.

I can understand your point but when you have sell out shows the more people you can pack in the better. Many people would prefer to have a view from behind rather than not see the show at all.

And added dates are not always possible. Sad but a fact.
 
2011-02-07 11:44:24 PM

T.M.S.: Not nearly half. And less than half is not "the bulk" of the people.


How could it be less than half? At least three-quarters would be getting back or an awkward side view. Even the sight-lines for the people facing the band wouldn't be good for people at and beyond either of the 20-yard lines.

I'm not trying to be snotty. I am just having trouble visualizing how more than half of the people in a football stadium could have a good view. I understand that there are screens, but then you're watching a live, televised performance, not a live band. If most stadiums are set up for football, and they are shaped like an elongated oval, I can't see how anyone other than people facing the band and seated in the rows in between the 30-yard lines would have a view of the band.
 
2011-02-08 01:40:39 AM

DeaH: T.M.S.: Not nearly half. And less than half is not "the bulk" of the people.

How could it be less than half? At least three-quarters would be getting back or an awkward side view.



That math does not add up.

With either an end-stage or fully round set up there will always be people at the side. If seeing the show from an "awkward angle" makes you sad you could always ask for a refund. But those seats are still full view.

Also, keep in mind that the accursed "side views" have the closest proximity to the stage itself. Many people desire those seats.

Of course Stadiums, sheds and arenas are entirely different animals. Which sort of venue are you most angry about?
 
2011-02-08 08:34:04 AM
Yeah, I did think that it had to have been Tron inspired
 
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