The 5 Best Beyonce Moments at Super Bowl
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5. The medley.
Never one to disappoint, Beyonce dug way into her archive of hit songs, going back more than a decade, to deliver a solid medley that would appeal to just about anybody and everybody. But before she took the stage in her leather-and-lace get-up, fans rushed the field first to the sounds of the appropriately-titled "Countdown." The eerie intro to "Run the World" then gave way to her silhouette, obscured by smoke, but strong in stance, and she began singing the lyrics to "Love on Top," the declarations we all know so well: "Baby, it's YOU / You're the one I LOVE / You're the one I NEED."
Proving her timelessness as an artist, the horns of her 10-year-old debut single "Crazy in Love" started up to pleased shrieks from the crowd and Bey stomped the stage the same way she did in those short-shorts back in 2003. Infamous "uh-oh" dance and thumb-to-tongue lick still in tact, Bey switched the melody up only slightly, adding go-go drums and scatting to the sounds of a solo from her guitarist. Finally, fulfilling every man's dream, a bunch of digitally-cloned Beyonce's joined the star as she dutty wine'd to "Baby Boy" and, in her best faux Caribbean accent, demanded: "wind ya waist!"
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4. The Destiny's Child reunion.
Despite their denials prior to the show, the trio reunited on stage to shake their jelly to "Bootylicious" and embody Charlie's Angels for "Independent Women." Michelle and Kelly even assisted on Bey's solo hit "Single Ladies," but bless Michelle's heart for always being so stiff and exactly one step behind her bandmates. Not that Beyonce seemed to mind; she posted on her Instagram account this picture of the ladies backstage.
3. This tweet.
Less than two minutes into the third quarter, shortly after Beyonce stepped off stage, the 73,000-seat Superdome suffered a power outage, leading to a 34-minute delay in the Baltimore Ravens-vs-San Francisco 49ers game. Many took to Twitter to blame the singer and her electrifying set, but her husband -- who rarely ever tweets -- took the jokes in stride posting this message; first, a nod to the introductory line of his hit song "Jigga My N***a" and then to the in-your-face inquiry Beyonce made to the press Thursday after singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" live (and very well) at a conference as a response to those pesky lip-synching allegations.
2. This moment backstage.
Prior to her performance, Beyonce made the media rounds Thursday, stopping by the NFL Network and telling host Deion Sanders, "My husband is incredible. He’s so supportive," which was more than evident in this photo (spotted on the Instagram account of Kelly's reported manager Tim Weatherspoon) of Jay-Z embracing his wife backstage.
1. The big announcement!
When Beyonce said Thursday, "I may have an announcement after the performance -- fans should just stay tuned to see," she was (poorly) playing coy. Sure enough, after the Super Bowl, the singer took to her site to announce her plans to embark on a 46-date tour. It will kick off April 11 in Serbia and end August 3 at, of course, the Barclays Center in her husband's city of Brooklyn, New York. See the tour dates here.
The best part of the Super Bowl for me was when I turned off the television during the Half-Time so I could avoid the torture of Beyonce's no talent appearance. To me listening to Beyonce's voice is like listening to nails on a chalk board.
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