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Bruno Mars and RHCP Set New Record For Halftime Views

Posted by: Keagan Ilvonen (02/03/14)
Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers set a new record with 115.3 million viewers watching, passing Madonna having 114.0 million in 2012 and 110.8 million for Beyonce in 2013. Too bad the Chili Peppers didn't even have their instruments plugged in.

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03:53 PM on 02/03/14
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RHCP having their instruments not plugged in is almost as embarrassing as the Broncos something something defense something something
03:54 PM on 02/03/14
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reddit says...

"All instruments at Super Bowl half time shows are prerecorded. Have been for a good many years. It isn't feasible to soundcheck everyone in the amount of time they have and too many things can go wrong. You might be able to take two minutes to fix something at a regular concert, but two minutes at the Superbowl is millions and millions of dollars down the drain. The NFL isn't willing to take that risk."
03:57 PM on 02/03/14
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Regardless, I thought Bruno and his band killed it.
03:58 PM on 02/03/14
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It's not like millions of people are watching wanting to see an actual "live" performance. And the embarrassment of how long they were on stage, they may as well stayed home.
04:04 PM on 02/03/14
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Of course they didn't have their instruments plugged in. Anyone who knows anything about sound production knows that the logistics of the Super Bowl aren't just difficult, they're legitimately impossible. The E Street Band is the greatest live band of all time, and they played to backing tracks too. It's what happens when you only have a commercial break window to set up a massive stage, get a bunch of people on the field, and rig a massive stadium for quality sound.
04:08 PM on 02/03/14
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Of course they didn't have their instruments plugged in. Anyone who knows anything about sound production knows that the logistics of the Super Bowl aren't just difficult, they're legitimately impossible. The E Street Band is the greatest live band of all time, and they played to backing tracks too. It's what happens when you only have a commercial break window to set up a massive stage, get a bunch of people on the field, and rig a massive stadium for quality sound.
This. The ignorance being displayed by those condemning Flea and others is beyond irritating.
04:08 PM on 02/03/14
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The whole performance was fantastic.
04:09 PM on 02/03/14
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I under stand why. But at least put in a prop cable to help keep up the illusion.
04:09 PM on 02/03/14
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This. The ignorance being displayed by those condemning Flea and others is beyond irritating.

Seriously. Everyone knows Flea is a world class bassist. Doesn't mean they are going to sound check him for a minute long spot.
04:12 PM on 02/03/14
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Sadly, one of the few bright points last night.

But did anyone find Bruno Mars awkward when the Chili Peppers got on? He just swayed back and forth singing the words he knew.
04:13 PM on 02/03/14
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Yeah you know, if people are going to get on pop singers for lip-synching, it's only fair to get on a band for not actually performing. It was a great spectacle, and I hope all the vocals were legit (probably weren't), but it's definitely a bummer that the RHCP were unplugged (not in a good way)
04:14 PM on 02/03/14
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Bruno Mars was great
04:15 PM on 02/03/14
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This looks like the work of the Alabama scammer
04:25 PM on 02/03/14
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This looks like the work of the Alabama scammer
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