So, it's finally here: Superbowl Sunday.
While fans of the Colts and Bears are getting ready for the big game, a lot of music fans are looking forward to the halftime entertainment.
I can't help but wonder why.
This year, Prince will enjoy the national spotlight. Since he made a name for himself in the 1980s, his upcoming performance got me thinking about past halftime shows, wondering if glam acts ever enjoyed center stage.
The short answer is no.
In Superbowl XXXV, Aerosmith headlined alongside such acts as Britney Spears and *NSYNC. That show was produced by MTV.
A couple years later, U2 was the sole act, and more recently, The Rolling Stones got their rocks off during the biggest sporting event of the year.
What does this say about rock and mainstream culture? I'm not sure, but I know I could produce an excellent halftime show featuring the biggest glam bands of the 1980s. Moreover, I'm pretty sure a quadruple bill featuring Poison, Warrant, Cinderella and Motley Crue would leave people talking for days.
But that's just my opinion.