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What Did You Think of Tom Petty's Halftime Show?

What Did You Think of Tom Petty's Halftime Show?

Tom Petty took the field at the Super Bowl today, performing a set of his best-known songs including "American Girl" and "Free Fallin'" for the cheering crowd. Do you think he rocked? Or were Petty and his Heartbreakers showing their age?


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Jat09 Jat09 8 years
I love Thomas Petty. He is the best.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
:highfive: madtrexhatter.
MadTREXHatter MadTREXHatter 9 years
I find it interesting Nitrobezene that you complain of Tom Petty's lacking in movement onstage and your icon is of George Harrison (another great singer/songwriter of the classic rock tradition) whom respected and loved (and played with) Tom Petty on multiple occasions. Yeah, and what an intergalactic ball of energy ol' George was onstage. Gimme a break man, neither one of them need to gyrate to produce transcendent rock'n'roll from the stage.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
The crowd was rocking out when they showed them. I guess I'm old. :fogey:
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
It's a nice half time show if you want to get some shut eye. Yeah, it's Tom Petty and everything, but I think people want to ROCK OUT and not fall asleep. He could've at least gotten into his show a little more.
jules_from_ohio jules_from_ohio 9 years
Loved it! It was the first superbowl half-time show in quite a while that didn't make me cringe. Gotta love classic, straight forward performances :)
Cameran Cameran 9 years
Nooooo, please no marching bands... They already wreck enough college football games every year.
mfern64 mfern64 9 years
I like Tom Petty, but the show was not visually interesting. I say scrap the big name productions. For 10 minutes, they are not worth it. Give some local marching bands the thrill of being on TV.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Loved it! Although I was the only one at the party who watched it.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
The last few years have been :fogey: 's like Prince, Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney, I for one was thrilled that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers got a turn. They seemed humbled by the experience, and they even wore suits! :D lol
juliegal juliegal 9 years
tom petty and the heartbreakers are great and have some amazing songs...but for the halftime show i didn't feel like they fit in.....they just seemed out of place....and the show was just eh...
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
soooo boring. I understand there are tom petty fans out there but it's the superbowl i'm expecting something big and spectacular. I was hoping and PRAYING justin timberlake would come out and give us a wardrobe malfunction for some form of excitement.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
It was alright. For Tom Petty fans it was probably great. Blah for me.
MadTREXHatter MadTREXHatter 9 years
By the looks of the voting, all of you naysayers of Petty are in an extreme minority. Tom Petty freakin rocks!! I'm 27 (and only just) and have listened and loved Petty since Jr. High & Highschool. And NO, Tom Petty did not freakin lip-synch 90% of his act Gigill! Besides, how exactly would one do that? Like not sing 2 of the choruses and then decide to sing the third? You can hear the man say "watch this here" before the powerchord breakdown of "Free Fallin" plus Petty is so anti-lip synching and neo-pop crap that he would never do such a thing. I've seen him 4 times and the last tour there were teeny-bopper aged girls sitting behind me screaming their fool heads off. TP rocked last night. That is all. Oh, and "thesounds04" I also agree with you...and you are hot. ok, now that is all, haha.
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 9 years
I totally agree with thesounds04.
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
Loved it! My daughter & I danced all over the living room while hubby & older sister laughed at us.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Since when did the half time show at the Superbowl define the year?!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Of course he is showing his age, he is damn near 60! He did Highway Companion in 2006, and just announced a new album out this year, and a North American tour starting in May. I saw him summer before last with the Black Crowes in a sold out show he rocked!
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
i thought it was great. you can tell he is a seasoned professional who consistently knows how to put on a good show. it isn't about the glitz or the booty shakin' girls its what it should be about...the music and simplisity.
gigill gigill 9 years
I was pretty much underwhelmed by his performance. True, he has good songs, but I don't think they really represent "2008" and it's the 2008 superbowl. P.S. I work for a music website and word on the street is that he lip-synced 90% of the show anyway.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
I liked the halftime show, but I wish he played some of his more popular songs.
ladypenguin ladypenguin 9 years
I didn't even watch. We TiVoed the game and started it a little late, but of course weren't going to fast forward through either the game or the commercials. The only thing we hit FF on was the halftime show. :-P
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I only watched it because my husbands Boss is Stan Lynch the ORIGINAL drummer in the heartbreakers. The new drummer is terrible. The show was boring
Cameran Cameran 9 years
It's Tom freakin Petty! Petty rocks. Sooo much better than Prince last year, imo. Now I know people love their Prince, but really, Prince at a FOOTBALL game is a little too much. Petty's good ol' classic American rock & you gotta love it. I think they rocked the halftime show.
Lindsiita Lindsiita 9 years
Loved it. There used to be way too many stars at the Super Bowl half time show, one after another coming out and too many lights and whistles, it was always bad and distracting. Tom P is classic, he sounded amazing, he wasn't lip synching, it was a great show all around.
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