There are two kinds of people that endure the beer-drinking, 7-layer-dip swilling, stained finger shenanigans of Superbowl Sunday; those that are there for the game, and those that just want to watch the halftime show. Admittedly, I watch the game for both as a fair-weather NFL fan. Surprisingly enough though, the show as we know it is a relatively recent thing.
Starting in the 60’s, the Halftime show was all about local marching bands, drill teams and the occasional singer or educational musical group like Andy Williams or Up With People. That changed in 1993, when Michael Jackson performed the first ‘true’ Halftime show.
Since then, we’ve seen nipples, dancing sharks, aging rockers and holograms. What a spectacle.