February 3, 2014


Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers and A Billion Fireworks

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Bruno Mars dismissed his critics with one fell swoop when he emerged on a drum set at the beginning of the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Sunday night. We already knew the Grammy-award winner did a mean Elvis impression, but now all of America has witnessed Bruno's absolutely insane drum skills.

Dressed in a gold tuxedo jacket and joined by a look-alike back-up band, Bruno danced and sweat his way through Unorthodox Jukebox singles "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Treasure" before launching into Doo-Wops & Hooligans' Motown-inspired "Runaway Baby." That's when he showed off his fancy James Brown footwork (and the splits), and that's when your girlfriend told you she thinks she has a crush on Bruno Mars.

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Then the Red Hot Chili Peppers rose from the stage, half of them shirtless (Anthony Kiedis and Flea, obviously) before shredding up their massive hit "Give It Away." Bruno took over again for a soulful performance of "Just the Way You Are" after a brief video montage dedicated to the troops. As he wrapped up his final song alone on a small stage in the middle of the football field, all of the fireworks in the world went off. America!