Intro for December 4, 2015
The NFL confirmed yesterday that Coldplay will front the Super Bowl halftime show. Bruno Mars will reportedly also make an appearance and, supposedly, they’re trying to negotiate with Beyoncé to drop by too. What does it say about the headliner when the guests are the bigger draw?
As you know, the new Coldplay album, A Head Full Of Dreams, dropped today. The best song on the album? Hymn For The Weekend, featuring Beyoncé. The rest of it is… well… it’s been a long time since Coldplay gave us a really good track. Which is why, if the show has any chance of being entertaining, they should probably heavily stack their set with old material.
Here’s my suggestion:
Maybe open with the current single, just to promo jerk the album, Adventure Of A Lifetime to get those dancing gorillas back on stage for 30 seconds, tops. And I mean TOPS. Then move to Clocks, followed by a Bruno Mars interlude, then Politik, bring out Beyoncé for Hymn For The Weekend, keep her on for Viva La Vida, get the f-ck off the stage and let Beyoncé alone for her own song, XO, and everyone joins in on the end to close with Yellow.
I could live with that set. But if Beyonce declines the invitation? This tweet says it all:
tfw when Coldplay takes the stage for halftime pic.twitter.com/i0kZRRGEtz— Connor Finnegan (@ConnorFinnegan) December 3, 2015
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,
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