Bruce Springsteen sets new standard f...

Bruce Springsteen sets new standard for Super Bowl halftime show

There are 40 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 1, 2009, titled Bruce Springsteen sets new standard for Super Bowl halftime show. In it, Newsday reports that:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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jaba

Palo Alto, CA

#1 Feb 2, 2009
This show sucked so bad. Bruce coudl barely move on the stage on strained to get up and down from the various elevated sets. He laid back on his knees so far and so long I thought he strained his legs. But he barely made it back up in time sing his first line. His face all red with the rush of blood. This guys is older than yesterdays news. Go away. At least they didnt have to worry about a wardrobe malfucntion only a adult diapr change or two.
Tyvek

Englewood, CO

#2 Feb 2, 2009
Ouch,
It was ok and he and the band put in a solid effort. although i am not really into bruce's music.
ken

AOL

#3 Feb 2, 2009
Springsteen set a new standard?
Low.
He was horrible.
The guy needs to retire and relax.
His voice is horrible and he looks like he is about to choke out.
If you didn't see the visual you would think someone was being tortured (besides the audience).
Bruce. The Fat Lady is singing.
It's over.
We were all Bored in the USA.

Mathilda

Lostant, IL

#4 Feb 2, 2009
You WISH you could be this good at 60 years old, jaba. The show was AWESOME.
Pit Bull owner

Huntington, NY

#5 Feb 2, 2009
Bruce Springsteen = BS
liner

Bronx, NY

#6 Feb 2, 2009
I don't know, I thought he was pretty good. The sound always stinks at half time shows.
Busey

Melville, NY

#7 Feb 2, 2009
I didn't watch, but my friend who loves Bruce said it was disgusting and embarrassing...

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#8 Feb 2, 2009
Mathilda wrote:
You WISH you could be this good at 60 years old, jaba. The show was AWESOME.
Bruce wasn't good when he was in his so-called prime, and now he's nothing but a sellout after his Obama pandering, what a phony.

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#9 Feb 2, 2009
i don't care for his music but he really should have kept it to music only. his extemperaneous chatter with little steven was embarrassing. he sounded like a dope. and he comes out with a guitar on his shoulder and then doesn't play it for the first song? cmon. Lame as lame can get

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#10 Feb 2, 2009
roger43 wrote:
i don't care for his music but he really should have kept it to music only. his extemperaneous chatter with little steven was embarrassing. he sounded like a dope. and he comes out with a guitar on his shoulder and then doesn't play it for the first song? cmon. Lame as lame can get
Didn't Bruce during halftime, but I did catch Steven, on the Sopranos marathon on A&E.

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#11 Feb 2, 2009
Mathilda wrote:
You WISH you could be this good at 60 years old, jaba. The show was AWESOME.
In can catch a better show from a viet vet in the subway.

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#12 Feb 2, 2009
Didn't *SEE* Bruce
Sunny and 72F

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Feb 2, 2009
Springsteen never had a good voice to begin with ... but it's totally gone. Time to retire and count your $$$ Bruce.

“YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#14 Feb 2, 2009
Regardless if you like Bruce or not, it was a h*e*l*l of a lot better than some Hip Hop or Rap garbage.
Jersey Girl

Larchmont, NY

#15 Feb 2, 2009
Uncle Jack wrote:
Regardless if you like Bruce or not, it was a h*e*l*l of a lot better than some Hip Hop or Rap garbage.
Bruce, even on a bad day, is infinitely better than Justin Timberlake, Hip Hop / Rap / Gangsta noise!

Rock on, Boss!

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#16 Feb 2, 2009
Jersey Girl wrote:
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Bruce, even on a bad day, is infinitely better than Justin Timberlake, Hip Hop / Rap / Gangsta noise!
Rock on, Boss!
i'll take "d/i/c/k/ in a box" any day over Bruce talking jibberish to lil steven

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#17 Feb 2, 2009
Al Kahalik wrote:
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In can catch a better show from a viet vet in the subway.
Al, you a little loaded today?

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#18 Feb 2, 2009
roger43 wrote:
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Al, you a little loaded today?
I wish, buried here, was even in my office all day Saturday, so you'll have to excuse me if I'm a little off.
Pliny

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Feb 2, 2009
Man, you people are harsh! Was never a big Springsteen fan back in the 80s, but the half-time show wasn't that bad.
Joey

West Babylon, NY

#20 Feb 2, 2009
Worst half-time show ever!!!
Hang it up Springsteen!
A has-been, who really, never was!!!

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