Who wants Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl? Nobody, the answer is nobody
The Super Bowl — the most glorious, most anticipated, over-planned and over-celebrated sporting event in our country.
Thought goes into where it’s played, the parties around it, and of course, the halftime show. Or not.
The NFL reportedly has tabbed Maroon 5 as the featured halftime show performer, and that’s not landing well.
Look, this isn’t hating on Maroon 5. Props to them for making it big and pumping out hit after hit. We know lead singer Adam Levine is on “The Voice” and he’s talented and there are probably Maroon 5 fans reading this fuming, but — wait, who exactly are Maroon 5’s fans?
The point here is that Super Bowl LIII will be played in Atlanta, a culturally rich city known as a mecca for hip hop and R&B. You couldn’t go wrong with Outkast, Ciara (wife of NFL man Russell Wilson!), Migos, T.I. or Usher. Georgia is also home to country stars like Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band. We could roll out lists of rock or indie bands too.
The point is, Maroon 5 is blah and boring and not very Atlanta.
Also, seriously, who listens to Maroon 5 voluntarily?
Fans outside ATL: We want bands like Metallica and Foo Fighters performing at halftime.
Fans in ATL: We want guys like OutKast and Migos performing at halftime.
NFL: Here’s Maroon 5.
All Fans: …
— Hector Ruiz (@WHC_MSwordsman) September 19, 2018
Super Bowl host Atlanta is one of the greatest music cities on the planet.
— Jason Gay (@jasongay) September 19, 2018
NFL: Maroon 5 will perform at the half of the super bowl pic.twitter.com/NaSSM9QY0C
— _Juice⚡🍾❄ (@_Juice13_) September 19, 2018
Maroon 5 gets credit for that first totally decent album, but they’ve been Nickelback-level bad ever since. https://t.co/EMAJaFTuSm
— Boys & Gurleys In America (@CTowersCBS) September 19, 2018
— Evan Sowards (@EvanSowards) September 19, 2018
— R A M O N (@NachitoChavez10) September 19, 2018
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