From the moment people learned that Lady Gaga was going to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, everyone thought she was going to make a political statement on stage. However, her performance was not only amazing but truly brought the spirit of American unity.
Before performing her popular music, Gaga began beautiful renditions of God Bless America and This Land Is Your Land. While singing, she was surrounded by red and blue lighted drones that eventually became the flag. Her beginning was finished by reciting the pledge of allegiance and jumping off of the roof of the stadium.
Rather than a massive political statement, Gaga created and performed what I believe to be the best performance for the nation at this time. Regardless, it was noticeably better than Beyoncé’s performance last year in which she alluded to the Black Panthers/Black Lives Matter.
Let’s take a look at the major differences between last year and this year. Lady Gaga opened with reverence to America while Beyoncé opened with “formation,” a song that is considered a Black Power anthem. Speaking of Black Power; Beyoncé’s dancers were dressed like panthers while Lady Gaga’s dancers were all different races, genders, and more.
Granted, a lot has changed in one year, but the two performances still addressed two completely separate messages. While Beyonce was clearly supporting Black Power and Black Lives Matter, Lady Gaga was simply, “Here to make you feel good” and quite honestly, I think our country could use a little of that right now.
Don’t take my word for it. Tons of people have taken to twitter to say how amazing Lady Gaga was and to thank her for not mentioning politics. There were a few subtle political movements by Gaga, but nothing that caused strife and anger from the American people.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 6, 2017
Thank you for non-politics half-time, Super Bowl.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 6, 2017
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 6, 2017
If you haven’t seen her performance, check it out below and let us know what you think!
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017