The Super Bowl is over for this year, and the New England Patriots took home the victory with a 13-3 score led by Tom Brady in his ninth Super Bowl appearance, while the LA Rams left dejected after their loss.
Unfortunately, though, it wasn’t just the Rams who left the show less than satisfied, as it’s safe to say that fans weren’t particularly happy with the half-time show delivered by Maroon 5 either. Maroon 5 performed songs from their debut album Songs about Jane, including “Harder To Breathe” and “This Love”, followed by the more recent “Girls Like You” and “Moves Like Jagger.”
Maroon 5 performed the half-time show, alongside Travis Scott and Big Boi (and SpongeBob) who made brief cameos. However, the performance delivered by the band’s frontman Adam Levine wasn’t too well-received by the fans.
A number of them took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction, with one writing they were hoping to be let “off the hook with just two Maroon 5 songs.”
For a second I thought we were gonna get off the hook with just two Maroon 5 songs
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 4, 2019
Another added this was the “worst halftime show!”
Absolutely the worst halftime show!
— Nancy Scroggins (@NancyScroggins) February 4, 2019
Supported by this user as well:
Probably the worst half time show in Super Bowl history 🤔
— Michael Barrie (@MichaelBarrie4) February 4, 2019
And even basketball player LeBron James expressed his confusion, writing: “Soooooooo…… This halftime show though. That’s all for Travis or nah?!?!?!”
Soooooooo…… This halftime show though. That’s all for Travis or nah?!?!?! 🤨
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 4, 2019
Google Product Manager, Ken Norton, wrote that “even Maroon 5 fast-forwards to the end of their songs.”
Even Maroon 5 fast-forwards to the end of their songs.
— Ken Norton (@kennethn) February 4, 2019
The band’s decision to kick off the show by performing songs from their 2002 album, Songs About Jane gave some people major flashbacks, which weren’t all that well-received:
OK who knew the Maroon 5 halftime show was going to give me worse flashbacks to middle school than Eighth Grade? #SuperBowl
— Lauren Chval (@lchval) February 4, 2019
Even though “Girls Like You” features Cardi B, the latter did not make an appearance on the show. The 26-year-old rapper explained previously that she has decided to opt out of performing at the half-time show in order to show solidarity towards Colin Kaepernick, who caused controversy in 2016 when he decided to kneel as the American national anthem played ahead of an NFL game.
His decision to kneel rather than stand, as is customary, was done in protest against racial injustice and systematic oppression in the country. The quarterback, who played with the San Francisco 49ers at the time, soon departed the team and he is still without a team.