The next Super Bowl will be a historic one, for it will be played for the first time at an outdoor stadium during cold weather.
This big historic evening show does not sit well with many New Jersey residents though. Many New Jerseyans feel a Jersey-born artist like, Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi should have been chosen to perform at the most-watched, high-profile show.
Both Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi would be a good choice, but when was the last time either artist had a huge hit that both tweens and adults are familiar with?
Just recently, Grammy-winning artist Bruno Mars won an MTV Award and has huge hits like: “Treasure,” “When I Was Your Man,” “Locked out of Heaven,” and “The Lazy Song” still getting airplay across the nation and overseas.
Not to mention, Bruno Mars will give you cool dance steps, glitz and glamour most of us look forward to see at huge Super Bowl shows; while Springsteen and Bon Jovi will give you a great acoustic performance, but with less flashy eye-popping fireworks.
“Yuck,” said Joe Dowbenko, 21, of Brooklyn about the performance choice. “I just don’t affiliate Bruno Mars with football. He’s too sensitive,” Dowbenko told the NY Daily News.
Across the social internet and local New York Tri-State news channels, Jerseyans voiced their opinion about Mars performing in their home state. “No!” said Janice, a New Jersey resident. “It should have been a New Jersey-born artist to represent.”
Many in the surrounding New York Tri-State thought a huge local artist like, Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and of course Springsteen or Bon Jovi would be a fitting choice, but the NFL Super Bowl Committee did not think so.
Keep in mind, the Super Bowl caters to viewers from around the nation, and a local artist, from a particular state will not necessarily bring ratings, nor entertain others outside of that particular state.
Hawaiian-born artist, Bruno Mars is at the top of his game, not to mention very talented, and should be able to give you a “family” show as well. For those opposed to Bruno Mars performing, can always watch re-runs of the “Jersey Shore” or “Housewives of New Jersey.”