Besides the big game itself, the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show 2014 was one of the most anticipated parts of the Feb. 2 event at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were on hand to entertain the roughly 80,000 people gathered for the Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos match-up, and they put on quite a show!
Get details and find out where you can watch this year's halftime performances online here below.
Super Bowl Halftime Show 2014: Watch Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock MetLife Stadium
Bruno Mars began his performance Sunday night on a drum kit, getting the crowd even more amped for the halftime show than they already were. Shots of the crowd around the stage showed screaming girls, fist-pumping guys and too many lights to count.
Mars wore his hair in a pompadour and donned a tailored gold lame jacket, white button-down and a skinny black tie for his Super Bowl XLVIII halftime performance. (Watch the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show online here now.)
When Mars took to the microphone, he started with "Locked Out of Heaven" before transitioning into "Treasure," which had the crowd jumping with it's fun, almost disco vibe. Before long, though, Mars switched things up again with an even more up-tempo song, "Runaway Baby."
He showed off some fancy footwork as he performed, going into a split at one point, but seemed to be mostly concentrating on his vocals.
Though there were enough lights to rival the power of the sun, quite a few interesting dance moves and the eventual appearance of Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Keidis shirtless with leggings on, the focus this year really did seem to be on the music rather than putting on a spectacle. (OK fine, there were fireworks, but not until the very end.)
After Mars did his thing onstage for awhile, rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers turned up to give the sold-out MetLife Stadium crowd a taste of something different. Singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea were both shirtless despite temperatures in the 40s. Kiedis wore black shorts over a pair of leggings that were sort of a comic-strip compilation of Internet sites and images.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers played "Give It Away" before turning the stage back over to Bruno Mars and company.
Before the final song of the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2014, videos of US service members allowed the soldiers to dedicate the next song to their loved ones. After a handful of these sweet dedications, Mars played "Just The Way You Are."
As the Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl 2014 halftime show wrapped, red and purple fireworks erupted from MetLife stadium. For viewers at home, TV footage cut to an aerial shot from outside of the stadium.
In our opinion, it was one of the more decent halftime shows in recent memory because it seemed to truly focus on the music. What did you think? Leave your comments below.