I don’t like football, I don’t watch the Super Bowl, I don’t care about the half-time show. Except for this one in 2002:
They were lucky to have scheduled U2 to perform long before September 11th happened. There are very few acts that could have pulled off a half-time show five short months after a horrendous national tragedy. Lucky for America some Irish lads had the gravitas, the heart and the songs to make what is traditionally a tacky cheesefest of special effects and poor lip-synching – into something inclusive, respectful and incredibly moving.