Red Hot Halftime

Will the Red Hot Chili Peppers steal the halftime show in this year’s Super Bowl?

red hot chili peppers are bruno mars playing the super bowl halftime on feburary 2nd, 2014

red hot chili peppers are bruno mars playing the super bowl halftime on feburary 2nd, 2014

Even if the Super Bowl isn’t as cold as projected, there will still be plenty of ‘snow’ going on during the game.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing their hit songs and more during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII, along with some kid named Bruno Mars, who “invited” the Peppers as his special guests for the show.

Whether you’re a fan of the band or not, this is one halftime you’ll definitely like more than the commercials.

The past few shows have been mediocre at best due to the NFL wanting to bring in mainstream acts that only appeal to teenage girls (Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars this year, etc.), but now they’ve realized that people who will actually spend the ludicrous amount of money for tickets would rather hear an act that doesn’t rely on crap-sounding auto tune for ratings. Even though they realized this too late when they brought Bruno Mars in, they more than redeemed themselves by bringing in the Chili Peppers as a second act.

I for one will definitely stay glued to the TV screen when the first half ends and wait until the Peppers are done to get my Mom’s world famous buffalo chicken dip. My top three songs for the band to play are ‘Under the Bridge’, ‘Californication’, and I think ‘Snow’ would be the most appropriate for the event, as it’s the first ever Super Bowl game to be played outdoors in a cold weather city, and snow has been widely anticipated by fans and players.

I went out and asked football and Chili Pepper fans alike what they think the band will be like this year.

Junior Steven Ashworth had great things to say about the band’s upcoming show.

“It’s about time they got someone good back. The last good show was ‘The Who’ in 2010,” he said. “RHCP is gonna kill it because they can actually play as good as they sound in the studio, live. I hope they either play ‘Can’t Stop’ or ‘Under the Bridge’.”

Former Elder student and Taylor transfer Seth Lambing told me that he has high expectations for halftime.

“My opinion on all of it is I definitely hope ‘Snow’ and ‘Californication’ will be played,” he said. “I will most likely watch it. I think they’ll do well as I’ve never heard of them playing a bad show and I think it’s a breath of fresh air to hear them instead of a completely mainstream act.”

Seton junior Christine Fanning told me that the band is the only reason she’ll be watching the game this year.

“Well I hope they play ‘We Believe’ and I think they’re going to be really good, probably DEFINITELY better than Bruno Mars.”

It really doesn’t matter if you’re not a giant fan of rock music, or even football for that matter, if you want a good show that you can’t find on Netflix, tune into the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, February 2 to watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers put on an amazing show, and expose mainstream frauds of past Super Bowls.