The Super Bowl halftime show is sort of like the Academy Awards – you tune in to see what train-wreck is going to happen this time. It’s a monumentally unfair performance environment for any musician – a gigantic stadium, a million TV cameras, making something work for the people in attendance and the people at home simultaneously. It’s an impossible task.
Except when Prince did it in 2007.
I’ve never seen anything like it before or since. Prince, through his sheer talent and presence, held the entire cavernous stadium in the palm of his hand. It was extraordinary.