Whether you care about the Kansas City Chiefs or Philadelphia Eagles or not, you were probably still tuning into Super Bowl LVII for Rihanna. While her promo pictures look like she had just escaped Whoville and slayed the Grinch, the performance itself left many with questions.
Her personal performance was full of attitude, but seemingly lacked in effort. However the stars of the show were twofold. The background dancers, wearing mesh undershirts and puffy white hooded jackets, covered the stage, field, and platforms suspended in the air. Much of the performance saw them acting as birds trying to impress and find a mate. They were absolutely mesmerizing.
In addition to them, the stage crew slayed on with the way they controlled the stage as well as a number of platforms suspended above the field. They moved with such ease and created quite the spectacle, with dancers, and sometimes Rihanna herself, clasped in. But what's wild is the roof was open. So the way they had to rig in order to suspend those platforms, and safely move and change levels, is truly amazing.
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Twitter was a funny place to be, as there's a lot of speculation that Rihanna's lack of going "all out" is due to her being pregnant. Having given birth last May, it is a quick turnaround for her second child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky. But it would also make sense as to why she didn't go all out.
I had spent part of my morning watching prediction videos - and what dramatic manner in which Rihanna would enter the performance. However once the network showed her, she was already suspended up on a central platform in full light. Less dramatic, but a beautiful stage picture.
All in all, the performance was fine. The dancers were great. But this will likely fall in the middle of the conversation of the best halftime shows in Super Bowl history.
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