It was the Tom Petty Halftime show, with all the hits the Heartbreakers can fit into a 12 minute segment. That turned out to be four songs, with a little editing by the band. “American Girl, I Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’ and Runnin’ Down A Dream.”
Amazing work by those invisible stage hands, who setup an elaborate guitar shaped stage with special lighting, complete with big screen backgrounds and fireworks.
Jordin Sparks sang the National Anthem and did a fine job too. Alicia Keys provided the pregame entertainment.
I had read about a special 60 second PepsiCo commercial without any sound, to call attention to the deaf community and promote deaf culture awareness. I actually found a YouTube video about the making of this innovative advertisement, the first of it’s kind to air during the Super Bowl.
If there was one song the New York Giants could dedicate to the Patriots, I guess it would be I Won’t Back Down, because they didn’t.
Monday, February 4th, 2008
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Concert