Watch Lady Gaga’s Spectacular Super Bowl 2017 Halftime Show
Lady Gaga managed to dazzle fans with her spectacular Super Bowl halftime show which for the first time in Super Bowl history, featured hundreds of drones. Approximately 300 of these innovative devices helped the performer to kick off her show with a dazzling start and presented a colorful and a backdrop that swirled as she stood on the rooftop of the NRG stadium in Houston.
At the beginning of the show, Lady Gaga seemed to have leaped from the roof and dropped down to the stadium in order to start the show with God Bless America, but the drones did not follow her. Later on, reports from Intel confirmed that this was due to the fact that the drone shows were technically filmed earlier during the week. The earlier filming also included Lady Gaga’s introduction sequence in which she danced in front of an American flag and also at a later spot that lasted for a few seconds featuring the drones as they changed logos from Pepsi to Intel.
The drones themselves were limited from flying within a 34.5-mile radius of the NRG stadium due to various rules and restrictions placed by the Federal Aviation Administration and these rules also limited the level of height at which the drones could hover and also prevented them from doing their acrobatic maneuvers below the thousands of people present at the show. These rules by the FAA would normally prohibit drones that are potentially dangerous from flying above a multi-billion dollar building, but because this was the Super Bowl, the FAA was willing to make an exception and granted Lady Gaga a special dispensation and from then on, it was up to Intel, who provided the 300 of its shooting star drones, and Lady Gaga to figure out how the entire halftime show was going to be choreographed. Each of the drones weighed approximately 28 grams and were capable of flying for up to 20 minutes.
As a lot of people speculated as to whether the singer would use the spotlight to address the nation’s current troubling issues such as immigration, Lady Gaga began her opening song by reciting a small section of the American Pledge of Allegiance that emphasizes on uniting the country as a whole. She was then seen swinging from the rooftop of the stadium to a stage that had been suspended and started on a carefully choreographed set of some of her greatest hits during the game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. After her spectacular opening, Lady Gaga continued her performance with various hits from her back catalog. She then continued to subtly prod at the Trump administration with a dazzling performance of Born This Way, which is considered to be her anthem for portraying self-confidence and inclusion and performing aerial acrobatics while suspended. She then proceeded to follow up with Telephone and Just Dance which were floor fillers from her early singing days, before she swung back with Million Reasons and then rounded off the set with Bad Romance.
The finale of Bad Romance was definitely a big hit among the crowd as fans sang along while she appeared in her third performance outfit which consisted of a midriff-baring costume that was topped off by shoulder pads. After she joined her large troupe of dancers, Lady Gaga ended the set dramatically by dropping her microphone and then proceeded to jump off some stairs and into the field holding a football.
Watch Lady Gaga’s incredible performance below:
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