Halftime show veterans outshine Coldplay

[image courtesy of CNN]

By: Liam McGurl  @Liiiammm1996

Despite some Super Bowl fans’ unease when Coldplay’s Super Bowl 50 halftime headline was announced in early December, the British rock band exceeded expectations this past Sunday—with a little help from some past halftime headlines.

During the Feb. 7 performance, lead singer Chris Martin ran to the stage in the most anticlimactic of ways, standing atop a technicolor platform after what seemed like 1000 fans stormed the field.  It has been done before and didn’t compare to Katy Perry’s robotic lion entrance last year, but Coldplay kept things true to their rarely faltering aesthetic.

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