Rocking Out! Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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Quinn Cohane on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:25AM

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Rocking Out! Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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U2 (2002)

Producers of the 2002 Super Bowl halftime show faced with a quandary: how to put on a fun and memorable show without overlooking the still-fresh memories of 9/11. Their performers of choice, U2, handled the situation perfectly. The beloved rock stars opened their set with frontman Bono belting out their hit "Beautiful Day." At the start of their second song "MLK," a scrolling list of the victims of September 11 appeared on a screen behind the band. As they wrapped up with "Where the Streets Have No Name," Irishman Bono opened his jacket to show the American flag lining for a powerful and thoughtful finish. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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