Fans disappointed by Maroon 5 and Travis Scott's Super Bowl halftime show

Deanna Kelley
February 4, 2019

Big Boi performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta.

Maroon 5, then, were a suitable choice for a league that has taken great pains to safeguard its status as the national pastime and maintain as broad an appeal as possible.

While on stage, Maroon 5 was supported by guest performers rapper Travis Scott, 26, and Outkast's Big Boi, 44.

The group then launched into "This Love", with Levine removing his black trench coat, with Levine playing an extended guitar solo.

Social media cried foul when Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine boldly removed his shirt during the band's performance in the 2019 Super Bowl LIII Pepsi Halftime Show.

The band paid tribute with a clip from the cartoon's second season that shows Spongebob performing at the Bubble Bowl, Bikini Bottom's version of the Super Bowl.

The musician was only one stage for a couple minutes - to the disappointed of many fans, some of whom complained about his short appearance.

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And those who came to help save the day didn't do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed.

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Its recent platinum hit "Wait" was similarly forgettable before it closed with its biggest hit, the nine-times-platinum 2011 hit "Moves Like Jagger".

Amber Tablyn also scorned the "mediocre" band for playing at the Super Bowl after NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick effectively lost his job for protesting the killings of black men by police by taking a knee during the US national anthem. Squidward recruits SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs and the rest of the crew from Bikini Bottom to perform at the halftime show of the Bubble Bowl. He started the show with a jacket on; he ended the show topless.

Others questioned the move to release the nipples on live TV after a very similar incident in a previous Super Bowl was deemed unsavoury.

Another fan tweeted: "I hated everything about this Super Bowl".

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