If it`s not Jacket Jackson putting on a wardrobe malfunction show than it`s none other than the Chili Peppers taking the show. This year controversy seems to translate into Red Hot Chili Peppers and even though the Super bowl already took place last month, when it`s hot it`s hot. Whether it`s FCC Complaints or the dreaded nipple effect, one things for sure and it is that if a band of older rockers can keep media attention on a performance long enough for folks to still be talking about it a month later till this day in March, than that just goes to show the impact of their presence and the presence of rock in the music industry. One thing is certain though and that is the history behind not just half-time super bowl show antics but televised programs in general and the ratings it can bring. I mean the half-time super bowl show featuring headline act Bruno Mars with the Red Hot Chili Peppers as guest last month has been estimated to have brought in 115.3 million viewers, making it the most attractive performance according to numerous media outlets and the largest audience in history to pull in such a huge number of viewership.
What happened to be even more as controversial was the fact that many viewers from home and in the social media raised attention to the fact that when watching the Red Hot Chili Peppers performance during the super bowl half time show that it appeared their group`s instruments were not plugged in to any equipment which caused a stir. This than further caused a reaction and response from the Red Hot Chili Peppers where they replied about how their bass, drums, and guitar never were amplified or plugged into anything during the show but how their vocals were. The reason behind it, explained by the band was the fact that they had been given no options by super bowl organizers from the NFL, prompting them to make the decision to play without it. I mean the show must go on and go on it did so if you ask me the show went on just right!
With a famous and well accomplished band like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the question though arises whether the world we live in is so artificial that something as petty as not playing a show with your bands instruments fully plugged in could cause such a frenzy in the media. I personally being a rising cross-over music artist and previous X-Factor Reality Singing Contestant, could certainly be classified as an advocate of just how artificial Television Programs can be, my singing contestant story reveals it all. After all isn`t real music being able to play a show live regardless of whether or not it is with or without added assistance and extra effects? I mean when you can see a band play live and sing live like the Chili Peppers especially on National T.V. and not need to have all the added bells and whistles that come along with it, this should be even more of a reason to praise these guys because it shows what an authentic rock talent they truly are. I mean there are so many bands now days, major as well as up and coming alike that probably couldn`t even put on a show to save their life`s singing live without the added bells and whistles and over the top stage effects with instruments plugged in and such, but these guys can and they earned my respect as rock and roll greats, just that much more.
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