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5 Things we Learned from the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Watching the Super Bowl from this side of the pond is always a tricky one: you don’t really understand what’s going, force yourself to stay awake during the frequent pauses in play and – like most of British watchers – only really enjoy the halftime show. Following from 2012′s (I’m refusing to conform to roman numerals) M.I.A. controversy and 2013′s Beyoncé (feat. Destiny’s Child) epic was always going to be a struggle, particularly if your most notable asset is a wardrobe full of fedoras. Or maybe it’s just the one fedora?

Here’s 5 things we learned from watching the Super Bowl Halftime show:

Bruno Mars is a lot bigger than I thought (not in height, he is actually a lot smaller than I thought)

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Okay, it’s Bruno Mars. He had that really big romantic swoonsong that gives us all goosebumps, but for an artist that released his debut album in 2010, he seems to have taken a meteoric rise to fame. I mean, it’s the Super Bowl, you have to be doing something right to play one of the biggest stadium events of the year, right? Oh, and Bruno Mars is a grand total of 5 ft 5, just in case you were wondering.

Bruno Mars can do the splits

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Playing the drums is really cool

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And 10 times cooler when you have a high-speed moving platform.

Being 50 and shirtless is kind of depressing

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The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have been around for a while. Anthony Kiedis and the ridiculously named bassist, Flea, are 51. That makes him the same age as my dad. While being in a rock group entitles you to certain things, I’m not sure ‘channeling Iggy Pop’ falls under that category.

Fake audience acting is the worst thing ever

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WHY DOES THIS EXIST? Seriously, has iPhone culture gone so far that even an acting audience are being told to take a few Instagram photos?

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