Bruno Mars Super Bowl show

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  1. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

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    Holy smokes. That bass player was K I L L I N G it.
  2. P Town

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    Never heard of them.

    Watched a little bit of the lip-synched, playing to a pre-recorded performance, and was not impressed.
  3. SirMjac28

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    He didn't look like he was playing at all I think all the music was synced.
  4. bassgod0dmw

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    There were some obvious spots were the bass line was slap and the bassist was not slapping. Although Bruno did a damn nice job lip syncing if he was not doing it live.

    Overall I thought it was good though. Nice dance moves and a drum solo...
  5. punkjazzben

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    I watched pretty carefully. There were some slap-to-fingerstyle fills that he was clearly playing. It just wasn't YouTube-style slap where his thumb is flying all over the place. Just a few tasteful pops, mostly.

    Bruno Mars' band did the whole dancing and playing thing at the Grammys one year, and there was a lot of cynicism here (something something lip-synced/pre-recorded/stage props/blah blah). Seriously, get over it and give credit where credit is due. Bruno Mars and his band put on a killer show and are talented musicians to boot.

    RHCP came across as try-hards, if I'm honest, and I'm a bigger fan of RHCP than I am Bruno Mars.
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  7. Jefff

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    There is also a huge delay due to the size of the venue.
  8. Tupac

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    I know in Treasure the bassist plucks with his thumb and throws in pops.


    Best Superbowl performance for bassists? I think so. Flea and the Chili Peppers KILLED it.
  9. Pilgrim

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers sucked.

    Mars killed!

    That's all.
  10. jumblemind

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    Ya, I didn't wait 2 seconds longer to see the bajillion threads pop up.

    But I'll echo, thank goodness there was good, old fashioned music during the halftime show.
  11. Tupac

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    You serious?
  12. Kmonk

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    Worst halftime show I've ever seen.
  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    ABSOLUTELY!!

    Mars can sing, he can dance, he's the whole package. His band sounded fantastic. The RHCP segment changed the whole direction and sounded like a giant fart. Mars and his band had the place going and they drove it into a hole.
  14. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Agreed, and I am a Chili Peppers fan.
  15. Jaycephas

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    I saw both in concert last year here in Charlotte. Love the RHCP and they put on a great show. But I went to see Bruno not knowing much about him and he put on one of the best concerts I've ever seen. I would swear that halftime show was all live - that band is smoking and I'd be surprised if that was synced.
  16. superjesus

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    Not impressed with RHCP's performance. Just missed the mark.

    Bruno and his band absolutely killed. Very impressed with them.
  17. cycler

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    no ?
    lol

    no accounting for taste as they say
  18. Jungy

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    I enjoyed both. Bruno's band more but that doesn't really take away from RHCP.
  19. groooooove

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    looked real to me
  20. cycler

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    Lip Synced ? Your glasses need redone. Oh - and who said the bass was unplugged ? Missed the cord to the pack ? - in plain view many times.

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