Bruno Mars Super Bowl show

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jumblemind, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Holy smokes. That bass player was K I L L I N G it.
  2. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Never heard of them.

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

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    He didn't look like he was playing at all I think all the music was synced.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    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


    Jun 26, 2008
    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.
  6. E-At


    Mar 1, 2010
  7. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    There is also a huge delay due to the size of the venue.
  8. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    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

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Red Hot Chili Peppers sucked.

    Mars killed!

    That's all.
  10. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    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


    May 5, 2011
    You serious?
  12. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    Worst halftime show I've ever seen.
  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member


    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. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Agreed, and I am a Chili Peppers fan.
  15. Jaycephas

    Jaycephas Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2003
    Waxhaw, NC
    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. superblues

    superblues Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Not impressed with RHCP's performance. Just missed the mark.

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


    Oct 6, 2010
    no ?

    no accounting for taste as they say
  18. Jungy


    Jun 9, 2011
    I enjoyed both. Bruno's band more but that doesn't really take away from RHCP.
  19. looked real to me
  20. cycler


    Oct 6, 2010
    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.