Whether is was the giant robotic tiger she rode in on, shark backup dancers, three costume changes or the simultaneous resurection of both Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott’s careers, Katy Perry killed it during her Super Bowl halftime show this past Sunday. As awesome and fluid as that performance was though it was the embodiment of many months of hard work leading up to the performance that 114.4 million people saw on TV, something the rediculously attractive, quirky and down to earth Perry takes readily in stride.
Perry explained to Elle magazine: “In my show, I am boss daddy. I am boss mommy. They call me Boss. Everything goes through my eyes; I call all the shots, 100 percent of it.” But, says the singer, “With the NFL, I have to be accountable to several levels of red tape.”
After past Super Bowl halftime show snafus like the 2004 Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction, sounds like the NFL is now pretty controlling over musicians and their entire production. Perry explains in the new issue of Elle magazine: There are many committees I have to go through for my costumes, the budgets of my show, every interview—everything, I have to report to somebody. So I am no longer the boss; I have to relinquish that control. We love this opportunity, but once you decide you’re gonna do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no fucking life for six months. It is the biggest thing. Anyone that’s ever done it has been scared sh–less. You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.”
This being Down Shift Magazine, I’m sure a lot of us share the same sentiments about Katy Perry and seeing her bizarrely cheeky halftime show at this past weekend’s SuperBowl showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks was definitely one of the most entertaining parts of the evening. Acknowledging the reigning queen of pop’s whimsical quirkiness, we can only assume that giant silver lions, dancing sharks and crazed battle-chess pieces dancing around on a giant LED illuminated chessboard is probably just another “average” day in the life of Ms Perry. It’s a tough life after all, it must take a lot out of a girl being that ridiculously hot all the time.