I’m excited for the Super Bowl XLV halftime show for three reasons: Black. Eyed. Peas.
First of all, Fergie’s existence in the group means this is the first halftime show for the Super Bowl with a female artist since Nipplegate 2004.
Second, also since Janet and Justin, this is the first halftime act under the age of 50 as networks played it safe the last six years: Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who. (The oldest Black Eyed Pea, apl.de.ap, is only 36.)
Third, as someone who’s seen BEP perform live, I can tell you that they are talented, energetic and fun performers.
So what can we expect at this year’s halftime show? Place your bets, people.