There really hasn't been that much excitement at the Super Bowl halftime extravaganza since "The Incident," and even if there was a wardrobe malfunction again this year, seeing the nipple of a sixty-something Englishman is somehow less titillating. At least Pete Townshend is excited about appearing at the big game. In a recent interview with Billboard, he sounded postively giddy at the prospect:
"We're kinda doing a mashup of stuff. A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."
Last year the fun came from predicting which power slide might be Springsteen's last. Perhaps this year, football fans can stuff in a jalapeno popper whenever the band plays a C.S.I. theme song. [Billboard]