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How about that Super Bowl? What a game, a pretty easy Packer first half and a nail-biter second half. I found the pageantry and patriotism of the pre-game ceremonies emotionally satisfying if a little over the top, but It would have been nice if the singer had remembered the words to the national anthem. I grit my teeth and cross my fingers whenever anyone sings it, because the range is difficult even for classically trained singers. The Star Spangled Banner is like democracy itself; a lot easier to talk about than to actually do.
I found the half-time performance of the Black Eyed Peas absolutely incomprehensible. Not particularly objectionable, just weird. It's probably my age, but son Dutch, the musician, says it’s because they are an audience participation group, and you can’t participate while watching on TV. Maybe so, but I wouldn’t have participated anyway.
Dutch says there were so many glitches in the whole Super Bowl event that a lot of Texans are really angry about it…seats not finished and people unable to watch the game, ice on the roof, rolling blackouts…but, hey, it was a great game!