Tigers, Lenny and Missy, Oh My: The Best Moments from Katy Perry's Halftime Show
Katy Perry performed at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show Sunday night, and the 30-year-old brought out her full bag of tricks for the gig. Here are our favorite moments.
Perry’s Sochi/Frozen/Tron-themed Entrance
Okay, riding in on a giant mechanical tiger was kind of a hard spectacle to top, but then all those dancers came out and it was kind of like Tron, but it was kind of also like Frozen? There were a lot of people doing flips and the floor seemed like it dropped out at some point and we think there was a glitch in the Matrix. It was a lot to process, and somewhere in Russia, whoever planned the 2014 Winter Olympic’s opening and closing ceremonies is very mad Perry jacked their steez.
Lenny Kravitz’s Cameo
Did you ever think you’d be seeing Lenny Kravitz rip a shredding guitar solo right after he sang part of “I Kissed a Girl” while wearing a Natalia Fedner chainmail top that probably cost more than your car? Do you think Perry’s flame dress was an explicit call-out to Kravitz’s Hunger Games role? Because of the whole “girl on fire” thing? That’s what we think. We also think we miss Lenny Kravitz. Remember when he was in that Gap ad? And remember when we saw his butt? Good times.
Shark and Tree Dancers
Perry’s candy-colored “California Girls” set featured some very enthusiastic sharks and trees. The world needs more singing sharks and trees. And apparently one of them was a Perry collaborator in disguise!
Missy (and her fabulous hair) walked away with that one, frankly. No one in the world will ever get tired of hearing “Get Ur Freak On” and it was a real highlight watching Elliott completely own the stage for a few moments. Her powers remain undiminished – as if there was any doubt. Fun fact: An earlier draft of this article was just the word “Missy” in all caps, 108 times.
The ‘More You Know’ Star Found Work
Everyone immediately picked up on the resemblance Perry’s flying star bore to a certain series of NBC PSAs. Literally everyone.