By Tom Carr
Theo Wargo/FilmMagic(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — Bruno Mars packed a lot of energy into a tight set for his Super Bowl halftime show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday night. He only performed five songs, but he made the most of each one of them.
Bruno’s mini-concert began with a children’s choir, who sang a bit of “Billionaire,” Bruno’s collaboration with Travie McCoy. That segued into Bruno’s appearance at a drum kit. The artwork of the kit was modeled after his arm tattoo dedicated to his late mother.
As red lasers appeared behind him, Bruno banged out a drum solo before his band, The Hooligans, were brought onto the stage. They were all dressed in custom outfits designed by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent.
Bruno officially kicked things off with one of his biggest hits, “Locked Out of Heaven.” This wasn’t a surprise, since the song was heavily used in promos for the halftime show.
Bruno followed up with another single from his 2012 album Unorthodox Jukebox, “Treasure.” Fireworks were shot into the sky as he sang this one.
Bruno dipped down deeper into his catalog and dialed up the energy level a …read more
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