Halftime Show of Super Bowl XLVIII took part at MetLife Stadium,East Rutherford in New Jersey on February 2,2014.The show was headlined by American singer Bruno Mars.The special guests performance was done by Red Hot Chili Peppers alongside with The Hooligans band.
Preparation for Halftime Show :
During September 2013 when the Fox NFL sunday live broadcast it was confirmed that Bruno Mars will be performing the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVIII.Mars personally invited Red Hot Chili peppers and made them to appear as a special guest performers for the halftime show.
Mars and NFL had many disagreements during the rehearsals.But Mars and his band rehearsed very seriously and it didn’t mattered about the cafeteria lighting or budget of $5 million.Atlast Mars considered it as E”very smoke machine and laser light as just a bonus.”
The performance started with the “Drum Solo” and it was sung to honor his late mom.They he sang “Locked Out of Heaven”,”Treasure”,”Runaway Baby” and their comes the special guest performance of Red Hot Chili Peppers with the “Give It Away”.
At the last for tribute to the United States Armed Forces he sang “Just the Way You Are” and the background was made with the biggest firework which was the biggest display of whole NFL history.
The response from the critics received positive comments and at that time it was the most watched super bowl halftime show with 115.3 million viewers and this was surpassed by Katy Perry in 2015 Halftime Performance.